Columbine: 20 years later
This year marks the 20th anniversary of one of the nation's most infamous school shootings. Colorado Community Media journalists from across the metro area set out to write a series of stories to …
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Denver metro area holds architectural gems

As the tide of bland, boxy apartment complexes rolls through metro Denver amid its housing boom, sightseers looking for a respite need not roam far. Historic buildings offer a change of pace from …

Man convicted of Englewood murder gets second life sentence

A Louisiana fugitive convicted for the 2016 murder of Englewood man Patrick Murphy received a sentence of life in prison without parole — his second such sentence — on April 23. An Arapahoe …

Fear, loss of funds challenge Littleton immigrant center

Fear of interacting with federal immigration officials is scaring off immigrants eligible for citizenship from becoming Americans, leaders at the Littleton Immigrant Resource Center told U.S. Rep. …

Columbine High School students commit to serving others

More than a thousand students from Columbine High School will embark on service projects throughout the community on April 20 for the third annual Day of Service. “We wanted to take such a tragic …

Cherry Creek senior keeps his cool in the pool

Cherry Creek senior Brendan Eckerman is looking forward to the Class 5A state swimming championship, which will be held in May. It will be the fourth state meet he has competed in, and he knows how …

Ongoing series

No place to call home - homelessness in Englewood

This ongoing series by reporter Ellis Arnold explores the reasons behind the rise in homelessness in Englewood and the response from various parts of the community, from businesses and city government to nonprofits, the faith community and schools.

The series also reports on the challenges homeless people face while trying to regain stability in their lives.

News

Statistics on homelessness

Each January, volunteers from churches, human-services departments, nonprofits and law enforcement team up in communities across the Denver metro area, and areas around the nation, to conduct the …

Life

Cinco de Mayo celebrates history, culture

Margaritas. Sombreros. Cervezas. Tequila. Across cities and college campuses in the United States, these tend to be the staples of Cinco de Mayo. Popular Mexican American restaurants and rooftop bars …

Sports

ThunderRidge junior signs contract with Rapids

Sebastian Anderson is 16 years old and missing out on some of the fun activities that other high school students are doing since he opted to join the adult world. But he is living a dream. Anderson …

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Winning Words

Teach yourself to speak the language of success

Have you ever had a desire to learn to speak a foreign language? Some, if not many of you are already bilingual or multilingual, if that is you, you have my deepest respect as you can communicate …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

There’s a lot to be said for running out of coffee

Please don’t squeeze the shaman. As someone once said, “When you come to the fork in the road, take it.” Never say never. Where there’s a will, there’s a relative. Life’s a horse race, …
Douglas

Science shows that vaccinations save lives

Measles vaccinations almost wiped out the disease from the United States in 2000. Elimination meant measles no longer spread, because most people were vaccinated. However, in 2019, instead of …
Norton
Winning Words

The people factor in a people, process and technology solution

It seems like this statement, “People, Process and Technology,” is the go-to response for many companies and organizations when asked about how they are planning to improve or grow their …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

World lost in selfies is not a pretty picture

A waiter goes back to a table and asks a young couple, “Is your food OK? You haven’t taken a picture of it yet?” When the time comes for this decade to be characterized, it will be a snap. It …
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