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Celebration of Kendrick Castillo's life: 'We need to be more like him'

Live like Kendrick Castillo. Be brave. Be industrious. Have integrity. Show love. That was the overarching message at a May 15 celebration of life service at Cherry Hills Community Church. More …
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Planes stand at Centennial Airport on May 7. That airport is among those that may have flight paths re-routed by the Denver Metroplex plan by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Noise impact of altered flight paths to be mostly small, FAA says

Despite concerns raised by local officials, a federal plan to reroute airplane traffic is expected to only cause small changes in south metro-area noise — much of which will be small decreases, …

Legislators forming committee to focus on school safety

Legislators are prioritizing school safety following the May 7 shootings at STEM School Highlands Ranch. On May 17, members of the state House and Senate announced the pending formation of an interim …
Friends and family gather at Seven Stones, a cemetery near Chatfield State Park, on May 17 for the burial of Kendrick Castillo.

Messages of faith, hope as Kendrick Castillo laid to rest

More than 80 men, decorated in red, purple and green regalia, gathered in front of St. Mary Catholic Parish in Littleton. The Knights of Columbus traveled from across Colorado to honor Kendrick …
Thousands of people flocked to last year's Main Street Block Party in Littleton.

Littleton Block Party canceled after permit dispute

The Littleton Block Party, scheduled for June 8, is canceled. Greg Reinke, organizer of the annual street fair, said permitting for the event — which would be in its 15th year — was hampered by …

Robots line the walkway to Cherry Hills Community Church May 15 during a memorial service for Kendrick Castillo. The robots bore signs including Castillo’s name and heart symbols.

Colorado robotics community honors Kendrick Castillo

On the stage at Cherry Hills Community Church, a robot stood in honor of Kendrick Castillo, who was killed in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting. That robot was built by STEM Impulse — or …
Education

Documents reveal dispute between sheriff's office, STEM over resource officer contract

Documents distributed as part of a news release by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office on May 10 show disagreement, and some underlying tension, led to the discontinuation of a contract that provided …

STEM denies allegations made by anonymous parent

The executive director of STEM School Highlands Ranch adamantly denies allegations made by an anonymous school parent that the school's climate and culture are out of control. "I can't even fathom …
Students, including some from STEM School Highlands Ranch, hold up lit-up phones outside Highlands Ranch High School after walking out of a May 8 vigil amid frustration over STEM students getting speaking time. A shooting May 7 at STEM School wounded eight students and killed one, 18-year-old Kendrick Ray Castillo.

STEM School students walk out of shooting vigil amid frustration

A vigil that brought politicians, activists and several hundred students and parents to Highlands Ranch High School after the nearby STEM School shooting devolved into chaos and chants, with many students expressing frustration with the event’s political overtones on gun policy.
Pepsi Lamar hugs her husband Larry Lamar as they await the safe return of their sons Jakob and Corbyn on Tuesday afternoon.

Multiple students injured, one killed in shooting at STEM School in Highlands Ranch

Eight students were wounded and one was killed in a shooting at STEM High School in Highlands Ranch on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The two suspects were in custody.

Colorado students awarded Boettcher scholarships

Graduating seniors in the Colorado Community Media coverage area are among those named 2019 Boettcher Foundation Scholars, according to a news release from the foundation. “The Boettcher Foundation …
Business
A pair of proposed shade structures would replace the red tents the Melting Pot currently uses to host outdoor diners in the winter.

Melting Pot owners withdraw pergola proposal

Facing a bulwark of opposition, the owners of Littleton’s Melting Pot restaurant withdrew their proposal to build a pair of pergolas in front of the historic building on May 7. Amy and Kyle Reed, …

In their Business

Assisted-stretching studio opens A new studio in Parker will introduce people of all ages and fitness levels to deep stretching and its benefits. StretchLab Parker, which opened April 25, is owned …
Simple Simon's Pizza is slated to open in Woodlawn Shopping Center on May 8, and general manager Dylan Ramos said he hopes people see the pizza joint as a slice above the rest.

New pizza place in Littleton sports big-time pies

More than 2 feet across and weighing as much as a bowling ball, the Beast is a formidable pizza. Any pair of gastronauts who can tackle the monstrous mega-pie in 45 minutes or less gets their $45 …

Assessments sent to Arapahoe County property owners

Property values in Arapahoe County have increased 21% since the 2017 assessment period, according to notices of valuation that were sent out May 1 to more than 212,000 property owners in the county, …

In Their Business

Walmart plans store improvements Walmart expects to spend $57 million in Colorado this year to remodel 11 stores and expand customer services, according to a news release. In the Colorado Community …
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