When security guards Christina Kolk and Cameron Rust heard the first gunshot, they headed toward the north hall of Arapahoe High School. Only moments earlier, a janitor had called them on the radio, saying something about a suspicious individual at the north entrance. Three more shots erupted in t ... More >>
The FBI has just released a new report about active-shooter incidents between 2000 and 2013, and results are particularly dire. The bureau finds that the number of these tragedies escalated and became more deadly over this span. A total of 160 crimes fit the FBI's active-shooter parameters, with se ... More >>
Last December, as we reported at the time, Arapahoe High School student Claire Davis was shot and killed by a fellow student, Karl Pierson, before he took his own life. Afterward. then-Arapahoe County sheriff Grayson Robinson praised security guards at the school for helping prevent an even greater ... More >>
The story is a familiar one in the restaurant business: a corporate employee from outside the food world -- maybe a sales rep or a project manager or a VP of operations -- is forced by circumstances to make a life-changing decision and determines to follow a dream. The usual impetus is downsizing or ... More >>
Update: A proposed ballot initiative that would ban concealed handguns on public college and university campuses was given the go-ahead yesterday by a state board that reviews such measures. But that doesn't mean the initiative will automatically be on the ballot. Starting in mid-January, the propo ... More >>
Tomorrow at 1 p.m., the public will have an opportunity to remember seventeen-year-old Claire Davis, who was fatally wounded in the December 13 Arapahoe High School shooting, at a memorial service at the National Western Events Center. Tickets to the Celebration of the Life of Claire Davis are free ... More >>
This year's installment of the Vans Warped Tour, which features Saves the Day, Mayday Parade, For Today, I the Mighty, the Ghost Inside, Teenage Bottlerocket, is slated to drop by Denver on Sunday, June 15. Tickets range from $28.50-$48.95 and are on sale now. Keep reading to see what other shows ar ... More >>
For eight days, people had held their breath -- and, for the most part, their snark -- while hoping that Claire Davis, the seventeen-year-old so grievously injured in the December 13 shooting at Arapahoe High School, would survive. But then came the announcement that she had passed away at 4:29 p.m. ... More >>
Update: After the 1999 Columbine High School attack, law enforcers closely guarded most details, to the frustration of pretty much everyone. In contrast, the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office has been impressively transparent when it comes to the investigation into Friday's shooting at Arapahoe High ... More >>
The responses to our coverage of the Arapahoe High School shooting has been very emotional. Example: Many of those reacting to Brandon Marshall's shots from the scene were struck by this pic of a law enforcer with an assault rifle, prompting a debate about the weapons in general. Here's the comment ... More >>
Update: Last night, the Littleton School District announced that Arapahoe High School, where a Friday shooting left student Claire Davis fighting for her life (see our previous coverage below), will be closed through winter break. We've got the full schedule for students wishing to retrieve their be ... More >>
It's one of those phrases that gets tossed around after a school shooting, like how the shooter "seemed like a nice, quiet boy" and "didn't fit the profile" -- never mind that there is no profile for school shooters, other than seeming to be nice, quiet boys. From the moment news of the attack on Ar ... More >>
Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson announced his retirement the day before the shooting at Arapahoe High School. But rather than letting someone else run point, he took charge, communicating clearly and authoritatively in a manner that has earned him excellent reviews despite the tragic situat ... More >>
DENVER ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS @ OGDEN THEATRE | 12/21/12 "The world could use a little more gospel music," declared OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder at the band's now-annual Denver Acoustic Christmas show. That quote pretty much summed up the message of hope and love for the evening. While everyone was alread ... More >>
The roster of notable people who were either born in Colorado or lived here for a time is huge -- and included among them are plenty of female entertainers from the past and present. But which of them will stand the test of time? And which will fade, if they haven't already started to do so? Look be ... More >>
When last we spoke with Colorado Republican Party head Ryan Call about the February 7 Colorado caucuses, he noted that Newt Gingrich had not scheduled any state events. But that's changed. At this hour, Gingrich is scheduled at a west-side rally, with another assembly juxtaposing him and Rick Santor ... More >>
Here's our massive, multi-page report/travelogue of the Westword Music Showcase from (in order) Tom Murphy, Cory Casciato, A.H. Goldstein, Jef Otte, Jon Solomon and Brain Frederick. Let us know in the comments what you saw and loved, saw and hated, or missed and hated yourself for missing. ... More >>
Matthew Nichols' father, Mark, hopes this billboard will discourage other teens from drinking and driving In November 2007, Mark Nichols of Highlands Ranch sat down with his teenage son, Matthew, and one of Matthew's friends. He had a pair of dice in his hand. He told them that if he rolled a ... More >>
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