Update: National and even international attention continues to focus on three Denver-area girls who were taken into custody because of suspicions that they planned to join the ISIS terror group in Syria (see our previous coverage below). But even as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was thanking Ge ... More >>
Back in 2011, former Arapahoe County Sheriff Pat Sullivan fell from grace in a startling way after he was accused of trading meth for sex. In 2012, he received a 38-day wrist-slap of a sentence, but he subsequently violated his parole. Now, he's done it again, in a very big way, and with more than ... More >>
Wearing a sparkly white tank top and pink sneakers, Coy Mathis held the hand of her lawyer this afternoon as he announced to the press that the six-year-old won her civil rights case. The Colorado Civil Rights Division found that Coy's school was wrong to bar the transgender first-grader from using ... More >>
As you can see, the slogan for Cherokee Trail High School's 2013 yearbook is "Reflections: Aspire to Inspire." But one student's inspirational phrase, which accompanied his photo in the printed edition, has put administrators in freak-out mode, with staffers required to black it out. What's the quo ... More >>
Update: Tustin Amole, spokesperson for the Cherry Creek School District, told us on February 28 that a decision about the future of Overland High School teacher Carly McKinney, who was put on leave after news broke about controversial photos and tweets sent from her Twitter account, was likely to co ... More >>
Late last month, Overland High teacher Carly McKinney made international headlines after being suspended in the wake of tweets featuring NSFW photos and jokes about drugs; examples below. Since then, there's been a month of silence from the Cherry Creek School District. But according to a district ... More >>
Overland High math teacher Carly McKinney became a newsmaker this week after flirty photos and dope-themed tweets on her now-deleted Twitter account led to her suspension and an investigation into her actions. Now, however, Twitter Nation is rising up in her defense, with a high-profile personality ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about first-year Overland High math teacher Carly McKinney, who became an instant star after her now-deleted CarlyCrunkBear Twitter account, featuring flirty pics and dope-joke tweets, was discovered by a local TV station. She's now been suspended much to the chagrin of many s ... More >>
Carly McKinney, 23, is a first-year math teacher at Overland High Schools, but her calculations related to a now-yanked Twitter account posted under the name CarlyCrunkBear don't add up. She reportedly considered it a parody account, but administrators at the Cherry Creek School District don't appea ... More >>
Update: As we noted a short time ago, former Arapahoe County sheriff Pat Sullivan has pleaded guilty to drug possession and soliciting a prostitute -- a felony and a misdemeanor, respectively. Three other charges were dropped. Now, we've got sentencing details from the Colorado Attorney General, and ... More >>
Peyton Manning is now a member of the Denver Broncos, thanks to a five-year contract estimated to be worth $96 million. Which means one thing: He needs some new Colorado digs! To help him with house hunting, we turned to The Home Cart, a site featuring listings for the most astonishing properties in ... More >>
Pat Sullivan.Ex-Arapahoe County Sheriff Pat Sullivan, busted for allegedly trading meth for sex, has now bonded out of the Patrick J. Sullivan Detection Facility, a jail named for him. But officials still plan to revisit the policy of naming public buildings after living people. And Commissio ... More >>
Sullivan's mug.Disconnects are common in the Pat Sullivan story -- first due to the contrast between his former image as a nationally recognized Arapahoe County sheriff and allegations that he traded meth for sex, and now as a result of his first court appearance, in which the little old man ... More >>
Tough to miss the irony: After his arrest for allegedly trying to trade meth for sex with a male acquaintance, Pat Sullivan was incarcerated in the Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Facility, the jail named for him after a distinguished law enforcement career capped by eighteen years as Arapahoe Cou ... More >>
The editors.Last week, two editors of The Scout, the Overland High School student newspaper, appeared with representatives of the ACLU of Colorado to protest actions of the school's principal, who was said to have ordered the pub to shut down for the year and removed its faculty adviser over ... More >>
I was once a district spelling bee champion. I first competed in the district contest when I was in the fourth grade, and got stymied by the word "avocado." In seventh grade, I was ousted by a classmate in our school's run-off, so served as our team's alternate in the district competition. Bu ... More >>
At around 11 a.m. today, two prominent churches on the Auraria campus were hosting very different functions. A group of down-on-their-luck people stood in a line behind St. Elizabeth of Hungary to receive a donated lunch. Meanwhile, several hundred yards away, thirty former Rocky Mountain News journ ... More >>
Slipping through the safety net for juveniles.
Six years after the killings at Columbine, Colorado's become the center of an anti-bullying industry.
Holy smokes! Only those with burning ambition will survive the 2002 Year in Review quiz.
From the week of December 12, 2002
The Colorado Rush changed the rules of youth soccer -- and stomped the opposition.
Special-education students are learning that their own best advocates may be themselves.
The race is not always to the swift, but Pastor Tom ensures a godly effort.
Denver schools will face a big budget crisis next year, and something's got to go.
Parents in Boulder say their school-board members lied to them.
The Boulder Valley School District has a hard time learning how to teach kids with special needs.
For Senate Majority Leader Jeff Wells, the game's the thing.
A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT'S PURPLE SHOELACES LAND HER IN TROUBLE.