This Sunday thousands of ganja enthusiasts will gather in Denver's Civic Center for what has become an annual rite of spring, the embrace of cannabis culture at 4:20 on 4/20. But this weekend also marks the peculiar collision of several more somber anniversaries, commemorating some of the worst days ... More >>
The first, fragmentary accounts of a shooter's rampage through an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, were just starting to make headlines last week when the cyberchatter about a conspiracy began. This is not just some lone nutcase engaged in senseless killing for his own indecipherable reas ... More >>
Last month, ex-United Way official Rich Audsley got involved in the committee responsible for disbursing millions of donated dollars to the families of those who were killed or injured in the Aurora theater shooting. He was brought on as a special adviser because of his expertise in an area he never ... More >>
April 20 is simultaneously a day of celebration and a day of mourning -- claimed by both pro-marijuana activists and those impacted by the 1999 Columbine shootings. But this year, the Substance Abuse Coalition of Douglas County is looking to reframe these associations. The coalition is organizing "T ... More >>
This week's cover story, "The Columbine Effect," reports on the controversy over a proposed television miniseries based on the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School -- and the effort by CHS grad Sam Granillo to complete a documentary focused on the survivors' stories, dealing with the shock and lo ... More >>
This week's feature, "The Columbine Effect," explores the enduring fascination indie filmmakers seem to have with the attack on Columbine High School thirteen years ago -- and the agendas advanced (gun control, bullying prevention, etc.) in their fictional and not-so-fictional interpretations of the ... More >>
Mark Obmascik. Back in 2002, Mark Obmascik, part of the Denver Post team that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 1999 Columbine High School shootings, took a year off in order to write a book about, of all things, bird-watching -- and the slower pace agreed with him. "In journalism, we do ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonBrian Rohrbough. A report about the tenth anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School that was originally slated to run on Oprah's April 20 program, but host Oprah Winfrey ordered it yanked at the last minute. In a statement, Winfrey says she made the decision because ... More >>
A Flickr photo As a resident of the metro area near Columbine High School, I found the tenth anniversary coverage of the shootings to be particularly unpleasant -- although not nearly as bad as it was, I'm sure, for relatives or friends of those who were killed, injured or directly traumatized by E ... More >>
For many months after the 1999 killings at Columbine High School, Randy and Judy Brown were steeped in a special kind of misery. They had tried to warn the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office about Eric Harris and his penchant for bombs and threats a year before the attack, only to be ignored and then ... More >>
If there was any doubt about the continuing resonance of Columbine on this planet of ours, it was quickly quashed by the call made to Westword as the Platte Canyon High School hostage drama was unfolding yesterday. The person on the other end of the line was a representative from a radio station in ... More >>
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Truth is the first casualty of war -- and Columbine.
Finding the right words for a Columbine memorial.
Tracing the bullets at Columbine.
The settlements. The spin. The remaining secrets.
A long-hidden document helps clear a Denver cop -- and raises new questions about the official version of the Columbine attack.
Columbine survivors team up with Michael Moore to make the chain bite the bullet.
Understating the obvious about Columbine.
Tracking the official story of the secret Columbine affidavit.
Columbine Steak House & Lounge
Jeffco's search for a place to put its juvenile sex offenders is going nowhere fast.
According to principal Frank DeAngelis, the only jock culture at Columbine are staph infections.
It may take years to sort out what happened during the “missing” minutes at Columbine.
Let's do the Time Warp again.
Columbine High School football team
Gene Amole, Rocky Mountain News
Lynn Bartels vs. Mark Obmascik
From the week of May 11.
The Columbine video has a good beat and you can dance to it.
From the week of April 27
The media's coverage of the Columbine anniversary was the journalistic equivalent of slow-pitch softball.
From the week of April 20
Public schools accepting private-sector funds is becoming commonplace. But not everyone's money is good enough.
DIA lands in bear country...
The dailies jockey for position for the Pulitzer.
Columbine families prepare to unite for a new library...
The media go on a Columbine rampage.