Emily Keyes

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Photos of the Day: Emily's Parade counters tragic school shooting with message of love

    In September 2006, a gunman took several students hostage at Platte Canyon High School -- among them Emily Keyes, who texted "I love you guys" to her family shortly before she was killed. In the years since then, Emily's Parade, a motorcycle rally and gathering to benefit the I Love You Foundation, ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    Aurora theater shooting: Victims' families ask Jim Lehrer to raise gun policy at debate

    In their first group message focused on gun policy, family members of those who died in the Aurora theater shooting have come together to urge presidential debate moderator Jim Lehrer to press Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on the topic of firearms violence when the candidates face off in Denver tomor ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012
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    October 19, 2010

    John Suthers's anti-bullying event gives Chatfield students inside look at modern media

    John Suthers.​Yesterday, my seventeen-year-old daughters, Lora and Ellie, helped sing the "Happy Birthday" song used at Red Robin restaurants to Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. And no, I'm not kidding. Suthers was the star attraction at a Monday press event at Chatfield High School int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2007

    Safety First

    Evil comes in many forms, and often isn't identified until it's infiltrated a community. But if a community is prepared for evil's unpredictable appearances, good can often triumph -- or at least stop evil dead in its tracks, making recovery easier. Bryan Krause knows all about evil. He's the princ ... More >>

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    February 2, 2007

    More Messages: Sweepings

    In the television business, February is sweeps -- the month when ratings are watched most closely, because they do much to dictate advertising rates moving forward -- and TV news operations tend to trot out their grabbiest material during this stretch. Some of these packages constitute strong stori ... More >>

  • News

    October 26, 2006

    A Real Ghost Story

    Did an urban legend inspire a true tragedy?

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    October 19, 2006
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    October 5, 2006

    More Messages: Coloradocentric

    The current Message column deals in part with the hefty number of Colorado stories that go national -- and the network morning shows this a.m. provided two more examples. During the 7:30 a.m. segment of the Today show, Meredith Vieria (pictured) presented a sample from her first major out-of-town ... More >>

  • News

    October 5, 2006


    As one media squall weakens, another strikes.

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    October 4, 2006

    More Messages: Game On

    For those of us who watched the media in action following the 1999 killings at Columbine High School, coverage of yesterday's football matchup between Platte Canyon High School, site of last week's slaying of student Emily Keyes (pictured), and Colorado Springs Christian School provided another dose ... More >>

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    October 3, 2006

    More Messages: Ghoulish Calculus

    Yesterday's despicable school assault in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, was considerably more deadly than the one that took place at Platte Canyon High School near Bailey last week. The Pennsylvania slayer, Charles Carl Roberts IV (pictured here -- and no relation, thankfully), shot ten girls exec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2006

    No Stopping

    The electronic signs placed along Highway 285 outside of Platte Canyon High School flash the warning "No Stopping." But even as your car keeps moving past the place where Emily Keyes was shot last Wednesday, your mind stops, fixated on the horrors of that day. Last Friday, Ellen Keyes, Emily's m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2006

    More Messages: Back to School

    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 >>