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  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    Arapahoe High School shooting: Lessons from Columbine

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Aurora Century 16 reopening: See changes made to ten other massacre sites

    At 5 p.m. today, the Aurora Century 16, the site of the July 20 attack that killed twelve, officially reopens following a ceremony featuring Governor John Hickenlooper and many others. Some family members have called for a boycott of the event -- an indication of the strong emotions stirred by decis ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Newtown, Aurora and Columbine: Mass shootings, gun hysteria...and MK Ultra?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Photos: Aurora theater shooting and ten massacre sites that were changed (or not)

    The City of Aurora is conducting a survey, asking folks through August 31 what should be done with the Aurora Century 16, the theater where James Holmes allegedly killed twelve people. Many other massacre sites have faced this unfortunate question in the past, with responses ranging from minor chan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Aurora theater shooting & disgusting questions about The Dark Knight Rises box office

    We understand that media outlets doing wall-to-wall coverage of last night's shooting at the Aurora Town Center Century 16 during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rise have to look at every possible angle of the story. But excuse me for being repulsed by stories speculating about whether the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    We Need to Talk About Kevin may be the most revealing Columbine-related film

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Child and Family Investigators clause in reform bill draws fire from legal lobby

    Figuring some modest improvement is better than none, the Colorado House Judiciary Committee passed along a bill yesterday that's intended to make child and family investigators (CFI) and other professionals operating in family court more accountable -- after first amending and watering down its mos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Reader combines South Park, Columbine, New World Order & guns in five sentences: Amazing!

    Trey Parker.​Plenty of comments affixed to our blog posts are intelligent and thoughtful. Many of them are angry and passionate. Some are rude, obscene and/or offensive. But only a handful are jaw-slackeningly bizarre. Here's an example of the latter -- a paragraph just posted on a two-year-ol ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Kristin & Candice Hermeler: Suicide-pact twins' Columbine fascination deeper than admitted

    Kristin Hermeler​It didn't make much sense that Candice and Kristin Hermeler would travel halfway across the world to enact a suicide pact at a local gun range -- until reports began to surface about the Australian twins' obsession with the Columbine shootings. While police have tried to downp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Candice & Kristin Hermeler: Judy Brown on Columbine tie to Australian twins' suicide pact

    Kristin Hermeler.​Last week, we learned that Australian twins Kristin and Candice Hermeler, whose suicide pact left the former dead and the latter seriously wounded, had an interest in the 1999 Columbine massacre, but we didn't know the roots of the connection. Now, however, Judy Brown, whose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Top 10 Colorado feuds of the decade

    ​Most people just go along to get along. But every once in a while a hellacious disagreement -- about principle, turf, money, or who cut the cheese -- makes for an old-fashioned Western display of rootin'-tootin' feudin' and cussedness. The most memorable Colorado showdowns of the past ten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Author Jeff Kass on how his Columbine theories differ from Dave Cullen's

    Local author Dave Cullen's book Columbine has received an enormous amount of media attention -- far more than another recently published tome, Columbine: A True Crime Story. And Jeff Kass, the ex-Rocky Mountain News reporter who penned the latter, has definitely noticed the discrepancy. He's not sur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    The lessons not learned from Columbine

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Columbine tenth anniversary coverage: massive, well-intentioned, mostly unenlightening

    A word that applies to the vast majority of the stories I've seen, heard or read about today's tenth anniversary of the killings at Columbine High School is "obligatory." Although fewer commemorative efforts have appeared on April 20 in recent years than in the immediate aftermath of the bloodshed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Why Germans care so much about Columbine

    One of Dylan Klebold's pipe bombs. A film crew from Munich-based FOCUS TV Produktions was in our southwest suburbs during the past few days, interviewing people whose lives have been altered by the Columbine shootings ten years ago -- school and police officials, parents and survivors of the massac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Forthcoming books prefigure media deluge for Columbine's tenth anniversary

    Brace yourselves: The tenth anniversary of the attack on Columbine High School arrives this April -- and it will be accompanied by a media avalanche that will hopefully add enough perspective about these horrific events to at least partially offset the pain many locals will feel at being forced to r ... More >>

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    March 18, 2008
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    August 24, 2007

    The Hard Lessons About Safe Schools

    The little gremlins are back on the yellow buses, which means it's time for the 2007 "revised" edition of the School Violence Prevention and Student Discipline Manual, issued by Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers to schools throughout the state. You can find the complete manual here on the AG ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2007

    The Twenty-Year Itch

    U.S. District Judge Lewis Babcock has spoken. The privacy rights of the parents of two mass murderers outweigh any public interest in learning about the home life of the killers — not to mention the families' dealings with school officials and law enforcement over the escalating bad behavior o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2007

    Media Insanity

    Remember right after Columbine, when reports suggested that the killer students may have taken their marching orders from Marilyn Manson? These claims were subsequently debunked -- as it turns out, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold weren't Manson fans. But even if they'd spent their every waking hour ea ... More >>

  • News

    December 29, 2005

    Strange but True

    A year of dysfunctional family values -- and missing panties.

  • News

    January 13, 2005

    Off Limits

    Out of the Box

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    December 30, 2004

    Hall of Shame

    The University of Colorado led the way in 2004 -- straight to hell.

  • News

    May 27, 2004

    Greatest Hits

    Colorado's ailing, but the good doctor doesn't have a cure.

  • News

    April 22, 2004

    You Must Remember This

    The horrors of Columbine, reduced to a single page.

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    Photo Finish

    Obscenity is in the eye of the beholder.

  • People & Places

    April 4, 2002

    Best Next Job for Jeffco Sheriff John Stone

    Time magazine subscription salesman

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    March 28, 2002

    Secret Agents

    Jeffco is a public-records embarrassment.

  • News

    March 14, 2002

    Badge Happy

    In Jefferson County, lots of folks want to be the new sheriff in town.

  • News

    January 10, 2002

    Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    The truth will out -- just not in Jefferson County.

  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of November 8, 2001

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Attention, Kmart Shoppers

    Columbine survivors team up with Michael Moore to make the chain bite the bullet.

  • News

    September 14, 2000

    Killing Time

    It may take years to sort out what happened during the “missing” minutes at Columbine.

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of September 7

  • Music

    June 1, 2000

    For the Record

    MDFMK's Sascha Konietzko on controversy, scapegoating and Columbine.

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    Anniversary Post-Mortem

    The media's coverage of the Columbine anniversary was the journalistic equivalent of slow-pitch softball.

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    None Dare Call It Travesty

    Conspiracy mania comes to Columbine.

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    The Making of a Media Event

    The Columbine anniversary promises to be the biggest thing since...well, Columbine.

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    Eyes on the Prize

    The dailies jockey for position for the Pulitzer.

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    December 16, 1999

    Off Limits

    Deck the halls...

  • News

    December 9, 1999

    The Man Who Wasn't There

    Bill Johnson doesn't let the truth get in the way of a good story.

  • News

    October 21, 1999

    The Tab, Please

    Now it can't be told: Without an indictment, what will the tabloids do?

  • News

    September 30, 1999

    Off Limits

    The Santa Clause...

  • News

    September 9, 1999

    Back in Black

    The goth culture is in for a dark time at Arvada West High School.

  • Music

    June 3, 1999
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    May 13, 1999
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    May 6, 1999
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    April 29, 1999
  • Music

    April 29, 1999
  • Music

    October 9, 1997

    Total Control

    The Olivia Tremor Control, part of Denver's Elephant 6 family, shakes up the underground.

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