Unfortunately, we hear all too commonly about middle school or high school coaches accused of sex crimes in these parts. But we can't remember another allegation of a similar offense against a local referee before the arrest this week of Stephen Amador, 52, on suspicion of unlawful sexual contact, t ... More >>
In the home state of Columbine, threats of school violence are taken very seriously, as well they should be. Hence, the decision by officials at Niwot High School to cancel classes and activities today following the discovery of a thirty-person "hit list," as well as bomb threats. Get details and s ... More >>
The senseless massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, which took the lives of twenty children, including Olivia Engel, seen here, plus seven adults, instantly stirs terrible memories of the 1999 attack on Columbine High School. On the tenth anniversary of that tragedy, we assembled a horrific roster of sc ... More >>
Editor's note: Sam Levin is at Gateway High School, near the scene of the Aurora Century 16 theater shooting. People continue to gather at Gateway High School, where witnesses were taken after the attack -- among them more and more panicked individuals trying to find out whether friends and loved o ... More >>
In February, we told you about the arrest of former Basalt High school basketball coach Lauren Redfern, accused of having sex with a student. Now, however, a plea deal is reportedly in the works for a reduced charge that would keep her off the sex-offender registry. Was the age of the student in que ... More >>
A short time ago, Wes Specht, a former Alameda High School basketball coach and professional player with the Colorado Kings, where he earned the nickname "Wild Man," has just been found guilty of several counts related to sex with a student and possession of suggestive images. Which means the jury d ... More >>
Lauren Redfern.Lauren Redfern ignored that old warning about how you can never go home again. A star basketball player for Basalt High School prior to her 2004 graduation, she took over as the squad's head coach in 2010 and worked as a health teacher. Now, however, she's expected to be proces ... More >>
Update: On Tuesday night, 9News announced that sacked Mullen High School coach Dave Logan, who's also a KOA radio personality and voice of the Denver Broncos, would be the next head coach for Cherry Creek High. The Denver Post countered by claiming the deal wasn't done yet, publicly disagreeing with ... More >>
The fallout from Mullen High School's firing of mega-successful celebrity football coach Dave Logan has been long, loud and contentious. And the chatter will likely ramp up again in the wake of a meeting last night at which Mullen officials accused Logan's staff of committing recruiting violations - ... More >>
Was Dakota Ridge High School student Bryce Benson punished for wearing a T-shirt that read "Border Patrol" while others who staged a mock-demonstration featuring signs that read "Fuck America" weren't -- or at least not initially? Ex-Congressman and recent gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo's not ... More >>
Roberto Rodriguez.In recent months, two high school coaches -- Broomfield's Trevor Masse and Longmont's Alex Tinsley -- have been busted on suspicion of inappropriate sexual contact with students. So the five-year sentence handed to Roberto Rodriguez, a middle-school soccer coach, for doing p ... More >>
Ritter's rooting for Matt Bouldin.With March Madness getting underway in earnest today (we don't count the play-in game), plenty of politicos are displaying hometown or home-state pride by touting the chances of local teams. That's not really an option this year for Governor Bill Ritter -- b ... More >>
Winning NFL coach Tony Dungy thinks the stars of tomorrow deserve to get off to a positive start, and that's why, for the first time ever, he's hosting Tony Dungy's RED ZONE '09, a special Fathom Events screening tonight at more than 450 theaters nationwide, including eleven here along the Fr ... More >>
The most resonant information that's come my way thus far today in relation to the anniversary of the April 20, 1999 shootings at Columbine High School was contained in an e-mail sent to Westword by Vicki Newell, a public-policy director with the Colorado PTA. It's a list of school shootings since ... More >>
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