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With Jefferson County bus driver shortage at peak, student athletes miss hours of classtime

What happens when there’s a school bus driver shortage? A chain reaction, said Autumn Sereno, assistant principal and athletic coach at Lakewood’s Green Mountain High School. The chain of events …
Walter Sykes, a Smoky Hill High School senior, sits at the Cherry Creek School District office building in August.
Mental health in Cherry Creek School District

Social media: 'It’s supposed to be another world'

Walter Sykes couldn’t take it anymore. “Snapchat is probably one of the worst. You post on your story and people watch, and it blows up,” said Sykes, who grew tired of seeing his peers …

Colorado teen suicide rate up, but overall trend unclear

Colorado ranks among both the 10 highest youth suicide rates and overall suicide rates in states across the country based on recent data, said Sarah Brummett, director of the Colorado Office of …

Secret Service study: School shooters showed warning signs

Most students who committed deadly school attacks over the past decade were badly bullied, had a history of disciplinary trouble and their behavior concerned others but was never reported, according …
Red poppies, a traditional symbol to remember veterans dating to World War I, hang from the flagpole at the Littleton World War II Memorial.

A day to remember and give thanks

The wail of bagpipes broke the icy silence at the Littleton World War II Memorial on Nov. 11, as dozens of veterans and their loved ones gathered amid a snowstorm to honor and remember. The annual …
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Eighth-grader Kendall Meibos stepped shyly onto the stage at the Pepsi Center in Denver and peered over a lectern at the crowd around him. Filling stands typically reserved for Denver Nuggets or …
Castle Pines is partnering with DAWG Nation by providing land for the nonprofit to build a $34 million three-sheet ice rink directly south of the commercial area on the east side of the city. "We …
Several ballot measures regarding city offices and policy were approved by Denver voters in the Nov. 5 election, as three union-backed candidates for Denver School Board — Scott Baldermann, Brad …
Election results for Adams County races as of 7:04 p.m. Nov. 5. These are unofficial results and will likely be updated as the more returns come in. Federal Heights Mayor Linda S. …
Life
With all the streaming services out there, and all the devices capable of becoming a movie screen, film festivals provide a fading resource — an opportunity to see independent and streaming movies …
One of my favorite things about public art is that it encourages artists to think on a grander scale. But the new Denver Theatre District permanent installation goes a step beyond, as it provides …
For people who don’t care for the traditional Thanksgiving Day dishes, prefer a lighter meal or just hate cooking (and the cleaning), there are options. Dietitians are ready with advice for …
Author Susan Orlean will appear at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at an event presented by Arapahoe Libraries at the Embassy Suites DTC, 10250 E. Costilla Ave., Centennial. She will talk about her most recent …
Sports
I watched and covered my first field hockey game on Nov. 5 when Regis Jesuit and Colorado Academy played for the state championship at All-City Stadium. For years I helped with the coverage of both …
Champions were crowned in state volleyball regional tournaments on Nov. 8-9 and the winners advanced into the bracket for the state championships. The state championships for all classes will be held …
ThunderRidge, Legend, Highlands Ranch, Mountain Vista, Eaglecrest, Cherokee Trail and Smoky Hill collected first-round Class 5A state football playoff wins and advanced into the second round. …
The second round of the Class 5A boys soccer playoffs ended the season for four south metro teams on Nov. 6, with only Regis Jesuit and Grandview advancing. Jackson Isaacs scored in the second …
Mental health

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community …

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