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STEM suspect had troubled upbringing, mental illness, attorneys say

Evidence made public for the first time Nov. 18 in court during hearings for the younger suspect in the fatal shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch offered a glimpse into the world of the teen … more

Highlands Ranch library to be renamed

The Highlands Ranch library will soon be renamed to represent its geographic location, removing the name of former longtime Douglas County library director James H. LaRue. The new title comes as the … more

Highlands Ranch sculpture wins in vote by residents

A bronze sculpture of an eagle mid-flight, situated at Town Center South in Highlands Ranch, has won the Douglas County Art Encounters People's Choice Award after voting closed Oct. 31. Dimitry … more

Case moves forward against mom accused of killing child

The Highlands Ranch woman who was recently charged with the murder of her daughter more than two years after the girl's death appeared in a Douglas County courtroom Nov. 1 as a judge heard … more

Two years after child's death, mom charged with murder

A former resident of Highlands Ranch has been arrested and charged with 13 counts in connection with the August 2017 death of her 7-year-old daughter. An 18th Judicial District grand jury returned an … more

Judge rules there is enough evidence to move STEM shooting suspect's case forward

Go now. Those are the words the older suspect in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting sent via Snapchat to his co-defendant shortly before the first shots were fired. A Douglas County judge said … more

Prosecutors attempt to poke holes in STEM suspect's story

So far in the investigation into the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, the older of the two suspects has described himself as an unwilling participant. But in a Sept. 24 preliminary hearing, … more

STEM says thank you to deputies

Teachers, staff and administrators from STEM School Highlands Ranch visited the sheriff's office substation just down the road Sept. 17 to express appreciation to deputies for their work in … more

Taking center stage

Kami Grammerstorf is the center fielder on the Mountain Vista softball team. She is also the daughter of head coach Bret Grammerstorf, but that hasn't created any problems at home or on the softball … more

Run for the Fallen honors teen killed in STEM shooting

Kendrick Castillo wasn't the type to boast about awards or honors, but his father believes the 18-year-old would have appreciated the Run for the Fallen event recognizing his son Sept. 15, he said. … more

STEM: Guard who wounded student was supposed to be unarmed

A private security guard who officials say accidentally wounded a student during a school shooting in Highlands Ranch that left one teen dead wasn't supposed to be armed, an online news outlet … more

Reporter Stories: First Day of School at STEM, last day for our reporter

We talk with our Douglas County School District reporter Alex DeWind on her last day about covering the first day of school at Highlands Ranch's STEM School. more

A warm welcome back to STEM School

Students and staff of STEM School Highlands Ranch were welcomed back from summer break with hundreds of hand-painted wooden stars. Each a foot long, adorned in messages of encouragement and cheerful … more

Dinosaur dig wraps up near C-470 and Santa Fe

Picture the scene: a muggy afternoon, 66 million years ago, on a mucky river delta. Crocodiles and turtles crawl among flowers and ferns beneath towering sycamores. On the river bank, a 30-foot … more

Phamaly brings ‘Chicago’ to Denver Center

Singer/actor Leonard Barrett Jr. will star as Billy Flynn in productions of “Chicago,” the Kander and Ebb musical about “murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and … more

Ensemble to perform matinee of classical music

Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s assistant principal/second flutist Catherine Peterson will perform with other members of the Ivy Ensemble — Erik Peterson on violin and Philip Stevens on viola — … more

STEM School's contract renewed for five years

STEM School Highlands Ranch's contract was renewed for five years, contingent upon multiple conditions, at a special Douglas County School District Board of Education meeting June 29, a day before the K-12 charter school's contract was set to expire. more

Mental health committee explores causes of school violence

Leaders in mental health, education and the criminal justice system sat around a table in a conference room at the Douglas County Department of Human Services building in Castle Rock. One by one, … more

Affidavit: STEM security guard wounded student; suspects used cocaine before attack

Court documents in the case against one STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect released June 20 show a private security guard at the school fired gunshots at other responding officers and … more

Douglas County School Board holds off on STEM contract decision

The Douglas County Board of Education postponed its vote on whether to rescind a three-year charter contract offer for STEM School Highlands Ranch and consider a one-year extension of the school's … more
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