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Educating beyond academics: Schools seek right approach in social and emotional learning

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 …
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Chris Macklin spoke about his experience responding to the 1999 Columbine shooting in a new podcast for emergency responders called “Everyday Brave.” Macklin now coordinates a peer support and wellness program for South Metro Fire Rescue.

Podcast tells stories of local emergency responders

When Chris Macklin left the scene of the Columbine High School shootings in 1999, all he wanted to do was talk with his peers about what they’d just experienced. Macklin, a Denver paramedic at the …

Douglas County awards millions for school safety

Roughly six months after a school shooting rocked the Douglas County community, county officials and educators gathered to announce new safety measures they plan to fund in local schools. County …

STEM shooting suspect grew up amid abuse, his mother says

As a Nov. 20 hearing for the younger STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect came to a close, individuals from all sides of the tragedy tried to stifle their tears. Parents of students present …
Law enforcement personnel respond to STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7. One student was killed and eight were wounded. Two students were arrested on suspicion of carrying out the attack.

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 …

County emphasizes air quality in transportation plan

Douglas County will prioritize improving air quality after the transportation master plan and an amendment were approved unanimously by the planning commission Oct. 21. Peter Bierbaum, a planning …
Education
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Newly elected school board directors ready to work

Candidates who prevailed in the Douglas County School Board election say they are ready to start working on the issues they campaigned on. Among their top priorities — school safety and the …
Jim Pierce served in the Army’s 101st Airborne division and was a crew chief for a Huey helicopter in the Vietnam War.

Douglas County High School honors veterans

Douglas County High School gathered students, staff and the community on Nov. 8 to honor veterans in an event that packed the school gymnasium. Students waved American flags, military uniforms dotted …

School board president urges look at medical cannabis policy

Douglas County School Board President David Ray has promised that the board will review the district's medical marijuana policy during the next board meeting at the urging of a student who uses …

School board candidates meet at student-organized forum

The six Douglas County School Board candidates talked fiscal plans, school security and what they believe are the most pressing issues facing the school district at a recent forum. The event was …

Roybal

School consultant offers guidance for Spanish speakers

Consultant Patsy Roybal recently worked with the Douglas County School District to provide families who are not proficient in English with resources and knowledge about their children’s education …
Business

Molson Coors closing Denver office, cutting 500 jobs

Molson Coors Brewing Co. is laying off 500 workers worldwide and restructuring its operations as it faces declining beer sales. The company expects to save $150 million by closing offices in Denver …
Members of the South Metro Denver Realtor Association, along with officials and leaders from Centennial, participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 11 to celebrate the association’s new headquarters at 6436 South Racine Circle.

South Metro Denver Realtor Association celebrates new home

Members of the South Metro Denver Realtor Association, along with officials and leaders from Centennial, participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 11 to celebrate the association’s new …
Heather Hankins presents her Incoming Chair address to attendees at the South Metro Denver Realtor Association’s 75th Inaugural and Awards Celebration.

Incoming board members welcomed at South Metro Denver Realtor Association celebration

The South Metro Denver Realtor Association installed incoming members of its board of directors and presented awards to accomplished members at its 75th annual Inaugural and Awards Celebration. More …
Golden

South Metro Chamber president to leave for new job

The South Metro Denver Chamber will be hunting for a new leader soon, after President and CEO Bob Golden announced he will step down from the post at the end of October. Golden, who has led the …

Kaitlyn Bond of the newly established business Mobile Massage by Kaitlyn gives one of many complimentary massages.

Women learn about ways to improve their health at expo

Women of all ages enjoyed a day of health, education and beauty during Colorado Community Media's second annual Women's Health and Beauty Expo on Oct. 5. Along with Gold Sponsor Swedish Medical …
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