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“It’s just heartbreaking”: Arapahoe High School cancels classes in wake of second student death in three days  The Denver Post

Two seniors at Arapahoe High School in Centennial died three days apart this past week, sending mental health workers and counselors onto a campus still ...



Arapahoe High School teacher charged, accused of sexually assaulting student  FOX 31 Denver

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. -- A teacher at Arapahoe High School has been charged with two counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of ...



Decades-old Arapahoe High School yearbook photos show students wearing KKK-like hoods  The Denver Post

Photos in decades-old Arapahoe High School yearbooks show students wearing hoods that resemble those of the Ku Klux Klan, the latest revelation in a ...



Arapahoe High School parents share concerns after 2 student deaths  FOX 31 Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- The administration at Arapahoe High School canceled classes this week after two students took their own lives. The community has dealt ...



Football Game Cancelled to Honor Arapahoe HS Players Death  Patch.com

Football Game Cancelled After AHS Player's Death - Littleton, CO - Out of respect for players on the varsity team, coaches cancelled a game versus rivals Cherry ...



Arapahoe High tragedy spurred change, officials and parents say  Highlands Ranch Herald

In the five years since shots rang out in the halls of Arapahoe High School, Littleton Public Schools has made strides toward cultivating an environment of health ...



5 Years After Claire Davis Died In A School Shooting, Improvements Seen In Threat Prevention, But Gaps Remain  Colorado Public Radio

A roundtable hosted by Littleton Public Schools and a this week's roundtable and a symposium at the University of Northern Colorado shed light on the strides ...



Former Arapahoe student: 'I definitely believe that Claire is around'  Littleton Independent

Erica Blair was just 17 years old and a high school senior, but outside the public eye, she felt like she was doing damage control. “I know that was impossible for ...



“He seemed to have it all”: Arapahoe High School senior's suicide rattles emotionally fatigued, frightened community  The Colorado Sun

The suicides on Sept. 29 and Oct. 2 hit the Littleton community like a parent's worst nightmare on repeat, a deja vu punch to the gut.



For Arapahoe, not playing was right move  Littleton Independent

Arapahoe High School officials made a tough decision last week. But it was the right call to forfeit the school's football game against rival Cherry Creek after the ...



Arapahoe High School teacher arrested for sexual assault on a student  KOAA 5

ARAPAHOE COUNTY – An Arapahoe High School teacher was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of Sexual Assault on a Child, according to a ...



School district focuses on mental health 5 years after fatal shooting, recent suicides  9News.com KUSA

Five years after the deadly shooting of Claire Davis at Arapahoe High School and in the wake of several recent student suicides, Littleton Public Schools hosted ...



Arapahoe grads look ahead to bright future  Centennial Citizen

With many students draped in honors sashes, the Arapahoe High School class of 2018 stepped into adult life on May 24 with high prospects. The class snagged ...



What Littleton Learned  Popular Mechanics

In Littleton, Colorado, where two deadly school shootings occurred fourteen years apart but within just a few miles, the school district is a study in preparedness, ...



Arapahoe teacher arrested on charge of sex assault of student  Littleton Independent

A teacher at Arapahoe High School in Centennial turned himself in at the Arapahoe County Jail on Jan. 25 on suspicion of sexually assaulting a student five ...



Collaboration Campus gets new name, hefty donation  Littleton Independent

Arapahoe Community College's Collaboration Campus project has a new name, and one that came with a hefty and historical donation. ACC has received $10 ...



Authorities investigating bank robbery in Centennial  FOX 31 Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Agents with the FBI are leading an investigation into a bank robbery near the Streets at SouthGlenn shopping center in Centennial.



Arapahoe vs Heritage: FOX31 High School Game Day highlights  FOX 31 Denver

LITTLETON, Colo. -- Our game of the week on FOX31 High School Game Day featured Arapahoe at Heritage Friday night. See the highlights from the game in ...



Voters approve largest-ever LPS bond  Littleton Independent

Littleton Public Schools will kick off a long-term effort to rebuild many of the district's buildings after voters approved Ballot Issue 4A, a $278 million bond.



LPS ballot measure: 'This is our chance to leave a legacy'  Littleton Independent

Littleton Public Schools officials are asking voters to approve a nearly $300 million bond they say will help them better prepare students for life after school and ...



Colorado teacher arrested for sexual assault on a child  KKTV 11 News

A teacher is behind bars for allegedly sexually assaulting a student five years ago.



Two student suicides in two days, both following social media posts, leave Littleton community seeking answers  The Denver Post

Three student suicides this week – two of them in the Littleton School District -- have teenagers, parents and school officials searching for answers amid a spike ...



Arapahoe HS shooting report lists many errors  The Denver Channel

Investigators who looked into the deadly shooting at Arapahoe High School say "many small errors" were made and there were "many missed opportunities" to ...



16 educators honored at teacher appreciation dinner  Littleton Independent

High school seniors honored educators who left a lasting impression on their lives. Sixteen teachers, coaches and other educators were honored April 11 at the ...



Arapahoe High School shooting: Gunman intended to harm many at school  Denver Post

CENTENNIAL — Karl Pierson's attack at Arapahoe High School lasted just 80 seconds — enough time to shatter Claire Davis' life and leave hundreds of other ...



All clear given after threat at Columbine High School prompts multiple lockouts  FOX 31 Denver

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- 23 Jefferson County Public Schools were placed on lockout Thursday morning after a reported threat at Columbine High School, ...



Three students die by suicide in three days  9NEWS.com

Instead of a time for friends, classes and hanging out, for some students this is a time of grief.



On Campus: Littleton/Centennial/Englewood  Littleton Independent

Arapahoe • Eliana McClarie scored 16 points to help the girls basketball team record a 56-38 non-league win over Chaparral on Feb. 5. Junior Kathleen ...



People killed in Littleton crash following pursuit identified  FOX 31 Denver

LITTLETON, Colo. -- Officials have identified the two people who were killed in a crash following a high-speed pursuit in the south metro area early Wednesday.



Report: School clashed with investigators after Arapahoe shooting  The Denver Post

Arapahoe High School officials and district leaders clashed with law enforcement working to gather information about the student who killed 17-year-old Claire ...



Walcher looks back on tenure as Arapahoe County sheriff  Littleton Independent

In a county where Republicans refer to their officeholders as the “Arapahoe County fab five,” Sheriff David Walcher's exit was unexpected. A long era of ...



Claire Davis' parents want arbiter investigation into shooting at Arapahoe High School  The Denver Channel

The family of a girl shot and killed at Arapahoe High is asking the school district for an arbiter's investigation.



Editorial: Cast a vote for the future of our schools  Littleton Independent

The price tag to install an elevator at Newton Middle School — which would shorten the 20 minutes it now takes a wheelchair-bound student to get to the second ...



LPS asking voters to OK bond for new buildings  Littleton Independent

Littleton Public Schools will ask voters to approve a nearly $300 million bond in November, aiming to begin a long-term effort to rebuild a district whose buildings ...



50 Colorado Public High Schools With The Best Teachers For 2019  Patch.com

50 Colorado Public High Schools With Top Teachers - Denver, CO - Need to know who the best teachers in Colorado are? Here's a ranking for the top 50 ...



U.S. Rep. Coffman nominates students to service academies  Littleton Independent

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, nominated 48 high school students from the 6th Congressional District for an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy, ...



Thousands of Colorado students walk out of class with a gun-control message for politicians  The Denver Post

Colorado students as young as 8 years old briefly put aside their classroom worries Wednesday and walked out of their schools to protest the gun violence that ...



Elementary school in Littleton evacuated due to broken gas line  FOX 31 Denver

LITTLETON, Colo. -- Ralph Moody Elementary School in Littleton was evacuated Friday afternoon due to a nearby broken gas line. The city of Littleton said ...



Why Is Ed McCaffrey Coaching High School Football?  5280 | The Denver Magazine

Can an ex-Bronco repair the off-the-field reputation of Colorado's most dominant high school football team? By Spencer Campbell | 5280 September 2018.



The Importance of Coordinated Communications  Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine

Educators are challenged with not only educating children but also guiding them safely into successful adulthood.



Claire Davis dies from injuries in Arapahoe High School shooting  Denver Post

Claire Davis, the 17-year-old who was shot in the head during the Dec. 13 shooting at Arapahoe High School, died Saturday afternoon with her family at her side ...



Do schools have enough mental health resources?  9News.com KUSA

In wake of recent school shootings across the country, 9Wants to Know analyzed data to determine which schools have enough mental health resources.



Ready to vote? Here's what you need to do in Arapahoe County  Littleton Independent

Ballots are scheduled to arrive in mailboxes by Oct. 19 to all active registered voters, and here's how you can get squared away to have a smooth voting ...



Democrats take sheriff, clerk, assessor seats in Arapahoe County  Littleton Independent

Colorado's “blue wave” that saw Democrats elected to a wide range of posts statewide extended to Arapahoe County, with Democrats upsetting incumbent ...



Warrants show scope of Arapahoe High School shooting investigation  The Denver Post

Days before Karl Pierson carried out his months-long plan to “shoot up” Arapahoe High School, he showed his friend photos of the 2012 elementary school ...



Arapahoe H.S. security guard raises new accusations against school  FOX31 Denver

LITTLETON, Colo. -- After first speaking to FOX31 Denver last week, Christina Kolk Monday addressed other media saying she hoped to hold school ...



On eve of Columbine shooting anniversary, Vote for Our Lives rally at Clement Park seeks school safety, end to gun violence  The Denver Post

A group of diverse high school students and youngsters from around the country, with a common bond of gun violence in their lives, rallied in Clement Park, near ...



Florida Shootings: Colo. Research May Help Prevent More Tragedies  Patch.com

Colo. Research May Help Prevent More School Deaths - Boulder, CO - A study by CU's Center for the Prevention and Study of Violence helps teach schools the ...



Arapahoe County: Election results for state Legislature and county offices  Littleton Independent

The following are unofficial, preliminary results from the Nov. 6 election for state Legislature and county offices, as of 12:49 a.m. Nov. 7:



New sheriff: 'I serve everyone in Arapahoe County'  Littleton Independent

Democrat Tyler Brown was recently sworn in as Arapahoe County sheriff, having defeated incumbent Republican Dave Walcher in the November election.



Graffiti appears on high school campus wall in Highlands Ranch  FOX 31 Denver

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. -- An investigation is underway at a high school in Highlands Ranch after what some people are describing as racist graffiti was ...



Students in Littleton Public Schools get new start times  Centennial Citizen

Students at Littleton Public Schools should be able to rest a little easier this fall, after the district approved a plan to juggle what time of day different grade levels ...



Man killed in Arapahoe County shooting identified  FOX 31 Denver

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. -- The Arapahoe County Coroner's Office has identified the person fatally shot in an unincorporated part of the county Friday ...



Gallery exhibit offers warm welcome in cold season  Centennial Citizen

The newest Littleton Fine Arts Guild exhibit is “Fancy That!” at the Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave. in Littleton. Jennifer Rifenberg's abstracted painting of ...



LHS lockdown lifted after agents arrest suspected bank robber  Littleton Independent

Littleton High School was briefly placed on lockdown on Sept. 27 as FBI agents moved in on the Wells Fargo Bank at 5601 S. Broadway to arrest a person ...



Englewood and Littleton's homeless share struggles, needs in metro survey  Littleton Independent

A dog growled from within the tarp-draped tent as Mike Sandgren slid down the snowy embankment toward it. “Hello?” called Sandgren, a ministry leader at ...



Victim dies after shooting in Littleton; boyfriend charged  Littleton Independent

A young woman died of a gunshot wound on Sept. 28, two days after she was shot in a north Littleton apartment, according to police. Keleshia Nash, 22, died at ...



Student deaths inspire suicide prevention conversation in Colorado communities  Canon City Daily Record

Suicide Prevention Resources. Colorado Crisis Line: 1-844-493-8255, coloradocrisisservices.org. Chat online or text TALK to 38255. Mental Health First Aid: ...



Deep-rooted friendship among journalists: Bangert, Luhm, Rubin went back to Arapahoe High, UNC  Greeley Tribune

Former Greeley Tribune Editor Randy Bangert is surrounded by family after winning Newspaper Person of the Year at the Colorado Press Association ...



Young Artist Award goes to flutist from Golden  Centennial Citizen

Flutist Megan Doyle, a senior at Golden High School, has been named the 42nd Annual recipient of the Denver Concert Band's Young Artist Award and will ...



Investigators ask for public’s help solving Littleton bowling alley cold-case murders  FOX 31 Denver

LITTLETON, Colo. -- Catching a murderer 17 years later isn't easy, but Detective Sam Mullins and the investigators working at the Littleton Police Department ...



New threat written on wall at Arapahoe High; parents alerted after report  FOX31 Denver

LITTLETON, Colo. -- On the eve of the anniversary of the Arapahoe High School shooting, sources at the school tell FOX31 Denver about a new threat written on ...



For Colorado high school football programs, the summer grind is crucial to autumn success  The Denver Post

Behind the players wearing sweat-soaked grey shirts that proclaim EARN IT, head coach Mike Campbell revs up his guys while music blares and reminders of ...



Food, Brews, & 4-H’ers – Arapahoe County Fair Kicks Off Today  FOX 31 Denver

Pork Chops on a Stick, Turkey Legs, Funnel Cakes, Carnival rides, and 4-H Fun... the Arapahoe County Fair has all of the things you love about the fair!



Teenage girl dies after double shooting in Littleton home  Littleton Independent

A teenager died of a gunshot wound in the head two days after she and a man were shot at a home in Littleton on July 17, police said. …



Spur Coffee closes in downtown Littleton  Littleton Independent

Spur Coffee diehards will have to find somewhere else for their caffeine fix, after the chic java joint just north of Main Street in Littleton shut down on Feb. 3.



Colorado father of teenage Arapahoe killer publishes obituary one year after murder - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

The father of a Colorado teen that killed a classmate asked for his son to be remembered as a person "who lost his way for a moment" on the same day a vigil ...



Arapahoe sheriff holds school safety talk with Sessions  Littleton Independent

When it comes to responding to shootings, Arapahoe County Sheriff David Walcher has more experience than most. Walcher was a natural choice to meet with ...



Offline October: Littleton students organize social media blackout after teen suicides  The Denver Post

About 150 students have kicked off a month-long social media blackout Oct. 1 by erasing Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and the rest from their screens.



Police: Arapahoe, Colorado high school shooter Karl Pierson detailed revenge plot in diary  CBS News

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Karl Pierson, the 18-year-old who fatally shot a classmate and killed himself at a Colorado high school last December,wrote in a diary of ...



Arapahoe County officials take oath of office  Centennial Citizen

There's a new sheriff in town — and a few other new elected officials to boot. Arapahoe County's elected officials took their oaths at the county commissioners' ...



Claire Davis’ Father Cries Before Committee Investigating School Shooting  CBS Local

DENVER (CBS4)– The father of the student shot and killed at Arapahoe High School cried before a committee investigating the missed opportunities to prevent ...



Find your Colorado 2018 SAT and PSAT results  Chalkbeat Colorado

Use Chalkbeat's tool to compare school results and statewide averages for PSAT and SAT test results.



Littleton Market brings local food to downtown  Littleton Independent

For the first time in a long time, you can buy milk and eggs in downtown Littleton. Getting groceries produced by local farmers in a downtown shop might seem ...



Arapahoe County jail, stressed by growth, may need replacing, officials say  Littleton Independent

Arapahoe County's jail is aging and may need to be replaced in coming years, say county officials. The facility built in 1986 is increasingly stretched thin as the ...



Littleton investigators call fire at preschool possible arson  FOX 31 Denver

LITTLETON, Colo. -- A fire at a Littleton preschool has more than 100 families without proper day care. Fire officials say the blaze could be a possible arson ...



Centennial Sears to close after decades  Littleton Independent

About six decades ago, a young Sue Rosser and her sisters would eagerly await the arrival of the Sears catalog. The Christmas toy catalog was the most ...



Colorado teenagers take pledges to stay off social media in October  9NEWS.com

Teenagers in Europe, Asia and America - including Colorado - are pledging to delete all social media apps on their phones for one month. "Social media really ...



Juvenile found dead at Mark Twain Elementary  Littleton Independent

A juvenile died of an apparent suicide that occurred on Mark Twain Elementary schoolgrounds at about 6 p.m. Wednesday, Arapahoe County officials said ...



Shooting near Arapahoe County apartment complex leaves one dead  FOX 31 Denver

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. -- A shooting near the common area of an apartment complex left one person dead Tuesday afternoon, the Arapahoe County ...



School-Security Companies Are Thriving in the Era of Mass Shootings  The Atlantic

A multibillion-dollar industry is pushing an array of expensive technologies with the message that any campus could be next.



Petition could halt move to allow new Arapahoe Road dealerships  Centennial Citizen

The company that owns a piece of land intended for a Mercedes-Benz outlet in Centennial claims that some pushback against new car dealerships is merely a ...



Sensationalism and school shootings: The case of Sienna Johnson and Brooke Higgins  DU Clarion

FROM LATE DECEMBER 2016 INTO January of the New Year, Denver media was bombarded with a sensationalist story the likes of which has become all too ...



Murders of teen couple 19 years ago still unsolved  Littleton Independent

It's been 19 years since 15-year-old Nick Kunselman and his girlfriend, 16-year-old Stephanie Hart, were gunned down in a Subway sandwich shop at Pierce ...



Man arrested for grabbing teen girls' buttocks near Arapahoe High School, sheriff's office says  The Denver Channel

LITTLETON, Colo. – A Denver man is facing a number of sexual assault charges for grabbing the buttocks of teen girls near Arapahoe High School, according to ...



Lockheed Martin move to generate jobs  Littleton Independent

Portions of production for the Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile program will be relocated to Lockheed Martin Space headquarters in unincorporated Jefferson County ...



Man dies of homicide in Arapahoe County  Centennial Citizen

A 48-year-old man died of multiple gunshot wounds and was found in an outside area in unincorporated Arapahoe County on Jan. 18, according to the ...



Four jockey to replace departing state senator  Littleton Independent

Arapahoe County Democrats are gearing up to pick a replacement for Daniel Kagan, who announced his resignation from the state Senate in early December.



See Littleton's Melissa Benoist as Supergirl  Westword

Melissa Benoist, who was born in Littleton and attended Arapahoe High School, has been cast as Supergirl, and we've got the first photos of her in costume.



New Englewood football coach a familiar face in area  Englewood Herald

Mike Campbell was the center of attention Jan. 17 when Englewood High School officials held a meeting and introduced him as the new head football coach.



DEA, state bust suspected pot-growing, luxury-car-stealing crime organization  Littleton Independent

A state investigation into a large auto-theft scheme ultimately led investigators to discover a criminal organization that not only stole and resold luxury vehicles ...



Father of Aurora theater shooting victim flips Centennial state House seat  Littleton Independent

Six years after his son died in a shooting that shook the country, Tom Sullivan is taking his hopes to the Colorado state House, eyeing gun violence and mental ...



Vote for Our Lives Organizers Release List of Speakers for April 19 Rally Near Columbine  Westword

Vote for Our Lives is designed to sign people up to vote and educate them on gun issues and school safety. The first rally in Colorado takes place on Thursday, ...



Legend High School 10th Annual Art & Craft Fair  Centennial Citizen

Please join us for Legend High Schools 10th Annual Art & Craft Fair, featuring 100+ local crafters and artisans. Shop for handcrafted jewelry, pottery or knits and ...



Depot Art Gallery holiday market offers perfect gifts  Littleton Independent

There's a festive wreath on the door at the Depot Art Gallery at 2069 W. Powers Ave. in downtown Littleton (just north of Buck Recreation Center) welcoming ...



Columbine Courier publishes last edition  Littleton Independent

When the Columbine Courier newspaper published its last edition just before New Year's, they found themselves on the wrong side of the old journalism adage: ...



A look at the details of Littleton's fire-inclusion plan  Littleton Independent

Littleton voters will decide this fall whether to include the city within the boundaries of South Metro Fire Rescue, among the more significant decisions the city's ...



Arapahoe High Security Guard's Facebook Post Rips Administrators Regarding Tragic Shooting  Westword

Last December, as we reported at the time, Arapahoe High School student Claire Davis was shot and killed by a fellow student, Karl Pierson, before he took his ...



Two generations offer free show of classical guitar  Littleton Independent

Master classical guitarist Alex Komodore and his talented student, 15-year-old Gwenyth Aggeler, will perform in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Littleton ...



Suspects in 2009 Centennial slaying set for trial  Centennial Citizen

Three of the four suspects in the 2009 death of a 23-year-old man in the Willow Creek neighborhood of Centennial will face trial in February, March and April, ...



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