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Jessica Gibbs

Colorado Community Media

Second STEM School Highlands Ranch gunman sentenced to life in prison without parole

Devon Erickson, 20, was convicted of first-degree murder earlier this summer for his role in the May 7, 2019, shooting

Crime and Courts

Tri-County Health Department will “reconsider” its opt-out policy for school mask mandate

Mask order has elicited vocal responses from community members in all three counties in Tri-County jurisdiction


Douglas County School District town hall on COVID-19 plans turns raucous

The crowd first erupted with boos when Superintendent Corey Wise displayed a slide saying the district is recommending universal masking when school begins next week


Backlash stalled Douglas County School District’s plans to conduct diversity and equity training, records show

The Gemini Group, a consulting firm based in Denver, became a lightning rod in April and May as some community members argued their trainings were evidence the district was teaching critical race theory


Truck driver who killed Colorado State Patrol trooper was convicted of two traffic offenses

Noe Gamez-Ruiz was found guilty of careless driving while passing an emergency vehicle resulting in death

Crime and Courts

Threats, vandalism, job loss: Colorado’s public health officials are under attack as they respond to coronavirus

Across the state, public health departments are facing a barrage of vitriol as they respond to the pandemic. Some officials have up and quit under the pressure, while others who stay say they fear for their safety.