Amid national school walkouts, Denver students opt for low-key “Peace March” while Boulder kids make noise to mark Columbine anniversary

Dozens of Boulder-area students walked out of their schools on Friday, but most Colorado students stayed in class or participated in low-key, meaningful activities to mark the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre. Instead of leaving classes during a national protest against gun violence, students at Columbine spent Friday doing community service work.…

West Aurora superintendent says district will look at changing valedictorian system

West Aurora School District Superintendent Jeff Craig says he understands why some people would like to do away with the valedictorian system for graduating seniors. (Al Benson) West Aurora School District Superintendent Jeff Craig said he understands the desire to do away with valedictorian and salutatorian designations for graduating seniors. Sofia Partida, a student member…

Men’s assistant Ryan Rebsom takes over as head coach for Aurora University women’s basketball

New Aurora University women’s basketball coach Ryan Rebsom worked the past two seasons as an assistant to men’s coach Lance Robinson. (Aurora University) Aurora University officials may have conducted a national search, but found their new women’s basketball coach just down the hall. Ryan Rebsom, assistant to AU men’s coach Lance Robinson for the past…

Advocate Aurora Health names executive leadership team

Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care today unveiled the executive leadership team of their combined system as the organizations’ proposed merger nears closing. The union of Downers Grove, Illinois-based Advocate Health Care and Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care is expected to receive final approval from the Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner in the coming weeks. It has…

Congress Keeps Searching For Accountability Over The Expensive, Delayed Aurora VA Hospital

The Aurora VA Medical Center on February 2018. The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs oversight committee suggested that VA officials misled Congress in testimony last month about the veterans hospital under construction in Aurora. Dr. Phil Roe, a Republican from Tennessee, told Colorado Matters that his committee got conflicting testimony from VA officials about…

Aurora Habitat for Humanity dedicates 57th home; area companies contribute $150,000

Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity dedicated this Aurora home during a ceremony Jan. 14. The four-bedroom, 1,350-square-foot home is Aurora-based Habitat’s 57th project in Aurora, North Aurora and Montgomery since the volunteer group’s founding in 1989. Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity "welcomed home" an immigrant family from eastern Africa Jan. 14. With prayers, scripture and…