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True Hero

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Just 3 Days From Graduation, 18-Year-Old Student Killed in STEM School Shooting – Kendrick Castillo – Is a True Hero

Joy Moore 5/8/19

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Just three weeks ago, Colorado schools closed on a random Wednesday (April 17) – all because of fears that a deranged Columbine-infatuated teen was planning a school massacre in the Denver metro area.

Kendrick Castillo’s school, STEM School Highlands Ranch, was closed that day, too. And once the threat was put to rest, and the sun rose again the following day, kids across Colorado flocked back to school – back into their routine, Kendrick Castillo included.

Just another Thursday in Colorado.

Just another day in 2019.

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Surreal.

Unbeknownst to everyone, however, plans for another school shooting were brewing.

And when the time came, Kendrick would make an instant decision that would cost him his life.

According to witnesses and the coroner, Kendrick and another student charged and lunged at one of the shooters when he entered their classroom on Tuesday, May 7. As a result, he’s being touted a hero, having taken some of the gunfire that would have inevitably hit someone else. Kendrick was killed, but he died in the act of protecting his classmates.

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“I wish he had gone and hid,” Kendrick’s father, John Castillo, told The Denver Post. “But that’s not his character. His character is about protecting people, helping people.”

Kendrick Castillo, Courtesy of LinkedIn

A lover of science, robotics, and the great outdoors, Kendrick was just three days away from being done with his high school coursework. The seniors’ last day was scheduled to be Friday, May 10, with commencement exercises planned for May 20, according to the school’s website. Kendrick was also scheduled to compete in a “Rods and Robots” event this weekend. Instead, that event has been canceled, as have classes at the school for the rest of this week.

Kendrick planned to study mechanical or electrical engineering at Arapahoe Community College in the fall.

He was also an only child.

“My wife and I are in a haze,” John Castillo said. “He was everything to us.” Read more…

In addition to Kendrick’s heroic act, another student and aspiring marine Brendan Bialy also jumped into action and rushed the gunman that entered his classroom, helping to subdue him. The United States Marine Corps called his courage “admirable and inspiring” in a statement. A current poolee in the Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program (DEP), Bialy is scheduled to start his training this summer.

Brendan Bialy, Courtesy of Bialy family

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Complimentary Buffet for Veterans at Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado

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To honor our brave military personnel, both active and retired, we offer a complimentary buffet the first Wednesday of every month.
To honor our brave military personnel, both active and retired, we offer a complimentary buffet the first Wednesday of every month.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2018

To honor our brave military personnel, both active and retired, we offer a complimentary buffet the first Wednesday of every month. To redeem yours, simply present your Military ID at the buffet to enjoy a FREE MEAL on us!

Thank you for your service!

Valid Wednesday, September 5 during Centennial Buffet hours of operation.

Limit ONE buffet per eligible patron on promotional day.

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Telluride Mushroom Festival

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The 2018 Festival takes place August 16th-19th, 2018 in Telluride, Colorado
The 2018 Festival takes place August 16th-19th, 2018 in Telluride, Colorado

The 2018 Festival takes place August 16th-19th, 2018 in Telluride, Colorado

The 35th annual Telluride Mushroom Festival – Thursday, August 13 – Sunday, August 16, 2015 – with pre-conference workshops, Wednesday, August 12. Festival celebrates diverse uses of all things fungi.

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2018 TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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Hometown Heroes

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Hometown Heroes
Hometown Heroes

This has been forwarded from THE AMERISTAR CASINO HOTEL in Black Hawk, Colorado
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2018

“To honor our brave military personnel, both active and retired, we offer a complimentary buffet the first Wednesday of every month. To redeem yours, simply present your Military ID at the buffet to enjoy a FREE MEAL on us.”

Thank you for your service!

Valid Wednesday, April 4 during Centennial Buffet hours of operation.

Limit ONE buffet per eligible patron on promotional day.
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Ameristar Casino Hotel in Black Hawk, Colorado
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The National Western Stock Show

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National Western Stock Show Parade - 17th Street, Downtown Denver, Colorado
National Western Stock Show Parade – 17th Street, Downtown Denver, Colorado

The National Western Stock Show is considered the Super Bowl of Livestock Shows as one of the World’s Largest Cattle Shows!

National Western
4655 Humboldt St.
Denver, CO 80216

Through January 21, 2018

Ticket Information
Tickets for the 2018 National Western Stock Show go on-sale September 23, 2017!
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About National Western
“The National Western Stock Show, established in 1906, is the premier livestock, rodeo, and horse show in the nation, serving agricultural producers and consumers throughout the world. A 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing education in agriculture, including college and graduate level scholarships in agriculture and veterinary medicine for practice in rural areas.”

“The National Western Stock Show, one of Colorado’s preeminent tourist destinations, held every January for 16 days. A nationally recognized western heritage and entertainment event, the stock show hosts one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, one of the country’s largest horse shows and Colorado’s largest western trade show, attracting attendance numbers over 650,000 visitors each year.”
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“Throughout this historic event, the National Western strives to strengthen American agriculture through enrichment programs and youth education in livestock, equestrian, farming, ranching, animal awareness and appreciation. We celebrate western lifestyles, our communities, provide life-long memories and family traditions.” Read more…
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National Western.com
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Willie Nelson is now hiring employees for his new weed company in Colorado

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TheCannabist.co
PUBLISHED: JUN 20, 2016, 6:25 AM • UPDATED: 3 DAYS AGO
By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff

Willie Nelson is now hiring employees for his new weed company in Colorado
Willie Nelson is now hiring employees for his new weed company in Colorado

Willie Nelson is now hiring employees for his new weed company in Colorado

Want to work for country legend Willie Nelson? His marijuana company Willie’s Reserve is now hiring for five positions in Colorado

It’s not a bad day of job-hunting when you can tell your friends, “Today I applied for a job working at Willie Nelson’s weed company.”

Sure enough, the country music legend’s cannabis business Willie’s Reserve is nearing its launch in Colorado — and the marijuana company is currently hiring for five positions, a spokesperson confirmed to The Cannabist.

In past interviews, Nelson and his colleagues have said the Willie’s Reserve brand will operate from its own storefronts that look and feel like “the anti-Walmart.” But it’s been a while since Nelson and his team have addressed their plans, so it’s not yet clear if there will be an actual Willie’s Reserve storefront — or if the Willie’s Reserve product line, like Snoop Dogg’s Leafs By Snoop line, will partner with existing state marijuana licenses to be sold in unrelated, already established pot shops.

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The open Willie’s Reserve positions include production manager, extractor, compliance officer, bookkeeper and sales director.

Nelson and his colleagues first talked publicly about getting into the cannabis business at the 2015 South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.

“(Nelson) wants it to be something that’s reflective of his passion,” Willie’s Reserve’s Michael Bowman told The Daily Beast last year. “Ultimately, it’s his. But it was developed by his family, and their focus on environmental and social issues, and in particular this crazy war on drugs, and trying to be a bright light amongst this trail as we’re trying to extract ourselves from the goo of prohibition read more…

WilliesReserve.com/

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Bloody Ludlow — Long Buried in Myth and Neglect, the Story of Colorado’s Deadly Coal War Is Worth Remembering

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Ludlow Massacre
Ludlow Massacre

From Westword Magazine
Story by alan.prendergast@westword.com

It’s a lonely place now, a forlorn and mostly forgotten spot a half-mile west of the interstate and twelve miles north of Trinidad. Flanked by cottonwoods, surrounded by windswept prairie studded with piñon and tumbleweeds, it has an unfinished look, like a roadside attraction somebody started to build and then abandoned. Continue reading

White Buffalo Grille in Black Hawk, Colorado

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White Buffalo Grille overlooking The Ameristar Casino Hotel
White Buffalo Grille overlooking The Ameristar Casino Hotel and the hills of Black Hawk

The White Buffalo Grille/
The Lodge Casino
240 Main Street
Black Hawk, CO 80422
Phone: 303-582-1771

The White Buffalo Grille is a white-tablecloth, fine-dining establishment on the second floor of the Lodge Casino Hotel in the gambling town of Black Hawk, Colorado. Quit snickering, this is a quality restaurant serving gourmet entrees and fine wines. Continue reading

National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado

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First published January 12, 2014

Rancher Bill Joe Dilley works with bison in the stockyard at the National Western Stock Show last January. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post )
Rancher Bill Joe Dilley works with bison in the stockyard at the National Western Stock Show last January. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post )

National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado
January 11 – 26, 2014

Background: In its 108th year, the National Western Stock Show is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides college and graduate level scholarships in agriculture and medicine for practice in rural areas. It is also our mission to serve producers and consumers throughout the world by being the premier Stock Show, Rodeo, Horse Show and center for year-round events. The 16-day show also serves as an entertainment arena, hosting one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, largest horse show and Colorado’s largest tradeshow.

Attendance: Overall attendance in 2013 was 628,366. The attendance record was set during the Stock Show’s 100th anniversary in 2006 at 726,972.

Exhibits: More than 15,000 head of horses, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, llamas, alpacas, bison, yak, poultry and rabbits step foot on the grounds of the National Western Stock Show each year. The National Western Stock Show is noted for hosting the world’s only carload and pen cattle show, held in the historic Denver Union Stockyards.

Trade Show: More than 350 vendors fill the nearly 100-acre show grounds with a variety of food and shopping opportunities. The National Western Trade Show offer a variety of products including fine art and jewelry, clothing, household items and agricultural products and equipment.

Ticketed Events: National Western hosts close to 50 performances in the Stadium Arena, Denver Coliseum and National Western Events Center. Among these are the Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza, PBR Bull Riding Touring Pro Finale, Pro Rodeos, Martin Luther King, Jr. African-American Heritage Rodeo, the Gambler’s Choice Open Jumping Stake, National Western Wild West Show, RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining, Grand Prix show jumping, Super Dogs shows, An Evening of Dancing Horses® and Draft Horse and Mule Shows.

National Western Stock Show Official Website

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