Three Things You Need to Know on May 9th

May 9, 2019

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The student killed in this week's school shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch is being hailed as a hero.  Classmates say Kendrick Castillo was the first to jump into action, charging one of the two gunmen.  Castillo was shot in the process. Governor Polis is ordering flags on all state buildings to half-staff

Denver voters have set a record for the number of ballots turned in during a municipal election.  The Denver Post reports that just over 185-thousand voters turned in ballots by the deadline Tuesday, the most votes for any recent city election.  Turnout didn't set a record, but the 39-percent of registered voters who filled out a ballot was the most since 1991.  Voters will have another chance to go to the polls next month, when a runoff will decide the city's next mayor, clerk and recorder and a half-dozen city council seats. 

The Colorado Avalanche are out of the NHL playoffs after losing game seven of their second-round series to the San Jose Sharks.  The Avalanche trailed 3-1 after two periods last night and could only score one goal in the third, ultimately losing the game 3-2.  The Sharks will now go on to face the Saint Louis Blues in the Western Conference final.