Highlands Ranch mourns teen who died in run

LITTLETON, Colo. — Quinton Sanford never let self-doubt hold him back. He planned to attend the Air Force Academy and act in a movie alongside Will Smith. He was a member of the Highlands Ranch High School wrestling and cross country teams. And although he was neither the fastest runner nor the strongest wrestler, he didn’t let that trouble him. He did it all while living with autism.

Denver-area fans mourn a generation’s Elvis

DENVER — Endia Taylor, 24, was on a city bus when another passenger said Michael Jackson had died. “I was crying overwhelmingly when I heard,” she said, her eyes still damp. “I couldn’t believe it. I thought she was lying.” For many people in their 30s and 40s, it was the day the music died.