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Wendy Aiello first met Penny Parker when Parker was working at the Rocky Mountain News covering retail, tourism, restaurants and advertising. They became fast friends. “She was smart and funny,” said Aiello, a public relations executive in … more
With 12 candidates vying for five seats after a successful recall signature drive, this year's Jefferson County school board race is considered a very important election, determining the political direction of the state's second biggest school district. more
With a passion for public education in mind, Arvada mom Kim Johnson said she's ready to serve as a member of the Jefferson County Board of Education. “This is something that I've thought about for a long time — long before any of the … more
James Jordan sweats as he trudges through the brush, up the steep slope toward the top of a rocky plateau. The bleached, fall sun has warmed the chilly morning, and Jordan has already shed one layer. The hillside is neither as steep nor as high as … more
Shortly before the gavel sounded in the newly refurbished Senate chamber, Linda Newell's eyes unexpectedly welled with tears. "It's hard to leave something that I love so much," she said of the … more
Christine Deines’ children like to visit the Belmar library near their Lakewood home to use the Internet and to check out books, movies and music. But they often can’t get there because it closes too early. On most days, the library closes at … more
Chad Ritter knows the difficulty of returning home. The U.S. Marine Corps veteran served during the push into Iraq in 2003. After sustaining wounds — including a traumatic brain injury — in three separate attacks, Ritter was sent home with … more
The Thursday, Nov. 19 meeting of the Jefferson County School Board of Education was notable for being the last time all five members of the outgoing board would convene. After a small reception for … more
When Harry Giglio receives a call requesting the services of Littleton's American Legion Post 103 All Veterans Honor Guard, he begins going down a list of more than 20 names until he has the volunteers to handle the detail. “The calls are … more
After the news this week of two classmates accused of plotting to kill students and staff at Mountain Vista High School, senior Katie Pickrell said classmates are coming together to raise awareness … more
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