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When Joe Roos, 61, worked part-time for the Douglas/Elbert Task Force, he saw a trend in the county’s homeless population: Of the 15,000 people the task force served, about 40 percent were children. When he left thatposition in May 2014, he … more
Snow did not stop the community from honoring local veterans at the Douglas County Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11 at Veterans Monument Plaza in Castle Rock. The Douglas County Office of Veterans Affairs and the Douglas County Veterans Monument … more
Colorado State Patrol trooper Jaimie Jursevics, 33, was struck by a vehicle and killed while investigating a crash on I-25 the night of Nov. 15. At about 8:50 p.m., Jursevics was parked on the … more
For Sandra Tombre, assistant principle of Coyote Creek Elementary School, Veterans Day hits close to home. Her husband has been servingin the National Guard in Iraq since June. He's expected to return home end of this year. “The last day we saw … more
Jack Woodman often becomes emotional as he addresses the Veterans Day observers who gather each year, for 15 years now, at Littleton's World War II Memorial at Ketring Park. This year was no different. “The strength of our military is the … more
Adam Dorey, 36, joined the Army in October 2001 as a staff sergeant and served two tours of duty in Iraq. Now living in Morrison, he earned about 10 medals and commendations, including a Bronze Star, two Army Commendation and a Good Conduct … more
Highlands Ranch Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army, 1986-2006 Medals and commendations include:Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism … more
Arvada E3 Seaman, U.S. Navy, 1989-1993 (Gulf War veteran) Medals and commendations include:Good Conduct, National Defense, Navy “E,” Honorable Service, Naval Reserve, Armed Forces Retired medals and commendations. n his words: “To … more
Lucile Wise, 95, grew up in Wichita, Kansas. She had her first flying lesson on Dec. 6, 1941, a day before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. She originally wanted to fly for fun, but in 1943, she decided to join Women Airforce Service Pilots … more
When Jack Pansini was 9, his father moved the family from Molfetta, Italy, to the United States. “He didn’t like Mussolini,” Pansinirecalls. As a young corporal in the U.S. Army, Pansini found himself back in Europe in 1946, facing the … more
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