AURORA | Rep. Mike Coffman presented the Congressional Award Medal June 10 to two distinguished students in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District. The Congressional Award, established in 1979 as a bipartisan and public-private partnership, recognizes initiative, achievement and service in young people, according to a news release from Coffman Communications Director Daniel Bucheli. Coffman presented Silver Congressional Medals […]


The camp, held annually at the beginning of June at Aurora Central High School, has been providing a week of wheelchair sports activities for 34 years, giving all school-aged children from kindergartners to high-schoolers the chance to do everything from kayaking to archery to basketball — all for free. “It’s a magical place,” said Kalyn Hefferrnan, who first attended the camp two decades ago and has since been a longtime volunteer.


Recipients of the award must demonstrate, through a public position, professional or volunteer work that they’ve made significant, positive contributions to democracy. The League of Women Voters of Colorado President Barbara Mattison calls former state representative and Speaker of the House Romanoff one of Colorado’s premier public servants.