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VA Hospital volunteer makes chemo comfy

10:37 AM, Feb 7, 2014

DENVER - Comfortable is a way we don't often feel in a hospital. "I think I've always been sort of a caregiver," said Roy Sande. At the Denver Veteran's Administration hospital's infusion clinic, veterans arrive, usually, for a day of chemotherapy.

The queen of Christmas toys

11:14 AM, Jan 3, 2014

DENVER - The holidays may be over, but thousands of kids in Denver are still enjoying new toys and games thanks to a quiet volunteer. 

"We must be the change we wish to see." - M.K. Gandhi

Colorado has a long tradition of people volunteering to improve the lives of others. 9NEWS is proud to honor these outstanding volunteers with the 9Who Care program.

For 30 years, 9NEWS has honored outstanding volunteers with the 9Who Care program.

One individual a month, from September through May, will be chosen to receive the 9Who Care Award. His/her story will be featured on the first Friday of the month in our 5am, 8 am, and 4pm newscasts, then again on the following Saturday in the 7am newscast. They also receive a cash award and are featured on 9News.com

We encourage you to help us honor those who help others by nominating an outstanding volunteer.

Previous 9Who Care winners

Bob Johnston

11:28 AM, Oct 6, 2012

DENVER - On first glance, it might seem odd to have a 79-year-old dressed in cowboy attire driving a converted ambulance painted jungle green.

Jill Polito & Bobbi Jo Beeble
MAY 2011 WINNERS

8:23 AM, May 6, 2011

ARVADA - Practice makes perfect. That's what most coaches will tell you. Then again, Jill Polito and Bobbi Jo Beeble aren't ordinary coaches.

Pam Shipley
APRIL 2011 WINNER

1:45 PM, Apr 1, 2011

FORT COLLINS - It's often hard to get kids to go to school. It's sometimes even harder to get those same kids' parents to play an active roll in the school community. For one retiree, her passion is going to school day in and day out.

Alice Hebb
MARCH 2011 WINNER

2:40 PM, Mar 21, 2011

LITTLETON - There is something comforting when you hold a teddy bear in your arms, something that can't be replaced. That is why one Littleton woman has made it her mission to get a teddy bear to those in need.

Tom Ashe
JANUARY 2011 WINNER

2:39 PM, Mar 21, 2011

GOLDEN - Their stories can often times be hard to hear, even harder for an outsider to experience. Many abused and neglected kids find themselves in and out of court. Januarys 9Who Care winner has spent the last few years making sure the system upholds the best interest of these kids.

Rise Justice
FEBRUARY 2011 WINNER

6:23 AM, Feb 4, 2011

DENVER - Often the younger we are, the more important birthdays tend to be. This month's 9Who Care winner realized that after learning just how many kids go without birthdays. Over the past year-and-a-half, she's made hundreds of kids and parents smile.

Gloria Heyer
DECEMBER 2010 WINNER

11:24 PM, Dec 3, 2010

DENVER - We probably all remember that special someone who reached out and pushed us to be more than we ever imaged. December's 9Who Care Winner has done just that for four students, pushing them to achieve what others in their families have not.

Duane Youse
NOVEMBER 2010 WINNER

7:07 PM, Nov 5, 2010

ARVADA - Duane Youse knows the phrase community first. November's 9Who Care winner has lived those words most of his adult life.

Harvey Ancel
OCTOBER 2010 WINNER

1:40 PM, Oct 15, 2010

CENTENNIAL - For much of his life you could find Harvey Ancel's nose in a book. For more than a decade, he has worked to pass on his passion of reading and learning to others.

Donna Ogden
SEPTEMBER 2010 WINNER

5:26 AM, Sep 4, 2010

LAKEWOOD - With steady hands directing a busy sewing machine, Donna Ogden warms her heart by sewing a blanket that will keep others warm.

State alters 420 MM sign to thwart thieves

DENVER - Thieves have been stealing the 420 mile marker sign so often, CDOT has changed it to "419.99".

11:43 AM, Jan 11, 2014

Snowboarder Kevin Pearce finally heads to Olympics

KUSA - Four years ago, he was known as the main rival of Shaun White in the half-pipe.

7:15 PM, Feb 7, 2014

Murder-for-hire suspect Chris Wells collects money while in prison

DOUGLAS COUNTY - There is just so much pain and loss one heart can take. Tammy Rafferty's heart may have reached its limit two years ago when her husband Bob Rafferty and sister-in-law Amara Wells were murdered inside their Douglas County home.

9:46 AM, Aug 8, 2013

Local firefighters save man's life

DENVER - A heart attack and hypothermia - you don't want to have either. But if you have one, having the other could save your life.

8:17 AM, Aug 15, 2010

Top new luxury cars under $40K

KUSA - Luxury doesn't mean Daddy Warbucks in a long limo anymore. According to KBB.com legit luxury transportation is both better than ever and affordable.

 

11:49 AM, Feb 5, 2014

How non-rich people can go to college

USA TODAY - I can't count how many roundtable discussions I've heard asking whether college is still worth the cost. They are important debates; college can be expensive. But most leave out an important point: There is more than one way to go to college.

11:51 AM, Jan 12, 2014

Mixed reaction to restructuring of Montbello-area schools

DENVER - A plan to drastically change struggling Montebello-area schools in northeast Denver is getting criticized by some parents and praised by others.

11:04 PM, Oct 12, 2010

Woman injured in sex toy mishap

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. - A Southern Maryland woman was seriously injured in a mishap involving a sex toy over the weekend. The case was first reported on BayNet.com, and Saint Mary's County Public Safety sources confirmed the information to WUSA in Washington, D.C.

12:39 PM, Mar 10, 2009

9NEWS Traffic and Weather Reporter Amelia Earhart leaving 9NEWS, decides to chase her aviation dreams

KUSA - 9NEW Traffic and Weather Reporter Amelia Earhart is leaving 9NEWS to pursue her aviation dreams.

12:13 PM, Jan 27, 2014

Fort Collins students read Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic

FORT COLLINS - A Fort Collins principal stands by his decision to allow students from a multicultural group to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic on the school's intercom.

12:33 AM, Jan 30, 2013
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