After starting her career in New Mexico, Bartels joined the Rocky in 1991 as its night cops reporter. In 2000, she started covering the state legislature. The Denver Post hired Bartels in 2009, immediately after the Rocky closed.
As we approach the 13th anniversary, the Columbine story is being revised in legitimate and important ways. Samuel J. Granillo's film, "Columbine: Wounded Minds," "isn't just a message, it's a movement."