Many state offices closed on Thursday, Nov. 24

DENVER — Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 — In observance of Thanksgiving, many state offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26.

State driver’s license offices, the Department of Public Health and Environment’s vital records office and executive branch departments will be among the facilities closed Thursday. Most of Colorado’s state parks will be open, but the visitor centers and administrative offices will be closed. State troopers will be patrolling the highways and Department of Transportation maintenance crews will be working as necessary.

Gov. Hickenlooper awards 2016 Colorado Governor’s Citizenship Medals

DENVER — Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced the recipients of the 2016 Colorado Governor’s Citizenship medals (CGCM). Inaugurated in 2015 by Executive Order and awarded on behalf of Quarterly Forum (QF), the CGCM is one of the highest honors bestowed upon residents or organizations of Colorado for their meritorious contributions to the strength and vitality of the state.

“The collaboration and contributions that we see from Coloradans in the business, nonprofit and public sectors are an inspiration to future generations of leaders,” said Hickenlooper. “I am honored to award this year’s medals to some of our state’s most remarkable leaders.”

Governor Hickenlooper, Secretary Jewell to make announcement on oil & gas development in the White River National Forest

DENVER — Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 — On Thursday November 17, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze will join Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to announce the final decision related to oil and gas development in Colorado’s White River National Forest.

Many state offices closed on Friday, Nov. 11

DENVER — Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 — In observance of Veterans Day, many state offices will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11.

History Colorado and most of Colorado’s state parks will be open, but administrative offices will be closed. State driver’s license offices, the Department of Public Health and Environment’s vital records office and executive branch departments will be among the facilities closed Friday.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Child Support Commission, Colorado Children's Trust Fund Board and the Workforce Development Council.

The Child Support Commission reviews the child support guidelines and issues a report every four years to the Governor and General Assembly about the results of the review and any recommended statutory changes.

​​Lt. Gov. Lynne announces continuation of statewide tour

DENVER — Monday, November 7, 2016 — Lt. Governor Donna Lynne today announced that she will continue her statewide tour next week through the beginning of 2017. The tour focuses on the "customer experience," and how residents engage with government across many different services and locations in the state.

The tour supports Lynne’s efforts in her role as Chief Operating Officer to bring more efficiency and effectiveness to government. During the first leg of the statewide tour this past summer, Lt. Gov. Lynne visited 30 sites in 17 counties, in addition to 22 stops in other counties since May. Members of Gov. John Hickenlooper's cabinet, senior staff and other elected officials will join the Lieutenant Governor at various stops throughout the tour.   

​​Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered for Cimarron Hills Firefighter Jermaine Frye

DENVER — Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags lowered to half-staff on Monday, Nov. 7, on all public buildings statewide in memory of Cimarron Hills Firefighter Jermaine Frye. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

Frye, 31, died on October 29 following an injury he sustained during training in the Colorado Springs area. Frye is survived by his fiancée Megan who is expecting, and family members.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Chemical Demilitarization Citizens Advisory Commission.

The Chemical Demilitarization Citizens Advisory Commission provides citizen input and expresses state concerns regarding the U.S. Army program for the disposal of chemical warfare agents and munitions at the Pueblo Army Depot.

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