Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Tuesday, June 14, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs.

The Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs was designed to be the official liaison between the two Ute Tribes and the State of Colorado. The Commission works on a government-to- government basis with each of the two Tribal governments and to maintain direct contact with the Tribes and urban Indian communities.

White House Reach Higher event comes to Colorado

DENVER — Monday, June 13, 2016 — In support of the First Lady’s Reach Higher Initiative, which strives to ensure all students understand what they need to complete education beyond high school, the State of Colorado is proud to host a National Reach Higher convening. In today’s economy, a high school diploma isn’t enough. Students have to reach higher, which is why the First Lady is working with partners like the State of Colorado to rally the country around the President’s North Star goal – that by 2020, the United States will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered to honor the victims of the attacks in Orlando, Florida

DENVER — Sunday, June 12, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff immediately to honor the victims of the attacks in Orlando, Florida, and as proclaimed by President Barack Obama. Flags should be raised on Thursday, June 16 at sunset.

The full text of the president’s proclamation:

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release June 12, 2016


Gov. Hickenlooper signs bills into law

DENVER — Friday, June 10, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper signed these bills into law today.

HB 16-1014, Secretary Of State Business Intelligence Center, concerning the creation of the Business Intelligence Center Program within the Department of State.

HB 16-1021, Race Info ID Application, Concerning providing the opportunity to collect identifying information from applicants for state-issued cards.

Gov. Hickenlooper vetoes “mental health hold” bill

DENVER — Thursday, June 9, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today vetoed Senate Bill 16-169, “Concerning Changes Related to the Seventy-Two-Hour Emergency Mental Health Procedure.”

“We agree that appropriate mental health facilities are not always readily available to treat persons having a mental health crisis.  While well-intentioned, we are concerned that SB 16-169 does not provide adequate due process for individuals,” said Hickenlooper.

Gov. Hickenlooper appoints Prowers County court judge

DENVER — Thursday, June 9, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today appointed Curtis "Lane" Porter to serve as county court judge in Prowers County in the 15th Judicial District. ​Porter will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Larry E. Stutler.

Porter serves as a Deputy District Attorney in the 15th Judicial District, a position he has held since 2009. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado in 2005, and his Juris Doctor from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in 2008.