HUD provides additional $199 million to help Colorado recover from 2013 storms and flooding

DENVER — Friday, March, 14, 2014 — U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, joined Gov. John Hickenlooper and by U.S. Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, announced today Colorado will receive an additional $199.3 million to help communities recover from last September’s severe storms that produced devastating floods and mudslides.

Advanced Industries Accelerator Program awards almost $2 million to Colorado organizations

DENVER — Thursday, March 13, 2014 ­— Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced today the Advanced Industry Accelerator Grant Program grantees. A total of $1,889,972 was awarded for both Proof-of-Concept and Early Stage Capital and Retention Grants to support key industries.

HUD Secretary Donovan, Gov. Hickenlooper, Sens. Udall and Bennet to announce funding for disaster recovery

DENVER — Thursday, March 13, 2014 — Secretary of U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan, Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet will announce a second round of HUD disaster recovery funds for Colorado on Friday. The funding will help the hardest hit communities recover from the September 2013 floods.

WHERE:  West Steps, state Capitol

WHEN:  10:15 a.m., Friday, March 14

Colorado continues long-term recovery efforts, marks six months since September floods

DENVER — Sunday, March 9, 2014 —  Gov. John Hickenlooper today recognized the continued flood recovery and progress to rebuild from the September floods. The flooding started on Sept. 11, 2013, and impacted more than 24 counties and more than 2,000 square miles  in Colorado. This Tuesday, March 11, marks six months since the flooding started.

Colorado hosts Read Across America Day celebration in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday to promote early literacy

DENVER — Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 — Gov. Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia will join more than 45 million participants across the nation for the National Education Association’s 17th annual Read Across America Day celebration on Monday, March 3 as part of the Colorado Reads: Early Literacy Initiative.

As part of the festivities celebrating the legacy of Dr. Seuss, Gov. Hickenlooper will read Green Eggs and Ham and a special rhyming proclamation at the State Capitol to a group of 55 kindergarteners from Clyde Miller Elementary School.

Governor joins environmental community, energy industry to highlight new rules for oil and gas activities

DENVER — Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper was joined today by representatives from the environmental community, the energy industry and state agencies to discuss the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission’s recent approval of comprehensive changes to rules governing oil and gas activities in the state.

The new rules include the nation’s first-ever regulations designed to detect and reduce methane emissions.

Press conference to discuss new rules governing oil and gas activities in Colorado

DENVER — Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper will be joined Tuesday by representatives from the environmental community, the energy industry and state agencies to discuss the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission’s recent approval of comprehensive changes to rules governing oil and gas activities in the state.

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

WHERE: West Foyer, state Capitol

The new rules include the nation’s first-ever regulations designed to detect and reduce methane emissions.

 

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