Gov. Hickenlooper statement about new rules for oil and gas activities in Colorado

DENVER — Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper released this statement today in response to the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission’s approval of comprehensive changes to rules governing oil and gas activities in the state, including the nation’s first-ever regulations designed to detect and reduce methane emissions:

State submits $62.8 million flood recovery plan to HUD

DENVER — Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper submitted today the Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Partial Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  

The State must submit the Partial Action Plan before receiving the $62.8 million in CDBG-DR Funds that HUD allocated to flood impacted communities in Colorado. The money will go toward needs not addressed through other sources of federal assistance, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Gov. Hickenlooper statement about federal banking guidance for licensed marijuana businesses

DENVER — Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper released this statement today in response to guidance from the federal government related to the banking system and state-licensed marijuana businesses:

"Based on initial reactions in the banking community to the guidance that was issued today, it appears that the language does not provide the clarity that Colorado banks are seeking to provide basic banking services to the emerging marijuana industry.

Gov. Hickenlooper cites avalanche danger, asks Coloradans to be cautious in planning backcountry travel

DENVER — Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper joined the Colorado Avalanche Information Center today to ask Coloradans to heed warnings of high avalanche danger in many parts of the backcountry. Four people have died in avalanches so far this season in Colorado and heavy mountain snowfall continues to create hazardous conditions.

Public hearings set for HUD Action Plan on flood recovery

DENVER — Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today encouraged people in flood-impacted communities to attend public hearings this week to comment on the state’s Action Plan for Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program funding. The Action Plan outlines how the state proposes to allocate $62.8 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to flood-impacted communities.

Gov. Hickenlooper renames Colorado’s 14ers to honor the Denver Broncos

DENVER — Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced a proclamation that temporarily renames Colorado’s tallest majestic mountain peaks -- also known as 14ers -- after individual active players on the Denver Broncos football team. The mountains will go by their new names for one day only -- on Super Bowl Sunday.

The full text of the proclamation:

WHEREAS, the State of Colorado is confident that the Denver Broncos will beat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII; and

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