DENVER — Friday, May 16, 2014 — Lt. Governor Joe Garcia will lead a statewide Colorado Literacy Week tour next week from Monday, May 19 to Friday, May 23 in order to engage communities in efforts to improve the state’s early literacy rates.
DENVER — Monday, May 12, 2014 — The current outlook for significant wildland fire potential for Colorado is expected to be normal, at least for the early part of the wildfire season, Gov. John Hickenlooper and state wildfire experts announced today.
Areas of greatest potential for wildfire are the plains of Eastern Colorado, until green-up expands; southeastern Colorado, where severe drought conditions continue; and southwest Colorado, where snowpack values are below average.
DENVER — Sunday, May 11, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper and wildfire experts on Monday, May 12, will discuss the outlook for this year’s wildfire season. This is an annual presentation provided by the governor and the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.
The governor will also sign three bill at the wildfire briefing:
HB14-1008 “Allow CWRPDA Private Entity Forest Health Loans”
HB14-1010 “Corrections to Prescribed Burning Program Laws”
Gov. Hickenlooper names Stan Hilkey as Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Safety
DENVER — Thursday, May 8, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today Stan Hilkey will be the next Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Hilkey is the sheriff in Mesa County and will bring to his new job more than 28 years of public safety experience in the criminal justice system involving areas such as patrol operations, investigations and critical incident management.
DENVER — Tuesday, May 6, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today $1.7 million in grants to reduce wildfire risk in communities across Colorado. The grants will be directed to 27 projects in 13 counties to treat approximately 6,500 acres in areas where human development and forested landscapes overlap, often called the wildland-urban interface.
DENVER — Wednesday, April 30, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it approved Colorado’s Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Action Plan. The Plan outlines how Colorado will distribute $62.8 million in grant dollars received from HUD for flood recovery programs.
DENVER — Tuesday, April 22, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, together with the Blackstone Charitable Foundation and the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Law, on Wednesday will announce a major investment for Colorado’s entrepreneurs.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014
WHERE: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave.
About The Blackstone Charitable Foundation:
Gov. Hickenlooper, local officials to celebrate land purchase for Anschutz Health & Wellness Center in Estes Park
DENVER — Tuesday, April 22, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper will join Estes Park officials, community leaders and business owners on Wednesday to celebrate the land purchase for the new Anschutz Health & Wellness Center in Estes Park.
WHEN: 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2014
WHERE: 333 E. Wonderview Ave., Estes Park (open land just east of the Stanley Hotel)
DENVER — Monday, April 21, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today Kristin Russell will leave her job next month as Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) to join Deloitte Consulting LLP.
Ready for playoff hockey fever, Gov. Hickenlooper issues proclamation to support the Colorado Avalanche
DENVER — Monday, April 14, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today released a proclamation to support the Colorado Avalanche as the team prepares to begin its playoff run. The governor also ordered Colorado Avalanche flags to be flown at the state Capitol (starting today) for as long as the team is in the playoffs. Two flags will fly near the west steps of the Capitol.
The full text of the proclamation:
WHEREAS, The Colorado Avalanche hockey team has been a premiere member of Colorado’s professional sports landscape since 1995, and