Gov. Hickenlooper, Great Outdoors Colorado announce funds to repair trails, waterways and parks impacted by flood

LYONS — Wednesday, April 9, 2014 —  Gov. John Hickenlooper joined the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board today to announce the approval of $13 million for flood recovery efforts that will help communities restore damaged parks, trails and open spaces, and fund a trail corridor  between Lyons and Estes Park. The trail corridor would be in conjunction with Highway 36 flood reconstruction efforts already underway.

Gov. Hickenlooper, Great Outdoors Colorado to announce funds to repair trails, waterways and parks impacted by flood

DENVER — Tuesday, April 8, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper will join the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board on Wednesday in Lyons to announce new grants for flood-impacted communities to restore damaged parks, trails and open spaces. A new trail corridor will also be announced.

WHO: Gov. John Hickenlooper; Jim Smith, Chair of GOCO; and Lyons Mayor, John O’Brien

WHEN: 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WHERE: Meadow Park, Lyons. (Park has been closed to public since last fall’s flooding but will be open for media to park in dirt parking lot.)

2014 One Book 4 Colorado Selection to be announced today

DENVER — Monday, April 7, 2014 —  The book selected for this year’s One Book 4 Colorado giveaway will be announced today and read in English and Spanish to Colorado 4-year-olds.

WHO: Gov. John Hickenlooper; Lt Gov. Joe Garcia; Spanish television personality Rodolfo Cárdenas

WHAT: Announcement and reading of the chosen book for One Book 4 Colorado

WHEN: 10:30am, Monday, April 7, 2014

WHERE: Denver Public Library, Central Branch, 10 W. 14th Ave., Lower Level Conference Center

Colorado Fire Prevention report released, stresses early detection, effective initial attack

DENVER — Friday, March 28, 2014 — Today, the Division of Fire Prevention and Control released its report of fire aviation as per last year’s legislation directing such study (SB 13-245) . The report provides an extensive overview of wildfire resources and needs, and outlines improvements that could help address future threats. Recommendations include:

Gov. Hickenlooper travels to Grand Junction, attends Club 20 events, tours Halliburton facility

DENVER — Thursday, March 27, 2014 — Governor John Hickenlooper will recognize the 500th Buy Colorado business to “co-brand” at the Club 20 luncheon in Grand Junction on Friday, March 28, 2014. He will then address the Club 20 Board of Directors regarding the Colorado Water Plan. Time with the media has been scheduled following these two events.  

Gov. Hickenlooper urges support for expanding broadband to rural communities

DENVER — Monday, March 24, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper released this statement today in advance of several telecommunications bills that will be considered by the Colorado General Assembly:

“Simply put, we have a technological divide in Colorado; we cannot afford to have a technological divide in Colorado; and these bills go a long way toward fixing that.

Craft Beer Week kicks off at Governor’s Mansion, which is now home to new draft beer system

DENVER — Friday, March 21, 2014 — The Colorado Craft Brewers Guild (CBG) today at the Governor’s Mansion will kick off Craft Beer Week to celebrate the economic impact this growing industry has in Colorado.

The Colorado craft brew industry ranks top among states with $826 million in economic benefits recorded last year. The CBG anticipates the number of brewers to increase by 20 percent in 2014, providing more jobs to the already estimated 5,000 currently employed in the business.

Governor’s 2012 trade mission to Mexico leads to new rule, expanding opportunity for Colorado potato farmers

DENVER — Wednesday, March 19, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Department of Agriculture announced today Mexico has published new rules that permit expanded access to the Mexican market for U.S. fresh potatoes. This will allow producers in Colorado, particularly those in the San Luis Valley, to increase potato exports to Mexico.

“Agricultural exports have become increasingly important to our state’s economy,” Hickenlooper said.  “We have a strong partnership with Mexico and we are excited about the continued growth of these export markets.”