Gov. Hickenlooper to announce grants that promote economic growth, sustainability in Colorado

DENVER — Tuesday, June 24, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper will join Ken Lund, Executive Director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, and other economic development officials on Wednesday to announce the state’s new Advanced Industry Accelerator Act grantees.

WHEN: 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 25

WHERE: RavenBrick, 3950 Kearney St., Denver

Colorado receives HUD approval on tourism funds

DENVER — Tuesday, June 3, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it approved the State’s waiver request to implement a tourism and marketing grant program through the Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)  program. The tourism and marketing program is included in the State’s recently approved CDBG-DR Action Plan and will provide funds to communities whose tourism industry was significantly  impacted by the flooding last September.

Gov. Hickenlooper to celebrate anniversary of FASTER program

DENVER — Sunday, June 01, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper and elected officials on Monday will celebrate the fifth anniversary of FASTER (Funding Advancements for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery) with the completion of the 100th bridge repaired as part of the program.

FASTER, approved by the General in 2009 to change the way that transportation funding works in Colorado, generated funding for state roads, transit and bridges that lacked sufficient funding for repairs and safety improvements.

Gov. Hickenlooper to celebrate anniversary of FASTER program

DENVER — Friday, May 30, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper and elected officials on Monday will celebrate the fifth anniversary of FASTER (Funding Advancements for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery) with the completion of the 100th bridge repaired as part of the program.

FASTER, approved by the General in 2009 to change the way that transportation funding works in Colorado, generated funding for state roads, transit and bridges that lacked sufficient funding for repairs and safety improvements.

Normal wildfire season expected, though severe drought remains a concern for some areas of Colorado

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.

Gov. Hickenlooper, Colorado officials to discuss wildfire outlook

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.

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