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Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture Focuses on Innovation

Feb 15th @ 9:37 am

The critical role of innovation to the future of US agriculture was the focus of the “Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture” on February 14, 2013 in Denver.  The forum, called “Cultivating Innovation: Creating Ideas for the Future,” challenged attendees to think about the need for innovation when considering a future with a growing demand for [...]

Gov. Hickenlooper Next Steps in Child Protection

Feb 6th @ 12:02 pm

Gov. John Hickenlooper was joined today by Reggie Bicha, Executive Director of the Department of Human Services, members of the General Assembly and county partners to introduce the second phase of the state’s Child Welfare Plan called “Keeping Kids Safe and Families Healthy 2.0.” The updated plan builds on an effort announced by the governor [...]

Aspen and Pueblo win 2013 Governor’s Arts Award

Jan 23rd @ 1:06 pm

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today that the cities of Aspen and Pueblo are the recipients for the 2013 Governor’s Arts Award. The cities will be honored at the closing luncheon of the 2nd Annual Creative Industries Summit on April 12, 2013 in Pueblo. “Congratulations to Aspen and Pueblo for their exceptional work in growing Colorado [...]

Gov. Hickenlooper Issues Disaster Declaration

Apr 4th @ 2:19 pm

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper today issued an emergency disaster declaration due to the imminent threat posed by flooding as a result of the wildfire last fall in Fourmile Canyon. “The wildfire stripped the burn area of vegetative groundcover and, as a result, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, the potential for sudden and destructive [...]

Concussions Training Due to Become Law in Colorado

Mar 29th @ 12:11 pm

DENVER – Concussion safety training for recreational youth sports coaches is due to be signed into law in Colorado. Governor John Hickenlooper plans to sign Senate Bill 40 today requiring online training in identifying concussions for middle school and recreational league sports coaches. High school coaches already take concussion training. The bill requires coaches to [...]

Gov. Hickenlooper Appoints State Housing Board Members

Mar 23rd @ 11:01 am

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today appointments to the State Agricultural Commission. The State Agricultural Commission formulates policy with respect to the management of the Department of Agriculture. The commission also advises and makes recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly. The appointments are dependent upon Senate confirmation. The members appointed are: Thomas K. [...]

Gov. Signs Bill to Encourage Economic Development of Creative Industries

Mar 22nd @ 1:05 pm

DENVER— Today, Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill to expand Colorado’s support for businesses in the creative industries. House Bill 1031, sponsored by Senator Joyce Foster (D-Denver), gives authority to local governments to create Creative Districts—arts-oriented business districts intended to promote local entrepreneurship. Creative industries include arts, design, publishing, architecture, research and development, software, advertising, [...]

Hickenlooper In DC For National Governor’s Meeting

Feb 28th @ 12:42 pm

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is in Washington for the National Governors Association. Hickenlooper and other governors plan to return to the White House on Monday to meet with President Barack Obama, vice president Joe Biden and their wives. Obama also met privately with Democratic governors on Friday. Obama says he wants to hear ideas about [...]