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Hickenlooper Wins Colorado Primary

Hickenlooper Wins Colorado Primary

  Former Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper, defeated challenger Andrew Romanoff in Tuesday’s statewide primary ballot contest.  The unofficial statewide vote stands at 525,716 for Hickenlooper and 357,311 for Romanoff.  The Prowers County tabulation is at 496 for Hickenlooper  and 258 for Romanoff.  Hickenlooper served as governor of the state from 2011 to 2019.  He was also the […]

Hickenlooper Declares September as Workforce Development Month

Hickenlooper Declares September as Workforce Development Month

    (DENVER) — Governor John Hickenlooper has issued a proclamation declaring September as Workforce Development Month in Colorado. Workforce Development Month began modestly in 2004 with just a handful of events.  The annual series has grown exponentially over the last 14 years, through good times and bad, and Workforce Development Month 2018 is bigger […]

Governor Hickenlooper Activates CO Drought Mitigation & Response

      On May 2, 2018, in response to persistent and prolonged drought in portions of Colorado, Governor Hickenlooper activated the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan for the agricultural sector in the following counties: Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Conejos, Costilla, Las Animas, Baca, Prowers, Bent, Otero, Huerfano, Alamosa, Rio Grande, Mineral, Hinsdale, San […]

Hickenlooper Declares November, "Hire a Veteran First" Month

Hickenlooper Declares November, “Hire a Veteran First” Month

DENVER –  Governor Hickenlooper has declared November “Hire A Veteran First” Month. With Veterans Day falling every year on November 11, the month has long been a time to honor our veterans and ensure they are returning home to opportunity. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) and its network of veteran employment specialists in […]

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

  Focus is on increasing employment opportunities for workers with disabilities (DENVER) – Governor John Hickenlooper has issued a proclamation declaring October as Disability Employment Awareness Month, a time to recognize the value that people with disabilities bring to Colorado’s workforce and to promote the hiring of individuals with disabilities. In October, the Colorado Department […]

Commissioners Review Landfill Problems with Holly and Granada

Commissioners Review Landfill Problems with Holly and Granada

  Glenn Otto and Tony Garcia, Mayors of Granada and Holly, respectively, met with the Prowers County Commissioners to discuss their landfill problems on Tuesday, August 29th.  Both communities are between a financial rock and a hard place in their efforts to remain in compliance to regulatory mandates for their landfill operations from the Colorado […]

State Revenue Forecast Shows Solid Performance

  DENVER — Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 — The Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) today released its quarterly economic forecast. State General Fund revenue is projected to increase 4.5 percent in FY 2016-17; the forecast is lower relative to June’s projections by $160.6 million, or 1.5 percent. “Economic expansion is expected to […]

Public Health Week: How to get to Healthiest Nation 2030

Public Health Week: How to get to Healthiest Nation 2030

[Lamar] – Americans are living 20 years longer than their grandparents’ generation, thanks largely to the work of public health. Still, people in many other high-income countries live longer and suffer fewer health issues than Americans. The American Public Health Association’s annual observance of National Public Health Week, April 4-10, brings attention to many of […]