Pueblo WWII POW Armando ‘Chief’ Trujillo honored by LVPIC
The Latino Veterans Profiles in Courage (LVPIC) will be awarding Pueblo Colorado Native, Armando “Chief” Trujillo posthumously, the 2019 Latino Veteran Profiles in Courage Award for his courageous service in WWII, a POW for 42 months, earning the Purple Heart and Bronze Star as well as other military medals.
The LVPIC Awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 12, at 6 p.m. at the Pueblo Convention Center. Former Director of Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs Reuben “Ben” Maestes will be the Guest Speaker. Anyone interested in attending this event can do so by purchasing tickets through the Latino Chamber, 215 S. Victoria Ave. (or by calling the Chamber to pay and reserve a seat at 719-542-5513).
Denver area fire fighters support MDA
The Colorado Professional Firefighters (CPFF) and other fire departments throughout Denver metro area and Northern Colorado are showing their support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) as they kick off the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to raise critical funds to transform the lives of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases.
Continuing a 65-year tradition, thousands of dedicated firefighters in Colorado will hit the streets, storefronts, and community centers with boots in hand asking pedestrians, motorists, and other passersby to make a donation to MDA throughout Labor Day weekend.
Funds raised through Fill the Boot event in 2019 help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer and grow stronger, displaying how we all can truly live unlimited; no matter what challenges we may face.
Contributions also help fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as support groups and state-of-the-art support Care Centers, including the MDA Care Center at Children’s Hospital, outpatient clinic at Anschutz medical campus and an additional clinic at University of Colorado Hospital. Donations also help send more than 80 local kids to MDA summer camp, “the best week of the year”; a fully accessible camp at Easter Seals Rocky Mountain Village – all at no cost to their families.
President Donald J. Trump made additional disaster assistance available to the State of Florida by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for Public Assistance projects undertaken in the State of Florida as a result of Hurricane Irma during the period of September 4 to October 18, 2017.
Under the President’s order today, the Federal share for Public Assistance has been increased to 90 percent of the total eligible costs, except assistance previously approved at 100 percent.
Governor Jared Polis signed an executive order that will help improve Colorado’s air quality, protect public health, reduce ozone pollution and address climate change.
“This executive order highlights ozone pollution as the most pressing and immediate air quality issue we face - especially for children, seniors, and other vulnerable populations - and directs the RAQC to come into compliance with health-based standards as soon as possible,” said Gov. Jared Polis.
The City and County of Denver intends to purchase the Crossroads shelter for men experiencing homelessness from The Salvation Army. The city and The Salvation Army have executed a letter of intent for the purchase of the facility.
“The city’s purchase of Crossroads is critical to ensuring our residents experiencing homelessness have the support from our community to be healthy, housed and connected to the services they need,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said.