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Week Of Special Interest 09/25/19
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By La Voz Staff

CDOT hiring underway

100+ permanent and temporary positions available to maintain highways

With the first day of autumn upon us, the Colorado Department of Transportation is seeking to hire both permanent and seasonal full-time and part-time highway maintenance workers and snowplow drivers for the adverse weather ahead.

Hiring now is taking place to fill positions throughout the state. Locations include:

Metropolitan Denver, including foothills (Kittredge)

Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor (Idaho Springs, Empire, Berthoud Pass, Silverthorne, Vail Pass, Dowd Junction, Avon, Wolcott, Gypsum, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction)

Northwest (Granby, Rabbit Ears Pass, Meeker, Hot Sulphur, Yampa, Hayden, Maybell)

West Central/Western Slope (Breckenridge, Fairplay, Leadville, Twin Lakes, Poncha Springs, Carbondale, El Jebel, Paonia, Blue Mesa, Monarch Pass, Saguache)

Southwest (Silverton, Telluride, Dove Creek, Ignacio, Rico, Ridgway, Wolf Creek Pass)

Eastern Plains/Northeast (New Raymer)

South Central/Southeast (Colorado Springs, Pueblo, La Veta, Trinidad)

Most positions begin in November and require a Colorado Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and experience operating heavy equipment, such as a forklift or bus, and/or physical labor experience. The starting monthly pay for full-time permanent employees is $3266, with full benefits and promotional opportunities. In addition, certain positions and locations offer a housing stipend.

Interested individuals should apply now at:

FBI Relaunches Public Awareness Campaign: #ThinkBeforeYouPost

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Denver Division has relaunched a public awareness campaign to educate the public about the consequences of making threats and reminding community members hoax threats are not a joke.

“We want to ensure the public understands making threats online, even those you had no intention of carrying out, can result in arrests and even prison sentences at the state or federal level. It is not a joke,”said Dean Phillips, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Denver Division.

Public assistance is crucial to our efforts to curb these hoax threats. We ask the public continue to contact law enforcement to report any potential threats or suspicious activity. If there is any reason to believe the safety of others is at risk, we ask that the public immediately reach out to their local police department by calling 911, or contact the FBI via or over the phone (1-800-CALL-FBI). As always, members of the public can call the FBI Denver Division at (303) 629-7171 to report a tip.

Our Government

White House

President Donald Trump acknowledged that he and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky discussed former Vice President Joe Biden in a July call, after allegations from an un-named whistleblower filed a complaint. The alleged complaint indicates President Trump made some unethical promises to the Ukrainian President in exchange for a Ukrainian investigation into former Vice President Biden and his son Hunter Biden.

Colorado Governor

Governor Jared Polis and Attorney General Phil Weiser announced that Colorado has joined a multistate lawsuit to challenge the federal government’s unlawful regulation to preempt the state’s Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) standards. These standards — authorized in 2013 by a waiver from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and adopted by Colorado and 13 other states and the District of Columbia — are a key part of state efforts to protect public health and the environment. In the lawsuit, the coalition asserts that this Preemption Rule is unlawful and should be rescinded.

Denver Mayor

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Councilwoman Robin Kniech (at-large) proposed to raise the citywide minimum wage starting Jan. 1, 2020. More than 100,000 residents who live and work in Denver would see higher wages under Denver’s proposal.

“Wage stagnation is a national challenge and has meant pain and a lack of opportunity for too many people for too long,” Mayor Hancock said.





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