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Week Of Special Interest 03/04/20
Photo courtesy: Joseph Salazar

By La Voz Staff

Daily Vehicle Park Pass increases $1

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) announces the Daily Vehicle Park Pass fee for each of Colorado’s 41 state parks will increase by one dollar effective March 1, 2020.

A Daily Vehicle Park Pass is now $9 for most parks, $10 for Chatfield, Boyd Lake and Eldorado Canyon state parks, and $11 for Cherry Creek (due to the Cherry Creek Water Basin Authority fee). Annual Park Pass and Commercial Park Pass entrance fees will remain unchanged in 2020.

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission approved the daily vehicle pass fee increase in January 2020 to help CPW manage the rise in property maintenance needs and operational costs associated with the growing number of park visitors.

As per the Future Generations Act, additional money from park license sales, passes and permits will go towards improving Colorado parks, lands and recreation. The bill also requires annual reporting of how fee increases are used; the 2019 Future Generations Act Report is available on the CPW website.

As the state’s population grows, so does the pressure on our natural resources. The vehicle fee increase is a helpful step to protect our natural resources for future generations, and ensure appropriate funding and programming for the conservation of our park lands.

For more information on choosing the right parks pass for you and your family, visit CPW’s Park Entrance Pass Information page.

Joseph Salazar named Co-Chair for Bernie Sanders Colorado campaign

Joseph Salazar, former Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives and local attorney was recently named Co-Chair for the Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign for the State of Colorado. Salazar has supported Sanders since his first presidential run in 2016. Salazar offers, “I endorse Bernie Sanders because we are not talking about a Democrat who plays Progressive. He is a Progressive who works with Democrats. We are not talking about a man who shifts positions depending on the political winds. We are talking about a man with a message – the same message - who embodies exactly what our country stands for. It is his moral compass to stand for justice.”

Our Government

White House

Presidential Message on National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: “As we observe National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Melania and I join the American people in remembering those family members and friends who have been lost to this terrible disease. We extend our support to those brave individuals battling colon and rectal cancers and encourage them to always keep up the fight.”

Colorado Governor

Gov. Polis and Lt. Gov. Primavera released an updated 2020 Roadmap to Saving Coloradans Money on Health Care to reflect the progress made over the last year to lower health care costs for Coloradans. The governor and lieutenant governor first released the roadmap in April of 2019. They were joined by state lawmakers and advocates at the state capitol.

“We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished over the last year in partnership with Republican and Democratic legislators to help save Coloradans money on health care, but there’s more work to do,” said Governor Jared Polis.

Denver Mayor

Mayor Michael B. Hancock announced Denver’s plans to transform a one-block stretch of roadway between the city’s iconic Civic Center Park and City and County Building into a versatile public gathering space and event space that people can enjoy year-round.

The effort will unfold in two phases. On April 21, as part of Phase1, Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) will close permanently Bannock Street between Colfax Avenue and 14th Avenue to vehicle traffic and reopen the stretch to the public in May when the installation of tree planters and a colorful street mural is complete.





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