Tammy Angel will serve as Acting Regional Forester
USDA Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen announced the temporary appointment of Tammy Angel as the Acting Regional Forester for the Rocky Mountain Region, effective January 24, 2021. In this role, she will lead more than 2,000 employees and share stewardship of 22 million acres of national forests and grasslands in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming with partners and forty-eight affiliated tribes.
Angel currently serves as Deputy Regional Forester for the Rocky Mountain Region, where she oversees multiple Directorates including Budget, Engineering, External Affairs, Grants and Agreements, Resource Information, and Recreation, Lands, Minerals and Volunteers.
She started her career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as an Engineering Stay-in-School student and transitioned to a full-time engineer upon graduation. After ten years, Angel joined the National Park Service where she served as a National Restoration Program Manager, Chief of the National Park Service Environmental Quality Division, Associate Regional Director for Resource Stewardship and Science, and most recently as Superintendent of Big Cypress National Preserve before making the move to the Forest Service in 2018.
A native of Arvada, Colorado, Angel earned a bachelorís degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. She replaces Tricia OíConnor, who has served as Acting Regional Forester for the Rocky Mountain Region since October 2020. OíConnor will return to the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming where she is the Forest Supervisor.
RTDís January service change takes effect today
Starting Monday January 11th, the Regional Transportation District (RTD)ís January service change will take effect.
The changes for January 2021 are in response to lower ridership, due to the pandemic, which is at about 40 percent of pre-COVID-19 levels. Additionally, RTD needs to reallocate its service to meet the demands of its busiest routes with the highest ridership; to suspend underperforming routes; and to allow for more service on routes with increasing ridership.
New community testing site in Westminster
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is pleased to support an additional FREE COVID-19 community testing site, in partnership with the City of Westminster and Mako Medical. The testing site will open daily from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. at 10685 Westminster Blvd., Westminster.
While walk-ins are welcome, pre-registration is highly encouraged to reduce wait time.
To pre-register, please:
Complete the registration form. Information must be exactly correct to receive your results.
Upon completing the form you will receive an email with a Booking ID number. Show this number to the site attendant in order to proceed with your test.
President Donald J. Trump will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jim Jordan. This prestigious award is the Nationís highest civilian honor, which is awarded by the President to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
Gov. Jared Polis ordered flags lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide until sunset January 13, to honor the loss of United States Capitol Police Officers, Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood. Sicknick died from injuries substained during an insurrection at the Nationís Capitol last week and Liebengood commited suicide.
Colorado lawmakers are pushing a $10 million security enhancement to the Capitol in Denver. Lawmakers are looking to get new security cameras, bollards, bulletproof windows, fencing at Lincoln Park and fortitied doors along with additional alterations meant to improve sightlines for people and machines that perform serveillance. The request came just before the Nationís top law enforcement agencies issued stark warnings regarding armed protests at each of the 50 States Capitols between now and January, 20th.