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Week of 12/21/16 Of Special Interest
Photo courtesy: Sundance Film Festival Faceabook

By La Voz Staff

KBNO expands its reach

KBNO 1280 AM, the oldest and most prestigious Spanish radio station in Denver, Que Bueno, added a new FM station and is simulcasting on 97.7 in the Denver/Boulder DMA. Que Bueno is part of Latino Communications which also owns 4 other stations operating inside Colorado: KXRE 1490AM; 102.1FM in Colorado Springs and KAVA 1480AM and 107.5FM in Pueblo. Zee Ferrufino, President and CEO of Latino Communications added: “The addition of 97.7FM in Denver makes us much more competitive in a crowded radio market. Our strong selling point continues to be our localism; we are able to deliver the whole state with unduplicated, original content. The “Que Bueno Network” has been a major player within the Spanish dominant Hispanic Market in Colorado for almost 54 years.

Phillips named Aviation Director

Greg Phillips has accepted the position of aviation director for the Colorado Springs Airport (COS). He will begin his new position on January 30, 2017. Phillips brings 12 years of experience in airport management and comes to Colorado Springs from the Eagle County Regional Airport where he served four years as the executive director of aviation. Phillips also serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Northwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives.

Taxis collecting toys

Between Nov 30th and Dec. 15, taxi drivers were collecting toys from anyone who wished to give children in need a gift this holiday season. It was all part of the taxi companies’ drive to support an initiative by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and First Lady Mary Louise Lee to collect and distribute toys to children between the ages of five and 12 this season. Any person who was a passenger in one of those taxis-and those who saw taxis on the street-gave an unwrapped toy to the driver. All toys were collected and kept at the company’s headquarters each night, and were delivered Dec. 15th to the Mayor’s and First Lady’s Holiday Reception at the McNichol’s Civic Center Building.

Rose Community Foundation announces trustees

Rose Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees will add three new members in 2017. “These community leaders will provide guidance and expertise to support the Foundation’s mission, programs and policies,” said Jerrold L. Glick, chair, board of trustees.

Su Teatro to receive $10,000 grant

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is a Challenge America grant of $10,000 to Su Teatro for ’57 Chevy starring Culture Clash phenom Ric Salinas. The Challenge America category supports primarily small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations-those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.

Thirty million grant to remake Sun Valley

The City and County of Denver and the Denver Housing Authority received a $30 million grant that will go toward housing, jobs and new open space in the Sun Valley neighborhood. With the award of this Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), local partners will be able to: Build 750 new, mixed-income housing units; improve the neighborhood’s landscape by creating new open space and increasing opportunities for local businesses; increase families’ access to quality jobs and education; and develop a centralized district energy program to serve the target area.

Prestigious Sundance Film Festival accepts Colorado films

Once again Colorado’s filmmaking success and ability to produce award-winning filmmakers is being recognized at the Sundance Film Festival taking place in and around Park City, Utah from Jan. 19 through Jan. 29. The three Colorado films accepted into the prestigious festival are Casting “JonBenet,” “78/52” and “ChasingCoral.” Of the three films, two were incentivized by the Colorado Film Office through the 20 percent rebate incentive, with “Casting JonBenet” receiving $50,000 and “78/52” receiving $41,200. The Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media awarded over $2 million in incentives in 2016 to 17 projects that generated an estimated $17.6 million in economic activity and $1.2 million in state and local tax revenues.





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