Jerrold “Jerry” Crowe
Jerrold Crowe, raised in Commerce City, and a long-time resident of Thornton, Crowe passed away on January 27. Crowe is survived by his wife Brenda and children, Anastacia (Noah) White, Kyle (Marina Segura), grandchildren, Kailani Marie, Kylee Jean, Eliana Consuelo and Carter Lee. Crowe was a Vietnam-era veteran and served in the U.S. Navy as a field medic. Services for Crowe will be held at Spirit of Christ Catholic Church at 7400 W. 80th Ave. on Thursday, Feb 2 at 10 a.m.
Joseph Mack Montano
Joseph Mack Montano, son of Jose Encarnacion Montano and Frances Adeline Montano, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home, on January 20. A man dedicated to his family, he served as a CDOT attorney who was also a major part of the creation of Colorado’s interstate highway system. Look for a tribute to Montano in next week’s La Voz.
RTD adds R-Line to Aurora
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) announced that the R Line will open for service on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, bringing light rail through the heart of Aurora which extends service from the existing Nine Mile Station north 10.5-miles to Peoria Station connecting to the University of Colorado A Line to Denver International Airport.
Academia Ana Marie Sandoval celebrates
Parents, educators and students came together for a walk-in at Academia Ana Marie Sandoval, celebrating the school’s unity and diversity through art during the school’s Artivism week. The community is also creating a resolution statement to reinforce Sandoval’s values to remain a safe and welcoming place to all students and families.
Governor promotes Colorado Cuba relations
Governor Hickenlooper will travel to Cuba on Feb. 2, with a delegation from the Biennial of the Americas. The purpose of trip is to lay the groundwork for cultural and economic exchange between Colorado and Cuba.
DPS graduation rates increase
Graduation rates continue to increase across the district with DPS boasting the best on-time graduation growth across Colorado with more Latino students walking across the graduation stage, ready for college and career. With a steady increase, Latino graduation rates have grown from 30 percent in 2007 to 63.3, percent in 2015-16, an impressive gain of 33 points.
Mumps increase in Colorado
Public health officials are seeing a large increase in mumps cases reported nationwide, as well as outbreaks in multiple states, including Colorado. So far this year, 14 cases have been reported in Colorado. That nearly matches the 17 cases reported in 2016. The five-year average is 5.6 cases per year. In 2016 in the United States, there were 5,311 cases of mumps, with eight states reporting more than 100 cases. Among the 14 cases reported locally, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Denver Public Health and Tri-County Health Department are investigating an outbreak of mumps among 11 people in the Denver Metro area.
Historian Phil Goodstein’s discusses I-70
On Monday, Feb. 6, Denver historian Phil Goodstein will discuss the I-70 expansion, including its impact on north Denver neighborhoods. Also on the agenda are the National Western Complex’s $1-billion-plus overhaul and plans for the 2026 Winter Olympics related to the expansion.