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Week of 3/08/17 Of Special Interest
Photo courtesy: Denver Zoo

By La Voz Staff

White House

On February 28, President Tump signed executive order, Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic growth, by reviewing the “Waters of the United States rule”.

Colorado Governor

Governor Hickenlooper announced Anthony (Tony) Neal-Graves as the executive director to lead Colorado’s Broadband Office. Neal-Graves will be responsible for driving the state’s broadband strategy, utilizing strong public and private sector relationships in communities across the state to support broadband expansion throughout Colorado. In Colorado’s rural areas, only 7 in 10 people have access to broadband. The state wants to raise rural broadband availability from 70 percent to 85 percent by the end of 2018, and pave the path to achieve 100 percent access for all of Colorado by 2020.

Denver Mayor

Mayor Michael B. Hancock released the following statement on the closing of this year’s month-long commemoration of contributions of African Americans to the history and achievements of the United States of America: “African American history is American history, with each contribution building on the greater story of the American experience. As has been shown time and time again, there is strength in our diversity as a nation, which is what this celebratory month has always been about.

North Metro Firefighters team up for a cause

North Metro Fire Rescue District, The Exchange Tavern and Kahuna Ventures are teaming up for the St. Baldrick’s Shave for a Cure event in Westminster at The Exchange Tavern (11940 Bradburn Blvd.) on Saturday, March 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. Firefighters and community members alike will shave their heads in solidarity while raising money for childhood cancer research through St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Local libraries add new hours

The Denver Public Library announced the Montbello and Ross-University Hills Branch Libraries will increase hours to better serve customers in northeast and southeast Denver. The Montbello Branch Library, located at 12955 Albrook Drive in Northeast Denver, will increase hours from 48 to 52 hours per week to provide services, programs and computer access to a greater number of Montbello families.

Denver Zoo welcomes Dobby

Denver Zoo quietly welcomed the birth of Dobby
, a male, reticulated giraffe, on the morning of Tuesday, February 28, as millions of people waited for a giraffe to be born in New York. Dobby was born to mother Kipele (kih-PAY-lay) at 3 a.m., measuring 5-feet-tall and weighing 73 pounds, both small figures for a newborn giraffe

Dime Denver launches March Music Month

Dime Denver is hosting a month of music workshops, showcases, and an Open House in advance of MSU Denver at DIME Denver’s Bachelors Degree programs launching this fall. Throughout March Music Month, participants will be introduced to MSU Denver at DIME Denver’s accredited bachelor’s degrees in commercial music performance, commercial songwriting and music industry studies, and will have the opportunity to talk to MSU Denver and DIME Denver team members to learn more. For information about DIME Denver and upcoming workshops, please visit

Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume expanded hours

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume will remain in Denver for an additional week, closing April 9, 2017. Visitors will be able to come early and stay late many days leading up to the new exhibition closing date. Please visit for time slot and ticket availability information.

Roberto Ramirez appointed to 17th Judicial District

Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Roberto Ramirez on February 16, 2017 as district court judge for the 17th Judicial District (Adams and Broomfield counties). Ramirez currently serves as a Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Arvada.





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