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Week of 3/15/17 Of Special Interest
 
Photo courtesy: Boulder Police Department Facebook
 

By La Voz Staff
News@lavozcolorado.com
 
03/15/2017

White House

During his speech on Women’s History Month, President Donald Trump offered, “We celebrate Women’s History Month, honoring the countless contributions that women leaders, scientists, and entrepreneurs have made throughout American history. We are a greater, stronger, and more just Nation today because of women like Clara Barton, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, and so many others. We honor them and we recommit ourselves to a better future for every woman in America.”

Colorado Governor

Governor John Hickenlooper signed SB 17 - 014 the Fire and Police Pension Association Multi-employer Deferred Compensation Plan into law last week. The Bill, concerns authorization of the board of directors of the fire and police pension association to develop a multi-employer deferred compensation plan.

Denver Mayor

Denver will host Vison Zero Summit and wants to hear from Denver residents where they think our streets can be made safer. Denver residents and visitors are encouraged to visit
www.denvergov.org/visionzero to take the map-based survey. “Only through a broad-based community effort will we be able to reduce the senseless harm to our people from accidents and create safer, more viable mobility options for everyone,” the Mayor concluded.

Denver Public Schools honored as a Great District for Great Teachers

Denver Public Schools named a Great District for Great Teachers, an award given to just eight districts nationwide by the National Council on Teaching Quality. DPS was selected as a national leader in developing and caring for great teachers so they, in turn, can deliver great instruction to their students.

Frontier Airlines announces seven new nonstop cities

This spring and summer, Frontier Airlines will launch seasonal service to five cities from Colorado Springs. The new cities include Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington. Later this fall, Frontier will add new seasonal service to both Fort Myers and Tampa, Fla. Frontier is offering special introductory fares as low as $29 on these new routes as of today at www.Flyfrontier.com.

Commerce City businesses recognized

During its ninth annual Commerce City Business Appreciation Awards event, Commerce City honored seven local businesses that achieved great success as well as their positive contributions to the city as follows; Asahi Food, Birko Corporation, Jalisco International, Sashco, Inc., Entrepreneurial Spirit, United -Power, Inc. and Ardent Mills.

Local students receive $4,000 in scholarship money

The Quality Community Foundation provides annual scholarship opportunities for Commerce City residents. Each recipient receives funding for post-secondary education up to $4,000 over a 4-year period. Scholarship eligibility requirements:, Must be a resident of Commerce City, Must currently be enrolled or have been accepted to attend a college, university or vocational school in Colorado, Have achieved and will continue to maintain an acceptable grade point average of 2.0 (transcripts are required for each stage of scholarship program), Applications are available online at www.c3gov.com/QCF, at the Commerce City Civic Center (7887 E. 60th Ave.), or through the counselor’s office of each Commerce City high school. Applications are due April 7.

City of Boulder receives award

The City of Boulder has been awarded $730,000 from the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Highway Safety Improvement Program for three transportation improvement projects that support the city’s Toward Vision Zero transportation safety initiative and Capital Improvement Program. The projects include safety improvements at the intersections of Baseline Road and 29th St. and State Highway 93 (Broadway) and Rayleigh Road, as well as intersection and lane safety/geometric improvements at Colorado Ave. and Regent Drive.

Pueblo Chile license plate

The Pueblo Chile License Plate bill passed the Senate Finance Committee. House Bill 1021 offers the Pueblo Chile License Plate as an option for Colorado vehicle owners to purchase and display. The license plate will serve as an important part of the statewide branding campaign to support local pride and loyalty for Colorado agriculture, most notably the Pueblo Chile Growers Association, made up of 16 different family farms.

Boulder Police Department*

The Association for Community Living is once again offering its popular Safety First for Adults training. This free, five-week program is designed to provide safety tips to adults living with cognitive or developmental disabilities. The program covers decision-making skills related to using public transportation, home security, fire safety and the proper way to contact police. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. beginning on April 6 through May 4. All sessions will be held at the Boulder Police Department located at 1805 33rd St.

 

 

 

 

 
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