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Week of 3/29/17 Of Special Interest
Photo courtesy: Hyland Hills Park and Recreation

By La Voz Staff

White House

President Trump signed an executive order intended to roll back President Barack Obama’s climate-change policies, a move created by Republicans as a way to promote energy independence and to restore thousands of lost coal industry jobs. President Trump advertised the move as a way to decrease the nation’s dependence on imported fuels and revive the flagging coal industry.

Governor of Colorado

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit and the Advisory Board. The Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit advises and consults with the Assistant Attorney General concerning the Attorney General’s powers under the consumer credit code. The new appointee, Richard Robert Jones of Centennial, is to serve as a member of the public until September 30, 2019. Additionally, Gov. Hickenlooper appointed Dongwoo John Chang, MD, FRCS (C) of Denver, to serve as a physician who is actively involved in stroke care and who is a board-certified in neurosurgery, and occasioned by the resignation of John Lawrence Hudson of Lakewood.

Denver Mayor

The Mayor proclaimed Tuesday, March 21 as Denver Immigration Day of Action, joining with cities across the country in reaffirming the city’s commitment to supporting immigrants and immigrant communities. “America is a country founded on the promise of a good life free from persecution.” Mayor Michael B.

Free immigration services

The University of New York and Juntos Podemos have coordinated free and confidential services to all members of the community. Services will be held at Mi Familia Vota, 4730 Oakland St. #210, in Denver, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 303-301-4683. Sevices will be held at Catholic Charities, 516 N. Main St., in Pueblo, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 719-545-4702, extension 105.

Immigration informational sessions

Centro San Juan Diego, Bishop Jorge H. Rodríguez and the Consulates of México, Guatemala and Perú will be holding a series of informational sessions on immigration. Immigration lawyers will explain changes in the new administration on immigration and will respond to questions and concerns. The session will be held at Centro San Juan Diego, 2830 Lawrence St. in Denver on Friday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m.

Hyland Hills opens Clear Creek Valley Park

On Thursday March 23rd, Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District opened an 81-acre park which features pedestrian trails, an adult exercise station with nine workout challenges, a 200+ vehicle parking lot, restrooms, a large 24-plot community garden. The Park also features a new and unique destination playground that offers creative play arenas for 2-5 year olds. The park is located at Clear Creek Valley Park at 5900 Tennyson St.

Denver Art Museum looking for local creative

DAM is searching for a local creative to participate in a Creative-in-Residence program where they will be challenged to produce transformative experiences for visitors. The Creative-in-Residence program challenges local Colorado creatives and artists from a diverse range of disciplines to push the boundaries of creativity by taking the DAM’s collection as inspiration for their residency at the museum. The museum is looking for creatives who will work with museum staff and visitors, are experienced in working with the public, are able to confidently create spaces for dialogue and reflection and are able to work with the DAM for approximately 40 days during the period May–August 2017. Deadline for inquiries is April 7, at noon. Please visit the Denver Art Museum at 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., For more information or visit

CSU Pueblo President search

Four finalists have emerged for Colorado State University-Pueblo’s next president who will visit the campus between March 27 and April 4 to meet with stakeholders from across the university community. The Presidential Search Advisory Committee recommended four finalists from a national search that attracted nearly 100 initial applicants from across the country. The four finalists and their visit dates are: Neal Weaver, Ph.D., Vice President for Advancement, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA; Mark Arant, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK; Timothy Mottet, Ed.D., Provost, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO; and Karl Spiecker, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Colorado State University-Pueblo.





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