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Week of 4/12/17 Of Special Interest
Photo courtesy: Denver Public Art and Venues

By La Voz Staff

White House

The White House hosted the Wounded Warriors Project Soldier Ride to pay tribute to the men and women who have fought and served for this country. President Donald J. Trump participated in the event held in the East Room of the White House by delivering remarks to honor the men and women who have served this nation.

Governor of Colorado

Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law a bill that will ensure that all women in Colorado have access to a crucial piece of information about their health. This bill is Senate Bill 17-142, which requires facilities providing mammograms to notify women in writing if dense breast tissue is detected in their scans. “This is a huge victory for women,” said State Senator Angela Williams, D-Denver, the Senate sponsor of the bill. “This legislation will empower Coloradans and save lives.

Denver Mayor

Denver officials from the city, state, county courts and public school system sent a letter to the local Acting Field Office Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) requesting ICE agents respect “sensitive locations” when carrying out their duties, especially at or near Denver schools or in Denver courthouses. The letter, signed by Mayor Michael B. Hancock, all members of Denver City Council.

DIA adds new parking spaces

Denver International Airport (DEN) opened a new parking lot at 61st & Peña Regional Transportation District (RTD) University of Colorado A Line commuter rail station. The new lot adds a total of 800 parking spaces to the airport’s extensive parking system, and includes 609 spaces covered with solar canopies tied to a cutting-edge microgrid system that is part of an innovative public-private partnership at the site.

HOV passes available

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) today announced that switchable HOV passes are now available for free for drivers that travel on the I-25 and US 36 Express Lanes and plan to only use those passes for carpooling.

Kaiser Permanente invests in technology

Kaiser Permanente Colorado, the state’s largest nonprofit health plan, is making several multi-million dollar investments to better meet the needs of its more than 680,000 members. These investments include a new digital chat function that allows members to communicate directly with a Kaiser Permanente physician online, several new urgent care facilities and more than 160 new primary and specialty care physicians.

Montessori’s student “Chicken Managers”

Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High School (DMHS) has added another element to their daily coursework, and it involves chickens. Throughout the school year, student “Chicken Managers” flock outside to tend to their avian duties which include feeding the hens, gathering eggs and tidying the coop. This is the first time DMHS has incorporated their chickens into a schoolwide curriculum to help students learn about math, science, social studies and managerial skills.

Lakewood wins top award

Lakewood’s years of collaborative work with residents, businesses and others to transform the West Colfax Ave. Corridor and to benefit from the W line has earned it the first-ever Impact Award given in the “Inspire” category by the Urban Land Institute of Colorado.

Denver Public Art opens RFQ

Open to Colorado artists only and the Red Rocks Art Selection Panel released a request for qualifications (RFQ) Thursday for a Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater art project. Applications will be accepted at through April 27, 11:59 p.m. The budget for this project is $65,000, and is open to Colorado artists and artist teams only. The vision is to incorporate permanent or semi-permanent artwork into transitional areas of the park, integrating natural and man-made areas at Red Rocks, and enhancing the visitor experience.

Allstate Foundation support

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver provides a safe space for school breaks and out-of-school hours. Most notably, the Clubs have identified the hours between 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. as the peak hours for juvenile crime, and remain committed to providing a space for children to engage in programs that will positively impact their lives. The Allstate Foundation is supporting the work of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver by announcing a annual grant in addition to a large multi-agent volunteer event.





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