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Week of 4/19/17 Of Special Interest
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By La Voz Staff

White House

President Donald J. Trump believes our moral duty to the taxpayer requires us to make our government leaner and more accountable. The announcement of his “Comprehensive Plan for Reforming the Federal Government and Reducing the Federal Civilian Workforce" returns the Federal government to its primary purpose, to provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty.

Governor of Colorado

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the following bills into law, recently SB 17-065 Transparency In Direct Pay Health Care Prices, concerning a requirement that health care providers disclose the charges they impose for common health care services when payment is made directly rather than by a third party. SB 17-146 Access To Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, concerning access to the electronic Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

Denver Mayor

The New Vision Zero map-based survey has launched a tool to gather critical community input on safety of Denver streets. Maybe you know a place where the bike lane could use more protection from traffic or does not connect through to your destination? Crash data only tells one side of the story, and we want to hear from Denver residents where they think our streets can be made safer. The summit will bring together neighborhood groups and local mobility leaders to discuss the national Vision Zero movement, to educate about Denver’s Vision Zero progress, and to engage and encourage stakeholders to help improve safety on city streets.

Denver Office on Women & Families

Register for a limited number of spots for this free all-day conference with Mayor Hancock and other leaders from government, business and nonprofits to talk about policies and guidelines that promote gender equity and inclusion. Register at

The Heat Is On

As warm weather beckons Coloradans outdoors, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies are set to collaborate for the latest The Heat Is On DUI enforcement, in an effort to curb impaired driving. The Spring Events enforcement began on April 7, and continues through May 15, coinciding with annual spring celebrations and festivities, graduations, spring breaks, outdoor festivals, the start of baseball season and numerous 4/20 events where alcohol and cannabis may be consumed.

Hyland Hills Park/Recreation opens 81-acre park

Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District, Federal Heights, are opening an 81-acre park (Clear Creek Valley Park) at 5900 Tennyson St. in Adams County, officially opened to the public on “Hot Dog Day” scheduled June.

Report rude behavior

With the successful implementation of RTD’s Next Ride real-time tracking app, RTD has launched a new app to engage customers and increase awareness about rider etiquette and our newly established rider code of conduct. The Report a Jimmy app allows passengers to report behaviors observed on buses and rail and at RTD facilities and associate those behaviors with the conduct listed in our rider code of conduct.

Buyer Beware:(free tree landscaping deals)

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), Colorado Nursery and Greenhouse Association (CNGA) and the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC) are warning consumers to be wary of trees, shrubs, perennial plants and turf grass sod that are included for “free” with the cost of exorbitant planting and landscaping costs. CNGA, ALCC and CDA all work together to protect consumers.

Manuel High School Class Reunion/Classes 1960-1964

The Manual High School Class Reunion 60-64 Committee announces plans for another reunion celebration, “Thunderbolt Magic” celebrating plus or minus 55 years. CALLING ALL MANUAL CLASSMATES! Are you ready to mix, mingle and get caught up on who’s been doing what for the past fifty or so years? We invite you to join the classes of 60-64 for three days of friendship, fun and fellowship. Plans are underway for a reunion for the classes of 1960-1964. Our theme this year is “Thunderbolt Magic”. The event dates are June 23 & 24 2017 and all activities will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Stapleton, 4444 North Havana St. Please contact the hotel directly at 303-375-0400 for information.

Earth Day in Denver

Denver’s 2017 Earth Day celebration! This year’s event will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Skyline Park (between 15th and 16th Streets and adjacent to Arapahoe St.). Participation in the event is free and open to the public. The event will highlight sustainability-related resources available to the community. For questions, please contact





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