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Week of 8/30/17 Of Special Interest
Photo courtesy: CSU

By La Voz Staff

Fourth Judicial District, El Paso County vacancy

The Fourth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet at the El Paso County Judicial Building on October, 4 to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of county judge for El Paso County. The vacancy will be created by the resignation of the Hon. Daniel S. Wilson. The vacancy will occur on September 15.

Gas Prices Likely To Go Up In Coming Weeks

The remnants of Hurricane Harvey are hundreds of miles away but their effects are being felt in Denver and around the country. The storm has forced the closure of at least 10 oil refineries in the Houston and Corpus Christie areas. Those refineries can process up to 2.2 million barrels of crude oil into gas and other products, meaning there’s less gas to go around and prices will almost certainly go up. petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan told USA Today that prices would likely rise 5 to 15 cents in the Rocky Mountain region and the rest of the West. Analysts say it often takes about a week for drivers to start seeing the increases at the pump.

CSU Fort Collins gifts video display board to CSU Pueblo

The Colorado State University System has provided a significant gift between its sister schools as it funded the transfer of a video display board from Hughes Stadium in Fort Collins to the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Fans will get a chance to see the three-story video board when the number 12 ranked ThunderWolves take on the number 16 Colorado Mines at 6 p.m. Thursday night.

Catholic Charities opens Denver’s largest women’s shelter

Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver opened Samaritan House Women’s Shelter in northeast Denver to serve vulnerable single women experiencing homelessness making it the largest women’s-only shelter in Denver. The facility will offer emergency overnight services for up to 100 single women beginning September 15. This new facility, in combination with women’s shelter space at Samaritan House will enable Catholic Charities to provide shelter for up to 250 single women each night.

Our Government

White House

President Trump will welcome Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak of Malaysia to the White House on September 12. President Trump looks forward to celebrating the 60th anniversary of United States-Malaysia bilateral relations and discussing ways to strengthen and broaden our bilateral relationship and expand regional cooperation with one of America’s closest partners in Southeast Asia.

Governor of Colorado

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Charter School Institute Board, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Council, State Rehabilitation Council and Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education. For terms expiring July 1, 2020: Elizabeth Dina Aybar Conti of Denver, a Democrat who has experience as a public school teacher and as a public school administrator working with charter schools, reappointed; Eric Sedric Lerum of Denver, to serve as a member with board or public service experience and as a Democrat, appointed; Kristine Annette Pollard of Grand Junction, to serve as a member with board or public service experience and as a Republican, appointed.

Denver Mayor

Mayor Michael B. Hancock celebrated the achievements of Denver Peak Academy and the thousands of city employees who have improved city operations and saved Denver Taxpayers $22.5 million. “That means Denver residents spend less time and money when they interact with the city,” Mayor Hancock said. “Denver’s Peak Academy has become a national model adopted by some of the largest municipalities in the country. Look forward to continuing our progress.”





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