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Week of 9/13/17 Of Special Interest

By La Voz Staff

Homes for sale in Denver

Denver’s competitive real estate market is a tough one for buyers right now. While housing inventory is on the rise, the number of homes on the market is much lower than the historical average and those homes are selling in a matter of days. Denver has by far the most available listings of any city in the metro area, with nearly 1,800 as of Sept. 6. There were only about 7,300 active listings in the entire metro area in August, according to DMAR.

This list includes both single-family homes and condos:

Denver - 1,779
Aurora - 703
Littleton - 335
Thornton - 256
Lakewood - 217
Westminster - 174
Englewood - 99
Commerce City - 96
Northglenn - 33

Colorado National Guard send support during Hurricane Irma

A Colorado NGCE Joint Incident Site Communications Capability and six Airmen of the 233rd Space Communications Squadron, 233rd Space Group, Greeley, Colorado, traveled via military aircraft from Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado. The team will stage in Mississippi with follow-on orders to storm-affected areas. “When we have an emergency in Colorado, we know we can count on our neighboring states to assist, so when we have the opportunity to help others, it’s our top priority,” said the Colorado National Guard Director of Joint Staff, Air Force Col. Gregory White, who commands the military response to domestic operations in Colorado. “We’re proud to support the professionals at all levels of the response effort.”

Color of Duty wins 2nd place

Jose Aguayo, local author whose book, Color of Duty, was recently nominated at the Latino International Book Awards, has placed 2nd in the Best Latino Focused Nonfiction category. Aguayo, who writes about Vietnam-era war experiences and other Latinos serving their country in Color of Duty won raves reviews by the Latino International Book Award judges in Los Angeles over the weekend. Aguayo is a member of the Colorado Chapter, American GI Forum (AGIF).

Our Government

White House

President Trump declared that an emergency exists in the State of Georgia and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irma beginning on September 7, and continuing. The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts. This action will help alleviate the hardship and suffering that the emergency may inflict on the local population, to save lives. Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide, at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency.

Colorado Governor

Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide on Monday, Sept. 11 in honor of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, This also is in recognition of Patriot Day, which was designated by Congress in 2001. On Patriot Day, we honor the nearly 3,000 innocent lives taken from us on September 11, and all of those who so nobly aided their fellow citizens in America’s time of need. We rededicate ourselves to the ideals that define our country and unite us as one, as we commemorate all the heroes who lost their lives saving others.

Denver Mayor

Mayor Michael B. Hancock unveiled his 2018 budget proposal for the City and County of Denver on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Prior to the announcement, Chief Financial Officer Brendan Hanlon, Budget Director Stephanie Adams and Deputy Chief of Staff Evan Dreyer had a media briefing to discuss details of the Mayor’s 2018 budget proposal.





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