Denver Rescue Mission will
provide meals during holidays
Thousands of people in Denver simply cannot afford to put a Thanksgiving meal on their tables. Denver Rescue Mission is reaching out to the community requesting help in collecting 15,000 turkeys. The birds will be served at the Great Thanksgiving Banquet on November 22, used in about 3,000 Thanksgiving food boxes and distributed to families in need across Metro Denver through churches, schools and non-profit organizations. Denver Rescue Mission will provide about 200,000 meals during the holiday season. For more information visit
www.DenverRescueMission.org/turkey or call 303-313-2403.
Glenwood Springs’ new bridge
The Colorado Department of Transportation says it may open Glenwood Springs’ new bridge to traffic 10 days ahead of schedule depending on the weather. The Post Independent reports the department is hoping to open the bridge before the morning rush hours hits. An exact time has not been determined. Project Public Information Manager Tom Newland says all four lanes on the bridge could be opened if there is no rain. With an 80 percent chance of rain through the weekend and into Monday, it’s not clear if that will be possible. Newland says if the weather does take a turn, only three lanes will be opened as previously planned.
The 40th annual Denver Film Festival
The festival runs until Nov, 12. Screenings and events will take place at various venues, including the Sie FilmCenter, UA Denver Pavilions and the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. It entertains. It educates. It provokes and persuades, moves and motivates. The cinema’s potential to transform as well as reflect society in all its diversity is what the Denver Film Society (DFS) aims to recognize and dedicated to engaging both its members and the general public in a lifelong, life-altering relationship with and understanding of film and film culture. Tickets to the screenings and more information on how to fest can be found on the
President Trump Proclaims November 2017 as National Native American Heritage Month. American Indians and Alaska Natives are inextricably linked with the history of the United States. Beginning with the Pilgrims’ arrival at Plymouth Colony and continuing until the present day, Native American’s contributions are woven deeply into our Nation’s rich tapestry. During National Native American Heritage Month, we honor and celebrate the first Americans and recognize their contributions and sacrifices.
Gov. John Hickenlooper delivered the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19 State budget request to the Joint Budget Committee of the General Assembly. Relative to expected FY 2017-18 appropriations, the request reflects a total funds budget of $30.5 billion, an increase of just under $1.09 billion or 3.7 percent. In the General Fund, the request totals $11.5 billion, an increase of $292.1 million or 2.6 percent. “This new budget supports education and public safety needs across the state. But history tells us to be ready for when times are not as good. By building up reserves and shoring our pension plan, this proposal meets the needs of today and provides a buffer for tomorrow.”
Mayor Michael B. Hancock, joined by community members and National Western Center founding partners Colorado State University, National Western Stock Show, Denver Museum of Nature & Science and History Colorado, honoring the two-year anniversary of voter approval for Measure 2C. The ceremony recognized the progress by thanking Denver voters for supporting the measure, which provides funding for phases 1 and 2 of the National Western Center master plan.