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Week Of Special Interest 02/21/18
Photo courtesy: Sociedad Protección Mutua De Trabajadores Unidos

By La Voz Staff

Sociedad Protección Mutua de Trabajadores Unidos (SPMDTU)

The SPMDTU was awarded $193,361 Grant from the Colorado State Historical Fund. La Sociedad Protección Mutua de Trabajadores Unidos (SPMDTU) has been awarded a $193,361 grant from the Colorado State Historical Fund (SHF) of Denver for 2018-2020. These funds will be used to begin the interior and exterior restoration and rehabilitation of its Concilio Superior headquarters building in Antonito, Colorado built in 1925. In addition to other proposals, a GoFundMe page at has been established to raise matching funds for this grant.

Denver’s possible new tallest skyscraper

A New York developer is moving ahead with plans to build an ambitious condo tower in downtown Denver that would become the city’s tallest, if approved. Greenwich Realty Capital first unveiled plans for the project at 17th and California St. last September. At the time, a spokesman said the building would be in excess of 75 stories but it wasn’t yet clear what the actual height would be. Plans for 650 17th St. became a little bit more concrete last week when the developer filed a concept with the city that calls for an 81-story mixed-use tower. In September, the developer said the building would house about 250 condos, a hotel, ground-floor retail and hundreds of parking spaces. Feedback is welcomed about city codes that need to be met before the developer submits a formal site plan.

CDOR encourages electronic filing

Over 84 percent of taxpayers submitted their Colorado individual income tax returns electronically last year. The Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) encourages taxpayers to file their Colorado income taxes electronically again this year. Electronic filing, or “e-filing,” has revolutionized filing state and federal income tax returns. Preparing and submitting returns can be easier and less time-consuming than ever before and may result in quicker refunds. Various online and tax preparation services provide individuals with choices to fit their lifestyles, including CDOR’s free online tax filing system, Whether they prepare forms themselves or use a tax professional, taxpayers can find an electronic filing option that’s right for them.

Our Government

White House

Despite the holiday often being referred to as “Presidents’ Day” in practice, the official federal holiday continues to be known as “Washington’s Birthday.” When George Washington himself was alive, people honored the occasion with balls and banquets. The celebration continued after his death as a way to remember what America’s first president did for the Nation. February 22, the date of Washington’s birth in 1732, became a federal holiday in 1879.

Colorado Governor

Gov. John Hickenlooper has appointed Sean Finn as a District Court Judge in the 17th Judicial District. He fills a vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Ted Tow to the Colorado Court of Appeals. Finn currently serves as a Chief Trial Deputy for the District Attorney’s Office in the 20th Judicial District, a position he has held since 2010. In this capacity, Finn prosecutes felony offenses; supervises felony-level prosecutions of economic crimes, cases brought before the Boulder County Grand Jury, and appeals brought on behalf of the District Attorney’s Office; and handles civil matters on behalf of the District Attorney’s Office, including forfeiture of asset cases.

Denver Mayor

Denver Arts & Venues Invites Denver Residents to Share Their Selfies to Celebrate 30 Years of Denver Public Art. “The Denver Public Art collection is an anchor of the city’s cultural landscape,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “This will be a celebration that encourages residents and visitors to engage with and celebrate the collection by finding and interacting with some of Denver’s iconic artworks, as well as those pieces located in their own neighborhoods.”





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