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Week Of Special Interest 03/21/18
 
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By La Voz Staff
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03/21/2018

Denver Zoo seeks next President & CEO

Colorado’s most visited cultural destination in Denver, CO and a leader in animal welfare and conservation, has launched a search for its next president & chief executive officer. The position calls for a senior executive who is passionate about the Zoo’s mission of securing a better world for animals through human understanding, and will serve as a civic and cultural leader in the Denver region. The president & CEO will also play an important role in the nation’s professional zoological community, and act as an advocate for wildlife worldwide. The search gets underway as Interim President & CEO Denny O’Malley completes his year of transitional leadership in June. The Governing Board will search for an experienced senior executive to develop and execute a strategy for the future; continue to elevate the Zoo’s regional, national and global profile; and ensure funding sources match its ambitions and substantial potential. Candidates who have served as a non-profit executive reporting to a board are strongly preferred, and a background in zoos, conservation, or science-based cultural leadership would be a distinct asset.

RTD Affordable fares for kids

Denver is changing and to better meet the needs of a growing city, transportation must change too. “As those urban centers change we’re seeing changes in our ridership” “RTD’s transit equity manager Michael Washington said. “We definitely want to increase ridership and help mitigate congestion. “Washington has spent the last year leading a diverse work group on a collaborative effort to overhaul RTD’s fare pass options. The 28-member work group has now identified two key areas for changes. “A low-income program as well as a youth program,” Washington said. Here are the things to know about the proposed changes: The low-income program would offer a 40-percent discount, but only to riders with incomes at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty levels. Youth passes would reduce rates for teenage riders, aged 13 to 19, by 70 percent for residents. Kids under 12 would ride free as long as they are with a fare-paying rider. But like anything, these changes come at a cost. “We’re not really able to offer many other discounts if we’re going to administer a low-income program,” explained Washington.

Free pet vaccinations

So far this year, the state has logged 32 cases of rabies in Colorado, almost all of which have been in wild skunks. One case involved a domestic alpaca in Douglas County. To try to keep the rabies virus from spreading to any more domestic animals, Denver Animal Protection will hold free vaccination clinics from March 13 to March 24. In order to be vaccinated, pets must be at least four months old. Cats should be in a carrier and dogs should be on a leash when they arrive at the clinic. Rabies vaccines will be free but other shots will be available for purchase. Clinics will be held at Denver Animal Protection, 1241 W. Bayaud Ave., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Our Government

White House


President Trump signed a two-year budget deal raising the military’s budget caps for national defense to $700 billion for Fiscal Year 2018 and $716 billion for Fiscal Year 2019. The new budget cap increases Fiscal Year 2018 defense spending over the previous year by nearly $70 billion, a 10 percent increase and the largest increase for our military since 2007.

Colorado Governor

His Royal Highness Prince Feisal Ibn Al-Hussein, of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, will be the honored guest of Gov. Hickenlooper for a national security forum entitled “Crisis & Clarity in the Middle East. “It is an honor to have His Royal Highness Prince Feisal Ibn Al-Hussein join us to speak to Jordan’s partnership with the state of Colorado and the United States,” said Governor John Hickenlooper.” In addition to the Colorado-Jordan partnership, His Royal Highness Prince Feisal Ibn Al-Hussein, Ambassador Ross and Ms. Herridge will address current security concerns in the Middle East and the implications for both the U.S. and Jordan.

Denver Mayor

“Cities like Denver are taking the lead when it comes to addressing climate change. Join Denver Environmental Quality and Walk2Connect for the Climate Reality Walking Series to see how the city and our partners are working to improve environmental resiliency in a changing climate.” Said Mayor Michael Hancock.Alcalde de Denver

 

 

 

 

 
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