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Week Of Special Interest 04/04/18
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By La Voz Staff


Frank E. Quintana grew up in northwest Denver and graduated from Holy Family High School. He married Mary Frances Bartle in 1951. Together they had a large family of 8 boys and 2 girls. Two children preceded him in death, Jim and Therese Marie. Also preceding him was Mary, his first wife and Eugenia, his second wife.

Quintana joined the Denver Fire Department in March 1955 and rose to the rank of Assistant Chief until his retirement in 1985. Two of his sons, David and James, followed him in that career.

In 1985, Quintana retired from the Denver Fire Department as Assistant Chief. In 1972, when Quintana and Bob Maes started recruiting Blacks and Hispanics, there were 860 Whites, 25 Hispanics and 6 Blacks on the Denver Fire Department. In 1984, there were 704 Whites, 125 Hispanic, 43 Black, 4 Native Americans and 2 Asian firefighters. In 2018, there are 662 Whites, 160 Hispanics, 45 Blacks, 12 Native Americans, 13 Asians, 115 multi-ethnic/undetermined and approximately 40 female firefighters.

Throughout his career, Quintana worked for other social programs such as Denver Fire Department Museum, Denver Community Development Corporation, Northside Community Center, Servicios de la Raza, Highland Neighborhood Planning Committee and Jefferson Highland Sunnyside Neighborhood Association. He continued to promote the education and training of firefighters throughout his career.

Quintana was also awarded the Jefferson Award for Public Service and the KUSA-TV Nine Who Cares Award in 1980.

Frank passed away on March 15, 2018.

Duran’s Consumer Credit Freeze Bill signed by Governor

Speaker Crisanta Duran’s bipartisan bill to enhance protections for children against fraud and identity theft was signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper. “Amid data breaches, our state needs to be protecting victims and children from the dangers and consequences of identity theft,” Speaker Duran said. “This bill gives Colorado parents the tools they need to freeze the credit reports of their minor children to better protect them against fraud and identity theft. If a child’s identity is stolen, it can be years before the theft is discovered, because it can be years before a minor child applies for a student loan or credit card.”

Aurora Firefighters nab PETA Award

A Compassionate Fire Department Award is on its way from PETA to Aurora Fire Rescue, which responded to a house fire on S. Salida Court. With the human family members safe outside, the firefighters entered the burning home and searched through the heavy smoke until they found the family’s two dogs—one was uninjured in the basement and another was unconscious from smoke inhalation under a bed upstairs. The firefighters quickly resuscitated the unconscious animal using a pet oxygen mask before rushing her to a nearby animal hospital to recover for the night—and they even donated money to help the family foot the bill.

Join Ambler Keenan Mitchell & Johnson for Estate Planning 101

Please join us for coffee and a free estate planning seminar with Erica Johnson, estate planning attorney at Ambler Keenan Mitchell Johnson. You’ll learn what it means to plan your estate, what your options are, who can help you put an appropriate plan in place, and how you can include your favorite nonprofits in your estate plans. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and receive practical advice from an estate planning professional. This event will be held on April 21 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Project Angel Heart 4950 Washington St., Denver.

Our Government

White House

This spring, the White House will open its gardens and grounds to visitors. The grounds will be open on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. On these days, visitors can discover the beauty of the South Lawn of the White House. The Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, and the White House Kitchen Garden will also be accessible to guests.

Colorado Governor

“After a decade of hard work, Colorado will receive $18 million back from the federal government to clean up the Anvil Points oil shale research facility. House Bill 18-1249 makes sure these funds will go to the communities most affected,” said Governor John W. Hickenlooper.

Denver Mayor

“A major goal is to provide a multitude of choices for the people of Denver when it comes to transportation and mobility. With Our department being the implementing department for the Mayor’s Mobility to Action Plan, the focus is on providing more accessible transportation options and improving our infrastructure to allow people to walk in a convenient and safe manner.” Said Mayor Michael B. Hancock.





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