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Week Of Special Interest 05/23/18
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By La Voz Staff

Skunk tests positive for rabies in Pueblo

Public Health Officials announced Wednesday a skunk tested positive for rabies in north Pueblo County near County Line Road. This is the first skunk to test positive in Pueblo County since 2014. “It is important to protect pets and livestock from rabies with a rabies vaccination. Make sure rabies vaccine is up-to-date. That is the only way to protect your pet or livestock from rabies if they have contact with a rabid animal,” stated Vicki Carlton, program manager at the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment.

More disaster workers deployed to Hawaii

The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming is sending two additional disaster volunteers to help support people evacuated due to the volcanic eruption. Thousands of residents of the Big Island in Hawaii remain under mandatory evacuation as the Kilauea Volcano continues to threaten communities. The emergency, which began more than two weeks ago continues to affect the island as volcano activity intensifies and lava flows expand.

Colorado State Patrol gearing up for seatbelt crackdown

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and law enforcement partners are beginning the annual statewide Click It or Ticket (CIOT) campaign, kicking off the spring and summer driving season. The high-visibility seat belt enforcement runs from May 21 to June 3. Eighty agencies statewide are participating in the crackdown.

Our Government

White House

President Trump signed the Executive Order on Efficient Federal Operations. This Executive Order will drive continued action and focus on increasing efficiency of Federal buildings and vehicles, improving environmental performance, and accomplishing these goals in a manner that reduces costs. The Federal Government manages more than 350,000 buildings and 600,000 vehicles and is the largest consumer of energy in the Nation.

Colorado Governor

Governor Hickenlooper signed Speaker Crisanta Duran and Rep. Marc Catlin’s bill to improve and increase school safety by investing in technology to allow for seamless communications between schools and first responders in the event of an emergency.

Denver Mayor

Mayor Michael B. Hancock announced the dates and locations for four community meetings the city will host to gather community feedback on what residents expect of Denver’s next Police Chief. “Community input is a vital component of the selection of Denver’s next Police Chief. These community meetings will provide that opportunity for residents to voice what qualities and attributes we should consider in making that selection,” Mayor Hancock said. The Police Chief Search Community Meetings will be held:

Tuesday, May 22, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Regis Groff Campus, 18250 E. 51st Ave., Denver

Tuesday, May 29, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur St., Denver

Tuesday, June 5, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Westwood Community Center (SWIC), 1000 S. Lowell Blvd., Denver

Saturday, June 9, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

Windsor Gardens (Center Point), 597 S. Clinton St. Denver





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