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Week Of Special Interest 05/30/18
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By La Voz Staff

Proposals to open land near Great Sand Dunes for oil and gas drilling

State lawmakers, public land conservation groups and presidents of Navajo nations are in the fight together to stop the proposals, especially because it is near two sacred Navajo mountains and touches the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness. They are requesting help from Colorado’s congressional leaders. Director of the San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council, Christine Canaly says that the location of the drilling would not make sense because, but Bureau of Land Management (BLM) staffers have been looking over these matters for over a year. However, BML officials refuse to discuss potential impacts.

Von Miller Celebrity Go-Kart

Join Von Miller’s Celebrity Go-Kart Grand Prix at K1 Speed on Thursday, June 7! Supporters, fans and racing enthusiasts will share the track for a day of high energy Go-Karting competition! Assemble teams of clients, co-workers, friends - anyone tough enough to get in the pits with Von and his celebrity guests. Participants will spend the day feeling like a pro as they take part in a fun-filled day of World Class Go-Karting and a “Taste of the Mile High City” VIP Tailgating experience at K1 Speed Denver - all to benefit Von’s Vision. Get sponsorships and tickets at: Drivers must be 18+.

Mayor of Denver announces New Deputy Director of Public Safety

Mayor Michael B. Hancock announced the appointment of Eric Williams as Denver’s new Deputy Director of the Department of Public Safety. Coming to Denver from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Washington D.C., Williams served as an advisor to FBI Directors James B. Comey and Christopher A. Wray as well as Bureau executive management. In the Deputy role, Williams will continue the Department’s critical work to strengthen the public’s confidence and trust in Denver’s safety agencies. He will focus on fortifying important relationships with the community and stakeholders in order to improve processes and, in turn, improve safety in Denver.

Our Government

White House

On March 22, 2018, the President signed a memorandum announcing that the United States would take multiple steps to protect domestic technology and intellectual property from certain discriminatory and burdensome trade practices by China. These actions were announced following a report of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative regarding China’s practices with respect to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation.

Colorado Governor

Governor John Hickenlooper signed Bill HB 18-1431 into law today. Concerning updating managed care provisions in the medical assistance program, and, in connection therewith, aligning managed care provisions with new federal managed care regulations, removing obsolete or duplicative statutory language and programs, and updating and aligning statutory provisions to reflect the current statewide managed care system.

Denver Mayor

Britta Fischer has been appointed as the new Chief Housing Officer for the Denver Office of Economic Development (OED). She will oversee all areas of the OED Housing Division. “I’m excited to provide more support for these who need that security,” Fisher said in a press release. “Its an honor to be chosen as the Chief Hosing Officer, and I look forward to supporting the mayor and the city as we focus in on this work even more to drive real positive outcomes for Denver residents.” She will start on June 11.


In the La Voz edition dated May 16 in our La Vida Latina titled “Landmark feed mill closing” we listed Cameron Mayberry as a consultant for NERA Economic Consulting as an informational source. Mr. Mayberry is not in anyway associated with NERA Economic Consulting and is a CFA (Certified Financial Analyst) for a private company. La Voz regrets the error.





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