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Week Of Special Interest 09/26/18
Photo courtesy: RTD

By La Voz Staff

Recipients announced for the Colorado Creates grant program

Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) announced the recipients for the Colorado Creates grant program for fiscal year 2019. A total of 93 grants were awarded in 25 counties across the state totaling $699,000. The agency’s grants benefit both small and large communities, with 40 percent of grant funds awarded in communities located outside the Denver metro area. Visit for the complete list of recipients.

RTD resumes D, H, F and L Lines

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) announced that light rail service has resumed as of Monday morning (September 24) on the D, H, F and L Lines between 30th/Welton and Theatre District/Convention Center stations following a successful 10-day infrastructure update to the 24-year downtown light rail system.

CBI mobile fingerprint locations coming to Colorado

Colorado is planning to launch the Colorado Applicant Background Services (CABS) program to increase the number of locations where people can obtain civil fingerprints for background checks for Colorado’s 64 professions requiring licensing. Two vendors (IdentoGO and Colorado Fingerprinting) have agreed to provide sites, including mobile locations across Colorado where citizens can obtain their fingerprints for background check purposes. The fingerprints will be directly submitted to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for processing. For a list of locations (including mobile sites), costs, hours of operation, and other details about the process, please visit and/or for more information.

City of Arvada awarded

The City of Arvada Parks Division was honored with the Gold Leaf Award for Arbor Day Activities from the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISARMC). The Gold Leaf Award acknowledges projects that have had a significant impact upon a community or region, usually over several years, in the promotion of Arbor Day projects and observances.

Our Government

White House

On Monday, October 1, President Donald J. Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Ronald J. Shurer II, for conspicuous gallantry for actions he took in 2008 as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. Ronald J. Shurer will receive the Medal of Honor for his actions on April 6, 2008, while serving as a Senior Medical Sergeant, Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha 3336, Special Operations Task Force-33, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Colorado Governor

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Gov. John Kasich today sent a letter urging Ambassador Lighthizer and the Trump administration to stop a trade war that is hurting manufacturers, agriculture, and other industries whose employment in the U.S. is dependent on access to foreign markets. In their letter, the Governors wrote, “Let’s pursue a trade policy that is forward looking and designed to place our workers and our economy in a position to benefit from all the changes the 21st century will bring. We cannot look backward and close off our markets. We must look forward and connect them in ways that benefit both our workers and the next generation.”

Denver Mayor

Mayor Hancock on the 2019 budget, “A city’s budget reflects its values. Each budget I’ve released since becoming your Mayor in 2011 has prioritized investments that improved, strengthened and added to what we love about Denver - all while expanding equity and access, improving affordability, and preserving neighborhood character, culture and community. My 2019 budget proposal embodies these core principles and will allow us to continue setting Denver’s people and neighborhoods on an equitable path of prosperity well into the future.





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