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Week Of Special Interest 10/10/18
Photo courtesy: The Colorado Department of Transportation

By La Voz Staff

Spanish-language Town Hall Meeting

Commerce City is hosting a Spanish-language town hall, or Reunión Con Líderes de la Ciudad, on October 11 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Anythink Library, 7185 Monaco St. Commerce City residents are invited to learn about resources and services within the city. Participate in a question and answer session with bilingual city council members and staff. The hour meeting will be conducted entirely in Spanish and focus on a variety of topics such as public safety, immigration, city improvements under construction, and upcoming events. Translation will be provided for English-language participants. Last year Commerce City piloted two Spanish-language telephone town halls, generating more than 60 participants. Resident feedback showed Spanish speakers prefer one-on-one interactions, resulting in this year’s in-person format. For more information or to listen to previous Spanish telephone town halls, visit

Gun violence prevention concert

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, with support from The Marigold Project and in partnership with the local and national nonprofit community, announces a day of action in support of gun violence prevention. A non-partisan event, that will organize Colorado citizens to engage peacefully on the issue of gun violence and register voters, with an emphasis in voter engagement. Workshops, panels and training sessions will be held at INDUSTRY Denver on Saturday, October 13. On Sunday, October 14, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will be joined by Los Mocochetes and the Denver Children’s Choir for a rally and concert at Levitt Pavilion.

Are you winter ready yet

Colorado may see several waves of moisture pushing across the state through the week with some parts of the high country hitting lows below freezing leaving the potential for snow showers. The Colorado Department of Transportation advises motorists to not be fooled by this autumn’s warm temperatures and to be prepared when snow starts to fly. CDOT maintenance crews have winter on their mind all year long. Maintenance crews across the state conducted trainings in September for new hires as well as for folks who have been with CDOT for decades. These trainings cover best practices, safety tips and promote efficient ways to be winter ready. CDOT crews are checking to make sure they have all the snow fighting materials they need and are ensuring that their plows are in great shape.

Our Government

White House

Saturday evening, the Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh was officially sworn in as the 114th Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the Constitutional Oath in the Justices’ Conference Room. Retired Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy administered the Judicial Oath. Mrs. Ashley Kavanaugh held the family Bible. Justice Kavanaugh’s two daughters, Liza and Margaret, and his parents attended the ceremony. Justices Thomas, Ginsburg, Alito, and Kagan also attended.

Colorado Governor

Gov. John Hickenlooper has join the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) to announce a new traffic safety campaign to prevent drugged driving in Colorado. The campaign, “If You Feel Different, You Drive Different,” focuses on the dangers and consequences of drugged driving across the country.

Denver Mayor

Mayor Michael B. Hancock met with Gov. Ricardo Rosselló of Puerto Rico on Friday to discuss enhancing the relationship between the City and County of Denver and Puerto Rico. Gov. Rosselló accompanied his father, former Gov. of Puerto Rico Pedro Rosselló, at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ session of public hearings which took place in Boulder.





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