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Week Of Special Interest 11/07/18
 
Photo courtesy: Hyland Hills Parks and Recreation
 

By La Voz Staff
News@lavozcolorado.com
 
11/07/2018

Dunkin’ offers free donuts to Vets

Dunkin’ announced that the brand will once again celebrate Veterans Day with a sweet salute to those who serve our country. On Sunday, November 11, at participating Dunkin’ restaurants in Denver, veterans and active duty military are eligible to receive a free donut of their choice with no purchase necessary. This is part of the brand’s ongoing efforts to show its support and appreciation for those who serve. “Dunkin’ has a long and proud history of recognizing U.S. veterans and active duty military year-round for their selfless sacrifice and commitment to keeping our country safe,” said Tony Weisman, Chief Marketing Officer, Dunkin’ U.S. “On behalf of our franchisees, several of whom are veterans themselves, we are proud to express our appreciation and gratitude to these brave and heroic men and women in Dunkin’ restaurants this Veterans Day.”

Hyland Hills Parks and Recreation loses treasured friend

Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District lost a treasured friend in Steve Loose when he passed away Tuesday, October 23rd. Loose spent 42 years with the park District where he started as the athletic supervisor in 1973. He was part of the initial Hyland Hills employee team who lent a hand to physically construct Hyland Hills Water World’s first two water slides, in 1979. Later, Loose assisted with group sales and marketing, until 1984, when he was named general manager. During his tenure as general manager, Water World evolved from a small water play attraction, into one of the world’s most innovative and award-winning water parks. Loose remained in that position until he retired in 2016.

Use caution when selecting an enrollment plan

The 2019 Open Enrollment for individual health insurance began on November 1. The Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), reminds Colorado consumers to be vigilant regarding any health coverage options that are less than what they seem. Alternatives to standard health insurance, such as short-term plans and healthcare sharing arrangements, have limitations that consumers need to understand when they are shopping. Coloradans who are considering or ultimately enroll in such alternatives must be aware that these options do not offer full health coverage. “My goal is for people to make their health coverage decisions with their eyes wide open,” said Interim Insurance Commissioner Michael Conway. “There is a reason that these alternatives are cheaper. They cover less and consumers may not see the savings they expect as they pay more out of their own pockets.

Our Government

White House


The Office of National Drug Control Policy’s (ONDCP) United States Interdiction Coordinator (USIC) recognized exceptional performers from the interagency interdiction community. These annual awards recognize individuals and units which have demonstrated exceptional innovation, tactics, aggressiveness, and results in the effort to stem the flow of drugs into the United States.

Colorado Governor

Governor John Hickenlooper and Lt. Governor and Chief Operating Officer Donna Lynne released the Administration’s final performance dashboard, which shows results from those statewide efforts. The Governor’s Dashboard was created so that the Administration could set, measure and report publicly on major results delivered for Coloradans across our state agencies. The Dashboard focuses on five priority areas: health, environment and energy, economic and infrastructure development, workforce and education, and government services. “Eighty-five percent of our metrics saw improvement,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “We strive to set our metrics to national benchmarks and use this effort to push government to be its best.”

Denver Mayor

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Executive Director of Public Safety Troy Riggs launched the Denver Opportunity Index (DOI), a philosophical shift in public safety service delivery focused on identifying opportunities for strategic collaboration that will help improve residents’ quality of life, thereby enhancing public safety for everyone in Denver.

 

 

 

 

 
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