Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Monday, September 20, 1999
Amy Jewett Sampson
DENVER - Governor Bill Owens announced on Friday his approval for the early transfer of 11.5 acres on the former Lowry Air Force Base to the Bonfils Blood Center. The center has leased the facility and the land since August 1995 where it has been providing valuable services to our community. The transfer will allow Bonfils the financial opportunity of a deeded property.
"Bonfils provides needed blood products and services that help in the protection of our state's blood supply that is so vital to the health of all Coloradans," said Governor Owens. "This transfer of property will help to ensure a permanent location for Bonfils' operations."
Federal law allows the Governor to approve the transfer of ownership of federal property to a nonprofit interest if it wouldn't harm human health or the environment. Lowry was shut down in the early 90s and is currently being redeveloped for private sector enterprises. The Air Force will continue being responsible for the clean up of the facility. The State of Colorado will continue receiving federal funding for the environmental clean up.
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