DENVER — Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 — Governor John Hickenlooper, Senator Michael Bennet and Senator Cory Gardner today sent a joint letter to the Outdoor Retailer Show to encourage its consideration of Colorado as its new home for the popular recreation convention.
In the letter, Colorado’s senior leadership states that the state is the perfect new location for the Outdoor Retailer show given Colorado’s bipartisan commitment to maintaining and protecting public lands.
“Colorado is unmatched in the opportunities to connect with outdoor enthusiasts,” said Gov. Hickenlooper. “We truly believe the show will not only find a new awesome home here but will also land new audiences.”
Senator Bennet added that the outdoor industry’s values are aligned with those of Colorado.
“As Coloradans, we value and protect our public lands because we recognize the enormous influence they have on our quality of life and our outdoor economy,” said Bennet. “The abundance, accessibility, and beauty of public lands in our state makes Colorado a perfect destination for the Outdoor Retailer show.”
Senator Gardner echoed that Colorado’s outdoor recreation industry makes this opportunity a win-win for both the state and the show.
“Colorado’s commitment to public lands coupled with its booming outdoor recreation industry makes it the premiere location for the Outdoor Retailer show,” said Gardner. “I’m thrilled to support Colorado’s bid to host this event and showcase our state’s natural beauty.”
DENVER — Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council and Mined Land Reclamation Board.
The Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council advances recommendations that strengthen healthy food access for all Coloradans through local agriculture, food systems and economies. It is the state conduit for hearing, reviewing and advancing critical food systems issues in which state government does, or could, play a role.
For a term expiring October 7, 2019:
Joel Jacques-Piche McClurg of Fort Collins, to serve as a representative of anti-hunger and food assistance programs, and occasioned by the resignation of Catherine Tiller Blackford of Denver, appointed.
The Mined Land Reclamation Board meets to carry on a continuing review of the problems of mining and land reclamation in Colorado.
Effective March 1, 2017 for terms expiring March 1, 2021:
Jill Heeringa Van Noord of Boulder, an individual with substantial experience in conservation, reappointed;
Forrest Von Luke of Craig, an individual with substantial experience in the mining industry, reappointed.
DENVER — Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, Feb. 22, on all public buildings statewide in honor of former Colorado Lt. Gov. Mark Hogan, who died last week. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.
Hogan died on Feb. 12 of natural causes. He was 86 years-old. He is survived by his wife, Linda; five children, a stepdaugher; and 16 grandchildren. His funeral was held Feb. 17 in Greenwood Village.
Hogan served as Lt. Gov. from 1967-1971 under Gov. John Love. He was elected twice to the Colorado House of Representatives. He also served as the chairman of the Colorado Democratic Party in 1979 and 1980. He was a real estate agent and developer.