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.
DENVER — Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the State Board of Human Services and Tony Grampsas Youth Services Board.
The State Board of Human Services adopts policies, rules and regulations for the administration of the Department of Human Services and adjusts the minimum award for old age pensions for changes in the cost of living. The Board also adopts rules and regulations concerning foster care and adoption procedures, mental health programs, alcohol and drug abuse programs and developmental disabilities programs.
For a term expiring March 1, 2019:
Honorable Thomas Crawford Davidson of Dillon, to serve as a family member of a person with a disability and changing his previous designation as county commissioner, appointed;
for terms expiring March 1, 2021:
Bernard A. Buescher of Grand Junction, to serve as a member of the public, appointed;
Jeffrey Gordon Kuhr of Grand Junction, a member of the public, reappointed;
Dennis Edward Swain of Northglenn, to serve as a member of the public, reappointed;
Chris J. Watney of Denver, to serve as a member of the public, appointed.
DENVER — Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today appointed Roberto Ramirez as district court judge for the 17th Judicial District (Adams and Broomfield counties). He will fill a vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Craig Welling’s appointment to the Colorado Court of Appeals.
Ramirez currently serves as a Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Arvada. In this capacity, he represents Arvada in a broad variety of civil litigation matters, including civil rights, governmental immunity, environmental, personal injury and contract cases. Ramirez also serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force Space Command and as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver School of Law. Prior to his current employment, he served as Chief Senior Prosecutor and Appellate Counsel and Government Appellate Counsel for the Air Force Reserves.
Ramirez earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and his J.D. from South Texas College of Law.
His appointment is effective January 16, 2017.