DENVER — Friday, July 21, 2017 — Gov. Hickenlooper offered the following statement in response to Sec. of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s announcement that Canyons of the Ancients is no longer under review and no modifications will be made to the national monument:
DENVER — Tuesday, July 18, 2017 — Gov. Hickenlooper today ordered flags lowered to half-staff on Friday, July 21, 2017, on all public buildings statewide in memory of South Metro Firefighter Engineer Mike Freeman. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.
Freeman passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, July 16, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in late May of 2017. Freeman served with the South Metro Fire Rescue for more than 40 years, beginning his career with the Cherry Hills Village Fire Department in 1974.