Govs. Hickenlooper and Kasich renew call for Congress to pass long-term CHIP and permanent DACA solution

DENVER — Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper and Gov. Kasich today signed a letter urging Congress to pass long-term funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and find a permanent solution for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Air Quality Commission, Colorado Dental Board and the Third Judicial District Performance Commission.

The Air Quality Commission develops and maintains a comprehensive program for the prevention and control of air pollution in Colorado. The major goal of this program is to meet national ambient air quality standards.

For terms expiring Jan. 31, 2021:

Thomas Roy Gonzales of Colorado Springs, a person with appropriate scientific training or experience, and a Democrat, appointed;

Curtis Otto Rueter of Westminster, a person with appropriate technical and industrial training or experience, and a Republican, reappointed;

Tony Carroll Williams of Centennial, a person with appropriate scientific and technical training or experience, and a Democrat, appointed.

The Colorado Dental Board makes rules and regulations, examines and licenses dentists and dental hygienists, and conducts hearings regarding the suspension or revocation of licenses.

For a term expiring Jan. 1, 2021:

Lisa Ann Carlson-Marks, DDs, FAAPA of Denver, to serve as a dentist and occasioned by the resignation of Lisa Mehelich Fox, DDS of Castle Pines, appointed;

For terms expiring Jan. 1, 2022:

Greggory Stuart LaBerge of Denver, to serve as a public member, appointed;

Thomas H. Pyne, DDS of Arvada, to serve as a dentist, reappointed.

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered in honor of Sergeant First Class Mihail Golin

DENVER — Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings from sunrise to sunset on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in honor of Sergeant First Class Mihail Golin.

Golin, 34, died in the line of duty on Jan. 1, 2018, of injuries sustained from small arms fire while on dismounted patrol in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

Golin was assigned to B Company, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs.

He is survived by his parents and daughter.

Gov. Hickenlooper’s statement on Amazon’s short list for second headquarters

DENVER — Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today gave the following statement on Amazon releasing the list of 20 finalists for its second headquarters.

“It’s great to be on Amazon’s list of finalists as they consider the location of their second headquarters,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “Colorado is one of the most business-friendly states in America and we believe the Denver region would be a great choice for Amazon.”

Gov. Hickenlooper appoints new Eagle County Court judge

DENVER — Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today appointed Rachel Olguin-Fresquez to the Eagle County Court in the Fifth Judicial District. She fills a vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Katherine T. Sullivan.

Olguin-Fresquez currently serves as a County Court judge in Clear Creek County, a position she has held since 2006. In this capacity, she handles both criminal and civil matters. Previously, Olguin-Fresquez was a Deputy District Attorney in the 5th Judicial District from 1999-2006. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado in 1991 and her JD from Tulane University School of Law in 1998.

Olguin-Fresquez’ appointment is effective immediately.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the eHealth Commission and Tony Grampsas Youth Services Board.

The eHealth Commission supports the implementation of the state's Health IT strategy and interoperability objectives by setting goals for Health IT programs. The Commission also creates a process for developing common policies and technical solutions.

For terms expiring Feb. 1, 2021:

Morgan Gray Honea of Colorado Springs, to serve as a member with expertise in operability and data exchange, reappointed;
Marc Lassaux of Clifton, to serve as a representative of non-profit, health IT-related community organizations, reappointed;
Dana Eugene Moore of Greenwood Village, to service as a representative of health care facilities, reappointed;
Wesley Morgan Williams, PhD of Denver, to serve as a representative of behavioral health, appointed;
Justin Daniel Wheeler, MD of Lafayette, to serve as a representative of primary health care providers, appointed.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Board of Trustees of the Colorado School of Mines and State Board of Stock Inspection Commission.

The Board of Trustees of the Colorado School of Mines makes policy for the school and oversees its operation.

For terms expiring Dec. 31, 2021:

Thomas Eugene Jorden of Cherry Hills Village, an Unaffiliated graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, reappointed;
Lucinda McWilliams Sanders of Boulder, a Democrat who is not a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, appointed

The State Board of Stock Inspection Commission makes rules regarding brand inspection and livestock laws and regulates fees for stock inspections. The commission also sets service charges and procedures, administers the Estray Fund, licenses public livestock markets, and secures bond and surety on butchers and slaughters.

For a term expiring May 1, 2021:

Daniel Patrick McCarty of Rifle, to serve as a representative of the non-confinement cattle industry, reappointed.

Colorado to partner in GirlsGoCyberStart, an innovative cybersecurity program for high school girls

DENVER — Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 — Gov. Hickenlooper and the State’s Chief Information Security Officer Deborah Blyth have joined with the SANS Institute to help educate and inspire the next generation of female cybersecurity professionals. Through the GirlsGoCyberStart program, Colorado’s high school girls in grades 9 through 12, or a homeschool equivalent, are invited to discover their talents in cybersecurity and learn about the field through a no-cost, online game of fun technical challenges.

In 2017, the SANS Institute piloted CyberStart, a program designed to inspire the next generation of cybersecurity professionals while identifying talented youth. The summer 2017 State CyberStart program enabled nearly 3,500 students in seven states to discover and demonstrate their aptitude for cybersecurity. Only five percent of the participating students were young women. Undeterred, SANS has launched GirlsGoCyberStart, a new program designed specifically to attract high school girls.

Gov. Hickenlooper delivers final State of the State speech

DENVER — Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today delivered his eighth and final State of the State speech before Colorado’s General Assembly. As he begins his final year in office, the Governor stressed that he is not letting up on the state’s top priorities and encouraged the legislature to collaborate on tackling infrastructure, bolstering education and building budget reserves.

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