Gov. Hickenlooper statement on death of Adams County sheriff’s deputy

DENVER — Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper released the following statement following the death of an Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy.

“Tonight we watched as a community was on edge and a sheriff’s deputy was shot while responding to a call in Adams County. We are deeply saddened to learn that the deputy has died from injuries sustained in the shooting. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and the family and friends of the deputy killed.

“The investigation is ongoing and authorities continue to work to restore calm to the area.”

Colorado releases plan to support electric vehicles on state’s highways

DENVER — Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced the release of the Colorado Electric Vehicle (EV) Plan, delivering on a directive set forth in the July 2017 Executive Order, “Supporting Colorado’s Clean Energy Transition.”

“The Colorado EV Plan serves as a roadmap to build out a fast-charging network, giving Coloradans the ability to travel anywhere in the state in an EV,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “The plan includes a set of goals and strategies that ensure Colorado continues leading in adoption of EVs and leverages the economic development and tourism benefits.”

The plan was developed in partnership with the Colorado Energy Office (CEO), Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC), Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). The agencies and council undertook an extensive stakeholder engagement process with utilities, government entities, non-governmental organizations, and industry representatives.

The plan details a series of actions supporting EV infrastructure along Colorado’s corridors. It also lays out goals to accelerate adoption of EVs and ensure Colorado remains a leader in the EV market.

Gov. Hickenlooper statement on the end of the federal government shutdown

DENVER — Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper tonight released the following statement on the end of the federal government shutdown.

“It is good news that CHIP is now fully funded,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “We hope and expect that DACA families will, at the least, be granted deferred action in the coming weeks, and be able to achieve some peace of mind. And a longer-term budget solution wouldn’t hurt either.”

Gov. Hickenlooper statement on the federal government shutdown

DENVER — Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper tonight released the following statement on the federal government shutdown.

“This is more unnecessary political drama. It used to be unimaginable that we would even consider shutting down our federal government. Coloradans know that our State government doesn’t shut down. Our legislature has never put the State in this position. We can’t imagine that ever happening here and intend to keep it that way.

“We can handle the impacts of the latest shenanigans, but they waste time and resources that we never get back. This is basically another federal tax that we have to pay.”

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.

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