One Book 4 Colorado launches April 11

Celebrates its 5th year giving more than 75,000 books to Colorado 4-year-olds

DENVER — Thursday, April 7, 2016 — One Book 4 Colorado, the popular reading program that puts books in the hands of young children and encourages families to read together is back, with events and book giveaways scheduled April 11-25 throughout the state. The winning book selection will be announced on Monday.

Gov. Hickenlooper statement on EPA proposal for Superfund Designation

DENVER — Wednesday, April 6, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced they proposed adding the Bonita Peak Mining District to the National Priorities List, making it eligible for additional study and cleanup resources under EPA’s Superfund program. - See more at:

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Wednesday, March 30, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced a Boards and Commissions appointment to the Real Estate Commission.

The Real Estate Commission conducts rulemaking hearings, makes policy decisions, considers licensing matters, reviews complaints and takes disciplinary action relating to real estate brokers.

For a term expiring April 12, 2019:

Richard H. Krohn of Grand Junction, who has expertise in subdivision development, reappointed.

Gov. Hickenlooper nominates Donna Lynne as Lieutenant Governor

DENVER — Wednesday, March 23, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today nominated Donna Lynne to serve as Lieutenant Governor effective upon formal confirmation by the General Assembly. Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia announced previously that he will leave the state to take on the role of president of Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. His last day will be April 29, 2016.

Lynne will assume both the traditional duties of the lieutenant governor with additional responsibilities of a chief operating officer to direct state operations. The governor plans to discuss this new role with the General Assembly.