Nominations now being accepted for Governor’s Service Awards

DENVER — Wednesday, June 15, 2016 — Serve Colorado, the Governor’s Commission on Community Service, is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Governor’s Service Awards which are presented in recognition and appreciation to individuals, community/civic leaders, various organizations, and AmeriCorps members for their outstanding contribution to volunteerism and service throughout the State of Colorado.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Tuesday, June 14, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs.

The Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs was designed to be the official liaison between the two Ute Tribes and the State of Colorado. The Commission works on a government-to- government basis with each of the two Tribal governments and to maintain direct contact with the Tribes and urban Indian communities.

White House Reach Higher event comes to Colorado

DENVER — Monday, June 13, 2016 — In support of the First Lady’s Reach Higher Initiative, which strives to ensure all students understand what they need to complete education beyond high school, the State of Colorado is proud to host a National Reach Higher convening. In today’s economy, a high school diploma isn’t enough. Students have to reach higher, which is why the First Lady is working with partners like the State of Colorado to rally the country around the President’s North Star goal – that by 2020, the United States will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered to honor the victims of the attacks in Orlando, Florida

DENVER — Sunday, June 12, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff immediately to honor the victims of the attacks in Orlando, Florida, and as proclaimed by President Barack Obama. Flags should be raised on Thursday, June 16 at sunset.

The full text of the president’s proclamation:

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release June 12, 2016