Tag Archives: Governor John Hickenlooper

Statewide Mental Health Crisis Hotline Launched

MENTAL HEALTHGovernor John Hickenlooper, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), has announced the launch of Colorado’s first-ever statewide mental health crisis hotline. Mental health professionals are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide solutions and support to Coloradans Continue reading

Gardner Commits to Interview; Still no Word from Hickenlooper, Udall

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300mark-udall-300Still no word from Governor John Hickenlooper or Senator Mark Udall as to when they will turn their attention toward Northwest Colorado. Both have had standing invitations to conduct Continue reading

Hickenlooper Negotiates Drilling on Roan Plateau

ROANAn aide to Governor John Hickenlooper says the governor doesn’t want western Colorado to lose future revenue because of a proposal to settle lawsuits over drilling on the Roan Plateau.  Hickenlooper’s planning and budget director gave his assurances in a letter to Republican state Representative Continue reading

Udall, Hickenlooper Yet to Commit to Talking About Northwest Colorado

mark-udall-300JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300It has been over a month since Wild West Radio requested interviews with Senator Mark Udall and Governor John Hickenlooper.  There has still been no commitment from either camp.  Both are up for Continue reading

Pro-Fracking Group to Refund Campaign Contributions

frackingA report says Coloradans for Responsible Reform – the organization set up to fight Congressman Jared Polis’ oil-and-gas regulatory ballot measures – will Continue reading

Hickenlooper Makes Deal to Legislate Fracking

frackingGovernor John Hickenlooper says legislation should result next year from a commission he’s created to study hydraulic fracturing in Colorado.  The Continue reading

Hickenlooper Opposes Energy Ballot Measures

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300A day after giving up on a special legislative session on oil and gas drilling, Governor John Hickenlooper spoke with industry allies about his opposition to proposed Colorado ballot measures to limit drilling.  Hickenlooper is spoke yesterday afternoon at the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.  The Democratic governor reiterated his Continue reading

Tipton Bill Would Prohibit Federal Funds to be Used in Listing Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee included Congressman Scott Tipton’s (R-CO) language to prohibit the use of any funds under the Fiscal Year 2015 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act to be used to list the Gunnison or Greater Sage Grouse as threatened or endangered species. The bill Continue reading

Teen Birth Rate Drops in Colorado

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300The teen birth rate in Colorado dropped 40 percent from 2009 through 2013, and state officials say a health initiative aimed at low-income women is partially responsible.  Governor John Hickenlooper and the state’s chief medical officer talked up the Colorado Family Planning Initiative at the Capitol on Thursday.  The initiative has provided Continue reading

Governor Touts Plan to Curb Teen Pregnancy

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper joined the state’s chief medical officer to tout a state initiative to reduce teen births.  Hickenlooper and Dr. Larry Wolk talked up the Colorado Family Planning Initiative at the Capitol on Thursday.  The initiative has provided more than 30,000 intrauterine devices or implants at to low-income women at 68 Continue reading

Nine States Join Lawsuit Against EPA; Colorado Not One of Them

EPA-300Nine states have joined Murray Energy Company’s lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over new carbon pollution rules.  Murray Energy has called the standards “illegal, irrational, and radical”.  Several states agree, and have joined Murray’s lawsuit to block the rules.  Colorado is NOT one of those states.  Continue reading

Elder Abuse Law Goes Into Effect Tuesday

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper talked Friday about a law taking effect Tuesday that seeks to increase reporting of elder abuse.  The legislation that was passed last year classifies any person who is 70 or older as an “at-risk” elder, and requires certain health professionals and social workers to report Continue reading