Tag Archives: Governor John Hickenlooper

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

Hickenlooper Backtracks on “Backtrack”

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper is indicating he was just placating Colorado’s Sheriffs when he told them he messed up by signing the state’s latest gun control laws.  Earlier in the week, Hickenlooper told a meeting of the state’s Sheriffs that he acted on measures governing high capacity magazines and universal background checks without being Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners Write Letter Regarding Potential Vermillion Designation

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners have decided to write their own letter, opposing any Monument designations in the county that don’t go through the proper public process.  While President Obama’s plans are still hazy, there is rumor that he wants to make the Vermillion Basin a National Monument.  The Continue reading

Hickenlooper Raises Over $150,000 for Campaign in the Last Two Weeks

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper raised $151,636 for his re-election campaign during the last two weeks, and he has nearly $1 million cash on hand.  His campaign announced the figures yesterday. The reporting period for which Hickenlooper raised the money covered May 29th through June 11th.  The campaign recently Continue reading

Hickenlooper Orders Flags at Half Staff

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Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff today in honor of a 21-year-old Thornton soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.  Fort Carson officials say Pfc. Jacob Wykstra was killed in a helicopter crash in Kandahar Province on May 28th. He was an infantryman Continue reading

Elected Officials Tour Mesa County Mudslide

mesa county slide areaCongressman Scott Tipton (CO-03), Governor John Hickenlooper, Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey, Mesa County Commissioner John Justman and Collbran Mayor Pro Tem Jolyn Dorman toured the Grand Mesa mudslide by air on Saturday. During Continue reading