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Common Voices Fire Safety Day May 6


On Tuesday, May 6, a fire safety day will be held by Common Voices at the South Metro Fire Department Headquarters.  Please see the attached flyer for more information

Registration and more information is available at

State Funded Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Programs - Stakeholder Meeting

Historically, the Water Quality Control Division administered two separate small community grant programs under two statutes: grants for drinking water (C.R.S. 25-1.5-208) and grants for wastewater (C.R.S. 25-8-703). In 2009, Senate Bill 09-165 directed an annual transfer of up to $10M from the Severance Tax Trust Fund to the drinking water program. This bill only amended the drinking water statute and did not provide the same continuous source of revenue for wastewater, making it unclear that funds could be used for both drinking water and wastewater.

State Board of Health Monthly Meeting and Public Rulemaking Notice Information


This email is being sent to you from the Department of Public Health and Environment per your request to be notified when the State Board of Health conducts rulemaking hearings.  

Gov. Hickenlooper, Great Outdoors Colorado announce funds to repair trails, waterways and parks impacted by flood


LYONS — Wednesday, April 9, 2014 —  Gov. John Hickenlooper joined the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board today to announce the approval of $13 million for flood recovery efforts that will help communities restore damaged parks, trails and open spaces, and fund a trail corridor  between Lyons and Estes Park. The trail corridor would be in conjunction with Highway 36 flood reconstruction efforts already underway.

Colorado revenue forecast shows increase for current, next fiscal years


DENVER — Tuesday March 18, 2014 — The state’s general fund budget forecast for the current budget year (FY 2013-14) will be $93 million higher than forecast in December and $61 million higher in FY 2014-15, roughly a 1 percent increase.  

Gov. Hickenlooper signs bill to boost rural economic development


DENVER — Tuesday, March 11, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper was joined today by supporters of the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) to sign legislation (HB14-1241) that continues funding for the program.

Health Care Reform Updates from CEBT

For the lastest updates on Health Care Reform, you can access the CEBT webinar held on February 21st by going to, click on Health Care Reform Resource Library on the right side of the home page, then click on Webinars, Health Care Reform Update 2-21-2014.

State submits $62.8 million flood recover plan to HUD

DENVER — Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper submitted today the Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Partial Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  

The State must submit the Partial Action Plan before receiving the $62.8 million in CDBG-DR Funds that HUD allocated to flood impacted communities in Colorado. The money will go toward needs not addressed through other sources of federal assistance, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Hickenlooper signs non-partisan elections bill 1164

DENVER —Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed the following bill into law:





Resolution in Opposition to Public Trust Doctrine Initiatives




WHEREAS, several initiatives have been proposed in recent years that would amend the