Our Government/Nuestro Gobierno
The Obama Administration is launching a new initiative to accelerate efforts to make new and useful services available to consumers on their mobile devices. The president is issuing a directive requiring that each major Federal agency make two key government services the American people depend on available on mobile phones within the next 12 months.
La Administración de Obama está lanzando una nueva iniciativa para acelerar los esfuerzos para hacer los servicios nuevos y útiles disponibles para los consumidores en sus dispositivos móviles. El Presidente hizo una emisión de una directiva que requiere que cada agencia federal importante haga dos servicios esenciales que el pueblo estadounidense dependen, disponibles en los teléfonos móviles en los próximos 12 meses.
Gov. John Hickenlooper announced a new resource, “Hire A Colorado Vet,” offered by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) to help veterans connect with employment opportunities. CDLE created a website, www.hireacoloradovet.gov, where veterans can post résumés, job-search and learn about new job postings before the general public. Additionally, employers are able to post job openings or search for qualified veteran applicants on this website.
Gobernador de Colorado
El gobernador John Hickenlooper, anunció que un nuevo recurso, “Hire A Colorado Vet” (Contrate a un Veterano de Colorado), ofrecido por el Colorado Departamento de Trabajo y Empleo (CDLE por sus siglas en inglés) para ayudar a los veteranos conectarse con las oportunidades de empleo. CDLE creó un sitio web, www.hireacoloradovet.gov, donde los veteranos pueden enviar hojas de vida, buscar empleo y aprender sobre nuevas ofertas de trabajo antes del público en general. Además, los empleadores pueden publicar ofertas de empleo o buscar candidatos calificados que son veteranos en este sitio web.
“We are very pleased the International Olympic Committee and U.S. Olympic Committee reached agreement on revenue sharing. This agreement is one step in a marathon toward a potential USOC bid for the return of the Olympics to U.S. soil. We remain interested in and continue to explore all of the issues relevant to Denver potentially submitting a bid if and when the time is right,” read a joint statement from Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock.
Alcalde de Denver
“Estamos muy contentos que el Comité Olímpico Internacional y el Comité Olímpico de EE.UU. llegaron a un acuerdo sobre la distribución de los ingresos. Este acuerdo es un paso en un maratón hacia una potencial oferta del USOC para el regreso de los Juegos Olímpicos al territorio de los EE.UU. Seguimos interesados en y seguiremos estudiando todas las cuestiones pertinentes a Denver potencialmente presentar una oferta siempre y cuando sea el momento adecuado”, leía una declaración conjunta del gobernador, John Hickenlooper, y el alcalde de Denver y Michael B. Hancock.
Obama on KBNO Radio
KBNO Radio made history as President Barack Obama was interviewed live by Fernando Sergio, host of the station’s most popular local show “La Voz del Pueblo.” President Obama called from the White House and discussed a number of issues, such as the economy, immigration, foreign policy and even talked about Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
The president stressed the importance of the Latino vote in the upcoming election and drew a sharp contrast with his republican opponent Mitt Romney. This is the first time in the history of radio in Colorado that a sitting U.S. president conducted a live interview with a Spanish-language radio station.
Zee Ferrufino stressed that Gov. Mitt Romney will be invited to be interviewed.
AARP applauds HB 1326
AARP staff and volunteer leadership applauded the signing of House Bill 1326, bi-partisan legislation that allows for a cost of living adjustment for the Old Age Pension and re-instates dental care services to seniors on OAP while extending dental care services to persons 65 and older who only qualify for the Medicare Savings Program. A late-in-session amendment to the bill designates any of the $98.5 Million unused by eligible Colorado residents will be directed to additional funding of the Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), which provides home-and-community-based services such as Meals on Wheels. When Homestead was last funded, the unused figure was approximately $770,000, but that figure will vary based on home assessments and the usage by eligible residents.
IRS to close small offices
The Internal Revenue Service announced a sweeping office space and rent reduction initiative that over the next two years will close 43 smaller offices and reduce space in many larger facilities. These measures will save more than 40 million in taxpayer dollars. Coupled with space reductions last year, the initiative will slash total IRS office space by more than one million square feet.
Tuition reciprocity agreement
Lt. Gov. Joseph A. Garcia, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education and Dr. José Z. Garcia, Cabinet Secretary New Mexico Department of Higher Education renewed the Higher Education tuition reciprocity agreement between Colorado and New Mexico.
The tuition reciprocity agreement expands opportunities to students from Colorado and New Mexico to attend the other state’s participating institutions at resident tuition rates. The agreement expands the cap of the number of eligible students from 400 to 500 and will be in place for three years beginning July 1.
Summer Food Service Program
Adams County School District 14 (Adams 14) is participating in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program, which fills nutritional gaps throughout the summer months to ensure children get the nutritious meals they need.
Nutritious meals will be provided Monday through Friday at no charge to all children ages one to 18, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Additionally, adults living in the District can purchase breakfast for $1.50 and lunch for $2.50 throughout the Summer Food Service Program.
To learn more about Adams 14, visit adams14.org.
Mi Casa receives grant
Mi Casa Resource Center has received a two-year, $350,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) to support Mi Casa’s career training programs that help workers with limited skills, education and income – many of them single parents – for career path employment in growth industries.
Philanthropic community members
National Philanthropy Day in Colorado is now accepting nominations for outstanding philanthropic individuals, businesses, organizations, and foundations making a difference in your community.
Nomination forms are available at www.npdcolorado.org, or by contacting Paula Henry, NPD Coordinator, at email@example.com. Nominations must be received or postmarked by Wednesday, July 11, and must include a nomination form, nomination narrative, and two letters of support. Cash scholarships will be given to the Outstanding Youth ($3,000) and Outstanding Youth Group ($1,500) winners.
All award winners, and their nominators, will be honored at the National Philanthropy Day in Colorado Awards Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 9, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.
Students raise money
Students in 463 schools across Colorado have participated in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program during this academic year. Through their collaborative effort, $390,438.06 has been collected to support groundbreaking blood cancer research and patient aid programs for local patients and their families.
LLS is now accepting reservations for participating schools for the 2012-2013 academic year. Visit www.schoolandyouth.org/rm or call 720-440-8628 for more information.