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Week of 03/18/15 - Of Special Interest
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By Staff

Our Government/Nuestro Gobierno

White House

Pres. Barack Obama delivered the following statement on the signing of the “Student Aid Bill of Rights” on Tuesday, March 10: “One of the things that’s been uppermost on my mind is how do we make sure that every young person in this country who is willing to put in the effort can afford to go to college. And as part of that overall process we’re going to be talking today about a Student Bill of Rights. This is part of it. It’s an executive action that we’re able to take to streamline and improve the manner in which the federal government interacts with students when it comes to student loans, and it will be part of a broader overview that I talk about while we’re in Atlanta.”

Casa Blanca

El presidente Barack Obama pronunció la siguiente declaración en la firma de la “Carta de Derechos de Ayuda Estudiantil” el martes 10 de marzo: “Una de las cosas que han pasado más alto en mi mente es ¿cómo nos aseguramos de que todos los jóvenes de este país que están dispuesto a poner su esfuerzo puedan permitirse el lujo de ir a la universidad. Y como parte de ese proceso general que vamos a estar hablando hoy de una Declaración de Derechos del Estudiante. Esto es parte de ella. Es una acción ejecutiva que somos capaces de tomar para agilizar y mejorar la manera en que el gobierno federal interactúa con los estudiantes cuando se trata de préstamos a los estudiantes, y será parte de una visión más amplia que hablo mientras estemos en Atlanta”.

Colorado’s Governor

Gov. John Hickenlooper, with state agency partners and the Colorado Department of Transportation, announced the launch of the “Moving Colorado Towards Zero Deaths” initiative. The group unveiled a “No Texting” sign to be placed on Colorado roadways and a 30-second PSA video on the initiative.

Gobernador de Colorado

El gobernador John Hickenlooper, con socios de agencias estatales y el Departamento de Transporte de Colorado, anunció el lanzamiento de la iniciativa “Moving Colorado Hacia cero muertes”. El grupo dio a conocer un cartel de “No hay mensajes de texto” para ser colocados en las carreteras de Colorado y un video de 30 segundos de PSA en la iniciativa.

Denver’s Mayor

Mayor Michael B. Hancock, former Mayor Federico Pena and the Denver Women’s Commission (DWC) held a reception and photo exhibit to celebrate the DWC’s 30th Anniversary during Women’s History month on Wednesday, March 11. The city released a video as part of the #DearMe initiative, working to inspire and empower young girls everywhere. The video features leaders from the Hancock administration answering the question, “What advice would you give your 14 year old self?” To view the video, visit the mayor’s Facebook page at

Alcalde de Denver

El alcalde Michael B. Hancock, el ex alcalde Federico Peña y de la Comisión de Mujeres de Denver (DWC) celebraron una recepción y exposición de fotos para celebrar el 30º aniversario de la DWC durante el Mes de la Historia de la Mujer el miércoles, 11 de marzo. La ciudad dio a conocer un video como parte de la iniciativa #DearMe, trabajando para inspirar y empoderar a las jóvenes en todas partes. El video muestra a los líderes de la administración Hancock responder a la pregunta: “¿Qué consejo le daría usted a alguien de 14 años?” Para ver el video, visite la página del alcalde Facebook en

Colorado Latino Foundation

Shown above are Tim and Bernadette Marquez, founders of the Denver Scholarship Foundation. The Marquez’ received the LCFC Philanthropist of the Year Award for their contributions to advancing education. Tim Marquez is the founder and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Venoco, Inc. a Denver-based energy company. The Latino Community Foundation of Colorado led by Executive Director, Carlos Martinez is a successful nonprofit organization supporting the needs of Colorado’s Latino community.

Colorado Latino Foundation

Arriba se muestran Tim y Bernadette Marquez, fundadores de la Fundación de Becas de Denver. Márquez recibió el LCFC Filántropo del Año por sus contribuciones al avance de la educación. Tim Márquez es el fundador y Director Ejecutivo y Presidente del Consejo de Administración de Venoco, Inc., una empresa de energía con sede en Denver. La Fundación de la Comunidad Latina de Colorado liderado por el director ejecutivo, Carlos Martínez es una organización sin fines de lucro exitosa en apoyar las necesidades de la comunidad latina de Colorado.

Denver Zoo awarded

The Denver Zoo was reaccredited with ISO 14001 certification and for the first time was awarded the OHSAS 18001 certification. The Denver Zoo is now one of only four zoological institutions in the world, and the first in the western hemisphere, to achieve the highest international distinction for its environmental, health and safety management systems.

“We are extremely proud to be awarded these designations, which were earned by far exceeding the minimum standards of many national entities,” says Denver Zoo Vice President for Design and Campus Management George Pond. “We constantly strive to improve ourselves in all aspects of our operations and hope this demonstrates how much we value the well-being of our employees, guests and volunteers by adopting international best practices.”

For more information on the Denver Zoo, visit

ASU offers Boundless Opportunity Scholarships

Adams State University announced it has received a $30,000 grant from the Daniels Fund to provide Boundless Opportunity Scholarships to non-traditional students. The grant will provide $2,000 to 15 undergraduate students who meet the criteria, according Dr. Michael Mumper, senior vice president for Enrollment Management & Program Development.

“We have many outstanding students with unmet financial need,” Mumper noted. “These will help some of these students cover their educational costs without borrowing so much. We are pleased to partner with the Daniels Fund to offer these Boundless Opportunity Scholarships to deserving ASU students.”

For more information about Boundless Opportunity Scholarships at Adams State University, visit

ASU ofrece oportunidad de becas ilimitadas

La Adams State University anunció que ha recibido una subvención de 30 mil dólares del Fondo Daniels para proporcionar sin límites Oportunidad de Becas para estudiantes no tradicionales. La donación proveerá dos mil dólares a 15 estudiantes de licenciatura que cumplan con los criterios, según el Dr. Michael Mumper, vicepresidente senior de Gestión de Matriculación y Desarrollo de Programas.

“Tenemos muchos estudiantes sobresalientes con necesidad económica no cubierta”, señaló Mumper. “Esto ayudará a algunos de estos estudiantes ha cubrir sus costos educativos sin pedir tanto prestado. Estamos muy contentos de asociarnos con el Fondo Daniels para ofrecer estas Boundless Opportunity Scholarships para estudiantes meritorios de ASU”.

Para obtener más información acerca de la oportunidad sin límites de Becas de la Universidad Estatal Adams, visite

Cherry Creek State Park open to boating

Cherry Creek Reservoir opened to boating on Friday, March 13. Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers tips for boating safety:

Due to early season conditions please keep a lookout for possible floating debris, and always be aware that unmarked hazards may exist. If debris or hazards are discovered please notify park staff.

Before boating, check that your vessel has all of the required safety items on board and plugs are in place. Also be sure your registration is up-to-date.

Remember to always clean, drain, and dry your vessel to help prevent the spread of ANS.

All trailered vessels must go through an aquatic nuisance species (ANS) inspection prior to launching.

For more information about Cherry Creek State Park, visit:





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