John Hickenlooper

5:00pm

Wed March 28, 2012
Politics

Revamp of Governor’s Energy Office Passes First Test

A bill to reorganize the Governor’s Energy Office and expand its mission to include the promotion of oil and gas development alongside clean energy cleared its first hurdle at the capitol on Wednesday. Governor John Hickenlooper supports the change, but other Democrats are wary.

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2:57pm

Wed March 28, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

Hickenlooper Temporarily Bans Prescribed Burns Statewide

Smoke from the Lower North Fork Fire burning near Conifer.
Shawn Campbell Flickr – Creative Commons

With a wildfire continuing to burn through the foothills southwest of Denver, Governor John Hickenlooper says he will temporarily ban the state government’s use of prescribed burns on state land. 

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6:16am

Tue March 27, 2012

1:00pm

Fri March 23, 2012
State Capitol

Tribal Flags Installed at Colorado Capitol

Photo by Kirk Siegler

Colorado’s two federally recognized Indian tribes now have permanent flags on display in the state capitol.  

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1:00pm

Thu March 22, 2012
Environment

Hickenlooper Oil and Gas Task Force up against Tight Deadline

State of Colorado

Some members of the Governor’s oil and gas task force studying whether local governments should have more authority to regulate drilling are worried they won’t finish their work by an April 18th deadline. 

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