Governor Hickenlooper

Gardening, AmeriCorps
Valley Food Partnership

AmeriCorps is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month.  

Since 1994 more than 900,000 people have served in AmeriCorps. The federal service program has volunteers across the nation and in U.S. territories.

Michelle Amiott was an AmeriCorps VISTA, short for Volunteers In Service To America. She volunteered for a year in Montrose County at the Valley Food Partnership, a Western Slope nonprofit.

Newscast

  • Hickenlooper visits Delta businesses
  • Tri-County Health Network asks people what they want in healthcare
  • Local food production struggles in parts of Colorado

Governor John Hickenlooper has formally pulled the plug on the possibility of a special legislation session to consider stricter rules for the oil and gas industry. Hickenlooper said there weren't enough stakeholders on board for a bipartisan solution.

Newscast

  •  Governor John Hickenlooper's Approval Ratings Are Up
  • The BLM is Finishing its Study of a Coal Lease Expansion Outside of Paonia
  • Heather Jensen will appeal her conviction of Child Abuse Leading to Death
  • Montrose County Commissioners Removed 3 Trustees from the Board of the Montrose Memorial Hospital
  • The Wright Opera House in Ouray is closed for Renovations
  • Fish Otoliths help Teach Scientists about Fish

  Headlines

  • School Safety Experts say Preventing Violence is Key
  • State Republicans Vying for 2016 National Convention in Denver
  • Hickenlooper has raised over $1M for Re-Election Campaign
  • First Recreational Pot Shop opens in Carbondale 
  • Tom Wise Running for Montrose County Commissioner
  • 2 Cars Stolen, Still Not Recovered in Delta

HEADLINES  

  • US 550, Red Mountain Pass Remains Closed
  • Senator Marble Didn't Fall for Food Stamp Pot Hoax
  • Govenor Hickenlooper Pushes Obama to Allow States to Develop Energy Plan

Headlines:

  • 5 Hikers Die, 1 Injured in Chaffee County Rockslide
  • Federal Energy Revenues in Mesa County Drop 40%
  • Colorado Job Growth Better than Last Year
  • Governor’s Tourism Conference to be held in Telluride and Mountain Village
  • San Miguel County Removed from Lawsuit Against Proposed Uranium Mill
  • Moving Millet from the Bird Feeder to the Dinner Plate

Headlines:

  • Thousands of Public Comments Against FRAM Whitewater Oil Project Delivered to BLM
  • State Mining Authorities Ask EPA to Handle Rogue Gold Mill Contamination
  • State Taking a Closer Look at Medical Marijuana Recommendations
  • Governor John Hickenlooper Sees Mediocre Approval Ratings
  • Organizational Assessment Completed for DMEA
  • Colorado Mesa University and Western Colorado Community College Team Up for Compost Project
  • USA Pro Challenge Race Concludes in Denver

Headlines:

  • West Nile Virus Found in Delta County Mosquitoes
  • Hotchkiss Moves Forward with Ban on Commercial Marijuana Sales
  • Paonia’s Historic Paradise Theater Set to Reopen
  • State Lawmakers Begin Summer Committee Meetings
  • Craft Breweries Across the State Issue Letter Opposing Fracking
  • State of Colorado Joins Lawsuit Against Fracking Ban in Longmont

Headlines:

  • Gov. Hickenlooper signs four new bills protecting outdoors
  • Montrose City Council to consider permanent ban on marijuana sales
  • Gov. Hickenlooper set to visit Ouray School this week
  • Grand Junction resident to receive $1.2 million in state compensation
  • Cocker Kids Foundation donates to Delta County

Headlines:

  • Governor activates drought task force
  • State water plan mandated by Hickenlooper
  • Grand Junction clean-up yields piece of Radium 226
  • No fine for Williams
  • WildEarth Guardians ask BLM to halt drilling because of ozone levels
  • One more thing

Headlines:

  • Gov. Hickenlooper supports opposition to drilling on Thompson Divide
  • Rep. Millie Hamner will visit Paonia Town Hall on Saturday
  • Delta County Commissioners welcome public to Tuesday's meeting
  • Highway 50 closed Thursday night to investigate suspicious roadside object
  • Board member Ed Marston discusses current state of DMEA

Governor John Hickenlooper is getting push back for recently telling members of Congress that he once drank flack fluid and touting Colorado as a national model for balanced energy rules. The state's oil and gas commission has increased the statewide buffer zone between drilling sites and homes and buildings, but many Democratic state lawmakers say the rules are still too lenient. Bente Birkeland takes a look at the issue and the Governor’s comments as part of our capitol conversation series.


Democratic leaders at the statehouse hope to introduce bills dealing with the impacts of hydraulic fracturing by the end of the month. This comes as Governor John Hickenlooper is touting Colorado’s current regulations on fracking as a national model. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Headlines:

  • Gov. Hickenlooper says fracking is safe, testifies before Senate
  • NY town bans any discussion of fracking in public meetings
  • Two gun control bills pass in Judiciary Committee
  • Marijuana regulators in Colorado grapple with safety issues
  • State Republicans starting to favor instate tuition for illegals

Headlines:

  • Gov. Hickenlooper to testify before Senate Natural Resources Committee
  • Pitkin County DA needs help in case defending Thompson Divide
  • Community group urges park status for Colorado National  Monument
  • COGCC approves new controversial setback limits between gas wells and homes
  • iSeeChange Almanac records signs of whacky early Spring

Governor John Hickenlooper announced new initiatives on Wednesday to try and make Colorado better prepared for wildfires. State officials say they’re also planning for a drought this summer and a potentially bad fire season. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Headlines:

  • CHC director Jim Ramey discusses possible legal action
  • BLM accepting nominations for advisory councils
  • Fern Lake Fire continues to smolder in Rocky Mtn. Nat. Park
  • Colorado shoppers don't face new surcharges, fees
  • Gov. Hickenlooper hopes tourism industry recovers from drought

Governor John Hickenlooper says a lack of water in Colorado poses a series challenge for the state’s tourism industry. Hickenlooper answered questions from industry representatives as part of the annual tourism day at the state capitol. Bente Birkeland has more.


Nearly a third of this year’s state lawmakers are newly elected, and they’ll be expected to debate a host of complex issues from Medicaid to marijuana, gun laws to the death penalty. As part of our capitol conversation series statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland takes a look at the first week of the session, and gets reporter’s thoughts on the Governor’s state of the state address.


Headlines:

  • Reporters discuss Hickenlooper's state of the state address, upcoming Leg. issues
  • Gunnison Sage Grouse may be designated "endangered"

Governor John Hickenlooper called for universal background checks for all gun sales in his annual state of the state address on Thursday. Hickenlooper outlined several proposals he plans to back on issues such as marijuana, hydraulic fracturing, and mental health. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

Headlines:

  • Governor Hickenlooper delivers state of the state address
  • Oil and gas commissions define new setback rules
  • BLM to start charging fees to boaters of Ruby-Horsethief
  • January is Radon Action Month

Headlines:

  • Longmont Sued Over Fracking Ban
  • Gov Wants To Strengthen Mental Health Services and Support
  • Former Gov Ritter On Short List For Energy Secretary
  • Aspen Cancer Center Donations Decline
  • Allegiant Air Serves Montrose This Winter
  • Search For Dylan Redwine Continues With No Leads

Gun laws, marijuana reform, and oil and gas regulations. These will be just a few of the hot button issues that state lawmakers grapple with during the next legislative session. Governor John Hickenlooper and legislative leaders outlined their thoughts in a panel at the Colorado Press Association. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


In our regular sit down with Governor John Hickenlooper, he gives his take on statewide marijuana regulations, and explains why he doesn't think the industry will be booming in the coming months. He also tells statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland why he's not sold on a major overhaul to the state's child welfare system in the wake of child fatalities.


Headlines:

  • Delta cyclist killed in accident
  • Ski industry nationwide hurt by low snow
  • Q&A with Governor John Hickenlooper
  • Montrose gets new recycling program
  • Weekly Western Skies Report

Governor John Hickenlooper still has roughly a month to certify the results of the November election. And when he does, it’ll be legal for Coloradans over 21 to smoke recreational marijuana. For the moment, most businesses are taking a wait and see approach. The state’s ski resorts are one industry that doesn't expect its policies to change any time soon. Bente  Birkeland has more from the state capitol.