Governor John Hickenlooper

  • GOP transportation bill passes first committee despite opposition
  • Outdoor retail show opens in Denver after many years in Utah
  • Lawmakers get help from outside statehouse to help redefine culture
  • Governor Hickenlooper doesn't expect new governor to uphold water plan

  • Tension at State Capitol after Trump's immigration remarks
  • School District 51 in Mesa County announces administration overhaul
  • Governor John Hickenlooper gives last state of the state address

  • Governor Hickenlooper on eve of last legislative session
  • Capitol Coverage talks broadband, PERA, sexual harassment with Governor
  • Legislature opens Wednesday, lawmakers hope for progress
  • New minimum wage increases not likely to help struggling Colorado families

  • Governor Hickenlooper's Chief of Staff resigns, exodus of aides continues
  • Connecting the Drops looks at invasive species
  • Colorado lakes and reservoirs under threat by invasive species
  • Comment period for sage grouse management plan extended to Friday

  • Representative and Treasurer candidate Steve Lebsock accused of harassment
  • Governor John Hickenlooper calls for Lebsock's resignation
  • Ongoing reaction at State Capitol to sexual harassment scandal
  • 17,000 Colorado residents await DACA decision by Congress

  • Mill levy increases pass in Montrose, Delta Counties
  • Crawford voters deny mill levy increase for second year in a row
  • Governor Hickenlooper hopes to build economy through trade mission to India
  • Future ballot measure pitched to limit contributions in municipal elections
  • Regional Newscast on hiatus for rest of week; returns November 13th

  • Governor Hickenlooper proposes 30.5 billion dollar state budget
  • GOP's proposed budget would give two thirds of its tax breaks to one percenters
  • KDNK interview with Representative Scott Tipton about GOP's proposed budget

  • Governor Hickenlooper returns from trade visit to India
  • Inside Energy profile of North Fork Valley coal mining scene
  • Both Colorado Senators vote the party line on Trump budget
  • Glance at area high school football scoreboard

  • Congress looks to curtail power of President to use 1906 Antiquities Act
  • Formal murder charges filed in deaths of two Norwood girls
  • Premiums in Western Colorado to skyrocket after Trump's executive order
  • Governor Hickenlooper's response to Trump's moves to kill ACA

  • Governor John Hickenlooper reaches out to Nevada governor
  • Special session fails to take any action, closes after second day
  • Marijuana tax loophole will be addressed in regular session
  • Montrose High School boys golf team wins 4A state championship

  • Governor Hickenlooper calls for special session, opens today
  • Lawmakers divided over purpose, funding of special session
  • Affordable housing plans across Colorado
  • Portion of KDNK interview with official calling for firing of FCC Director

  • Governor Hickenlooper moves forward with bipartisan health care plan
  • Solar tariffs threaten energy infrastructure, jobs in Colorado
  • Capitol Coverage of the possible repeal of DACA
  • Children of immigrants in Colorado face uncertainty as they plan for college

  • Diane Mitsch Bush, candidate for District 3, visits North Fork Valley
  • Governor John Hickenlooper statement on Graham Cassidy bill
  • Marijuana taxes go to funding homeless shelters in Denver
  • Taylor Park Reservoir closed to boating on Oct. 2nd

  • Governor Hickenlooper calls special session for 2nd time in his tenure
  • Lawmakers predict special session will reopen complicated budget debate
  • Delta County Economic Development executive director steps down

  • Lt. Governor Donna Lynne will run for governor's chair
  • Reclamation crews assembling at Paonia Dam and Reservoir
  • Governor Hickenlooper presents health care plan to Congress
  • State Capitol hosts committee on wildfire prevention
  • Two girls, aged 5 to 10, found dead in Norwood

  • Western Slope coal country looks to replace lost jobs
  • Towns around Western Colorado seek economic drivers to replace coal
  • Governor Hickenlooper goes to Congress to pitch health care fix
  • Parks and Wildlife recommends hunters prepare for big game seasons

  • Governors Hickenlooper and Kasich spearhead bipartisan health care plan
  • 8 Governors support health plan to be introduced before Congress next week
  • West Elk Walk In Clinic now open in Paonia
  • Delta County Memorial Hospital opens clinics in Paonia, Hotchkiss
  • Montrose changes garbage collection schedule for Labor Day

  • Hickenlooper makes no promises regarding run for VP on Unity Ticket
  • Colorado River supplies drinking water to 40 million people
  • Agencies, ranchers, farmers all changing irrigation techniques to lower salt
  • Broomfield one of many communities on Front Range near new oil and gas wells

  • Critics contend Gov. Hickenlooper's fracking regulations not strong enough
  • Senator Michael Bennet talks fracking, environment at Aspen town hall
  • Anglers, beer brewers team up to protest rollback of clean water regulations
  • Ute Council Tree to be taken down Friday morning outside of Delta

  • New laws aim to crack down on illegal pot grows
  • Marble hosts new farmer's market starting Saturday
  • Governor Hickenlooper signs controversial asset seizure bill
  • Paonia Town council meets tonight

  • Governor signs spending bill into law
  • Hospitals, schools benefit from new law; transportation needs more
  • Arkansas River tourism industry similar to Colorado, Gunnison Rivers
  • Climate change impacts river flow in Colorado Basins

  • Governor Hickenlooper signs budget into law
  • Innovative new farm and school set to open near Paonia
  • Colorado and Arkansas Rivers flow less because of climate change
  • Paonia wins 2A state baseball championship

  • CU Boulder dance troupe in Paonia for workshops, performance
  • Governor Hickenlooper to visit Western Slope this weekend
  • Boulder conference says Rocky Mountain Region perfect for new economy
  • Storms cause rescheduling for high school track, baseball state tournaments

  • Governor orders safety check of oil and gas wells
  • Climate change in the West impacts upon wine growers

  • Governor Hickenlooper talks about SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch
  • Colorado groups protest against SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch
  • Trump orders completion of Dakota Access Pipeline

  • Governor Hickenlooper gives state of the state
  • Delta Dept of Health conducting free well water, radon tests
  • Nurses on front line of climate change fight

  • Governor sets priorities as legislature opens session
  • Connecting the Drops report on Big Thompson recovery
  • Clean air advocates voice concerns to congress

Hickenlooper Shows Off Colorado Water Plan Draft

Dec 11, 2014

Governor John Hickenlooper unveiled a draft of the state's first ever water plan Wednesday. The goal of the plan - a decade in the making - is to create a comprehensive water strategy to protect rural farm economies and bring more water to millions of people along the Front Range.

"Water is too important for bickering and potential failure. It demands collaborations," said James Eklund, Director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, which drafted the proposal. "This plan sets the stage for us to take the necessary next steps."

Jake Ryan

Over the weekend, Governor John Hickenlooper visited several businesses on the Western Slope.  In Delta County he toured business that received REDI grants.  The Rural Economic Development Initiative gives out grants to rural businesses that are looking to expand. 

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Colorado's economy is doing better.

Numbers released Monday show the state's unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent in July. The last time it was this low was Oct. 2008. 

The national unemployment rate for June was 6.2 percent. 

In Colorado nonfarm payroll jobs increased 5,500. Private sector jobs increased 6,000 while government jobs decreased 500. The state has had 33 consecutive months of payroll job gains.

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