Colorado Issues - Summertime Tips for Parents of Children with Autism - July 16, 2017

July 16, 2017

Dr. Annette Nunez of Breakthrough Interventions in Denver gives tips that help parents create happy summertime memories for their autistic children.   BTInterventions.com

Colorado Issues - Financial Literacy - July 9, 2017

July 9, 2017
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Natriece Bryant from the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) details financial education programs that help adults and seniors protect themselves against fraud, and help them become financially literate. For information, go to AskDora.Colorado.gov

Colorado Issues - Home Repair Loans & Grants for Low Income Residents - June 25, 2017

June 25, 2017
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Taryn Lewis of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority outlines various opportunities for home improvement and emergency improvement zero and low-interest loans and grants.  For more information, RenewDenver.org

Colorado Issues - Protection for Injured Workers when Employers Have No Workers’ Compensation Insurance - June 11, 2017

June 11, 2017
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Paul Tauriello, Director of the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation, details new safeguards for injured workers . 

Colorado Issues - Coexisting with Wildlife in Colorado - June 4, 2017

June 4, 2017
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Jennifer Churchill from Colorado Parks and Wildlife presents tips and cautions on interacting with Colorado wildlife, and gives an overview of all there is to do in Colorado.  For more information, go online to cpw.state.co.us

Colorado Issues - Seniors Resource Center Gala Benefits Seniors & Honors CEO Zabawa - May 28, 2017

May 28, 2017
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Terri Wager outlines the scope of services the Seniors Resource Center provides for seniors, and highlights the events at the June 23rd fundraising gala which will honor retiring CEO John Zabawa.  Zabawa served the Seniors Resource Center for 36 years.  Information at SRCAging.org

Colorado Issues - Scholastic Survey on Student Reading Habits - May 21, 2017

May 21, 2017
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Deimosa Webber-Bey, librarian for Scholastic, Inc., describes a major survey of students and parents on student reading habits and attitudes, and a Scholastic-sponsored program promoting summer reading.  Additional information, Scholastic.com

Colorado Issues - Governor John Hickenlooper, Recovery Plans for Future Disasters - May 14, 2017

May 14, 2017
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The Colorado Resiliency and Recovery Office was formed following the recent floods and fires to put a framework in place to not only recover from a future disaster, but to make things better than before the disaster.  The work of the office won the “Gold 2017 National Planning Achievement Award for Environmental Planning” from the American Planning Association.  Governor John Hickenlooper describes the framework in light of the word “resiliency” which is part of the official name of the office which will direct all future disasters.

For details, see www.CoResiliency.com

Colorado Issues - American Planning Association Awards Colorado for Flood and Fire Response - May 5, 2017

May 7, 2017
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The Chair of the APA jury that awarded Colorado the Environmental Planning Achievement Award, Shedrick Coleman, tells what impressed the jury about Colorado’s response to recent floods and fires.  The award went to the Resiliency and Recovery Office which is cited as an example for other states and government entities in environmental planning.  Information online at Planning.org

Colorado Issues - Furry Scurry May 6th - April 30, 2017

April 30, 2017
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Maia Brusseau from the Denver Dumb Friends League discusses the upcoming Furry Scurry dog walk and the work of the DDFL.  FurryScurry.org or DDFL.org