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Fish and Wildlife Service Announces $882.4 Million in User-Generated Funding to State Wildlife Agencies

More than $882.4 million in excise tax revenues generated in 2012 by sportsmen and sportswomen will be distributed to state and territorial fish and wildlife agencies to fund fish and wildlife conservation and recreation projects across the nation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today.
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RTD’s West Rail Line Named One of 2012’s Best Construction Projects by Associated General Contractors of America

DENVER, March 8, 2013 – The Regional Transportation District (RTD)’s West Rail Line project has been named one of the most significant construction projects of 2012 by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). The AGC presented its Alliant Build America Merit Awards last night, March 7, during the association’s annual convention in Palm Springs. The awards are considered by many to be the most prestigious recognition of construction accomplishments in the U.S....
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RTD Board approves five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement

Denver – The Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board of Directors approved a five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement between Regional Transportation District and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1001 at a Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. This agreement represents an unprecedented 5-year agreement and is the first time that the District and ATU Local 1001 have reached an agreement, which was ratified by Union membership, prior to expiration of a union contract. ...
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Regional Transportation District continuing to receive high rankings in the most recent TTI Urban Mobility Report and U.S. News and World Report Analysis

Denver – The Regional Transportation District (RTD) has continued to receive high rankings in recent reports on public transportation investment, ridership, and safety. Denver was recently ranked among the top forty cities in the 2012 Urban Mobility report released by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute based on hours of delay saved because of the use of public transit. The report also concluded that public transit saved 865 million hours of delay on our nation’s roads. ...
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Hubbard: Frankness is no excuse for Denver, Adams to ignore open meetings law - Denver Post Article

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock had an opportunity to stand up for governmental transparency last week — and instead tacitly endorsed locking the public out. (See Link to Full Article Below) ...
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The Battle is on -- Legislators rally their supporters for/against Gun Control. What do you think?

On the heels of Aurora and Sandy Hook, we're looking at gun control measures to curb senseless violence in America and Colorado. While the second amendment's judicial interpretation accords American rights to bear arms, the operative question falls in the middle between the American need to curb violence and the Constitutional rights to bear arms. Rights are relative, not universal. But whose rights and responsibilities are paramount in the Gun Control Debate? What do you think? See below for your chance to both BLOG and VOTE on this issue. Below is also a collaborative request by Colorado Representative Kevin Priola. ...
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North Metro Rail Line Announcement

On January 22, RTD General Manager, Phil Washington, announced that RTD staff has identified another item for the FasTracks Internal Savings Account that may allow RTD to take advantage of favorable debt interest savings. Refinancing a portion of its debt could offer RTD an opportunity to build the North Metro Rail Line to 72nd in Commerce City sooner than expected. To read about the announcement follow this link....
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Will Meeks Named Assistant Regional Director for Refuges of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Mountain-Prairie Region

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Service) has announced the selection of Will Meeks as the new assistant regional director for Refuges in the Mountain-Prairie Region, headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The Mountain-Prairie Region includes Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas....
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Adams County half of Denver International Airport conflict committee meets -- Denver Post Article

Half of the members of a group formed last week to provide a place for Adams and Denver counties to talk about disagreements over development plans for Denver International Airport began meeting Tuesday morning. (FOR COMPLETE ARTICLE SEE BELOW) ...
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RTD Transit Police will help with public transportation security at the 57th Presidential Inauguration

Denver – The Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) Transit Police will be assisting with security in Washington, D.C. when President Barack Obama is sworn into office for his second term on January 21. ...
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