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CUTS TRIP SHORT: John Hickenlooper.
TOMORROW: Independent Ethics Commission executive director Jane Feldman speaks to Colorado Association of Professional Lobbyists. Register here.
FIRE UPDATE: Monday brought mixed news on the destructive High Park fire: Authorities confirmed their worst fears, that the blaze had claimed a life; estimated that at least 100 structures were damaged or destroyed; and then, late in the day, were heartened that some of the flames appeared to be blowing back onto themselves instead of claiming new ground, The Denver Post reports. “The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Linda Steadman, 62, died in the blaze. She lived at 9123 Old Flowers Road, according to Sheriff Justin Smith.”
DECLARES DROUGHT DISASTER: Weld County.
PRIDEFEST GRAND MARSHALS: Steadman, Guzman, Ferrandino, Schaefer.
NOW IN FAVOR OF IMMIGRATION REFORM: Focus on the Family chief.
SILLY SEASON: Randy Baumgardner writes, “To the Editor: It has come to my attention that information that is untrue has been circulating throughout Northwestern Colorado.”
SILLY SEASON: GOP hopefuls vie to take Boulder.
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CU PRESIDENT BENSON critical of Metro State’s illegal-immigrant tuition.
STRINGING WORDS TOGETHER: Bill Ritter.
SAYS HICK TOOK A STEP BACK: Denver Post.
SUBSCRIBERS: State Bill renewal contracts are now available. Lock in this year’s rates! Email email@example.com.
TOMORROW — FOCUS ON PHILANTHROPY: Join Law Week Colorado, Hunter + Geist and Special Counsel for a women’s event on June 13 from 5 – 7 p.m. at 910 Arts on Santa Fe. Good conversation, great women, benefiting Underwearness, and did we mention the Chocolate Therapist will be there to instruct on the benefits of chocolate? Register here.
HOW TO CLAIM your senior tax deduction.
IT’S THE OFFICIAL START OF THE ELECTION SEASON: Celebrate by buying the 700-page (!) Civica Guide To The 2012 Colorado Statehouse Elections, an e-book that’s now on sale ($9.99) at Amazon.com. If you own an iPad, download the free Kindle app, buy the e-book and begin reading it in five minutes or less! The guide will soon be available at Apple iBooks, Barnes and Noble Nook and Google Books. Best thing: Frequent updates planned as we cycle through election season. Read more here.>
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BILL ROUNDUP FOR STATE BILL SUBSCRIBERS, COURTESY OUR VIRTUAL BILL BOX:
* Introduced bills
* Signed bills
* Bills acted upon
* New fiscal notes
* Bill amendments
* New bill versions
* Day’s archived audio
* Day’s archived video
* New lobbyists
* New principals
HICKENLOOPER’S BACK IN COLORADO, but hasn’t released a public schedule.
* Lt. Gov. Garcia will participate in The Denver Post Ride the Rockies through Friday, June 15. The 2012 Ride the Rockies route covers 442 miles and 24,937 vertical feet from Gunnison to Fort Collins.
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