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Associated Press

Posted on November 16, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Associated Press Colorado Daybook for Saturday, Nov. 16.

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Listings do not indicate the AP will cover the events. Please keep the AP in mind when news of statewide interest develops in your area. For questions about the Daybook, please call the AP Denver bureau at 303-825-0123. Items to be considered for interest can be emailed to apdenver@ap.org.

Nov. 16

1 p.m. — Senate President-elect Morgan Carroll and Sens. Lucia Guzman, Rollie Heath, Gail Schwartz and Mary Hodge hold listening tour event.

Location: River's Edge Café, 332 W. Sackett Ave., Salida

Contact: Jessica Bralish, (303) 866-3181

5:30 p.m. — Senate President-elect Morgan Carroll and Sens. Lucia Guzman, Rollie Heath, Gail Schwartz and Mary Hodge hold listening tour event.

Location: San Luis Valley Brewery, 631 Main St., Alamosa

Contact: Jessica Bralish, (303) 866-3181

Nov. 17

10:30 a.m. — Senate Democrats hold listening tour event.

Location: The Railyard, 114 Colorado Ave., La Junta

Contact: Jessica Bralish, (303) 866-3181

Nov. 18

8:30 a.m. — Two-day sentencing hearing begins for Austin Sigg, who has pleaded guilty to killing Jessica Ridgway. Credentialing begins 7:45 a.m. The Court has not designated a specific number of media seats in Courtroom 1-A. However, media credentials will be issued for this hearing on a first-come, first-served basis. The media credential issued on Monday will be valid for both Monday and Tuesday and is transferable to another reporter within the assigned media outlet.

Location: Courtroom 1-A, Jefferson County Courthouse, 100 Jefferson Parkway, Golden

Contact: Rob McCallum, 720-625-5815

9 a.m. — Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Pollution Control Division will hold a meeting with stakeholders interested in the proposed revisions to the state oil and gas regulations which control air quality impacts.

Location: Colorado Department of Transportation, 4201 East Arkansas Avenue, Denver

Contact: Michael Freeman, 720-989-6896

9 a.m. — Legislative Flood Disaster Study Committee visits flood-affected communities to view damage and rebuilding efforts, and to speak with residents about their experiences and continuing challenges.

Location: Longmont Public Library, Rooms A and B - 409 4th Ave., Longmont

Contact: Doug Schepman, (303) 866-4868

9 a.m. — Colorado Energy Office (CEO) convenes the second PV/Solar discussion next week. Stakeholders from the solar industry, the solar advocacy community, and the utility industry will continue a conversation about potential solar policies in Colorado.

Location: The Colorado Energy Office, 1580 Logan Street, Suite 100, Denver.

Contact: Denise Stepto, 303-866-2262

10 a.m. — The CU-Boulder Police Department will present three Lifesaving Awards to students who recently revived an 80-year-old man who was choking in the Center for Community dining hall.

Location: 2480 Kittredge Loop Drive, Boulder

Contact: Ryan Huff, 303-492-7581

11 a.m. — Former Interior Secretary Salazar will headline an OFA-hosted gathering outside Aurora City Hall to urge Colorado's congressional delegation to support comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the U.S. House.

Location: Aurora City Hall, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora

Contact: Ken Lane, 303-868-6385

11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Three watch parties will be held at the University of Colorado-Boulder during the first launch window for the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) vehicle. NASA TV coverage will be live-streamed. Bruce Jakosky, a professor of geological sciences at CU-Boulder and a scientist at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at CU, is principal investigator on the NASA-funded mission.

Location: Glenn Miller Ballroom, University Memorial Center. K-12 students from Aurora, Boulder, Broomfield, Jamestown, Lafayette and Superior will attend.

Location: Room 235, University Memorial Center. Open to campus, community and alumni.

Location: Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, 1234 Innovation Dr., Boulder. Private watch party for LASP employees and colleagues.

Contact: Dirk Martin, 303-492-3140 or dirk.martin@colorado.edu

11 a.m. — The Data Quality Campaign will hold a conference call for reporters before the release of a state-by-state analysis of education data systems.

Call-in number: 866-939-3921.

Contact: Rachel Zaentz, 202-667-0901 or rachel.zaentz@widmeyer.com

11:30 a.m. — Legislative Flood Disaster Study Committee visits flood-affected communities to view damage and rebuilding efforts, and to speak with residents about their experiences and continuing challenges.

Location: Lyons Elementary, 338 High St, Lyons

Contact: Doug Schepman, (303) 866-4868

2:30 p.m. — Legislative Flood Disaster Study Committee visits flood-affected communities to view damage and rebuilding efforts, and to speak with residents about their experiences and continuing challenges.

Location: Estes Park Town Hall 170 MacGregor Ave., Estes Park

Contact: Doug Schepman, (303) 866-4868

Nov. 19

8:30 a.m. — Second day of sentencing hearing for Austin Sigg, who has pleaded guilty to killing Jessica Ridgway. Credentialing begins 7:45 a.m. The Court has not designated a specific number of media seats in Courtroom 1-A. However, media credentials will be issued for this hearing on a first-come, first-served basis. The media credential issued on Monday will be valid for both Monday and Tuesday and is transferable to another reporter within the assigned media outlet.

Location: Courtroom 1-A, Jefferson County Courthouse, 100 Jefferson Parkway, Golden

Contact: Rob McCallum, 720-625-5815

9 a.m. — Legislative Flood Disaster Study Committee visits flood-affected communities to view damage and rebuilding efforts, and to speak with residents about their experiences and continuing challenges.

Location: Milliken Town Hall, 1101 Broad St., Milliken

Contact: Doug Schepman, (303) 866-4868

10:45 a.m. — Legislative Flood Disaster Study Committee visits flood-affected communities to view damage and rebuilding efforts, and to speak with residents about their experiences and continuing challenges.

Location: City Council Chambers, Evans Community Complex, 1100 37th St., Evans

Contact: Doug Schepman, (303) 866-4868

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. — Aurora officials will announce the launch of the Medina Alert Program for hit-and-run collisions and a partnership with the Denver Police Department 911 communications center on information assimilation. Attending will be Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan and Police Chief Daniel Oates, District Attorneys Mitch Morrissey of Denver and Georg Brauchler of Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties, and State Rep. Kathleen Conti.

Location: Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E Alameda Parkway

Contact: Sgt. Cassidee Carlson, 303-739-6616

4 p.m. — Public hearing on proposals to protect the Gunnison sage-grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to designate 1.7 million acres of critical habitat for the species in southwestern Colorado and southeastern Utah

Location: Western State Colorado University, University Center, 600 N. Adams Street, Gunnison

Contact: Patty Gelatt, 970-243-2778, x26

Nov. 20

9:15 a.m. — The Bureau of Land Management's Front Range Resource Advisory Council meets.

Location: Salida Ranger District, 5575 Cleora Road, Salida

Contact: Kyle Sullivan, (719) 269-8553

Noon — Opening event for the Aurora/Arapahoe Community Solar Array, the first community-owned solar garden to serve the City of Aurora and Arapahoe County.

Location: 790 N. Tower Road, Aurora

Contact: (800) 646-0323

4 p.m. — Public hearing on proposals to protect the Gunnison sage-grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to designate 1.7 million acres of critical habitat for the species in southwestern Colorado and southeastern Utah

Location: Holiday Inn Express, 1391 S. Townsend Avenue, Montrose

Contact: Patty Gelatt 970-243-2778, x26

4:30-5:30 p.m. — The White River National Forest and Ski Patrol directors for Vail and Beaver Creek will discuss uphill travel policies at the two ski areas at an informational meeting.

Location: Holy Cross Ranger Station, 24747 U.S. Highway 24, Minturn

Contact: : Bill Kight, 970-945-3237, or Don Dressler, 970-827-5157

5 p.m.-7 p.m. — The Colorado Tourism Office and History Colorado will hold a media preview and reception for "Living West," an exhibition at the History Colorado Center. The preview starts at 6 p.m. and the reception at 6 p.m.

Location: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver

Contact: Elysia Myers, 970-623-7729, emyers@mmgyglobal.com

Nov. 21

9:15 a.m. — The Bureau of Land Management's Front Range Resource Advisory Council meets.

Location: Salida Ranger District, 5575 Cleora Road, Salida

Contact: Kyle Sullivan, (719) 269-8553

Dec. 2

8:30 a.m. — Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov is scheduled to appear in court on allegations that he assaulted his girlfriend.

Location: Courtroom 2100, 490 W. Colfax Ave., Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center

Dec. 3

10 a.m. — Colorado State University's Colorado Futures Center releases an analysis of state government's long-term fiscal health.

Location: CSU Denver Center, 475 17th St., Suite 200, Denver

Contact: Christiana Nelson, 303-376-2613, Christiana.Nelson@colostate.edu

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