October 6-7 Colorado Watershed Assembly/ Colorado Foundation for Water Education Watershed Conference at the Westin in Avon
October 8, Quarterly Meeting of the I-70 Coalition, Silverthorne Library, 1 pm. I will present on the revised, simplified version of the I70 winter traction bill approved for drafting by the TLRC on September 30
October 8 All Valley Chamber Mixer, 5- 7 pm at the Eagle County Airport, Gypsum
October 9 meetings in Vail
October 20 Guest Speaker for CMC-Edwards Political Science class, Professor Jennifer Cassell at CMC-Edwards
October 21 NWCOG Water Quality/Quantity Committee, Quarterly Meeting, 10 am-3pm Silverthorne Library Blue room Agenda available at nwccog.org
October 22 Roaring Fork Watershed Summit, hosted by the Ruedi Water and Power Authority, 8:30 to 4 pm, 3rd Street Center, Carbondale. See also Roaring Fork Conservancy: www.roaringfork.org
October 23 Lunch with Seniors, Routt County council on Aging, Steamboat Community Center
October 26, Quarterly meeting of the Colorado River Basin Roundtable, noon, Glenwood Springs Community Center.
October 27, School visits, Eagle County Schools
October 29 9 am State Capitol Regular Water Resources Review Committee to vote on drafted water bills. Senate Committee room, 3rd Floor, State Capitol. Meeting agenda to be posted on website
November 2 Regular Interim Joint House/Senate Transportation Legislation Review Committee (TLRC) Hearing at the Capitol to vote on drafted transportation bills
9:00 am, Committee Room 271, State Capitol
November 4 School visits Routt County schools: Hayden, South Routt and Steamboat Springs
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September Greetings to Everyone in Eagle County and Routt County!
August has been a whirlwind of Interim Joint House Senate Water Resources Review Committee (WRRC) meetings all over our beautiful state!
In addition to our regular interim Committee Meetings, in August we held hearings on the Colorado Water Plan(@COWaterplan or coloradowaterplan.com) in several basins: in Alamosa for the Rio Grande Basin, in
Diane and Water Committee in Granby for hearing on Colorado Water
Diane and WRRC listening at Arkansas Basin Water Plan Hearing in Salida
Salida for the Arkansas, and Winter Park, then Granby for the Colorado Basin. Our committee also held a regular meeting at the annual meeting of the Colorado Water Congress in Vail the following week. Please go to https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cga-legislativecouncil/2015-water-resources-review-committee
If you have not had a chance to look at the draft Colorado Water Plan, please go to coloradowaterplan.com to see what the Colorado Basin and the Yampa/White/Green Basin have developed in their basin implementation plans, as well as plans from other basins not in Eagle County or Routt County. Basin Implementation Plans are detailed in Chapter 3. Chapter 10, entitled Critical Action Plan, lays out some future possible policies, programs, and projects. Comments are due no later than September 17.
During August, I was able to attend several events in our district and meet with constituents in between my Water Resources Review Committee responsibilities.
Events I attended in August include:
Tour of Horizons Services for the Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled with Colorado Joint Budget Committee analyst Megan Davisson. Horizons exemplifies community partnerships, fiscal responsibility, and great, compassionate, professional services for their clients. For more, please see https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofHorizons and horizonsnwc.org
Yampa Valley Crane Festival Coloring Book Contest judge.
This is one of the most enjoyable, rewarding things I do. These kids are so creative! For more on the fourth annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival September 10-14, 2015 in Steamboat Springs and Hayden, Colorado, please visit http://coloradocranes.net
Vail Valley Women's Foundation/ CMC Women in Philanthropy special lecture with Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court Nancy Rice at Colorado Mountain Mountain College in Edwards. Our Chief Justice provided a wealth of information on our court system, and there was a lively Q/A session. For more info on the wonderful work WFCO/Vail Valley does for women and girls, please visit http://www.wfco.org/vailvalley
And for more on CMC Women in Philanthropy, including scholarships please visit http://cmcfoundation.org/women-in-philanthropy-scholarship/
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union meet n greet with me and Colorado State Senator Randy Baumgardner at Butcherknife Brewing. We had great bipartisan discussions with constituents.
I conferred with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, CDPHE, on several air quality issues and with staff at the Colorado Energy Office on renewables, efficiency, and grid issues.
In August, I also worked with several of my constituents who contacted me with their concerns and issues.
From now through November, I will continue to represent you on the Interim Joint House/Senate Water Resources Review Committee and on the Transportation Legislation Review Committee. Both deal with critical issues for our district and for our state. Having representation on both these committees is important for our mountain communities.
Please see www.dianeforcolorado.com. Also, I will be visiting with local governments, businesses, and constituents throughout the fall. Please do email me with your questions, concerns and ideas at: email@example.com
I will continue to work across the aisle and with all stakeholders for practical, evidence based policies that build a better future for ALL Coloradans! I am honored and humbled to represent you and our beautiful, headwaters district!
Diane Mitsch Bush
EAGLE & ROUTT
Yours for a just, equitable, sustainable, and prosperous Colorado for all.
Diane Mitsch Bush
Colorado State House of Representatives,
District 26-Eagle County and Routt County
P.O. Box 770535
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
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