Thanksgiving Greetings to Everyone in our Beautiful State House District 26- all of Eagle County and All of Routt County!
I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. I am so grateful for my wonderful husband, family, and friends and for such good early season snow! Our season is off to an excellent start!
I am grateful and humbled to represent you in the Colorado House, and I continue to work during the Interim to get bills ready for the upcoming 2014 Legislative Session that begins on January 8, 2014. I have also met with state and local officials, as well as nonprofits and businesses, on water, transportation, health issues, and on improving coverage and capacity for rural broadband.
Since I last updated you in late October, I have traveled throughout our two counties, meeting with individual constituents, businesses, and local government officials, attending local events and meetings in both river valleys in Eagle County and throughout Routt County. Please see the detailed summary, below.
I always enjoy seeing you and hearing from you. Please do contact me with your issues, concerns, and ideas. It is a great honor to represent you in the Colorado House of Representatives. You can count on me to work hard and effectively for you and to be your strong mountain community voice at the Capitol. I love working for you!
October 28, I met with HCPF-Health Care Policy and Finance Director Sue Birch to discuss health care issues and changes, particularly Medicaid.
At the Capitol, I participated in Joint House/Senate Interim Transportation Legislation Review Committee (TLRC) at the Capitol in Denver
October 29, Tuesday, all day in hearings and bill drafting for 2014.
The next two days I participated in Water Resources Review Committee (WRRC) at the Capitol in Denver
October 30-31, Wednesday- Thursday, all day. We heard testimony and voted on our Interim Committee Draft bills for consideration by the General Assembly in 2014.
In Denver on October 30 during lunch break, I met with COGCC Director Matt Lepore and his staff in Denver to discuss my spill bill implementation and flood clean up.
On November 25, I was at the Capitol for a meeting of 10 legislators, representatives from the Governors Office, staff, and over 60 representatives from the Telecommunications industry on rural broadband.
In Eagle County:
November 1, Eagle Valley, Mayors/ Managers Meeting, Town of Eagle
November 1, Eagle Valley, I met with Vail Daily Editor Don Rogers to provide a legislative update and preview of 2014
November 12, Eagle Valley, I attended the CDOT Presentation of the results of the AGS-Advanced Guide way Study to the Eagle County Board of County Commissioners, Town of Eagle
November 12, Roaring Fork Valley, I met with the Basalt Chamber of Commerce. Then I attended the meeting of the Basalt Town Board
November 13, Roaring Fork Valley, I presented at the CLEER- Clean Energy Economy for the Region Conference on Energy Efficiency in Carbondale
November 13, Eagle Valley, Eagle County School Board Meeting, Eagle
In Routt County:
November 3, Yampa Valley, I presented a 2013 Legislative update and 2014 Preview to the Routt County Cattlemen at their annual meeting in Steamboat Springs, then to the meeting of the Routt County Cattlewomen in Steamboat Springs
November 11, Yampa Valley, I participated as a panelist at Community Alliance of the Yampa Valley’s Water Conference on the Yampa River
November 13, Yampa Valley, I presented a brief Legislative Update and 2014 Preview at the Annual Meeting of the Community Agricultural Alliance in Steamboat Springs.
November 14,Yampa Valley, I presented a Legislative Update and 2014 Session Preview to the Oak Creek Town Board
November 18, Yampa Valley, I presented a 2013 Legislative Update and 2014 Preview to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association Executive Board in Steamboat springs
November 19, Yampa Valley, I presented a 2013 Legislative Update and 2014 Preview to the Routt County Board of Commissioners in Steamboat springs.
November 19, Yampa Valley. I presented 2013 Legislative Update and 2014 Preview to the Steamboat Springs City Council.
November 20, Yampa Valley. I presented 2013 Legislative Update and 2014 Preview to the Routt County Democratic Party
November 26, Yampa Valley. I presented 2013 Legislative Update and 2014 Preview to the Steamboat Springs Kiwanis
November 26, Yampa Valley. I presented 2013 Legislative Update and 2014 Preview to a group of health care professionals, including doctors, nurses, public health professionals and the Director of the Yampa Valley Medical Center
In Summit County- Regional
November 14, Blue River Valley, I attended the quarterly meeting of the NWCOG Water Quality/Quantity Committee in Silverthorne
November 15, Blue River Valley, I met with 5th Judicial District Attorney, Bruce Brown in Breckenridge
Please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com
Enjoy Winter! Let it snow!!
Diane Mitsch Bush
Colorado State House of Representatives,
District 26-Eagle County and Routt County
P.O. Box 770535
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477