recovery en State Steps in So Recovery Work Can Continue Despite Shutdown <p>As a government shutdown furloughs thousands of federal employees in Colorado, the state is reaching into its own pocket to ensure that work can continue on some roads and bridges damaged by flooding. Today, Governor John Hickenlooper said the state would pay the salary costs for 120 National Guard engineers, with some reimbursement coming from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.</p><p>&quot;We want to make sure that we don&#39;t lose a single day in trying to get these roads open and getting these communities back together again.&quot;</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:09:39 +0000 Grace Hood & KUNC 9420 at State Steps in So Recovery Work Can Continue Despite Shutdown Governor Appoints Recovery Chief <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 0, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif, veranda, Veranda; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">Colorado has a new chief recovery officer to help oversee rebuilding in the wake of massive floods. Governor John Hickenlooper made the announcement on yesterday, saying the goal is to have state and U.S. highways reconnected by December 1st. Bente&nbsp;Birkeland has more from the state capitol.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:50:00 +0000 Bente Birkeland 8895 at Governor Appoints Recovery Chief