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Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsJuly 23, 20182min721

Dana Crawford, a champion of redevelopment and historic preservation who helped to rescue Denver’s Pioneer Square, will receive a 2018 Colorado Governor’s Citizenship Medal, Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Monday.

The announcement called the medal “the highest honor bestowed upon Colorado citizens and organizations for meritorious contributions that strengthen the vitality of our state.”

In a statement, Hickenlooper said Crawford “highlights what citizenship means in Colorado. “She pioneered the redevelopment of Larimer Square, Denver’s original Main Street, and led the redevelopment and preservation of countless buildings in Denver and across our state. The Governor’s Citizenship Medal is a tribute to the incredible impact Dana has made in Colorado.”

Other Crawford projects in Denver over the last half-century have included Denver Union Station, Oxford Hotel, the Acme Lofts, the Edbrooke Lofts and Cooper Flats Condominiums. The Crawford Hotel at Union Station is named in her honor.

Crawford will receive one of five 2018 Colorado Governor’s Citizenship Medal’s this year, each recognizing a different type of service. She will receive the Vanguard Legacy Medal, which the announcement said is “given to a business leader who has made transformational contributions to the community throughout his or her career.”

The award will be presented by Hickenlooper and the Quarterly Forum, a Colorado-based community leadership organization.

All five medals will be presented at “The Event: Governor’s Leadership Celebration,” hosted by Hickenlooper and former Gov. Bill Owens, on Oct. 11. Click here for details. https://www.theeventcgcm.org/about/


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Joey BunchJoey BunchJuly 5, 20182min999

Jimmy Sengenberger is no stranger to the news in Colorado Politics or the radio airwaves of Denver, but now he’s getting national attention.

The president and CEO of Millennial Policy Center and host of the Denver’s Money Talk 1690 show the “Business for Breakfast with Jimmy Sengenberger” is listed by the Western Journal as No. 6 in the “11 Up and Coming Young Conservatives” — quite an honor, listed alongside Fox News regular Katie Pavlich, pro-life activist Lila Rose and muckraker James O’Keefe.

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The Western Journal’s Conservative Tribune said of Sengenberger:

“At some point, Rush Limbaugh will have to give up the golden EIB microphone and Dennis Prager will be gone from the airwaves. Will radio all go over to liberals at that point? Not if Jimmy Sengenberger has anything to do with it. The host of “Business for Breakfast with Jimmy Sengenberger” probably isn’t well known outside of Denver, where he hosts shows on both KDMT-AM and KNUS-AM, but the young host is making a name for himself in a medium that usually skews older in terms of demographics. And he’s been doing it since 2008 — meaning he’s a veteran of an industry when most people his age are simply doing news on the 8’s.”

Sengenberger also serves as president of the Liberty Day Institute, which aims to educate kids about the U.S. Constitution and American government.