Upcoming Events:


Monday, September 7, Labor Day Parade and Festival in Decker Park, Oak Creek


September 12, 8 am to 4 pm,  Club20 - Voice of the Western Slope, Fall Meeting, Grand Junction


Interim Joint House/Senate Water Resources Review Committee (WRRC)Regular Meetings and SB14-115 Hearings on the Draft Colorado Water Plan


North Platte River Basin Hearing, Walden, CO - U.S. Forest Service Offices                 Monday, September 14, 1 pm


South Platte River Basin Hearing, Greeley, CO - Island Grove Event Center, Monday, September 14, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Denver Metro Basin, Aurora, CO - Aurora City Council Chambers, Tuesday, September 15, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


September 15,  10:00 a.m. State Capitol Regular WRRC Meeting agenda to be posted on website


October 29 9 am State Capitol Regular WRRC Meeting agenda to be posted on website


Interim Joint House/Senate Transportation Legislation Review Committee (TLRC) Hearings at the Capitol and in Southern Colorado


September through November


September 23-25 9:00 a.m. Southwest Colorado Tour


September 29  9:00 a.m. Committee Room 271, State Capitol


September 30  9:00 a.m. Committee Room 271, State Capitol


November 2  9:00 a.m. Committee Room 271, State Capitol


" I will be attending more community events and visiting with municipalities, counties, non profits, and businesses from September through December, 2015. Please stay tuned for more specific dates. Also, I will be meeting with stakeholders on potential  2016 legislation. Please do contact me if you would like to meet with me or have me attend your event at repdianehd26@gmail.com



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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

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: repdianehd26@gmail.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

House Representative

District 26:




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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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