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Wednesday, January 30, 2008
GOV. RITTER TO VISIT GUNNISON ON SATURDAY & TAKE PART IN WINTER BIG-GAME FEEDING PROGRAM
GOV. RITTER TO VISIT GUNNISON ON SATURDAY
Gov.Bill Ritterwill be visitingGunnisonon Saturday to thank volunteers and Colorado Division of Wildlife staff for their efforts with an emergency winter-feeding program for deer and antelope herds. Gov. Ritter also will be meeting with local officials and hosting a town hall style meeting with constituents.
8:30 a.m. Gov. Ritter will meet with Division of Wildlife staff and community volunteers. 300 W.New York Ave.,Gunnison.
9 to 10:30 a.m. Gov. Ritter will head out with DOW staff on Sno-Cats to several feeding sites. He also will be participating in an aerial feed drop and tour of theGunnisonBasin.Note to media:There is limited seating available on the Sno-Cats. Please call 303.866.6324 if you would like to request a space.
1:20 to 2:30 p.m. Gov. Ritter will meet with local elected officials.GunnisonCountyCourthouse,CountyCommissioners' Room,200 E. Virginia Ave.,Gunnison.
3 to 4 p.m. Gov. Ritter, state Rep. Kathleen Curry and state Sen. Gail Schwartz will host a town hall-style gathering with constituents.FredR.FieldWesternHeritageCenter,275 S. Spruce St.,Gunnison.
Background on the emergency big-game feeding program: The Division of Wildlife launched an emergency feeding plan in theGunnisonBasinearlier this month because heavy snow and bitter cold were preventing deer and antelope herds from reaching their natural food supplies.
Gov. Ritter requested and the legislature's Joint Budget Committee approved $1.75 million in spending authority from the Wildlife Cash Fund, which is supported by hunting and fishing licenses and other fees, to pay for the feeding program in southwestColorado. The funds will also be available for other parts ofColoradoif necessary.