Following his State of the State Speech on Thursday, Gov. Bill Ritter will spend the next few days visiting communities all across
, listening to local concerns about the economy and other challenges, and outlining the ideas contained in his annual address. Colorado
Michael Bennet, selected last week to replace Ken Salazar in the U.S. Senate, will be joining Gov. Ritter in many of the communities.
The trip starts Friday, ends Tuesday and includes visits to
Loveland, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Steamboat Springs, Grand Junction, and Alamosa. Pueblo
Friday, Jan. 9, 2009:
Denver, Loveland and Fort Collins
11:15 a.m. to Noon Gov. Ritter will attend the annual Boots 'N Business luncheon at the National Western Stock Show. He will enter the arena on horseback as part of the Color Guard procession, and then provide remarks prior to the start of the luncheon. Location: National Western Stock Show, 4555 Humboldt,
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Gov. Ritter and Michael Bennet will host a community gathering at the Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland.
4:15 to 5:45 p.m. Gov. Ritter and Michael Bennet will host a community gathering at the Aztlan Community Center, Eagle Room, 112 Willow St., Fort Collins.
Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009:
Springs Glendale, Colorado
9 to 9:45 a.m. Gov. Ritter will address the Metro Mayors Caucus, Infinity Park Events Center, 4400 E. Kentucky Ave., Glendale.
Noon to 1 p.m. Gov. Ritter and Michael Bennet will host a community gathering at
Library/Penrose Library, Colorado Springs 20 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs.
2 to 3 p.m. Gov. Ritter and Michael Bennet will meet with the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and others to discuss the economy and state and federal recovery efforts. Location: Colorado Springs Conservatory and
, Galileo Math & Science School 1600 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs.
Monday, Jan. 12, 2009: Steamboat Springs and
8 to 9:30 a.m. Gov. Ritter and Michael Bennet will host a community gathering and pancake breakfast at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort,
2200 Village Inn Court, Steamboat Springs.
3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Gov. Ritter and Michael Bennet will meet with community members and students at Mesa State College, Science Center, Room SL 100, 1100 North Ave., Grand Junction.
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009:
and Alamosa Pueblo
8 to 9:30 a.m. Gov. Ritter and Michael Bennet will host a community gathering and pancake breakfast at the Pueblo Union Depot,
132 West B St., Pueblo.
9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Gov. Ritter and Michael Bennet will dedicate a new solar park at Colorado State University-Pueblo. From I-25 South, take Exit 101.Turn left onto Colorado 47 East. Take
Bonforte Boulevard exit, then turn left (North) onto Bonforte Boulevard. Turn right on Bartley Boulevard, stay on Bartley Boulevard as it bends around to the North.
2 to 3:30 p.m. Gov. Ritter and Michael Bennet will host a community gathering to discuss the economy and state and federal recovery efforts. Location:
, Alamosa Family Recreation Center 2222 Old Sanford Road, Alamosa.