Gov. Ritter is scheduled to visit three West Slope communities on Monday – Grand Junction, Montrose and Olathe – focusing on economic issues and continuing his annual State of the State tour.
9:30 to 11 a.m. Grand Junction: Gov. Ritter and Small Business Administration Regional Director Greg Lopez will attend the "Surviving Tough Times" small business finance forum. This is the third of six statewide forums. Location: Doubletree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive.
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Grand Junction: Gov. Ritter will tour the new 92,000-square-foot Leitner-Poma of America and Prinoth manufacturing facility and deliver remarks at the grand opening celebration. Location: 2746 Saccomanno Drive.
3 to 3:30 p.m. Olathe: Gov. Ritter will meet with community members and Olathe leaders during a public open house. Topics will include plans for a new school-based health clinic. Location: Olathe Town Hall, 419 Horton Ave.
4 to 4:45 p.m. Montrose: Gov. Ritter will congratulate Delta-Montrose Electric Association and other community members for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Location: Montrose Elks Civic Building, 107 S. Cascade Ave.