Tuesday, December 15, 2009



Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009


10 a.m.            Gov. Ritter will sign a proclamation supporting the "Helmets to Hardhats" program, which helps members of the military successfully transition back into civilian life by connecting them to employment opportunities in the construction industry. Location: Soldier Family Assistance Center, 1481 Titus Blvd., Fort Carson.


Media: All media outlets planning on covering this event must contact the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office to RSVP at (719) 526-4143/7525 or (719) 524-2446 by 4 p.m. today (Tuesday, Dec. 15).


General Public: Please arrive by 9:30 a.m. at Gate 1 at the Fort Carson Base (Hwy 115 and O'Connell Blvd). Please have a valid driver's license and vehicle registration.


1:30 p.m.        Gov. Ritter and CSU-Pueblo President Joe Garcia will host a roundtable discussion with business, education and civic leaders about economic-recovery strategies and how Gov. Ritter is strengthening partnerships with businesses and education. Location: CSU-Pueblo, Associated Student Government Chambers, Occhiato University Center, Room 201, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo.


3 p.m.              Gov. Ritter will help carry and unload donated clothing for those in need. Location: Pueblo Cooperative Care Center, 325 W. 10th St., Pueblo.


4:15 p.m.        Gov. Ritter will issue an executive order encouraging state agencies to buy American-made products when using Recovery Act funds for construction projects. He will be joined by state Sen. Abel Tapia and Reps. Buffie McFadyen and Sal Pace. Location: United Steelworkers of America Local 2102, 1414 E. Evans Ave., Pueblo.