GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — The Governor made a frenzied stop in Grand Junction Friday. The tour started in Glenwood Springs where the governor met with local Black-owned small business. From there he had the chance to read to kiddos at Lil’ Peaches Home Care, where he also had the chance to tout the state’s new “Universal Pre-K” program. He told us it serves as both an opportunity to save families money and an opportunity to help better prepare young Colorado children for success. From there Polis visited Chatfield Elementary School, who recently received the Governor’s Bright Spot award. Later the Governor, along with officials from CDOT, presented Grand Junction Regional Airport with a more than four-million dollar check for runway improvements. The governor broached the topic of Glenwood Canyon shut-downs was broached. “The transportation Commission has approved funding for projects that add resiliency to Glenwood Canyon and alternate routes… We do everything we can from a technology and predictive perspective to reduce the need for closures in the canyon.” After a tour of the facility the Governor came back to a full crowd of local business, education, and political leaders, where he re-hashed his State of the state address that he recently gave to the joint session of the state legislature.
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