Governor Polis Visits Western Slope; Addresses Coronavirus Issues

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Governor polis was joined by Colorado state representative Janice Rich, and Colorado State Senator Kerry Donovan for a meeting at CMU Friday, where he addressed a plethora of issues affecting the Western Slope.

“We know that yesterday, Pine Gulch Fire reached 100% containment,” says Polis.

Polis took a big portion of the time talking about the Coronavirus Pandemic and how it affects the state, and specifically, the Western Slope.

“Mesa County is in our ‘protect our neighbors’ phase, really having the maximum local authority to address the pandemic,” says Polis.

Polis also made the time to meet with representatives from RAW or Right and Wrong, and learned that the organization received a 5 thousand dollar grant to help start black businesses in the grand valley.

“It’s really great to hear from folks who represent communities of color in mesa county, some of the fastest growing demographics, and how we can better integrate people of color in everyday life in Mesa County,” says Polis.

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