Gardner Concludes State Work Period Western Slope Tour

Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today concluded his tour of the Western Slope where he met with Colorado healthcare providers, farmers and ranchers, local elected representatives, and public lands officials.


On Wednesday, Gardner toured Raymond Dairy Farm in Loma, stopped at the Peach Shack and Blaine’s Tomatoes and Farm in Palisade, and attended the Cattleman’s Association dinner in Fruita where he spoke with ranchers about policies that could benefit rural America. Yesterday, he visited Dinosaur National Monument to discuss U.S. national park policies, met with members of the Colorado Farm Bureau,toured the Produce Peddler in Mack, and met with executives and doctors at Pioneers Medical Center in Meeker to discuss challenges rural hospitals are facing under the Affordable Care Act. Today, Gardner met with Moffat County officials to discuss economic rural development, visited Knott Ranch to discuss conservation easements and opportunities, and toured the Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs where he discussed healthcare reform.

“Meeting with Coloradans, hearing their concerns, and finding ways to work together to move our country forward is one of the most rewarding parts of my job as a United States Senator,” said Gardner. “It was important to have discussions with Colorado’s healthcare providers, farmers and ranchers, local officials, and National Park Service employees overseeing our public lands this state work period so I can return to Washington and advocate for policies that will help all of Colorado.”


Click here to download pictures from Gardner’s visit.



Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Budget Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy and Subcommittee on Energy.

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