Gardner Spends Day in Logan, Morgan, and Yuma Counties


Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spent Monday meeting with constituents on the Eastern Plains.


“Meeting constituents and local leaders to discuss how I can help them make sure their local communities and businesses succeed is one of the most important parts of my job,” said Gardner. “Whether it’s finding a way forward on an issue like Bonny Reservoir or seeing how Colorado’s agriculture processing plants contribute to the local economy, it’s important to travel the state and speak to Coloradans face-to-face.”


Gardner started the day in Wray in Yuma County for a meeting with the South Fork River Restoration Coalition to discuss a variety of local issues including the Bonny Reservoir and the South Fork Republican River. The group discussed ways Gardner can help bridge the divide between local stakeholders and the federal agencies involved in the issue.


Gardner continued: “Growing up in Yuma, I went to Bonny Reservoir as a kid and know all of the benefits it provided for the people of Northeastern Colorado. I will continue to work with the local stakeholders and advocate on their behalf when it comes to their dealings with the federal government agencies. Colorado knows best when it comes to managing Colorado water, and we can not let Washington bureaucrats supersede decisions made on the local level.”


Gardner’s next stop was in Fort Morgan for a meeting with representatives of Western Sugar, local elected officials, and members of the Colorado Grower’s association to discuss how important the Western Sugar Cooperative is to the local economy. Gardner’s last stop of the day was in Sterling for a tour of the Trinidad Benham Corporations bean processing and packaging plant. The Trinidad Benham Corporation is a Colorado-based company that employs well over one hundred Coloradans. Both the Western Sugar Cooperative plant and Trinidad Benham Corporation’s facility package and export Colorado agriculture products.


“Colorado’s agriculture industry, including processing and packaging plants like Western Sugar Cooperative and the Trinidad Benham Corporation’s plant in Sterling, are major economic drivers for Eastern Colorado,” Gardner added. “We must continue to support our agriculture industry and make sure the next generation of Coloradans living on the Eastern Plains have a vibrant economy and a local community they are proud to be a part of.”




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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