Colorado Governor Polis to Visit Eastern Plains, Discuss COVID-19 Response & Tools for Economic Growth Today

DENVER, CO – September 11, 2020 – Colorado Governor Polis will visit Sterling, Yuma, and Fort Morgan Friday, September 11. The Governor will discuss the administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit organizations supported by the COVID-19 Relief Fund, and with members of the and agriculture community, local businesses and elected officials.

10:05 a.m.

The Annex located at 121 S. 4th St., Sterling, CO

Co-working facility for local entrepreneurs and small businesses in Logan County

10:50 a.m. 

 Haley Harms Farms

Governor Polis will visit with a local 4th generation, dry land farmer.

11:55 a.m.

Rural Communities Resource Center located at 204 S Main St #1916, Yuma, CO

COVID Relief Fund recipient and resource center that has provided advocacy, education, and support programs that strengthen the economic and physical health of community members in the area.

12:15 p.m.

Early Childhood Council for Yuma, Washington and Kit Carson Counties located at 529 N. Albany St. #1270, Yuma, CO

Distributed food, health and safety supplies, and personnel to early learning and child care providers across the region, so early learning centers and homes can remain open/reopen and provide care to children of essential workers.

2:00 p.m.

Morgan Community College located at 920 Barlow Rd., Fort Morgan, CO

Governor Polis along with: Rick Garcia, Executive Director at the Department of Local Affairs; Betsy Markey, Executive Director at the Office of Economic Development and International Trade & Angie Paccione, Executive Director at the Colorado Higher Education

followed at 3:00 p.m.

Gov. Polis will tour the new Agriculture Building, which will house MCC’s precision agriculture and business education programs and a planned agribusiness incubator. MCC also holds the distinction as the first two-year college in the State of Colorado to offer an accredited, four-year nursing program, which launched last Fall Quarter.

3:35 p.m.

One Morgan County located at 218 Main St., Fort Morgan, CO

The diversity of Morgan County’s has increased in recent years which has led to a corresponding need for community cohesion initiatives, which OneMorganCounty provides through its programs. The organization is a COVID Relief Fund recipient.

4:00 p.m.

Fort Morgan City Hall located at 110 Main St., Fort Morgan, CO

Gov. Polis will participate in roundtable discussion with local businesses, city council, and county commissioners.

4:35 p.m.

Share Inc. located at 220 Prospect St., Fort Morgan

COVID Relief Fund recipient providing COVID emergency funds to victims of domestic violence and their families in Morgan County and surrounding areas in northeast Colorado.

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.