Lt. guv to speak at Club 20

Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne is to discuss the potential for statewide health care legislation, as well as opportunities for greater cooperation between the Western Slope and Front Range, during the Club 20 fall conference on Saturday.

The conference will be at Two Rivers Convention Center.

Lynne is the keynote luncheon speaker for the Western Slope lobbying and promotional organization, which also will host discussions of issues ranging from the Endangered Species Act to industrial hemp.

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, a Republican, is to kick off the conference at 8:15 a.m., followed by both of Colorado’s U.S. senators, Democrat Michael Bennet at 8:55 a.m. and Republican Cory Gardner at 9:35 a.m.

Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese is to moderate a 10:15 a.m. discussion of habitat conservation programs and whether they can help communities deal with endangered species.

Duane Sinning of the Colorado Department of Agriculture is to discuss the agency’s industrial-hemp program at 2 p.m. and Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams will provide an update from his office at 3 p.m. to close out the conference.

The cost to attend the Friday night steak fry and Saturday conference is $205 per person for nonmembers of Club 20, $75 for the steak fry only.

Attendance at the Saturday conference only is $165.

Arrangements can be made by calling the Club 20 office at 242-3264.


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