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Bennet plans town hall meetings in Steamboat Springs, Granby next week

Author: Joey Bunch - August 3, 2018 - Updated: August 3, 2018

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BennetU.S. Sen. Michael Bennet talks to rangers as they celebrate the birthday of the National Park Service in 2017. (Photo courtesy of the senator’s office vid Facebook)

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet will listen to the concerns of constituents in northwest Colorado next week and possibly get in some fishing.

Colorado’s senior senator, a Democrat from Denver, announced town hall meetings in Steamboat Springs and Granby Friday.

Tuesday he will field questions and share his perspectives of issues concerning Colorado, including financial support for national parks and federal lands, at 1:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall (in the Citizens Meeting Room) at 124 10th St. in Steamboat Springs.

Wednesday, Bennet will talk with residents at 2:30 p.m. at the Granby Library at 55 Zero St.

Space is expected to be limited, so those who plan to attend should arrive early, Bennet’s office suggested. His office also said it would be providing updates about the event on Facebook and Twitter.

Bennet and Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican from Yuma, are leading the effort in the Senate to restore money taken from offshore drilling leases that’s used to fix up parks and outdoor recreation areas. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the agency proposing those cuts, is scheduled to talk to reporters in Rocky Mountain National Park on Sunday.

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch is the senior political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has a 31-year career in journalism, including the last 15 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. His resume includes covering high school sports, the environment, the casino industry and civil rights in the South, as well as a short stint at CNN.