President Obama & First Family Coming to Grand Junction

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
The White House is announcing that the first family will travel to national parks in the west next week.

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Washington (AP) - The White House is announcing that the first family will travel to national parks in the west next week.

President Barack Obama and his family will visit Bozeman, Mont.,
Yellowstone National Park, Grand Junction, Colo., the Grand Canyon and Phoenix.

Spokesman Robert Gibbs says the trip is meant to encourage people to visit the national park system, and it will occur during a ``fee-free'' weekend for national parks. And, he said Obama also will promote his policies during the trip.

The President also is expected to hold town hall style meetings at some of the places as he pushes congress to pass an overhaul of the health care system. While on his western swing, Obama is to address the convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, being held in Phoenix. It's a summertime tradition for presidents.

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  • by Troy Location: Grand Junction on Aug 7, 2009 at 04:07 PM
    This is great for the local area and should give local tourism a boost. I just hope those who attend any town hall meeting that might take place here, would also show western hospitality and courtesy while engaging in a healthy give and take of debate. If there are those who yell and disrupt the questions of those serious about learning what is hoped for in some of the reforms, I hope they are speedily and effectivly removed. If we can have an informative, stimulating town hall meeting, with pertenent questions asked from both sides of the debate, this can be an invaluable experience for all concerned...and we are all concerned.
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