Former Gov. Romer begins rural policy tour for Obama |

Former Gov. Romer begins rural policy tour for Obama

Former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer talks about education during an interview at The Associated Press in Denver on Friday, Sept. 28, 2007. Romer wants presidential candidates to adopt national education reforms that would reward teachers financially for better performance, give states more time to implement federal standards if they agree to aim higher, and set aside a 200-year old tradition of local control. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

DENVER ” Former Democratic Gov. Roy Romer is on his way to northern Colorado, including Dillon, as part of a three-day tour of the state to tell voters about Barack Obama’s rural policies.

Romer and Colorado Department of Agriculture Commissioner John Stulp boarded a recreational vehicle in Denver on Wednesday morning, headed for Sterling.

They will be joined along the way by Democratic Sen. Ken Salazar and Gov. Bill Ritter.

The group plans to visit Sterling, Fort Morgan, Windsor and Greeley on the first day of the trip.

Other stops during the tour will include Pueblo, Canon City, Salida, Gunnison and Montrose.

On Friday, they will visit the “Campaign for Change” office in Dillon at 115 Village St. at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (970) 245-4477

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