Colorado State University to continue National Western Center Listening Tour across Western Slope

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This week, Colorado State University will be visiting Eagle, Keystone, Frisco, and Lake City as part of a statewide listening tour.

CSU will host a community meeting in Eagle on Wednesday, and will deliver a presentation in Lake City on Friday. Community members are invited to share their perspectives and learn about CSU’s involvement with the project; both events are free and open to the public.

The University’s listening tour provides communities with the opportunity to shape and inform the educational programming at the future National Western Center, located in north Denver, with a mission to connect with all Coloradans.

This will be the fourth trip of the ongoing listening tour. Other Colorado communities visited to-date include Fort Morgan, Sterling, Wray, Yuma, Burlington, Lamar, La Junta, Rocky Ford, Castle Rock, Lone Tree, Silverthorne, Steamboat Springs, Rifle, Grand Junction, Montrose, Gunnison, Center, Alamosa, and Pueblo.

For listening tour coverage and updates, follow @CSUDenverCenter on Twitter and Facebook.

Public events:

– Community meeting: Eagle
Wednesday, July 11, 2:30-4 p.m.
Eagle County Administrative Campus, Garden Level Classroom, 500 Broadway, Eagle, CO 81631

– Presentation* at Club 20 Tourism Committee meeting
Friday, July 13, 12:30-3 p.m.
Lake City Area Medical Center, 700 Henson Street, Lake City, CO 81235
*CSU presentation will take place from 2:10-2:40 p.m.

Colorado State University at the National Western Center

Colorado State University has made a long-term commitment to the future National Western Center in north Denver and its surrounding communities.

As Colorado’s land-grant university, CSU’s mission of research, service, and access fits with the outreach vision of the National Western Center. CSU’s plans at the site focus on research and educational programming in the areas of food systems, water, environment, energy, and health.

A key and founding partner, CSU will have three buildings within the 250-acre National Western Center campus, including a water resources center, breaking ground in late 2019, and an animal health building, breaking ground in early 2020.

The University is currently working to engage with the community and to partner with local schools, nonprofits, and businesses to create vibrant spaces, impactful research and collaboration, and year-round programming to this unique project.

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