Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008

Note: First 3 events are all at the Governor’s Residence, Carriage House, 8th Avenue and Logan Street (Media: enter through Logan Street gate just south of 8th).

7:30 a.m. Colorado First Lady Jeannie Ritter will host a breakfast reception to focus attention on a new public-private partnership, “Civilians for Veterans Fund.” The project will help provide mental-health services to military veterans and their families. Former U.S. First Lady Rosalyn Carter is expected to attend.

9:30 a.m. Gov. Ritter will host a New Energy Economy reception with leaders from the renewable energy industry.

11:30 a.m. Gov. Ritter will take part in a business roundtable focusing on clean-tech and high-tech economic development opportunities. The roundtable is co-hosted by TechNet, a leading organization of high-tech CEOs and senior executives.

1 p.m. Gov. Ritter will take part in a news conference with officials from Vestas Wind Systems, the Denmark-based energy company that is opening four manufacturing plants and bringing 2,500 new jobs to Colorado over the next two years.

Location: “Green Energy Station” at Sculpture Garden Park at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, northbound Speer and Champa.

1:30 p.m. Gov. Ritter will participate in a panel discussion on energy issues as part of the Rocky Mountain Roundtable, a weeklong series of nonpartisan discussions on some of the most important issues facing America today.

Location: Space Theater, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 950 13th St.

6 to 9 p.m. Gov. Ritter will be at the Pepsi Center for the Convention. He will be available for media interviews upon request. Call Evan Dreyer at 720-350-8370 or e-mail