Grand Junction President Obama Visit
On August 15th, 2009 President Barack Obama held a Town Hall on health care reform at Central High School in Grand Junction. After a brief stop in Montana, the President landed in Grand Junction, made his remarks at the school and moved on as part of a three state tour to promote health care reform and visit national parks.
Rangers from the Bureau of Land Management closed off the desert around Grand Junction Regional Airport, a canine unit from the Federal Protective Service swept for suspicious devices and Air Force Security Forces kept watchful eyes on Air Force One parked on the tarmac.
Locally the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office kept the peace between protestors and supporters while Grand Junction Police Department escorted the motorcade, conducted traffic control and assisted with security. The Grand Junction Fire Department has an ambulance in the motorcade.