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May 13, 2005
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Western governors to meet in Breckenridge

BRECKENRIDGE - Governors from 18 western states and three Pacific territories will descend on Breckenridge June 12-14 for the annual Western Governors Association conference.Colorado is host because Gov. Bill Owens' is chairman of the group. The conference focus is on the Western economy and the role it plays in the U. S. economy, energy and the West's role in international trade, according to the Western Governors Web site.Mexico President Vincente Fox is invited, but the keynote speaker is unconfirmed, according to a preliminary agenda posted on the Web site. The agenda also lists U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, who oversees the National Forest Service, as a speaker.The Western Governors Association membership includes the states of Colorado, Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, California, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Texas and Washington. The governors of American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands also belong.Vail, Colorado

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