U.S. Senator Cory Gardner was in Buena Vista yesterday.
Senator Gardner took a walking tour of East Main Street with town leaders and economic development was the topic of conversation. Gardner told those in attendance about legislation he passed through the Senate that created Opportunity Zones.
You can watch Gardner as he answered questions yesterday on Heart of the Rockies News’ Facebook page and online at heartoftherockies.com.
Dan attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas from 1978-82 (where he picked up the name Dan R after his fraternity brothers couldn’t pronounce his last name), majoring in Radio/Television. Dan lived in Jonesboro for 10 years working in radio and then was a TV weatherman for ABC affiliate KAIT Channel 8.
Television was a little boring when compared to radio, so Dan returned to hosting radio morning shows in Nashville, Memphis, Oklahoma, and then eventually, Colorado.
Dan enjoys being involved in the community, having been an member of the Upper Arkansas Service Club and is currently on the board of directors for the Salida Community Center and is a member of the Chaffee County Fair Committee.
Dan and his wife Carrie spend their days doing everything the mountains have to offer: hiking, camping, fishing and skiing. They raised 3 children together and have 2 grandchildren.