MEDIA ADVISORY

Media Contact: Robert Walsh, 702-293-8421

For Release: December 16, 2008

Secretary Kempthorne to Address Colorado River Water Users Association

On Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne will address the annual meeting of the Colorado River Water Users Association in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 8 a.m. remarks will take place in the Palace III Ballroom of Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel. After speaking, the Secretary will hold a media availability, beginning about 9 a.m.

Who: Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne

What: Address to Colorado River Water Users Association and media availability

When: 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008; media availability begins at 9 a.m. in Octavius Room

Where: Palace III Ballroom, Caesars Palace Las Vegas, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, Nevada

Media: All credentialed media are invited to attend the event and participate in the media availability. Separate interview requests should be directed to Shane Wolfe at (202) 208-6416.

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