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The Colorado Reapportionment Commission is making a 25-city tour of the state in August and September to hold public hearings on reapportionment of state House and Senate district boundaries in response to the 2010 Census.

The tour includes a stop in Glenwood Springs, at 1 p.m. today at the Garfield County Administration Building, 108 Eighth St.

Following the hearings, a final map is to be approved and submitted to the State Supreme Court for review by the Oct. 7 deadline.

The commission is established by law every 10 years, and consists of 11 members appointed by the governor, the chief justice of the Supreme Court and minority and majority leadership in the Senate and House.

The state Constitution sets criteria the commission must use to draw House and Senate districts based on the results of the census. Beginning on May 12, the commission held 11 public hearings to develop initial maps. The commission is touring the state again to gather feedback on the maps developed over the course of the summer.

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