Dave DeRose, a former City of Craig mayor, announced his candidacy for the Moffat County Commission’s District 1 seat Saturday night during the Moffat County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner.

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Dave DeRose, a former City of Craig mayor, announced his candidacy for the Moffat County Commission’s District 1 seat Saturday night during the Moffat County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner.

New candidates announce at Lincoln Day Dinner in Craig

Two local residents announced Saturday night their intentions to seek public office.

The announcements came during the Moffat County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner at the Holiday Inn of Craig.

Dave DeRose, a former City of Craig mayor, announced he’ll seek election to the Moffat County Commission District 1 position.

"Did you know that the start of the Star Spangled Banner is a question," DeRose said to the audience. "The reason that question is asked is I think everyone that authored our government knew the hardest thing is to keep operating a government of the people, by the people, for the people. That government needs to extend from city hall all the way to the White House."

Chuck Grobe, a former Town of Hayden mayor, announced he'll seek the commission District 2 position.

"I moved to Moffat County about a year ago," Grobe said. "I don't have any secrets or hidden agendas. I just want to do my best for the county because this is going to be my home for the rest of my life."

KC Hume, Moffat County Republican Party chairman, read a letter from Parachute resident Ron Rosener stating his intention to run for the Colorado House District 57 seat.

"Education of our next generation is at risk," the candidate wrote in his announcement letter. "The University of Colorado is now $8,900 just in tuition. It has risen 9 percent a year for three years. How are your children or grandchildren going to get a higher education?

"I have a plan. The oil and gas industry is a big part of western Colorado. Why can't we encourage them to return and designate the taxes and revenue we collect to higher education to help reduce the cost? This is not a pipe dream. Vernal, Utah, is doing this now."

For more on this story, check back at www.craigdailypress.com. Full coverage can also be found in Monday’s Craig Daily Press.

Comments

cory5611 2 years, 3 months ago

I hope we can get the so called commissners out of office all three need to go they will not answer to the taxpayer and then do whats best for themselfs it is time for change and then maybe the city and county can get along

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wethepeople 2 years, 3 months ago

The Moffat Clounty Republican chairman actually believes that by further taxing energy companies the University of Colorado will lower tuition costs. That's like believing the federal government will tax the rich and use that money to pay off our staggering national debt, and not just create more entitlement programs. Mr. Hume needs to reevaluate his stance as a conservative. This has "liberal" written all over it. Bob Rankin just got my vote.

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craignative 2 years, 3 months ago

For wethepeople. You need to re-read the article. Mr. Hume was reading a letter from Garfield County GOP Chairman Ron Rosener. You need to fully read the article before blaming our leaders for things they didn't say for themselves. Mr. Rosener is the person talking about, "taxing energy companies the University of Colorado will lower tuition costs." A direct quote as to what you said. This is how rumors get started. Not getting the facts straight!!

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Jon Pfeifer 2 years, 3 months ago

Wethepeople: KC Hume was reading a letter written by Ron Rosener. That is actually very clear from the article itself. KC Hume did not express any position with regard to that idea at all. Before you publicly criticize someone, it would be a good idea to read the article.

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