The strangest thing about the GOP four-way governor's primary is that it's as if 2010 — officially the strangest run for governor in modern Colorado history — never had happened.
Candidates for Moffat County commissioner went head to head in a forum Thursday night. Frank Moe, owner of the Best Western Deer Park Inn and Suites and Tom Soos, emergency management coordinator for Moffat County are running against each other for the District 3 County Commissioner seat that Tom Mathers currently holds. The two got a chance to present their stances on local issues at the forum, hosted by the Craig Daily Press and KRAI.
Don Quick, former Adams County district attorney, made a stop in Craig on Monday to tell residents why he is running for the office of Colorado attorney general.
The Moffat County primary election is drawing near. Voting day is on June 24, and will determine at least one county race and help decide several state contests. Local Republicans will be deciding on the commissioner race. Tom Soos, emergency management coordinator for Moffat County will be running against Frannk Moe, owner of Best Western Deer Park Inn & Suites for the District 3 County Commissioner seat, currently occupied by Tom Mathers. Both candidates will be on the Republican ticket along with other people running uncontestsed for local seats and state campaigners seeking higher offices.
The government update for May 9.
Three Craig Fire Board incumbents running against Bruce Timberg, a Craig resident who criticized the board, secured their seats for another four years Tuesday. Chris Nichols, John Forgay and Tony Maneotis ran against Timberg for four-year terms for the Craig Rural Fire Protection District Board. Board member Rodney Kowach was running, as well, but he was running uncontested for a two-year term since he was appointed to the position in 2013, after Alan Weber left.
As a longtime (really, really longtime) political pundit, I’m embarrassed to say I have no idea who is going to win the Republican primary for governor. On the other hand, I’m pretty sure no one else does either.
During the weekend, nearly 20 Moffat County voters took part in the election process by heading to Denver for the Republican State Assembly. The Moffat County delegates attended the district and state assemblies to help determine which Republican candidates would make it onto the June primary.
About 20 Moffat County voters are spending their weekend in Denver to take part in the democratic process. Delegates for the assembly were selected early in the election process at the Moffat County Republican caucuses in early March. Then, at the county assembly in March, those numbers were narrowed to 19 delegates and two alternatives who would head to the mid-April district and state assemblies.
KC Hume, operations chief for Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, and candidate for Sheriff addressed the Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots Thursday night. Hume recently became the uncontested candidate for the open sheriff seat. At the Republican County Assembly on March 29, Hume received overwhelming support from the delegates, and his only opponent, Deputy Larry Dalton, did not get the necessary minimum delegate vote to move forward in the election.
Chief Deputy Attorney General for Colorado, Cynthia Coffman, who is campaigning to be the state’s next attorney general, visited Craig Monday as part of her Western Slope meet and greet tour. Community members were welcome to come to the event at The Memorial Hospital, get to know the candidate and talk about the political issues currently facing Northwest Colorado.
Moffat County Republican delegates gathered Saturday for the County Assembly to decide, among other things, what local candidates would make it onto the June primary ballot. The only contested races have been the county sheriff seat and the District 3 county commissioner seat. Tom Soos, coordinator for the Office of Emergency Management, is running against Frank Moe, owner of the Best Western Inn and Suites for commissioner. Both candidates got the necessary 30 percent delegate votes to move forward in the election.