February 12, 2010
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The Republican Party’s signature fundraiser is less than a week away in Moffat County, and a few changes have been made to the lineup of speakers. KC Hume, Moffat County Republican Party chairman, discovered over the weekend that Ryan Call, Colorado GOP chairman, has a scheduling conflict and will not be able to attend Saturday’s Lincoln Day Dinner at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13. Call was scheduled to deliver the event’s keynote address. Walker Stapleton, Colorado’s elected state treasurer, will speak in Call’s place. Hume said he wasn’t necessarily disappointed by the change because the state treasurer will also have insight for local residents who attend the event.
The Republican Party precinct caucuses are right around the corner and the Moffat County Republican Central Committee has made it easier for caucus goers to register. KC Hume, Moffat County Republican Party chairman, announced Jan. 3 the launch of www.caucus.colo- gop.org, which allows registered Colorado Republicans interested in participating in local precinct caucuses to streamline the registration process online. “Colorado Republicans are committed to investing in new technologies in order to maintain a competitive advantage in the upcoming 2012 elections,” Hume said in a news release. “I am pleased to announce our new caucus registration website will not only allow caucus goers to find their local caucus location, but also allow attendees to pre-register for their caucus.”
A new contender has surfaced in hopes of taking the reins of the Moffat County Republican Central Committee. K.C. Hume, chief investigator for the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and a battalion chief for Craig/Fire Rescue, recently announced his decision to run for the position currently held by Craig resident John Ponikvar. Ponikvar, who replaced former chairman Ron Danner in 2009, said he only wanted to be the chairman for one, two-year term before stepping away when first elected. Ponikvar said he no longer has the time to dedicate to being the chairman between running his own business and his personal life.
A resolution aimed at limiting the federal Hatch Act’s reach into small, rural communities, such as Craig, passed the Colorado Senate on May 12.
Sitting and waiting for more than three hours at the state capitol, and listening to heated committee debates between Colorado lawmakers, Craig resident Lila Herod was admittedly nervous.
2 Craig residents headed to testify for Hatch Act resolution
Lila Herod and K.C. Hume, two residents recently affected by the Hatch Act, are headed to the state Capitol to voice their opinions about a federal law they contend is out of date.
Annual Lincoln Day event elicits candidate announcements, withdrawals
As promised by John Ponikvar, Moffat County Republican Central Committee chairman, Saturday’s Lincoln Day Dinner held many surprises. Two candidates for the Moffat County Commission emerged, a county coroner candidate withdrew from the race and 17 other candidates spoke during the event held at the Holiday Inn of Craig.
K.C. Hume filed for position Wednesday, will be running against Kirk McKey
Moffat County now has a decision to make for its next coroner. K.C. Hume, 42, is the latest candidate to declare intent to seek public office in November. He filed for the position Wednesday.