August 4, 2012
Bob Rankin, left, a Republican candidate for Colorado House District 57, chats with Craig City Council member Ray Beck on Thursday during a barbecue event hosted by the Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots.
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Local residents receive surprise visit from CU regent contender
The Bears Ears Patriots have been relatively quiet since the June 26 primary election. But, this week members of the local tea party organization returned to coordinating an event for voters to vet local, state and national candidates. On Thursday, the Bears Ears Patriots hosted a barbecue at the Moffat County Fairgrounds covered picnic area, an event designed to provide local residents with the opportunity to talk to candidates in a causal atmosphere. The event attracted eight different candidates based in Craig, Pueblo and Carbondale, including an unexpected visit from Glen Gallegos, a Grand Junction Republican running for the University of Colorado Board of Regents in District 3.