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Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers and his wife, Stacey, listen to political candidates answer questions Thursday night during a forum hosted by the Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots. The event took place at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave., and provided five candidates vying for two seats on the Moffat County Commission an opportunity to address the issues and outline their platforms for election.

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Moffat County candidates address potential voters at tea party forum

The oil and natural gas industry, intergovernmental relationships, and county personnel were among the topics addressed by political candidates Thursday night at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. More than 50 Craig and Moffat County residents attended the forum hosted by the Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots to hear five candidates vying for two Moffat County Commission seats outline their campaign platforms and field questions from a three-person panel and audience members. Participating in the forum were District 1 candidates Dave DeRose, who is running as a Republican, and John Kinkaid, who is running unaffiliated. Audrey Danner, Chuck Grobe and Rick Barnes also participated in the forum as Republican candidates for District 2.

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