Speakers confirmed for Patriot’s Day barbecue Aug. 16


By Sandy Artzberger

Special to The SUN

All are invited to the Archuleta County Republican Women’s Patriot’s Day Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pagosa Springs Youth Center.

This annual celebration with a barbecue features speeches by Republican candidates on the state, local and national levels.

The confirmed speaker roster includes: Cynthia Coffman, candidate for attorney general; Wayne Williams, candidate for secretary of state; Walker Stapleton, treasurer for re-election; Ryan Call, Colorado Republican state chairman; J. Paul Brown, candidate for 59th House District; Rich Valdez, candidate for sheriff; Ray Lattin, commissioner candidate; and Jim Huffman, chair of central committee.

Invited speakers include: Bob Beauprez, candidate for governor;  Jill Repella, candidate for lieutenant governor; and Cory Gardner, candidate for U.S. Senate.

It is in creditable for a small town such as Pagosa Springs to attract so many speakers at one time.

Tickets for the event, including lunch, are $20 each. Please call 731-6336 or 731-2392 for tickets.