A heaping plate of barbecue and two helpings of talk about the issues facing Colorado. What could be tastier?
Today, weâ€™re serving up the Colorado Civic Barbecue, an event that combines good food and a pair of debates featuring major-party candidates for governor.
Itâ€™s brought to you by The Gazette, Colorado Politics and El Pomarâ€™s Forum for Civic Advancement. Kyle Hybl, president-COO of El Pomar, and Dan Steever, publisher of The Gazette, are official hosts. Colorado Politicsâ€™ Joey Bunch and political talk show host Aaron Harber emcee the debates. And Gazette editor Vince Bzdek and Colorado Politics staffers Ernest Luning, Erin Prater and I will be on hand to say hi.
The free event is at the Garden Pavilion at Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave., Colorado Springs. Weâ€™ll do the first debate of Republican candidates at 11 a.m. and the second, of the Democrats, will start about 1:45 p.m.
In between, weâ€™ll serve up barbecue with music by a live bluegrass band.
Watch this space later in the day for live video.