Monday, September 19, 2005
The Steamboat Pilot & Today and KRMR Radio are sponsoring the 2005 Election Forum on Oct. 5.
The forum is from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall and is open to the public.
"We want to give the public a chance to hear from the candidates on important issues," said Julia Arrotti, news director for KRMR. "We also want to provide as much information as possible on tax initiatives in this election."
Arrotti and Pilot & Today City Editor Brent Boyer will moderate the forum. The forum will be broadcast on KRMR -- 100.5 and 107.3 FM -- on Oct. 6 and again on Oct. 8 or Oct. 9.
Each Steamboat Springs City Council candidate and Steamboat Springs School Board candidate in a contested race will speak for five minutes during the forum. Candidates will make one-minute opening remarks, give one-minute responses to three separate questions and give one-minute closing statements.
There are 10 City Council candidates in four races, including Steve Ivancie and Nancy Kramer in District 1; Loui An----tonucci, Warren Harner Jr. and Charles McConnell in District 2; Richard Curtis and Kevin Kaminski in District 3; and Towny Anderson, Stuart Lynn and Bud Romberg in the at-large race. There is one contested race for School Board -- the District 1 race featuring John DeVincentis and Michael Loomis.
Uncontested candidates for School Board -- Tom Miller-Freutel and Denise Connelly -- will be given the chance to make two-minute statements at the forum.
The forum also will feature advocates speaking on behalf of specific tax initiatives. Each will be given an opportunity for a three-minute presentation.
"With so many candidates, it's important to have tight time guidelines for the forum," said Pilot & Today Editor Scott Stanford, who will serve as the timekeeper. "The candidates will have the questions in advance and should be prepared to be specific and concise in their responses."
Election material, including the Pilot & Today Voters Guide, will be available at the forum.