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GOP summer picnic set to feature former Green Beret

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Former Green Beret and current Fox News contributor will speak at Saturday's Eagle County Republicans summer picnic.

EAGLE COUNTY — A former Green Beret and current Fox News contributor is the keynote speaker at Saturday's Republican summer picnic.

Ben Collins is currently the senior vice president of Conduce Technologies. He served in the military until 2008, completing three tours of duty in Afghanistan as a captain. Collins earned a bachelor's degree in political science in 2000 from George Washington University and was commissioned as an Army officer. As a Fox News contributor, Collins discusses national security issues, special operations and current conflicts.

Also highlighting the afternoon will be an update by Eagle County Sheriff James Van Beek, as well as Jon Warnick, who is running for the Colorado Mountain College board of trustees.

If You Go

What: Republican Summer Picnic

Where: Minturn’s Little Beach park

When: Noon-3 p.m. Saturday

Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children. Kids under 5 free

Information: Purchase tickets at the park. Questions, call Kaye Ferry at 970-376-5100.