Shuttle service will be offered for Ryan event on campus

A banner that reads “Save Our Energy Jobs” is under construction Sunday outside the Maverick Pavilion for vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s visit to Grand Junction. From left are Marjorie Haun, Mackenzie Eikamp and Cheyenne Paningsoro. The event is today at Colorado Mesa University’s Brownson Arena.

Those opting to park today at Lincoln Park can take advantage of free shuttles to and from events at Colorado Mesa University with GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan, according to event organizers and a school representative.

Grand Valley Transit shuttles will be running between Lincoln Park and CMU’s Brownson Arena starting about 4 p.m. and going through 10 p.m.

Doors open at Brownson Arena at 3:15 p.m. for what Republican officials have described as a “victory rally” and debate watch party, which will include music from the Josh Abbott Band. The event starts at 
5:15 p.m.

Free tickets will be distributed after 9 a.m. today at the Mesa County Victory Center, 1114 N. First St.

All attendees should expect to go through airport-like security for the event and are encouraged to bring as few personal items as possible, according to the Colorado campaign website for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. While cameras are permitted, no bags, sharp objects, liquids or signs can go in the venue, according to the campaign.

Ryan addressed supporters in Colorado Springs on Sunday night and is scheduled to be in Pueblo this morning, and Durango in the afternoon before flying to Grand Junction. He’s expected to watch Monday night’s third and final presidential debate between Romney and President Barack Obama.

Romney and Ryan are scheduled to campaign together Tuesday at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, while Obama is expected to speak Wednesday at a rally in Denver’s City Park.

CMU spokeswoman Dana Nunn said the Romney-Ryan campaign will pay the school $2,000 for the rental of Brownson Arena for two days.


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