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Suppes defends use of town office for campaigning

By Charles Ashby

Orchard City Mayor Don Suppes is using his town’s hall to do some campaign work in his bid for the Colorado Senate. Suppes, the Republican candidate for Senate District 5, said that’s not against the law because no town money is ...


De Beque measures look at pot taxes and more money for fire protection

By Emily Shockley

De Beque voters will have two extra ballot measures to consider this fall: 2C, which requests permission from voters for the town to collect a marijuana excise tax, and 4A, a de-Brucing measure aimed at collecting more money for the De Beque ...


Mesa County clerk and recorder: Manzanares vs. Reiner

By Emily Shockley

The race to head the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is a battle between two former colleagues: current Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner, a Republican, and former elections technician and office coordinator Jennifer Manzanares, a ...


Mesa County commissioner: McInnis vs. Williams

By Emily Shockley

The Mesa County Board of Commissioners will get a new member at the start of 2015, when either Republican Scott McInnis or Democrat Mark Williams will take over for term-limited District 2 commissioner Steve Acquafresca. McInnis, an attorney ...


House District 61: Hamner vs. Irvine

By Charles Ashby

There are two major candidates running for House District 61, which includes the eastern half of Delta County, the northern section of Gunnison County and all of Pitkin, Lake and Summit counties. Millie Hamner, who is the Democrat in the race ...


House District 54: Willett vs. Webb

By Charles Ashby

There are two major candidates running for House District 54, which includes most of Mesa County and the western half of Delta County. The winner is hoping to replace Rep. Jared Wright, R-Fruita, who decided not to seek a second term. Yeulin ...


3rd Congressional District: Tipton vs. Tapia

By Gary Harmon

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, a Republican, is seeking his third term against a challenge by Abel Tapia, a Democrat and former state senator and former director of the Colorado Lottery. Tipton and Tapia have largely disagreed on the role the ...


Neal, Roman candidates for state board of education

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction Republican Marcia Neal didn’t originally seek a second, six-year term on the state board of education. But at the behest of some supporters, she said, she decided to try for one more round on the board. She defeated ...


Pot backers squawk at mistakes on ballots

By Charles Ashby

The owners of the only medical marijuana shop in the Grand Valley, who hope to begin selling recreational pot, asked Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Thursday to oversee Palisade’s Nov. 4 election. Jesse and Desa Loughman, ...


House District 55: Thurlow vs. Kennedy

By Charles Ashby

There are two candidates for House District 55, which primarily includes the city of Grand Junction. The winner would replace Rep. Ray Scott, the Republican candidate for Senate District 7. Dan Thurlow, 66, is the Republican candidate in the ...


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