Politics

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Bill seeks release of protected parcels

By Dennis Webb

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton is proposing releasing three areas in Mesa, Delta and Jackson counties from further consideration for designation as wilderness areas, an action he says would get them out of land-management limbo. Tipton’s ...


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With primary approaching, Blaha, Graham have most cash on hand

By Charles Ashby

Republicans will find out on Tuesday who their party’s representative will be to challenge Democrat Michael Bennet for his seat in the U.S. Senate. That race pits five candidates against each other: El Paso County Commissioner Darryl ...


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Tipton seeks 4th term

By Gary Harmon

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, a Cortez Republican, is seeking his fourth term in the House of Representatives, beginning with the GOP primary on Tuesday. During his five years in the House, Tipton has focused on natural resources, especially water ...


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Beinstein to challenge Rep. Tipton in primary

By Gary Harmon

The United States has strayed far from the principles on which it was founded, and that had much to do with Alex Beinstein’s decision to challenge U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton in the 3rd Congressional District Republican primary on ...


Opponents of minimum-wage hike say state would lose jobs

By Charles Ashby

If Colorado voters enact a proposed ballot measure to raise the state’s minimum wage to $12 by 2020, the state would see dramatic losses in jobs and income, one business group that opposes the idea says. The Common Sense Policy ...


Economists see ‘weakness’ in state economy

By Charles Ashby

State economists are concerned that a recession might be hitting Colorado and the nation soon, but they’re not quite ready to say that. Instead, economists for the Colorado Legislature and the governor’s office said Monday there ...


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GOP commissioner candidates debate jobs, economy

By Charles Ashby

It’s about jobs. But what kind of jobs, and how to get them here, well, neither candidate in the Republican primary race for District 1 on the Mesa County Board of Commissioners could quite say Friday. While challenger John Davis said ...


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‘The Donald’ factor

By Charles Ashby

Two Republican candidates for U.S. Senate have, at least for now, withdrawn their support of their party’s presumptive nominee for president, Donald Trump. The two, Jack Graham and Ryan Frazier, said they did so because of Trump’s ...


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Justman touts budget, open land

By Gary Harmon

After four years on the Mesa County Commission, John Justman said he looks with pride at getting the county’s 2016 budget balanced and keeping open routes over federal lands. He worries, however, that the county is facing law ...


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Davis focuses on construction

By Gary Harmon

John Davis is counting on being recognized as “the guy with the flag,” in his campaign to unseat fellow Republican John Justman on the Mesa County Commission. Ballots went out last week for the June 28 Republican primary ...


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