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Montrose voters OK mill levy hike for middle school

By Katie Langford

Montrose County voters approved a $21.3 million referendum to replace Columbine Middle School by an unofficial 8 percent margin on Tuesday. As of 10 p.m., the measure was passing 54 percent to 46 percent, with 7,865 votes for the 2.48 ...


Parachute voters reject ban on retail pot

By Dennis Webb

Parachute residents have put to rest any questions about whether they support the town trustees’ decision to let the retail marijuana industry into town. Voters overwhelmingly decided to reject a citizen initiative to prohibit retail ...


Martin again on GarCo commission

By Dennis Webb

Twenty-year Garfield County Commissioner John Martin has been elected to serve yet another four-year term after voters weren’t swayed by a campaign in which Democrats accused him of criminal wrongdoing. Martin, a Republican, was leading ...


Republican challenger defeats DA Caloia in 9th Judicial District

By Dennis Webb

Republican challenger Jeff Cheney has ousted Democratic incumbent Sherry Caloia in the race for 9th Judicial District attorney. Cheney emerged the victor in a three-way race that also included unaffiliated candidate Chip McCrory. The district ...


Incumbent Mesa commissioners win easily

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County commissioners Rose Pugliese and John Justman, both Republicans, easily fended off challengers in the general election Tuesday. As of 10 p.m., Pugliese had pushed aside Palisade Mayor pro tem Dave Edwards, a Democrat, with 40,789 ...


Incumbent Rankin re-elected to state education board; Ganahl wins CU regent

By Katie Langford

Republican Joyce Rankin won the 3rd Congressional District seat on the state Board of Education by a landslide Tuesday over Democrat Christine Pacheco-Koveleski. Rankin, the incumbent candidate, unofficially won with 62 percent or 131,364 ...


Delta County voters elect two commissioners, reject tax hikes

By Erin McIntyre

Delta County voters elected two Republican county commissioners on Tuesday and rejected two ballot questions asking for taxpayer money to fund an ambulance district and the town of Crawford. In the commissioner races, District 2’s ...


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Incumbent lawmakers keep seats

By Charles Ashby

While there were no changes in the two regional legislative seats in Tuesday’s elections, it was too close to call whether there would be a change in which party would control the Colorado Senate next session. The one-vote majority that ...


Palisade approves measure on weed

By Amy Hamilton

This time around, Palisade residents are giving the green light to marijuana within town limits. Palisade voters Tuesday night unofficially approved five ballot measures that will allow retail marijuana sales, retail marijuana testing ...


Governor looks to severance money again

By Charles Ashby

Albeit a small part, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s plan to close a $500 million shortfall to balance his proposed $28.5 billion budget for the next fiscal year partly relies on taking more severance tax dollars. Last year, to cover an ...


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