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Dem challenger calls Wright move 
‘shameful, back-room’ deal

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Jared Wright’s withdrawal from his re-election bid for House District 54 won’t change anything. At least not for the three other guys still running for the district that includes all of Mesa County outside of Grand Junction ...

Fees on cans 
of paint to pay 
for recycling

By Charles Ashby

Colorado soon may follow a handful of other states to create a paint stewardship program under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Senate on Thursday. The measure, SB29, calls on paint producers to create or enter into stewardship ...


Watching the rays: Tanning beds and teens

By Charles Ashby

Teens under the age of 18 won’t be able to use tanning salons in the state under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Wednesday. The ban, which still requires final House approval before heading to the Senate, ...

Christopher Kennedy for web

Democratic House hopeful says he’s fiscal conservative

By Charles Ashby

A Democrat has jumped into the race for House District 55. That’s the seat held by Rep. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction. Scott is leaving it to run for the Colorado Senate seat that Grand Junction Republican Steve King plans to vacate to ...

Homeowner association bill advances

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado House gave a preliminary nod to a bill Tuesday that would allow homeowner association boards to have a say in any fee increases from their management agents. The measure, HB1254, is designed to fill a hole in changes the ...

Bill would step up legal action against hit-and-run drivers

By Charles Ashby

Anyone who drives off after hitting another vehicle and injuring someone would find themselves the subject of intensive manhunts under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Tuesday. The measure, HB1191, would operate ...

House approves bill keeping lottery sales from going online

By Charles Ashby

Just in case the Colorado Lottery is considering selling scratch-off tickets over the Internet, it may not be for long. Under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Monday, the lottery wouldn’t be able to do as ...

Bill to nix fed water-rights grab moves ahead

By Charles Ashby

A bill that would negate any federal ownership of private water rights in exchange for a special-use permit won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Monday. The measure, HB1028, is aimed at the federal government’s recent ...

This week in the Legislature, Feb. 24, 2014

By Staff

The Legislature is nearly in the middle of the 2014 session, and will spend the next couple of weeks finalizing next year’s budget. Meanwhile, various bills continue to work their way through the legislative process. ■ Today: The ...


Race on to replace Wright in Statehouse

By Charles Ashby

If the newcomer to the race to unseat Rep. Jared Wright in House District 54 plays his cards right, he not only could defeat the incumbent, but an unaffiliated challenger, too. That is, if Grand Junction attorney Yeulin Willett turns out to ...

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