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Senate District 5 
is too close to call


By Charles Ashby

UPDATE: Senate District 5 swaps leaders overnight Vote tallies in Senate District 5 late last night had Republican Orchard City Mayor Don Suppes with a slim lead over his Democrat opponent, Kerry Donovan. But results posted overnight now ...


Willett easily takes House District 54 seat over Webb

By Charles Ashby

Never mind his campaign slogan, “No foolin’, I’m votin’ for Yeulin,” Grand Junction attorney Yeulin Willett easily won election to the Colorado House on Election Day. Willett had no difficulty pulling in 64 ...


Scott cruises to victory in Senate vote

By Charles Ashby

There were too many close races for the Colorado Senate to determine which party would control that chamber, but one thing was certain for Mesa County voters: Ray Scott would be their state senator. Scott, who served two terms in the Colorado ...


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Republican voters outpace Democrats in ballot returns

By Charles Ashby

Republican voters continued to lead Democrats in early voting going into Election Day today, but numbers were not available statewide late Monday to see if Democrats had started to catch up as they sometimes do in the last days of voting. The ...


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Ethics group files complaint against GOP state Senate candidate

By Charles Ashby

The left-leaning group Colorado Ethics Watch filed a complaint Monday against Republican Don Suppes over his use of the Orchard City Town Hall to work on his campaign. Suppes, who has been mayor of the town since 2008, admitted he and some ...


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Race for state board of education draws outsiders’ attention

By Emily Shockley

One education advocacy group’s $126,943 investment to date in mailers and radio ads trumpeting the candidacy of District 3 State Board of Education candidate Henry Roman, a Pueblo Democrat, over Grand Junction Republican Marcia Neal has ...


Open teacher negotiations, food labeling issues under consideration

By Charles Ashby

The right-leaning Independence Institute is in a battle with teachers associations over Proposition 104, which would require school boards to hold collective bargaining negotiations in public. The effort to place the measure onto the ballot ...


Personhood, gambling amendments up for vote

By Charles Ashby

Amendment 67 would add to the Colorado Constitution that the state’s criminal code and wrongful death statutes must include unborn human beings, which the proposal doesn’t define. Previous attempts to add so-called personhood ...


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Spiess donates $500 to Lewis’ sheriff campaign

By Paul Shockley

Two candidates for Mesa County sheriff received more than $5,000 in campaign contributions during two weeks in October, including a check from the county’s top law enforcement official. Campaign finance reports filed Friday with the ...


Pot measures divide citizens in Palisade

By Kathleen Goddeyne

Pot seems to be the talk of the town in Palisade, but some residents have felt uncomfortable speaking out about the issues. Recent changes to the town’s municipal and land use codes that allow outdoor grow operations, along with ...


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