Politics

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Guv to meet with Club 20

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper is to meet with state lawmakers and Club 20 leaders Monday to talk about economic issues facing the Western Slope. The meeting, orchestrated by Rep. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, will focus on how the state can help ...


Bennet, Udall urge Obama to act on immigration reform

By Charles Ashby

One year after the U.S. Senate approved a comprehensive immigration reform measure, it still sits in the House awaiting action, and Colorado’s two Democratic senators are tired of waiting. That’s why U.S. Sens. Mark Udall and ...


Fracking foes gather 15,000 names toward restriction measures on ballot

By Charles Ashby

The issue committee that wants to put something on this fall’s ballot dealing with hydraulic fracturing reported Friday that they’re collecting signatures in droves. The group, Coloradans for Safe and Clean Energy, has collected ...


Delta County sheriff moves forward to appeal case against gun control

By Charles Ashby

Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee said he was disappointed a federal judge Thursday tossed a lawsuit challenging two controversial gun-control laws approved last year. McKee, one of the more outspoken critics of the new laws and a chief ...


Mesa County Republican primary turnout lower, despite sheriff’s race

By Charles Ashby

Based on the way Mesa County Republicans voted in other races on Tuesday, the sheriff’s race clearly was the most popular, according to election result data. But even though that race between state Sen. Steve King and self-described ...


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Beauprez leaves his opponents 
in the dust

By Charles Ashby

Months ago, some political pollsters predicted that the more people in the primary race to be the Republican nominee for Colorado governor, the easier it would be for Tom Tancredo to win it. That didn’t happen Tuesday. The former ...


Thurlow for web

Newcomer
 Thurlow 
trounces
 Acquafresca

By Charles Ashby

Grand Junction businessman Dan Thurlow defeated Mesa County Commissioner Steve Acquafresca in Tuesday’s GOP primary for House District 55. Thurlow, chairman of CPC Solutions, a longtime printing company in town, garnered 55 percent of ...


Voting closes at 7 pm. today

By Charles Ashby

Voters have until 7 p.m. to cast their ballots in today’s primary elections, and have multiple places to do so. Though all the statewide and county primaries are for Republicans, Democrats also are casting ballots for uncontested ...


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Opponent’s campaign manager: $390 check implies guilt

By Gary Harmon

State Sen. Steve King’s firing by former Sheriff Stan Hilkey validates criticism of him, his primary opponent’s campaign said Saturday. King, who is seeking the Republican nomination for sheriff, was fired June 6 by Hilkey, who ...


Candidate suggests water districts unite

By Gary Harmon

A Republican candidate for the Legislature says the big three domestic water purveyors in the Grand Valley should be melded together for more efficient service. The delivery systems of Clifton Water District, the city of Grand Junction and ...


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