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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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El Paso clerk draws fire for altering ballot envelopes

By Charles Ashby

The Republican candidate for Colorado Secretary of State is being criticized by Democrats for altering his county’s ballot envelopes. Wayne Williams, who currently is clerk and recorder in El Paso County, changed the envelopes in which ...


Voter Guide – Senate District 5: Suppes vs. Donovan

By Charles Ashby

There are two major candidates vying for Senate District 5, which includes Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Chaffee, Lake, Pitkin and Eagle counties. The winner would replace term-limited Sen. Gail Schwartz, D-Snowmass Village. Former Vail Town ...


Suppes defends use of town office for campaigning

By Charles Ashby

Orchard City Mayor Don Suppes is using his town’s hall to do some campaign work in his bid for the Colorado Senate. Suppes, the Republican candidate for Senate District 5, said that’s not against the law because no town money is ...


De Beque measures look at pot taxes and more money for fire protection

By Emily Shockley

De Beque voters will have two extra ballot measures to consider this fall: 2C, which requests permission from voters for the town to collect a marijuana excise tax, and 4A, a de-Brucing measure aimed at collecting more money for the De Beque ...


Mesa County clerk and recorder: Manzanares vs. Reiner

By Emily Shockley

The race to head the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is a battle between two former colleagues: current Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner, a Republican, and former elections technician and office coordinator Jennifer Manzanares, a ...


Mesa County commissioner: McInnis vs. Williams

By Emily Shockley

The Mesa County Board of Commissioners will get a new member at the start of 2015, when either Republican Scott McInnis or Democrat Mark Williams will take over for term-limited District 2 commissioner Steve Acquafresca. McInnis, an attorney ...


House District 61: Hamner vs. Irvine

By Charles Ashby

There are two major candidates running for House District 61, which includes the eastern half of Delta County, the northern section of Gunnison County and all of Pitkin, Lake and Summit counties. Millie Hamner, who is the Democrat in the race ...


House District 54: Willett vs. Webb

By Charles Ashby

There are two major candidates running for House District 54, which includes most of Mesa County and the western half of Delta County. The winner is hoping to replace Rep. Jared Wright, R-Fruita, who decided not to seek a second term. Yeulin ...


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