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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 ...


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 ...


Race for state board of education draws outsiders’ attention

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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 ...


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

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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 ...


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 ...

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