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Commish to run for House seat

By Charles Ashby

Steve Acquafresca will run for the Colorado House seat being vacated by Rep. Ray Scott, the Mesa County commissioner told fellow Republicans on Friday. Unlike other candidates who have vied for the seat in recent years, Acquafresca is unique ...


Broomfield mayor bows out of treasurer’s race

By Charles Ashby

Broomfield Mayor Pat Quinn announced Friday that he is withdrawing from the race for Colorado Treasurer. In a short press release, Quinn provided no reasons as to why he was leaving the primary race against Democrat and former U.S. Rep. Betsy ...


Company’s entrance into fracking debate upsets Republicans

By Charles Ashby

Five local lawmakers have taken aim at national outdoor clothing firm Patagonia for its stance on hydraulic fracturing. The Ventura, Calif.-based company that routinely gets involved in environmental issues has recently backed two campaigns ...


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Adams County Republican enters governor’s race

By Charles Ashby

Move over Tom Tancredo, Scott Gessler and three other Republican gubernatorial hopefuls. Another GOP candidate has jumped into the race. Steve House, chairman of the Adams County Republican Party, is the latest GOP candidate to challenge for ...


Wright begins 
re-election bid; touts victories

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Jared Wright kicked off his re-election bid to the Colorado House on Thursday. With House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland, at his side, the freshman legislator said his performance during his first year in the Colorado ...


Backers of breakaway state unfazed by rejection of voters

By Charles Ashby

It doesn’t matter that six of 11 Colorado counties voted Tuesday against going ahead with discussions on creating a 51st state — the group backing the idea still plans to move ahead. But what the group, 51stState.org, will do ...


Election boss: Ballot boxes get her vote

By Charles Ashby

At first, the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s Office was a little concerned about the idea of using 24-hour ballot boxes for the first time in Tuesday’s elections. While such boxes have long been in use elsewhere in the state, ...


School-funding measure goes down in ball of flames

By Charles Ashby

An effort to raise nearly $1 billion for public schools by increasing the state’s income tax rate came up well short of what it needed to pass during Tuesday’s election. Amendment 66, which supporters had hoped would help fix ...


High time to tax pot, voters say

By Charles Ashby

Purchasers of retail marijuana will pay a higher tax than medical marijuana buyers thanks to voter approval of Proposition AA on Tuesday. The measure, which will allow the Colorado Legislature to impose up to 15 percent in excise taxes and 10 ...


More Republicans than Dems have cast their ballots

By Charles Ashby

It’s too late to mail in those mail-in ballots, but it’s not too late to vote. With the elections coming Tuesday, voters in the region need to find drop-off boxes if they want their votes to count, county clerks in the region ...


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