Politics

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Scott hit with campaign fine, says he’ll appeal

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Ray Scott owes the state $2,300 in fines, but the Grand Junction Republican said that soon won’t be the case. Scott amassed that fine soon after filing with the Secretary of State’s Office on Aug. 5 as a candidate for Senate ...


Democrat to run for legislative seat now held by Wright

By Charles Ashby

A Democrat has entered the race for House District 54. East Orchard Mesa winemaker Brad Webb has tossed his hat into the ring to challenge the winner of a GOP primary between the incumbent, Rep. Jared Wright, R-Fruita, and Palisade ...


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Democrat enters race for HD54

By Charles Ashby

Palisade winemaker Brad Webb, a Democrat, has officially entered the race for House District 54. That seat currently is held by Rep. Jared Wright, R-Fruita, who is facing a GOP primary challenger from another Palisade resident, J.J. ...


Mesa County clerk opens re-election bid

By Charles Ashby

Sheila Reiner kicked off her re-election bid for Mesa County clerk and recorder this week. Reiner, who’s in her first term in that office, said with the new election laws in place, it makes sense for her to remain on the job. The ...


Recoil of gun-law recalls? Dems still in control

By Charles Ashby

With two Republican state senators being sworn into office after the dramatic recall elections earlier this month, don’t look for the controversial gun bills that sparked it all to be reversed anytime soon. That’s because the ...


More you know, more you don’t like tax hike for schools, opponents’ pollster says

By Charles Ashby

A recent poll regarding a ballot measure to increase income taxes to fund public schools shows that few are informed about what it does. The poll by Magellan Strategies, a right-leaning pollster hired by the opponents of Amendment 66, ...


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Former governor dies at 91

By Charles Ashby

Former Colorado Gov. John Vanderhoof of Grand Junction, a World War II fighter pilot, Western Slope advocate and 20-year veteran of the Colorado House, died Thursday. He was 91. Vanderhoof did a lot more than serve as Colorado’s 37th ...


TABOR debate in court of appeals

By Charles Ashby

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments today on whether a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights should go forward. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in 2011 by ...


Tax-issue backers raise $1.6M in two weeks

By Charles Ashby

The campaign to persuade voters to increase income taxes to fund public schools collected $1.6 million over the past two weeks, most of which came from people in the state’s business community. And that’s an important point, say ...


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Secretary of State says he’s running for governor

By Charles Ashby

After months of waiting, Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced Tuesday that he is, indeed, running for governor. The controversial Republican had formed an exploratory committee for the top state seat back in April, dumping into it all ...


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