Politics

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Primary voter turnout almost 36%

By Charles Ashby

Turnout in Tuesday’s primary election didn’t quite reach levels from 2010, but they were close. According to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, voter turnout for Republicans reached 35.86 percent, nearly 1 percentage ...


US Rep. Tipton overwhelmingly wins primary race

By Charles Ashby

Just like two years ago, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton had no difficulty defeating his GOP challenger for re-election to a fourth term representing the 3rd Congressional District during Tuesday’s primary race. Tipton led challenger Alex ...


Incumbents fare well in most commissioner races across the region

By Staff

A number of county commissioner races were contested across the region in Tuesday’s primary election. In Delta County, incumbent commissioner J. Mark Roeber appeared to hold off his challenger, Roger W. Bentley, with 53 percent of the ...


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Justman coasts to victory

By Charles Ashby

Mesa County Commissioner John Justman won the right to defend his District 1 seat this fall in Tuesday’s primary elections. Justman was facing Republican challenger John Davis, a housing developer who owns Blue Star ...


Bill seeks release of protected parcels

By Dennis Webb

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton is proposing releasing three areas in Mesa, Delta and Jackson counties from further consideration for designation as wilderness areas, an action he says would get them out of land-management limbo. Tipton’s ...


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With primary approaching, Blaha, Graham have most cash on hand

By Charles Ashby

Republicans will find out on Tuesday who their party’s representative will be to challenge Democrat Michael Bennet for his seat in the U.S. Senate. That race pits five candidates against each other: El Paso County Commissioner Darryl ...


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Tipton seeks 4th term

By Gary Harmon

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, a Cortez Republican, is seeking his fourth term in the House of Representatives, beginning with the GOP primary on Tuesday. During his five years in the House, Tipton has focused on natural resources, especially water ...


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Beinstein to challenge Rep. Tipton in primary

By Gary Harmon

The United States has strayed far from the principles on which it was founded, and that had much to do with Alex Beinstein’s decision to challenge U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton in the 3rd Congressional District Republican primary on ...


Opponents of minimum-wage hike say state would lose jobs

By Charles Ashby

If Colorado voters enact a proposed ballot measure to raise the state’s minimum wage to $12 by 2020, the state would see dramatic losses in jobs and income, one business group that opposes the idea says. The Common Sense Policy ...


Economists see ‘weakness’ in state economy

By Charles Ashby

State economists are concerned that a recession might be hitting Colorado and the nation soon, but they’re not quite ready to say that. Instead, economists for the Colorado Legislature and the governor’s office said Monday there ...


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