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John Salazar to retire as Colorado ag chief

By Charles Ashby

After 12 years in public service, Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar is retiring, effective in January. Salazar, the former Democratic congressman from the 3rd Congressional District, has headed the Colorado Department of Agriculture since ...


Denver ethics group drops 
complaint against Suppes

By Charles Ashby

A Denver-based ethics group has dropped its complaint against Orchard City Mayor Don Suppes for using the town’s hall to operate part of his campaign for the Colorado Senate. The group, Colorado Ethics Watch, said it filed a motion with ...


Pot vote 
result 
expected
 by today

By Charles Ashby

Grand Valley residents should know by 11 a.m. today if recreational pot will someday be sold in Palisade. Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner said that 20 of the 29 ballots that had to be “cured” for a variety of reasons, such as the ...


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Colorado Senate picks new Republican leadership

By Charles Ashby

Colorado Springs Republican Bill Cadman will take over as president of the Colorado Senate. That happened Tuesday when the newly minted majority party of the upper chamber elected new leaders. Cadman had been serving as minority ...


Third party leaves its mark on election

By Charles Ashby

They didn’t win any races, but members of the Colorado Libertarian Party did put their stamp on this year’s races. The party, which floated 33 candidates in several statewide and legislative contests this year, did better than it ...


Democrat wins key race in Colorado state Senate

By Charles Ashby

A last-minute surge in voters in Gunnison County and additional counts in other parts of Senate District 5 turned the tables for Democrat Kerry Donovan. As a result, the Wolcott rancher managed to pull ahead in her bid to replace term-limited ...


Incumbent Hamner holds on in House race

By Charles Ashby

Democrat Millie Hamner squeaked by her Republican challenger Debra Irvine in Tuesday’s elections, winning re-election to represent House District 61. Hamner, who is chairwoman of the House Education Committee, pulled in 50 percent of ...


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Thurlow to take House District 55 seat

By Charles Ashby

Dan Thurlow had little difficulty winning the House District 55 seat in the Colorado Legislature on Tuesday, pulling in more than 67 percent of the vote over Democrat Christopher Kennedy, who received 33 percent. Thurlow had received 18,487 ...


Senate District 5 
is too close to call


By Charles Ashby

UPDATE: Senate District 5 swaps leaders overnight Vote tallies in Senate District 5 late last night had Republican Orchard City Mayor Don Suppes with a slim lead over his Democrat opponent, Kerry Donovan. But results posted overnight now ...


Willett easily takes House District 54 seat over Webb

By Charles Ashby

Never mind his campaign slogan, “No foolin’, I’m votin’ for Yeulin,” Grand Junction attorney Yeulin Willett easily won election to the Colorado House on Election Day. Willett had no difficulty pulling in 64 ...


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