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Palisade approves measure on weed

By Amy Hamilton

This time around, Palisade residents are giving the green light to marijuana within town limits. Palisade voters Tuesday night unofficially approved five ballot measures that will allow retail marijuana sales, retail marijuana testing ...


Governor looks to severance money again

By Charles Ashby

Albeit a small part, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s plan to close a $500 million shortfall to balance his proposed $28.5 billion budget for the next fiscal year partly relies on taking more severance tax dollars. Last year, to cover an ...


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Trump backers rally in support of energy jobs

By Rachel Sauer

Carroll Aamold isn’t just worried, he’s scared — for this country, for this state, for what could happen to the U.S.A. if Donald Trump isn’t elected president. “He’s got to win,” said Aamold, a Grand ...


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Willett disappointed with marijuana panel

By Charles Ashby

It was clear from the start at a Colorado Legislature committee looking at various aspects of legalized marijuana this summer that not everyone wanted to be there, Rep. Yeulin Willett said Wednesday. The Committee on Cost-Benefit Analysis of ...


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County clerk: Many safeguards in place to prevent ‘rigged’ system

By Charles Ashby

There are no shredders in the Mesa County elections office. Not only that, but the folks who work in the ballot rooms in the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s Office don’t even empty the trash, at least not until all ballots are ...


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State Dems outvote GOP, except in 3rd Congressional District

By Charles Ashby

Democrats continue to cast more ballots than Republicans or unaffiliated voters statewide, but that’s not the case in the 3rd Congressional District. On this side of the Continental Divide, 4,400 more Republicans have cast ballots in ...


PAC’s use of video may violate election law

By Gary Harmon

Video of U.S. House challenger Gail Schwartz in a campaign ad by the House Majority PAC could constitute a violation of election law that undergirds a Supreme Court decision that Schwartz wants overturned. The ad “really violates the ...


Second time around, emotions running cooler on Palisade pot vote

By Amy Hamilton

Emotions that ran high when voters were asked in 2014 whether they wanted to allow retail marijuana stores in Palisade seem to have chilled two years later, with the question again before town residents. In 2014, the issue over whether ...


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All signs point to election unrest

By Gary Harmon

If the Grand Valley seems like the eye of the political storm, what with the lack of signs plastering highways, byways and neighborhood streets, don’t be fooled, say partisans on both sides of the political divide. Democrats and ...


Amendment 71: State Constitution harder to change under measure

By Charles Ashby

There have been several efforts over the past decade or so to find a way to make it harder to amend Colorado’s Constitution without limiting Coloradans’ ability to place measures on the ballot. Each time, however, those efforts ...


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