Politics

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Race for state board of education draws outsiders’ attention

By Emily Shockley

One education advocacy group’s $126,943 investment to date in mailers and radio ads trumpeting the candidacy of District 3 State Board of Education candidate Henry Roman, a Pueblo Democrat, over Grand Junction Republican Marcia Neal has ...


Open teacher negotiations, food labeling issues under consideration

By Charles Ashby

The right-leaning Independence Institute is in a battle with teachers associations over Proposition 104, which would require school boards to hold collective bargaining negotiations in public. The effort to place the measure onto the ballot ...


Personhood, gambling amendments up for vote

By Charles Ashby

Amendment 67 would add to the Colorado Constitution that the state’s criminal code and wrongful death statutes must include unborn human beings, which the proposal doesn’t define. Previous attempts to add so-called personhood ...


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Spiess donates $500 to Lewis’ sheriff campaign

By Paul Shockley

Two candidates for Mesa County sheriff received more than $5,000 in campaign contributions during two weeks in October, including a check from the county’s top law enforcement official. Campaign finance reports filed Friday with the ...


Pot measures divide citizens in Palisade

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Pot seems to be the talk of the town in Palisade, but some residents have felt uncomfortable speaking out about the issues. Recent changes to the town’s municipal and land use codes that allow outdoor grow operations, along with ...


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El Paso clerk draws fire for altering ballot envelopes

By Charles Ashby

The Republican candidate for Colorado Secretary of State is being criticized by Democrats for altering his county’s ballot envelopes. Wayne Williams, who currently is clerk and recorder in El Paso County, changed the envelopes in which ...


Voter Guide – Senate District 5: Suppes vs. Donovan

By Charles Ashby

There are two major candidates vying for Senate District 5, which includes Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Chaffee, Lake, Pitkin and Eagle counties. The winner would replace term-limited Sen. Gail Schwartz, D-Snowmass Village. Former Vail Town ...


Suppes defends use of town office for campaigning

By Charles Ashby

Orchard City Mayor Don Suppes is using his town’s hall to do some campaign work in his bid for the Colorado Senate. Suppes, the Republican candidate for Senate District 5, said that’s not against the law because no town money is ...


De Beque measures look at pot taxes and more money for fire protection

By Emily Shockley

De Beque voters will have two extra ballot measures to consider this fall: 2C, which requests permission from voters for the town to collect a marijuana excise tax, and 4A, a de-Brucing measure aimed at collecting more money for the De Beque ...


Mesa County clerk and recorder: Manzanares vs. Reiner

By Emily Shockley

The race to head the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is a battle between two former colleagues: current Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner, a Republican, and former elections technician and office coordinator Jennifer Manzanares, a ...


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