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Unlikely election win shuffles federal policy outlook

By Dennis Webb

The poll-defying victory of Donald Trump in last week’s presidential election has abruptly reshaped the political landscape when it comes to energy development in Colorado and the West. Oil and gas and coal-mining interests and ...


Turnout outpaces 2008, 2012 elections

By Charles Ashby

More Coloradans voted in Tuesday’s election, the first to use all mail-in ballots in a presidential year, than in the past two presidential elections. According to data maintained by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, ...


Montrose GOP wins 2 commission seats

By Katie Langford

Republicans swept the District 1 and District 3 seats on the Montrose County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday with an overwhelming majority. Keith Caddy won the District 1 seat with 73 percent of the vote, or 10,972 votes. Roger Rash won ...


Voters OK Gateway fire tax, De Beque mosquito district

By Erin McIntyre

Voters in rural areas of Mesa County approved requests to increase property taxes for a fire-protection district and decided to create a mosquito-control district, but may not have given the go-ahead to fund the district they created. Gateway ...


Montrose voters OK mill levy hike for middle school

By Katie Langford

Montrose County voters approved a $21.3 million referendum to replace Columbine Middle School by an unofficial 8 percent margin on Tuesday. As of 10 p.m., the measure was passing 54 percent to 46 percent, with 7,865 votes for the 2.48 ...


Parachute voters reject ban on retail pot

By Dennis Webb

Parachute residents have put to rest any questions about whether they support the town trustees’ decision to let the retail marijuana industry into town. Voters overwhelmingly decided to reject a citizen initiative to prohibit retail ...


Martin again on GarCo commission

By Dennis Webb

Twenty-year Garfield County Commissioner John Martin has been elected to serve yet another four-year term after voters weren’t swayed by a campaign in which Democrats accused him of criminal wrongdoing. Martin, a Republican, was leading ...


Republican challenger defeats DA Caloia in 9th Judicial District

By Dennis Webb

Republican challenger Jeff Cheney has ousted Democratic incumbent Sherry Caloia in the race for 9th Judicial District attorney. Cheney emerged the victor in a three-way race that also included unaffiliated candidate Chip McCrory. The district ...


Incumbent Mesa commissioners win easily

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County commissioners Rose Pugliese and John Justman, both Republicans, easily fended off challengers in the general election Tuesday. As of 10 p.m., Pugliese had pushed aside Palisade Mayor pro tem Dave Edwards, a Democrat, with 40,789 ...


Incumbent Rankin re-elected to state education board; Ganahl wins CU regent

By Katie Langford

Republican Joyce Rankin won the 3rd Congressional District seat on the state Board of Education by a landslide Tuesday over Democrat Christine Pacheco-Koveleski. Rankin, the incumbent candidate, unofficially won with 62 percent or 131,364 ...


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