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Delta County voters elect two commissioners, reject tax hikes

By Erin McIntyre

Delta County voters elected two Republican county commissioners on Tuesday and rejected two ballot questions asking for taxpayer money to fund an ambulance district and the town of Crawford. In the commissioner races, District 2’s ...


Incumbent lawmakers keep seats

By Charles Ashby

While there were no changes in the two regional legislative seats in Tuesday’s elections, it was too close to call whether there would be a change in which party would control the Colorado Senate next session. The one-vote majority that ...

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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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