Charles covers state and local politics and the Colorado Legislature.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado in 1986.
Charles has worked in newspapers across Colorado and in a handful of other states since graduating from college, but has covered politics and the Legislature in Colorado since 1997, working at the State Capitol Building in Denver for various daily newspapers in the state. Now he lives in Grand Junction, but still goes to Denver during the legislative session.
Charles is an unaffiliated voter who has never been registered in a political party since he became eligible to vote.
T he Student Athlete Advisory Committee at Colorado Mesa University is always trying to find something to do to … more
Rates for Ute Water customers are headed higher for the fourth year in a row. … more
A 21-year-old faced a Mesa County judge Monday morning, accused of escaping custody while handcuffed in the back of … more
Coloradans spent about $36.6 billion on health care in 2013, a 327 percent increase from two decades earlier, … more
Paul Pitton can take the oath of office to serve on the District 51 Board of Education, but he must show that he … more
Colorado could have a white Thanksgiving if weather predictions hold, but forecasters can’t say for sure … more
The Colorado Supreme Court already determined that the Attorney General’s Office has the authority to file … more
Coping with life after a loved one commits suicide isn’t something friends and family members should keep to … more
A newly formed robotic team from Fruita Middle School called the “Biohazardz” will represent the Grand … more
Austin and Nicole Duckworth have reason to celebrate today as National Adoption Day and November as National … more
Two local doctors accused of overprescribing pain-control medications that resulted in death, who have entered into … more
The Grand Junction City Council is getting its answer from the community about whether it should support a stage of … more
At least two schools and a day care center in Mesa County have reported children with norovirus-like symptoms this … more
he Grand Valley’s successful health care system is known far and wide among medical professionals the nation … more
Mesa County’s elected officials won’t be giving themselves a pay raise anytime soon, but those in … more
Today is the last day that voters who had issues with their ballots can turn in the affidavits sent to them from … more
When 16-year-old Wyatt Kuper tried to help some Cub Scouts place American flags on the graves of fallen veterans at … more
Forty-one county sheriffs, including 12 from the Western Slope, sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking him … more
One way to lower obesity rates in Grand Valley children and promote general health of the region is to get more … more
A pollster hired by defense lawyers in the Michael Blagg murder retrial said the Mesa County jury pool is … more