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.
The way Colorado deals with wildfires is about to go high-tech. … more
Rep. Ray Scott announced on his Facebook page Thursday that he will appear in just two debates in his bid for … more
A group opposing the proposed personhood amendment launched its campaign Tuesday, saying it hoped that three times … more
Gov. John Hickenlooper’s re-election campaign Tuesday trotted out a new group of what the Democratic governor … more
The Democratic candidate for attorney general made an effort to connect with Hispanic voters in Grand Junction on … more
One is a fighter and the other is a winner. … more
Daniel James Shellabarger thinks everyone should do as he has done, live without money. … more
Like children in a schoolyard pulling pigtails and making faces, the two candidates for U.S. Senate have taunted … more
Sen. Steve King never disclosed to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office his employment with Colorado Mesa … more
Sen. Steve King has quit the race for Mesa County sheriff. … more
The Mesa County Republican Party is to choose a replacement to be its nominee for Mesa County sheriff early next … more
State Sen. Steve King has announced that he is dropping out of the race for Mesa County sheriff, the Grand Junction … more
Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today that he won’t call for a special session to deal with the contentious … more
James “JJ” Fletcher has qualified for the Nov. 4 ballot to run as an unaffiliated candidate for House … more
Another unaffiliated candidate has qualified to be on the fall ballot for Mesa County sheriff. … more
The group pushing a measure to expand casino gambling in the state turned in thousands of signatures Monday to get … more
The criminal investigation into state Sen. Steve King’s possible falsifying of his time cards with the Mesa … more
The chairman of the parent company that wants to bring casino gambling to Mesa County and elsewhere in the state … more
Despite some erroneous local reports Friday, Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner has been pretty consistent: She … more
Only one unaffiliated candidate for Mesa County sheriff has, so far, been certified to be on this fall’s … more