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.
Sen. Steve King became a popular punching bag Tuesday at the Grand Junction Lions Club debate of the three … more
Despite the naysayers, Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton insisted Monday that the state’s public employee … more
A proposed rule that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was brewing up won’t go into effect thanks to … more
The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce didn’t break any new ground Friday when it released its … more
The number of jobs available in the state may have returned to pre-recession levels, but those jobs aren’t … more
An independent political group backed primarily by the Democratic Governors Association has started running … more
Chet and Vernie Enstrom always will be a part of Grand Junction. … more
Neither candidate for House District 55 support the idea of expanding gambling in the state, but not necessarily … more
The Democratic candidate for state attorney general has at least one thing in common with the Republican he’s … more
Don Suppes is neither a conspiracy theorist nor a white supremacist, the Republican candidate for Senate District 5 … more
The Trouble with Truffles … more
The Democratic candidate for House District 54 knows some of his opinions won’t sit well with his fellow … more
For the second time this month, the proponents of a measure to expand casino gambling in Colorado had to alter or … more
Genetically modified organisms may seem like something from a science-fiction movie, but altered foods have been … more
Hot Cukes … more
Attempted murder charges have been filed against a 15-year-old Grand Valley teen, the Grand Junction Police … more
While the rainstorm that hit the Grand Valley on Tuesday caused some flooding here and there, it didn’t dump … more
The Colorado Department of Transportation issued an incident warning on the eastbound side of Interstate 70 in De … more
The Denver District Attorney’s Office is reviewing a complaint filed Monday by a Grand Junction man against … more
The Republican candidate for Colorado attorney general, Cynthia Coffman, announced plans last week to create a … more