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 group backing a proposal to raise the state’s minimum wage plans to turn in more than enough signatures … more
The Grand Valley has landed yet another new company that hopes to change the way oil is extracted from the ground … more
It’s taken 10 years, but the St. Mary’s Hospital Century Project is complete. … more
The backers of a proposed ballot measure asking for voter permission to allow the state to retain taxpayer money … more
Darryl Glenn, Colorado’s GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate, gave a reprise of his “All Lives … more
here’s always a need for more blood. … more
Reversing court rulings allowing for same-sex marriage, passing laws controlling what bathrooms transgenders can … more
Colorado’s gay and lesbian community isn’t too thrilled with presumptive presidential candidate Donald … more
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is conducting an investigation into two of its Fruita workers who were sentenced … more
It’s taken her years, but a Hawaii woman looking for photographs of all 626 Colorado men killed in the … more
The Mesa County Health Department is reminding parents that now is the time to get immunizations for their children … more
Four Western Slope men, including two local U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees, have been sentenced in the … more
opeWest is hoping to find new ways to get patients and their families to plan ahead for their health care needs. … more
Colorado has a highly skilled workforce that could be useful in attracting more high-tech — and higher paying … more
Virtually all of the methane found in groundwater supplies in northeastern Colorado is naturally occurring, … more
Other than the five states that don’t assess sales taxes, Colorado has the lowest in the nation, according to … more
The Grand Valley’s lavender business has been flowering in recent years. … more
When you think of 4-H Club, think of rockets. … more
A Western Slope group of law enforcement spouses is inviting the public to a prayer vigil Sunday to honor law … more
Ten proposed citizen’s initiatives for this fall’s ballot have just one more month to get enough … more