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.
It’ll be several months yet before it’s done, but West Star Aviation’s new airplane paint hangar … more
The state’s largest public employee pension system passed its annual financial checkup with flying colors … more
Median incomes for the average Coloradan have fallen about $4,000 a year since the start of the Great Recession, a … more
The Montrose police sergeant involved in a late-Sunday shooting was involved in another shooting in July, but his … more
Officers with the Montrose Police Department shot and wounded a 42-year-old Montrose man Sunday night who was … more
A measure on this year’s ballot to create up to three casinos with horse racetracks in Colorado could become … more
The De Beque Board of Trustees named Mayor Pro-tem Forest Matis to the position of mayor earlier this week. … more
Bernie Buescher is coming home. … more
A fourth measure qualified for the fall ballot Wednesday, an initiative that would require any food that is … more
The Democratic candidate for the 3rd Congressional District on Wednesday called disappointing the Bureau of Land … more
Hoping to build on efforts to block oil and gas lease sales in the North Fork Valley, farmers, ranchers, brewers … more
The state is now the owner of two aircraft that it will use to spot and report wildfires, the Colorado Division of … more
Colorado’s unemployment rate dipped to 5.3 percent in July, the lowest level it’s been since October … more
The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday rejected State Treasurer Walker Stapleton’s appeal in his case to get … more
The state’s leaders in advancing immigration rights met in Grand Junction over the weekend to talk about what … more
It’s a no-brainer to go to Palisade for peaches, but when you throw in a festival complete with music, food … more
A curator from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science took a group of space aliens on a spaceflight through the … more
A Colorado Mesa University graduate discovered a new species at Colorado National Monument this summer. … more
A measure to ensure that school board discussions of collective bargaining agreements with school teachers are open … more
Gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez is glad the two anti-fracking ballot measures won’t be placed before … more