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.
Cider house rules. … more
Forget the old image of marching bands walking in straight lines banging drums and delicately balancing a tuba on … more
Donald J. Trump Jr., the son of the Republican Party’s nominee for president, got a warm reception from Grand … more
Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate for president, leads her Republican rival, Donald Trump, by 9 percentage … more
Colorado’s economy will continue to grow over the next year or so, but it won’t be as good as in recent … more
Health insurance premiums on Colorado’s individual market for 2017 will be about 20 percent higher than those … more
ealth care workers can’t continue to be good caregivers if they don’t learn how to care for themselves, … more
There’s a lot that Democratic Rep. Millie Hamner and her Republican opponent, Bob Schutt, agreed on during … more
Transportation issues and how to pay for road improvements was a major topic of discussion Saturday between the two … more
The woman who could be the state’s next speaker of the Colorado House was impressed with what Grand Junction … more
U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton came out swinging Thursday in his first advertisement against his Democratic opponent Gail … more
Colorado broke ground again Wednesday when it became the first state in the nation to certify seeds that can be … more
Thanks to a slight increase in the number of registered Libertarians statewide last month, the party’s … more
Lily Tang Williams, the Libertarian Party candidate for the U.S. Senate in Colorado, will participate in this … more
Hikers of Gold Hill Road on the Upper Bear Creek Basin in San Miguel County won’t have to worry about not … more
Zip lines, canopy tours and custom-made teardrop campers are only a few things Grand Junction entrepreneurs are … more
The same day that U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton’s re-election committee criticized his Democratic opponent, Gail … more
Commercial drone pilots won’t have to fly through as many government hoops thanks to new rules that will be … more
Three times wasn’t a charm for Tisha Casida, an unaffiliated candidate who wanted to run, again, for the 3rd … more
Two more measures made the fall ballot on Wednesday, both related to how primaries are conducted in the state. … more