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.
Rifle City Councilor Dirk Myers died Thursday of a massive heart attack in his home, Rifle officials said. He was … more
New state rules designed to help budding entrepreneurs get the funding they need to start up their businesses … more
Business filings with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office for the second quarter of the year may be down … more
By next spring, not only will the Grand Valley’s homeless have some temporary digs to stay in, but they also … more
Grand Junction resident Steve Katz just wants to help prevent other parents from going through the same thing he … more
As a six-term congressman representing Colorado’s 3rd District, U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis built a campaign … more
Gov. John Hickenlooper is urging federal officials to approve the construction of a liquefied natural gas export … more
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It was a tense situation at first, said several passengers of United Flight 447 when their Denver-to-Los Angeles … more
It’s a bit early for a member of the Colorado House to announce a re-election bid, but state Rep. Dan Thurlow … more
The Secretary of State’s Office is owed millions of dollars in unpaid fines from numerous campaign finance … more
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding Arizona’s ballot measure to have a special commission redraw … more
Shelby Bottoms may only be an intern working for The Boeing Company at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in … more
Douglas Bruce, the so-called father of Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, is guilty of tax evasion … more
He didn’t live in the Grand Valley very long, but Rich Lopez left an indelible impression here. … more
The Colorado Department of Agriculture is doing a poor job of overseeing pet care facilities in the state, the … more
For the second year in a row, state auditors said the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association was … more
Colorado’s largest public employee pension system is the most efficient and effective a state could have, … more
Jody Green came out of the mountains and found a new home. … more
A 101-acre patch of land along the Colorado River near lower downtown that once was a dump site for uranium mill … more