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.
A former Clifton man who is serving a 105-year prison sentence for a string of burglaries in 2006 lost an appeal … more
Family and friends of a well-known Fruita Monument High School teacher and avid hiker gathered at a dedication … more
The Republican candidate for Senate District 5 is promoting white supremacy. … more
The Denver District Attorney’s Office will not file charges against state Sen. Steve King because there is … more
Some Palisade residents have gotten the wrong ballots, Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner said Thursday. … more
State law allows people to deliver ballots other than their own, but some so-called elections-integrity advocates … more
The Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld the 2010 conviction of a Grand Junction man found guilty of … more
Colorado voters should be receiving their mail-in ballots this week if they haven’t already, but those who … more
The Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority will consider implementing a strict ethics policy when it meets again … more
When Cory Gardner served in the Colorado Legislature representing one of the largest districts in the state, he … more
Catherine Lenhart, the elections director in the Mesa County Clerk & Recorder’s Office, has left. … more
Colorado voters will determine the outcome of four ballot measures next month, and supporters and opponents of each … more
Joe Neguse, the Democratic candidate for secretary of state, wants to revamp the way the office helps businesses … more
U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, doesn’t see an inconsistency in reversing … more
Four same-sex couples were legally married in Mesa County Tuesday, a day after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to … more
HOTCHKISS — Coal mining, guns and the state’s public employee pension were only some of the topics … more
PALISADE — By a unanimous vote, the Palisade Planning Commission approved a plan Monday night to allow the … more
Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner said she will begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses this morning after the U.S. … more
Candidates for various legislative offices in the region have entered the last stretch of this year’s … more
Two juveniles who were arrested near Yellowstone National Park last week — after a crashing a string of … more