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.
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
While Colorado voters this year are going to be mulling over how to vote on such heady issues as single-payer … more
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While the number of years it will take for most of the funds under the state’s largest public employee … more
A measure to raise the state’s tobacco taxes by more than three times the current rate qualified for the … more
Six medical clinics on the Western Slope were among those nationwide to be awarded a share of more than $100 … more
The Grand Valley’s peach harvest is doing, well, just peachy, area farmers and agricultural experts say. … more
The people supporting the fall ballot measure to create a statewide universal health care system are beside … more
Leave it to a craft beer aficionado to make readers work for their suds. … more
The state campaign staffs of the two main presidential candidates are starting to gear up their get-out-the-vote … more
Colorado’s new lieutenant governor is just trying to get to know the lay of the land. … more
The group that has submitted petitions to get two oil and gas drilling measures onto the ballot is crying foul, or … more
A Fruita woman convicted of two felony counts of sexual servitude and sexual exploitation of a minor was sentenced … more
A Grand Junction man is facing three federal charges related to producing and transporting child pornography. … more
A proposal to make it harder to change the state Constitution will be on the fall ballot, the Colorado Secretary of … more
Grand Junction will be the host city for the 2017 Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference, local tourism … more
Andrew Romanoff wants to change as many stigmas around mental health as he can, and he’s not alone. … more
Any Western Slope company that does business with the state might want to listen in today to a live-stream … more