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.
The Republican candidate for Colorado Secretary of State is being criticized by Democrats for altering his … more
There are two major candidates vying for Senate District 5, which includes Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Chaffee, … more
Orchard City Mayor Don Suppes is using his town’s hall to do some campaign work in his bid for the Colorado … more
With seven days left to vote, early returns indicate that nearly one-fourth of voters statewide have already cast … more
UPDATE 7 p.m.: Rifle Police lift evacuation. The Rifle Police Department is reporting that at about 4:15 p.m. … more
There are two major candidates running for House District 61, which includes the eastern half of Delta County, the … more
Secretary of State Scott Gessler zinged Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner on Friday, saying she could have handled … more
There are two major candidates running for House District 54, which includes most of Mesa County and the western … more
Palisade residents are not the only voters dealing with problems with their ballots this election season. … more
The owners of the only medical marijuana shop in the Grand Valley, who hope to begin selling recreational pot, … more
There are two candidates for House District 55, which primarily includes the city of Grand Junction. The winner … more
Sheriff Rebecca Spiess has added her name to the list of former and current law enforcement officials who are … more
The Colorado Department of Transportation doesn’t want to see a repeat of last February’s perfect … more
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