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 Colorado Department of Corrections has several gaps in its behavioral health programs that need addressing, a … more
Two Colorado members of the Electoral College filed suit against the state Tuesday for the right to vote for … more
Some Colorado employees whose jobs allow them to use a state-owned vehicle to take home may have violated federal … more
State reviews of conservation easement applications are taking longer than anticipated, leading to increased costs … more
Colorado government has a “czar” for water, energy and many other critical issues, but not one for … more
Republicans who have the majority in the Colorado Senate want to be prepared when the new administration coming … more
The state office that coordinates economic development efforts has a new head that understands what it means to … more
Gov. John Hickenlooper wants everyone in the state to know just where his priorities lie. … more
After today, there will only be one place Mesa County residents can go for in-person Division of Motor Vehicle … more
While failed Republican candidate Darryl Glenn ran a relatively quiet campaign for U.S. Senate this year compared … more
Colorado businesses should see a reduction in their workers’ compensation insurance rates next year. … more
Business owners along Grand Junction’s Main Street were pleased to have good weather on Saturday. … more
The Colorado Corn Growers Association is pleased with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. … more
It’s called a quick-change scam, and the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who’s … more
With the holiday season upon us, Secretary of State Wayne Williams wants to remind Coloradans to be careful to whom … more
The panel that oversees the state’s largest public employee pension system has decided to lower its expected … more
Sen. Ray Scott will retain his position as chairman of the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee … more
More snow is in the forecast for the Colorado high country, and along with it, more openings of various ski slopes … more
Some toys that have been ordered recalled by federal product monitors for various reasons are still available … more
From legalizing the sale of recreational marijuana to taking broadband issues into their own hands, numerous … more