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.
Two deputies with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Fruitvale man Sunday who they initially thought … more
A former Delta County man lost yet another attempt to have his 1988 conviction reversed for sexually assaulting … more
Grand Junction resident Kevin King hasn’t given up on state Sen. Steve King. … more
DENVER — Freshman orientation at the Colorado Legislature last week was like being back in school, … more
The operators of Mesa Theater and Club are back in business, but they were never locked out of their establishment, … more
The Western Slope has another lawmaker on the Colorado Legislature’s powerful Joint Budget Committee. … more
The case of the eviction of the Mesa Theater and Club operation doesn’t look like it will be resolved anytime … more
Even though he’s just a freshman, at least in the Colorado Senate, Sen.-elect Ray Scott will start as a … more
With Democrats still in charge in the Colorado House and the Republicans taking control of the Colorado Senate next … more
After 12 years in public service, Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar is retiring, effective in January. … more
A Denver-based ethics group has dropped its complaint against Orchard City Mayor Don Suppes for using the … more
A new startup company that has developed a device designed to stimulate blood flow for orthopedic patients could be … more
The final tally for the Palisade measure to allow recreational marijuana to be sold in town failed by six votes, … more
A deadline has passed to file an appeal in a case involving coal mining in the Sunset Roadless Area near Paonia, … more
Grand Valley residents should know by 11 a.m. today if recreational pot will someday be sold in Palisade. … more
Colorado Springs Republican Bill Cadman will take over as president of the Colorado Senate. … more
When American veterans returned from World War I almost a century ago, there were no parades, ceremonies or any … more
They didn’t win any races, but members of the Colorado Libertarian Party did put their stamp on this … more
Gunnison County had such a turnout on Election Day it ran out of ballots in at least one voting area. … more
Democrats conceded their close races Saturday, giving up hope of retaining control of the Colorado Senate to the … more