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 month after five local legislators called on national outdoor clothing manufacturer Patagonia Inc. to end its … more
It may be old, and it may even be haunted, but the Grand Junction Elks Lodge is as solid as when it was built 100 … more
The Grand Valley continues to see weather records broken as a result of the storm that hit the region last week, … more
Don Quick wants to go back to the attorney general’s office. … more
Rep. Jared Wright is calling for an audit of the state’s new health insurance exchange. … more
Rex Tippetts, director of aviation at the Grand Junction Regional Airport, was suspended with pay Tuesday pending … more
Rex Tippetts, director of aviation at the Grand Junction Regional Airport, was suspended with pay tonight pending … more
A financially strapped program to teach local children about the election process is only about halfway where it … more
It seemed a bit odd to critics of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce to see the chamber tout a recent … more
Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to free up some surplus federal mineral royalty lease money to be distributed to … more
Westminster Democrat Evie Hudak resigned her seat in the Colorado Senate on Wednesday rather than face a possible … more
Some Colorado business leaders are continuing to urge Congress to pass immigration reform sooner, rather than … more
Republican James Fletcher and Democrat Brad Webb want to assure state Rep. Jared Wright that they are not in … more
Logistical issues and business concerns will cause a plan to remove traffic lights on Horizon Drive and realign the … more
The Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority will conduct an internal probe of its own to try to get a handle on … more
Rick Williams is a hero for trying to save the life of fellow Revenue-Virginius Mine worker Nicholas Cappanno in a … more
Two miners died and 19 were injured at an “incident” at a Ouray County mine on Sunday. … more
UPDATE: Two people were confirmed dead are Nick Cappanno, 34, of Montrose, and Rick Williams, 59, of … more
Since taking over the Secretary of State’s Office in 2011, Scott Gessler has loudly and repeatedly claimed … more
Steve Acquafresca will run for the Colorado House seat being vacated by Rep. Ray Scott, the Mesa County … more