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Friday was not only the start of a new month, it also is the start of the state’s new fiscal year. As such, several new laws went into effect, including many aimed at saving people money.

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A group proposing a measure on the fall ballot to allow for the use of psychedelic drugs to be used to help treat mental health says it has turned in more than enough signatures to put its initiative before voters in November.

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The Mesa County Board of Commissioners approved new ordinances this week dealing with the cultivation of marijuana, something voters approved during last year’s general election.

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Staying true to her unfounded claims of denying the outcome of certain elections, Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters now is claiming her third-place finish in the GOP race for secretary of state was fraudulent.

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Yes, Adam Frisch admits he is a rich, white resident of a mountain ski town, but that doesn’t mean he can’t win over middle- to lower-income, working class voters in the mostly rural 3rd Congressional District.

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In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortions, Colorado Democrats vowed to protect that right while Republicans said they are rejuvenated to push for pro-life laws in the state.

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The Colorado Supreme Court upheld two lower court decisions that declared a fee on income to fund the voter-approved Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act isn’t a tax, and doesn’t violate the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights as a result.

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Colorado taxpayers could see as much as $750 in their refunds under the Taxpayers' Bill of Rights, up from the $500 lawmakers first thought.

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U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert is challenging as “blatantly false” claims by a left-leaning political action committee that she once worked as a paid escort, and had one of two abortions as a result of it.

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Mesa County District Attorney Dan Rubinstein said he has little interest in opening up settlement talks with Clerk Tina Peters and her attorneys over charges that she showed contempt for the court when she allegedly lied to a district court judge in March.

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An arraignment for Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters on felony and misdemeanor charges that she allegedly tampered with election equipment and engaged in official misconduct while in office was delayed Tuesday until August.

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An arraignment for Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters was delayed Tuesday on charges that she obstructed peace officers and government operations in March that led to her briefly being arrested and placed in handcuffs.

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Gov. Jared Polis and members of the Colorado Legislature from both sides of the political divide looked for at least 50 ways to help Coloradans save money to help them recover from the pandemic recession and deal with the rising cost of just about everything.

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Even though Secretary of State Jena Griswold says she has full confidence in Brandi Bantz in overseeing Mesa County’s elections, she still appointed two others to help advise her in conducting this month’s primary elections.

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The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is working with two other state agencies to look into allegations that U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert falsified a campaign finance filing to pay off more than $20,000 in state liens against her Shooter’s Grill Restaurant in Rifle.

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The Mesa County Board of Commissioners paused enacting a new ordinance to regulate cultivating marijuana Tuesday in order to get a little more input from Grand Valley residents.

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A Mesa County grand jury had enough probable cause to investigate and indict Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters and her chief deputy, Belinda Knisley, in March on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges, District Judge Matthew Barrett ruled Friday.

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Gov. Jared Polis signed several bills into law Thursday aimed at boosting election security, some of which was a direct response to actions Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters took last year that led to criminal charges filed against her.

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Registered voters who have concerns about when their ballot is mailed to them, and what happens after they are returned can track their ballots from start to finish.

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Gov. Jared Polis signed several more bills into law Tuesday, including a measure that offers whistleblower protections to employees who report health or safety issues in the workplace.

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Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters continues to claim something was wrong with the county’s election equipment during the 2020 presidential and 2021 municipal elections.

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Mesa County District Attorney Dan Rubinstein declined to file charges or go forward with any legal action based on allegations of election fraud made in the latest report commissioned by Clerk Tina Peters that purports to show proof that votes could have been altered in the 2020 general election.

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The same attorneys whom embattled Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters is paying through a special legal defense fund in her entanglements over election matters are being used to defend her in a civil case against her ex-husband.

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Recently returned state lawmakers from the 2022 session of the Colorado General Assembly that ended last week told Grand Junction business leaders Tuesday just how much politics can impact a legislative session.

Day
Temp
Wed
65°
90°
Wed
90°/65°
Mostly clear. Lows overnight in the mid 60s.

Chance of Rain: 13%

Sunrise: 05:54:59 AM

Sunset: 08:42:58 PM

Humidity: 40%

Wind: SE @ 13 mph

UV Index: 0 Low

Wednesday Night

Mainly clear skies. Low near 65F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.

Thu
65°
94°
Thu
94°/65°
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 60s.

Chance of Rain: 12%

Sunrise: 05:55:34 AM

Sunset: 08:42:40 PM

Humidity: 28%

Wind: S @ 11 mph

UV Index: 10 Very High

Thursday Night

Clear skies. Low near 65F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Fri
67°
99°
Fri
99°/67°
Sunshine. Highs in the upper 90s and lows in the upper 60s.

Chance of Rain: 0%

Sunrise: 05:56:11 AM

Sunset: 08:42:21 PM

Humidity: 16%

Wind: NE @ 11 mph

UV Index: 10 Very High

Friday Night

Clear. Low 67F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Sat
69°
101°
Sat
101°/69°
Mostly sunny. Highs 99 to 103F and lows in the upper 60s.

Chance of Rain: 0%

Sunrise: 05:56:48 AM

Sunset: 08:41:59 PM

Humidity: 13%

Wind: SSW @ 11 mph

UV Index: 10 Very High

Saturday Night

Clear skies. Low 69F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

Sun
70°
102°
Sun
102°/70°
More sun than clouds. Highs 100 to 104F and lows in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 0%

Sunrise: 05:57:27 AM

Sunset: 08:41:36 PM

Humidity: 13%

Wind: W @ 13 mph

UV Index: 10 Very High

Sunday Night

A mostly clear sky. Low around 70F. N winds shifting to ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

Mon
69°
103°
Mon
103°/69°
A few clouds. Highs 101 to 105F and lows in the upper 60s.

Chance of Rain: 0%

Sunrise: 05:58:06 AM

Sunset: 08:41:10 PM

Humidity: 11%

Wind: NNE @ 11 mph

UV Index: 10 Very High

Monday Night

Clear skies. Low 69F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

Tue
70°
101°
Tue
101°/70°
A few clouds. Highs 99 to 103F and lows in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 3%

Sunrise: 05:58:47 AM

Sunset: 08:40:43 PM

Humidity: 15%

Wind: E @ 10 mph

UV Index: 10 Very High

Tuesday Night

Mainly clear. Low near 70F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

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