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DENVER — Committees continue to hear from various state agencies throughout the week, getting detailed reports of what each state department, office and agency have been doing over the past year.

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U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert didn’t take long to come out swinging against state Sen. Don Coram, her new GOP primary candidate in her first re-election bid.

A resolution approved in the Colorado Legislature earlier this week urging Congress to approve the Voting Rights Advancement Act isn’t something Colorado should be wasting its time on, two local lawmakers said Thursday.

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About the same time the Mesa County commissioners were voting to replace Clerk Tina Peters permanently as the top election official on Tuesday, the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office filed a new lawsuit seeking to do the same thing.

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The same day that the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office and the Mesa County Board of Commissioners took steps to remove Clerk Tina Peters permanently as elections head, two other things happened: The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission voted to launch a second investigation into her ac…

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The Mesa County Board of Commissioners plan to remove Clerk Tina Peters from being the county’s designated election official not just for the upcoming June primary races, but also the November general election.

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DENVER — This is the first full week of the 2022 session of the Colorado Legislature. As with past years, all committee meetings are briefings from various state agencies and offices, and no bills will be debated.

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Embattled Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters wants the grand jury that is to examine evidence that local prosecutors have compiled over election security matters to also look at her own evidence.

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Continuing to defend her actions in the face of multiple criminal investigations, a civil lawsuit and an ethics complaint, Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters officially announced her plans to run for re-election to that job Thursday.

Whether Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters and others are charged with criminal acts related to tampering with election equipment and official misconduct will be in the hands of a grand jury.

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Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters rejected the state’s offer of a settlement agreement that would allow her access back into her own Elections Division, but only under strict supervision.

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DENVER — The Colorado Legislature kicked off the 2022 session Wednesday still dealing with some of the same issues as it has the past couple of years, including trying to have a full session in the midst of the ongoing pandemic.

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While displaying banners or flags that include foul language may be obscene to some, it isn’t illegal, county officials told a Grand Valley resident this week.

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Mesa County Deputy Clerk Belinda Knisley entered a plea of not guilty Monday on second-degree burglary and cybercrime charges that were filed against her in relation to her allegedly defying an order from the county to not go to the clerk’s office.

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Unless the situation has substantially changed for Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, it would be entirely appropriate for the Secretary of State’s Office to ask a court to continue her temporary suspension as the county’s designated election official, at least through the June primaries, a GOP …

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State Sen. Don Coram has unofficially jumped into the race to challenge U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert in the Republican Party primary in June.

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It’s true that Rick Taggart was re-elected to the Grand Junction City Council just last year, but that didn’t stop him from throwing his hat into the ring for the Colorado House on Wednesday.

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Republican Walker Stapleton lost to Democrat Jared Polis three years ago in the Colorado governor’s race, but that doesn’t mean the two can’t work together.

It would be improper for the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission to delay an investigation into Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters over allegations she accepted gifts in excess of state law as her attorney has asked, the Grand Junction woman who filed the complaint against her wrote in a respo…

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A slew of new laws approved by the Colorado Legislature last year go into effect with the start of the new year, including such things as changes to how marijuana concentrates are regulated and placing a cap on surcharges in credit card purchases.

Day
Temp
Thu
13°
34°
Thu
34°/13°
Sunshine. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the low teens.

Chance of Rain: 24%

Sunrise: 07:24:37 AM

Sunset: 05:29:14 PM

Humidity: 53%

Wind: N @ 12 mph

UV Index: 3 Moderate

Thursday Night

Clear skies. Low 13F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

Fri
14°
37°
Fri
37°/14°
Mainly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the mid teens.

Chance of Rain: 4%

Sunrise: 07:23:50 AM

Sunset: 05:30:24 PM

Humidity: 51%

Wind: ENE @ 7 mph

UV Index: 3 Moderate

Friday Night

Clear skies. Low 14F. Winds light and variable.

Sat
17°
39°
Sat
39°/17°
Sunny. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the upper teens.

Chance of Rain: 3%

Sunrise: 07:23:02 AM

Sunset: 05:31:34 PM

Humidity: 52%

Wind: ENE @ 5 mph

UV Index: 3 Moderate

Saturday Night

Mostly clear. Low 17F. Winds light and variable.

Sun
18°
41°
Sun
41°/18°
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the upper teens.

Chance of Rain: 2%

Sunrise: 07:22:11 AM

Sunset: 05:32:45 PM

Humidity: 53%

Wind: NE @ 5 mph

UV Index: 3 Moderate

Sunday Night

Generally fair. Low 18F. Winds light and variable.

Mon
20°
41°
Mon
41°/20°
Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the low 20s.

Chance of Rain: 2%

Sunrise: 07:21:20 AM

Sunset: 05:33:55 PM

Humidity: 54%

Wind: NE @ 5 mph

UV Index: 3 Moderate

Monday Night

A few clouds. Low near 20F. Winds light and variable.

Tue
17°
39°
Tue
39°/17°
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the upper teens.

Chance of Rain: 15%

Sunrise: 07:20:26 AM

Sunset: 05:35:06 PM

Humidity: 56%

Wind: N @ 8 mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy skies. Low 17F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

Wed
31°
Wed
31°/8°
Plenty of sun. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the upper single digits.

Chance of Rain: 6%

Sunrise: 07:19:31 AM

Sunset: 05:36:16 PM

Humidity: 52%

Wind: NNE @ 8 mph

UV Index: 3 Moderate

Wednesday Night

Clear. Low 8F. Winds light and variable.

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