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Yampa Valley Young Pro’s Meet With Congressman Tipton

YVYP TiptonA group from the Yampa Valley Young Professionals sat down  with US Colorado congressman Scott Tipton Wednesday night to discuss opioid abuse, the upcoming election, and challenges facing Northwest Colorado. Tipton provided insight into the steps that he and his colleagues have taken to battle opiod abuse, highlighting legislation that he sponsored aimed at curbing the issue. The group also discussed governmental Continue reading

Measure Introduced To Give Local Governments Power Over Environmental Issues

colorado-state-seal-300A measure that would provide local governments with more authority to decide how they would like to handle environmental issues like oil and gas production has gone through the necessary steps to get on the 2016 general election ballot.  The measure says that there are inherent rights for local governments to enact laws that establish, protect, and secure the Continue reading

Former State Senator White To Run Again As An Independent

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Former Republican State Senator Al White announced his intention to again represent Northwest Colorado in Senate District 8.  This time as an Independent. White served Northwest Colorado in the House from 2001 to 2008 and in the State Senate from 2008 to 2011, he vacated his State Senate seat in favor of being appointed as the Director of the Colorado Tourism office.  Upon his departure, White’s Senate seat was filled by his wife Jean, who was appointed to the position.  She held that office for only a short time, failing in a primary bid to retain her seat.  Jean White was defeated by Continue reading

School Board Candidates to Participate in Forum

Moffat-County-School-DistriThere are four seats up for election this year on the Moffat County School Board. Two of the districts feature unopposed candidates; JoAnn Baxter in District #5, and Charity Neal in District #7. However, there will be a race in the other two districts. In district #3 Travis Linsacum and JoBeth Tupa will will run against each other. Continue reading

Ballots Being Mailed Out Next Week

Ballot-300In a week, county clerks will begin mailing out ballots for the November 3rd election, but Coloradans can take a sneak peek now at what their ballots will look like. Registered voters — or those who want to register for the election — can go to GoVoteColorado.com to update their information and take a look at this year’s sample Continue reading

Ray Beck Elected Craig Mayor

Unofficial vote totals for the Craig municipal election:

For Mayor:

Ray Beck – 969
Don Jones – 805

For Craig City Council: top 4 elected

John Ponkivar – 1232
Joe Bird – 1095
Derek Duran – 1052
Kent Nielson – 994
Liane Davis-Kling – 870
Matt Winey – 630
Marilynn Hill – 451

Campaign Launched Against Allowing Supermarkets to Sell Liquor

ALCOHOLThe battle over whether to allow Colorado supermarkets to sell wine and beer could end up being decided by voters themselves and opponents are going on the offensive. Colorado liquor store owners and breweries expect a ballot proposal in the 2016 election and launched an opposition campaign called “Keep Colorado Continue reading

State GOP Changes Leadership

REPUBLICANColorado Republicans have ousted their state party chairman over concerns that the GOP should be in better shape. GOP chairman Ryan Call lost re-election Saturday at the annual GOP convention in Centennial. Call was seeking a third term, but lost to former gubernatorial candidate Steve House of Adams County. Even though the Continue reading

Craig City Council Candidates List Finalized

City-Council-300The list of candidates for this year’s Craig City Council election has been set. There will be four Council seats up for grabs this year, as well as the seat of the mayor. There are two candidates for the Mayor’s seat – Don Jones and Ray Beck. There are nine candidates for the 4 open Council Continue reading

Nine Running for Four Craig City Council Seats

City-Council-300So far, eight people are running for four open seats on the Craig City Council this spring. The deadline for gathering enough signatures to be put on the ballot is Friday . There will be two people running for mayor; Don Jones and Ray Beck. Their council seats will be up for grabs, as Continue reading

Democrats Closing Gap on Returning Ballots

Ballot-300Democrats are cutting into the GOP’s edge in Colorado midterm election ballot returns. But Republicans remain about 85,000 ballots ahead of Democrats with less than a week to go. The Colorado Secretary of State announced that as of Wednesday morning, election officials had received 905,500 ballots. Of those, 379,250 Continue reading

Bill Clinton Attends Second Colorado Rally

CLINTONFormer President Bill Clinton is reminding Colorado Democrats of the symbolic weight of this year’s election. Clinton held his second rally in two days for embattled Governor John Hickenlooper and Senator Mark Udall. The former president told a crowd in Lakewood that Colorado symbolizes the future due to its Continue reading