Colorado Sen. Randy Baumgardner won the race for Colorado State Senate District 8 defeating Emily Tracy by about 10 percent of the votes, according to the Colorado Secretary of State.
The town of Dinosaur voted for the sale of recreational and medical marijuana on Tuesday.
Don Cook unofficially wins Moffat County Commissioner District 1
Don Cook and Ray Beck will be joining the Board of Moffat County Commissioners in 2017.
Students range from first-time voters to election judges
The first experience casting a real ballot is one that sets the tone for many Americans as they get involved in politics, and regardless of the outcome of the biggest Tuesday of 2016, the young adults of Moffat County High School will be sure to remember it. MCHS students got a taste of national democracy as those 18 and older were able to vote for the first time.
As of 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, 5,701 votes had been cast in Moffat County.
The pay for newly elected county politicians will increase on Jan. 1, 2017 with other elected officials seeing raises on Jan. 1, 2019. Salaries for state and county elected officials are set by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado. Those officials elected on or before January 2016 will receive raises as the result of the passage of Senate Bill 15-288 in 2015 that guaranteed a 30 to 61 percent increase in pay. The salaries of officials elected before January 2016 will remain the same until such time as they are reelected and qualify for the new salary.
Tuesday is Election Day.
Craig was the focus of an article on coal and the presidential election published by USA Today on Friday.
Freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment has always been a defining component of America’s beliefs and values.
I’m writing today to ask readers to join me in supporting Gail Schwartz for Congress in the 3rd Congressional District. The minute I heard Gail was getting into this race, I was on her team. Gail knows what it means to get around the state, listen to people, and deliver for Coloradans. And she is a champion for an issue very near and dear to this mountain climber: our public lands.
Amendment 71 is the only initiated constitutional amendment that deserves a “yes” vote this election.
Who doesn’t love Maxine? She’s the entertaining cartoon caricature of a scrawny, cranky old woman who has become popular for her famous one-line jokes. One of my favorite Maxine one-liners is when she quipped, “Elections are held in November because it’s the best time for picking out a turkey.”