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Republicans dominate early voting in Moffat County

As of 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, 5,701 votes had been cast in Moffat County.

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Elections pay off with a pay increase for this year’s winners

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.

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LIVE 2016 Moffat County Election Day coverage

Tuesday is Election Day.

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Craig makes national news in USA Today profile

Craig was the focus of an article on coal and the presidential election published by USA Today on Friday.

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Trump campaign signs disappearing in Craig

Freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment has always been a defining component of America’s beliefs and values.

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Mark Udall: Gail Schwartz can rise to the challenge

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.

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Ray Beck: Amendment 71 keeps state constitution standards high

Amendment 71 is the only initiated constitutional amendment that deserves a “yes” vote this election.

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Clerk's Corner: Security against tampering with ballots

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.”

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Danielle Elkins: What are Trump and Clinton's plans for coal?

If you’re unaware of the heated national debate about the future of energy and jobs in America, you’ve been living under a rock. We have two presidential candidates with two completely different plans to “solve” America’s current energy and job-related issues. Environmentalists are in Hillary Clinton’s corner, while labor unions are in the opposite corner with Donald Trump.

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Cal Thomas: The Bernie Sanders effect

Forty-five percent of those polled between the ages of 16 and 20 years old said they would vote for a socialist, while 20 percent said they could vote for a communist. Maybe that explains the Che Guevara T-shirts so many of them like to wear.

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Danielle Elkins: How do Craig women feel about Trump?

I suggest voting not based on a candidate’s personal morale in this election, but on his or her policies and on facts rather than allegations. Most importantly, please be sure to make an informed decision.

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Trump visits Grand Junction, rallies for support — tears into media and Clinton

The stop in Grand Junction was Trump’s second in Colorado Tuesday, one day before the final presidential debate before Election Day on Nov. 8. He spoke earlier in the day in Colorado Springs.