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Prayer, conspiracies and fundraising: Supporters of Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters hold another rally following FBI search

Tina Peters and Sherronna Bishop -- among others -- are under criminal investigation by federal, state and local authorities

Politics and Government

Colorado Supreme Court declines to hear Tina Peters’ appeal of ruling barring her from having role in 2021 election

Peters’ appeal argued that Mesa County District Court Judge Valerie J. Robison lacked the authority to remove her as the county’s designated election official

Politics and Government

Colorado school board contests, stoked by COVID, draw intense partisan fervor and big money

Coronavirus measures, teaching on race motivate national groups, wealthy individuals and both Republican and Democratic parties to get involved in local races across the state


Judge bars Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters from having role in upcoming election

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold sued to block Peters from being involved in the November election amid criminal investigations into Peters’ office

Politics and Government

Pilot killed in small plane crash in western Colorado

The plane took off from Blake Field in Delta County on Monday morning and was headed to Rock Springs, Wyoming


The affordable housing crisis on Colorado’s Western Slope is showing no sign of easing

The housing gap is wide in Mesa County, which is short 3,736 rental units affordable for people making less than $25,000 per year.


Not enough kids are using Colorado’s school COVID testing program for it to work, governor says

Fewer than 5,000 kids — less than 1% of Colorado’s K-12 student population — are signed up for the state’s weekly testing program launched earlier this month


Clerk Tina Peters tells Mesa County commissioners she’s still working

The clerk has not been seen in Colorado since Secretary of State Jena Griswold opened an investigation into the security breach of voting equipment

Politics and Government

Experts warn of dangers from breaches of voter system software like the one in Mesa County

In Colorado, federal, state and local authorities are investigating whether Mesa County elections staff might have provided unauthorized individuals access to their systems

Politics and Government

Mesa County commissioners to embattled clerk in hiding: “Come home”

Politics and Government

Littwin: Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters gives first interview since skipping town to the MyPillow guy. Who else?

Peters admits making copies of the voting system’s hard drive in order, she said, to “preserve” the evidence. Mesa commissioners, meanwhile, are set to extend the county’s contract with Dominion.

Opinion Columns

Mesa County treasurer appointed to oversee upcoming election as FBI joins investigation into clerk’s office

Mesa County Treasurer Sheila Reiner will oversee the county's upcoming elections with the help of a three-person commission

Politics and Government

Colorado secretary of state will not allow Mesa County’s clerk to oversee upcoming election

The decision comes as Tina Peters is under investigation for her involvement in the leak of images containing Mesa County elections system passwords

Politics and Government

Nicolais: Mesa County clerk Tina Peters should be recalled for potentially criminal behavior

As the Mesa County district attorney reviews how passwords for election equipment were leaked from Tina Peters’ office, residents should remove the threat she poses to democracy

Opinion Columns

Colorado’s top election official orders Mesa County to scrap voting equipment after passwords leak

Jena Griswold wrote in an order that her office "finds it cannot establish a verifiable chain of custody for any of the voting systems components in Mesa County"

Politics and Government

Colorado’s top election official squarely blames Mesa County clerk for voting equipment passwords breach

As the investigation into Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters’ office ramped up on Tuesday, the Republican official appeared at a “cyber security” conference hosted by the “MyPillow Guy” where he espoused baseless claims about fraud in the 2020 presidential election

Politics and Government

Colorado is investigating how Mesa County’s election system passwords ended up on the internet

The breach included specific passwords from Mesa County's voting equipment, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold said in a statement

Politics and Government

Drought forces Grand Junction to dip into Colorado River for drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years

Ute Water's 90,000 Western Slope customers will have river water added to flows from Grand Mesa as a hedge against heat and drought drying up reservoirs


The Delta coronavirus variant is exploding across Colorado. That’s bad news for unvaccinated people.

The state’s top epidemiologist says the variant, also known as B.1.617.2, is the most transmissible one Colorado has seen to date


Cases of coronavirus variant from India nearly tripled in less than a week in Mesa County

The county is the only one in the state with reported cases of the variant from India.

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