The election to recall Grand Lake Mayor Steve Kudron not only ended in disappointment for the town’s old guard, but it may have also empowered a new wave of residents to become involved in local politics. Longtime Grand Lake residents filed a petition with the town to recall Kudron, citing improper leadership, fiscal irresponsibility, violation […]
Carman: Buckle up! Wild and crazy California politics likely will be on full display in Colorado in 2022
The absurdly undemocratic election to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom, which cost taxpayers some $300 million and exposed them to relentless campaigning for months in what was supposed to be an off-year respite from political browbeating, finally ended last week. Nothing changed. Ah, but … wait for it … it’s not really over. Is it […]
Grand Lake, still reeling from East Troublesome fire, is being shaken again by mayoral recall over housing
Like a dozen Grand Lake mayors before him, Steve Kudron smiled and waved at his constituents during the annual Buffalo Days parade last month. But Kudron added a twist no one had ever seen in 74 years of Buffalo Days. The vintage Hummer he paraded in sported a sign reading: “Vote No! Stop the Recall […]
Carman: In the war on reality, Westminster, Colorado, is Everytown, U.S.A.
For decades, we’ve heard that a reckoning was coming. Climate change would threaten our fundamental way of life in the West. After years of neglect, essential parts of our infrastructure would fail. The bills for the costs of maintaining our essential services — kicked willy-nilly down the road to a murky unidentified date in the […]
Westminster’s elections may be nonpartisan, but partisanship is a big theme in recall contest
Though Westminster’s pro- and anti-recall election groups say they are not motivated by partisanship, an analysis of campaign materials and new financial filings show that liberal and conservative ideology are major themes of campaign messaging. The recall election for city Councilor Jon Voelz happening on Tuesday was initiated last year when the Water Warriors group sought to […]
Second effort to recall Gov. Jared Polis in as many years fails after group doesn’t turn in signatures
The long-shot bid to recall Gov. Jared Polis, the second in as many years, has fizzled after organizers didn’t turn in signatures that were due Friday to force a special election to oust the Democrat. Recall Polis 2020 needed to collect 631,266 signatures in 60 days to force a recall election. The Colorado Secretary of […]
The attempted recall of Mesa County’s clerk comes up short. But the battle over her office isn’t over.
An attempt to gather enough signatures to force a recall vote for controversial Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters has fallen shy of the minimum 12,129 needed signers. But that doesn’t mean one of the county’s ugliest political skirmishes in modern times is over. Clerk Tina Peters will remain in the job without a voter challenge […]
Forgotten ballots. Allegations of errors. Missed deadlines: The recall of Mesa County’s clerk is a political potboiler
GRAND JUNCTION — Charlayne Higginson was waving a recall sign at passing motorists on a windy corner near the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s office in Grand Junction a few weeks ago when she noticed something yellow stuck in nearby weeds. It was a completed ballot for the upcoming primary election. Within days, someone else […]
Idaho Springs mayor survives recall effort that leaders feared would stall development
Idaho Springs Mayor Michael Hillman survived a recall election on Tuesday. Unofficial results from the city’s clerk show 348 people cast votes opposing the recall while 244 wanted to oust Hillman, who is in his second term as mayor. “Thank you to all of my supporters that believed in me and took the time to […]
Will Michael Bloomberg’s deep financial ties to Colorado translate into votes on Super Tuesday?
Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign is launching a door-to-door effort to introduce him to Colorado voters — but the Democratic candidate is no stranger to the state. Ahead of his White House bid, the former New York mayor and billionaire businessman contributed at least $6 million to Colorado political campaigns in the past decade, funded major […]