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Final Garfield County tallies confirm wins for Jankovsky, Alberico

November 8, 2018 — Final ballot counting Wednesday in the Garfield County coordinated election confirmed wins for two incumbent county officials. Republican Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky held his 52 percent to 48 percent edge over Democractic challenger Paula Stepp as the last 3,520 ballots were tallied in the

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Colorado moves left, electing 1st openly gay governor in US

November 7, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — Generating its own “blue wave,” Colorado moved markedly left in the midterm elections, choosing the nation’s first openly gay governor, ousting a five-term GOP congressman and capturing key state offices held by Republicans. Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis handily defeated Republican state

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Dem Rep. Jared Polis wins Colorado governor’s race

November 7, 2018 — DENVER — Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis on Tuesday defeated Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton in the Colorado governor's race, keeping the seat in Democratic hands. Polis will succeed the term-limited John Hickenlooper to become Colorado's first openly gay governor. The 43-year-old is a five-term

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All Roaring Fork Valley area judges retained by voters

November 7, 2018 — Every judge on the 2018 local midterm ballot will remain in office. Ninth Judicial Court judges James Berkley Boyd, Anne K. Norrdin and Christopher G. Seldin were all retained by large margins. Pitkin County Court Judge Erin Fernandez-Ely was retained by a 90 percent vote

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Alberico retains Garfield County Clerk’s Office over McLean

November 6, 2018 — UPDATE: With the last Garfield County ballots counted as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, incumbent Garfield County Clerk and Recorder Jean Alberico held a 55 percent to 45 percent edge over challenger Bonnie McLean. The final, unofficial tally had Alberico, a Democrat, with 12,871 votes to

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Jankovsky declared winner in tight Garfield County commissioner race

November 6, 2018 — UPDATE: With the final set of ballots tallied as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, incumbent Republican Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky held his 52 percent to 48 percent edge over Democractic challenger Paula Stepp in the race for the District 1 seat. The final, unofficial tally was

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Rankin defeats Wilhelm for Colorado House District 57

November 6, 2018 — Incumbent Republican Rep. Bob Rankin defeated Democratic challenger Colin Wilhelm Tuesday in a midterm race to the represent district 57 in the state House of Representatives. Rankin, who ran unopposed in 2016, received more than 60 percent of the vote for the district, which includes

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Tipton defeats Mitsch Bush in 3rd Congressional District race

November 6, 2018 — Incumbent U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, held a 10-point lead over former state Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, with the majority of precincts reporting in his bid for a fifth term representing Colorado's sprawling 3rd Congressional District, and that was enough for the Associated Press

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Vallario reelected to 5th term as Garfield County sheriff over write-in

November 6, 2018 — Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario was headed for reelection in a landslide victory over write-in challenger Paramroop Khalsa Tuesday night. The incumbent Republican garnered over 95 percent of the vote. "First, I'd like to thank the residents of Garfield County for having the confidence in

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Colorado governor: Democrat Jared Polis defeats Republican Walker Stapleton in historic win

November 6, 2018 — Voters on Tuesday have handed the reins of Colorado's government to Jared Polis, a five-term congressman from Boulder whose pledges on an array of issues promised a leftward shift for a state that long had reveled in its middle-ground status. In calling for Colorado to

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Democratic voters optimistic for “blue wave”

October 26, 2018 — For some local Democrats, defying President Donald Trump is as important as electing progressive candidates to state offices. "I got tired of waking up in the morning and going, 'I can't believe Trump is president," Jerome Dayton said of why he's leaning toward Democratic candidates.

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Garfield County commissioner candidates no longer so cautious with quarry comments

October 24, 2018 — Candidates for Garfield County Commissioner District 1 stripped down their answers regarding the anticipated strip mine expansion proposal near Glenwood Springs before a group of area Realtors Wednesday. At a forum hosted by the Glenwood Springs Association of Realtors (GSAR) Government Affairs Committee, Republican incumbent

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Commissioner race in Garfield County shapes up as top-dollar affair

October 19, 2018 — As Garfield County voters should now have ballots in hand, the challenger in the hotly contested District 1 county commissioner race, Paula Stepp, also has more money on hand to help make her case against the two-term incumbent, Tom Jankovsky. Campaign finance reports due to

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Eagle County commissioner candidates grilled on positions on El Jebel project at Squirm Night

October 19, 2018 — Eagle County Commissioner Jeanne McQueeney on Thursday defended her vote to approve the controversial Tree Farm project in El Jebel last year by contending public opinion was split on the issue and that the board applied the "available" standards in the review. Challenger Jackie Cartier

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Candidates square off at Rifle forum

October 18, 2018 — The Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce hosted an election forum at Rifle City Hall on Thursday evening as residents throughout Garfield County tuned in to hear candidates' thoughts on the various issues facing voters this election season. In addition to hearing about statewide ballot initiatives,

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No fireworks between Pitkin County commissioner candidates but plenty of issues at Squirm Night

October 18, 2018 — Squirm Night exchanges between the candidates for the District 1 seat on the Pitkin County commission Thursday were free of fireworks and heavy on current hot-button issues in the Roaring Fork Valley. As if to underscore the congeniality of the evening, incumbent Commissioner Patti Clapper

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Stapleton, Polis meet in Colorado gubernatorial debate

October 14, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — Republican Treasurer Walker Stapleton and Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis clashed again Saturday over health care, guns and Colorado’s energy future in the fifth one-on-one debate of their gubernatorial race.Stapleton again criticized Polis’ plans for a universal health care system, saying it

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Jankovsky and Stepp on some other issues

October 12, 2018 — The 2018 Glenwood Springs Issues and Answers Forum on Wednesday heard from numerous candidates running for different local offices, including incumbent Republican Tom Jankovsky, seeking his third term as Garfield County commissioner, and his challenger, Democrat Paula Stepp. Before both candidates debate again in Rifle

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Wilhelm, Rankin agree on some but not all matters

October 10, 2018 — Colin Wilhelm (Democrat) and incumbent Bob Rankin (Republican) agree the state needs to get rid of the Gallagher Amendment and improve health insurance costs and teacher pay on the Western Slope, but vastly disagreed on one issue facing voters this fall — Proposition 112. The

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Theft security, motor vehicle services drive Garfield County Clerk & Recorder debate

October 10, 2018 — A string of embezzlement cases in the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder's Office from 2012 to 2015, and what's been done since then by incumbent Clerk and Recorder Jean Alberico to prevent it from happening again, is among the issues being debated by her and

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