Jared WrightJared WrightAugust 1, 201658min414

DENVER — Good morning and welcome back to real life ... if you ever, in fact, left it for the weekend. Some of us don't take such leisures. Today is Colorado Day, the anniversary of President Ulysses S. Grant signing the proclamation admitting Colorado as the 38th state to the Union on August 1, 1876. We are coming off of a big weekend in presidential politics for #38. Donald Trump himself, as you surely know by now, was in Colorado Springs and Denver Friday for a fundraiser, town hall meeting and rally. Yes, he did get trapped in The Mining Exchange Hotel elevator. And yes, there was controversy involving Trump's remarks to the fire marshal after the fire department helped retrieve him from said elevator, and no the elevator was most likely not tampered with. Ok, now that we have that out of the way ... This week is already shaking out to be another big political one in Colorado as Hillary Clinton has announced plans to visit Commerce City for a rally. She will also be in Aspen for a fundraiser as we tipped you to last week.


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Lynn BartelsLynn BartelsApril 6, 20165min363

After tabulating the results of four municipal elections Tuesday night, Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner has even more good things to say about Dominion Voting Systems. “In 2012 and 2014 we tabulated and tested for the same four municipalities but didn’t pull out of the parking lot until nearly midnight,” she reported in an e-mail. “Last night we were skipping out of the door — OK, maybe not skipping but walking out with heads held high — at 9:15 p.m.!” In a number of counties, the smaller municipalities conduct their own elections but utilize the county clerk’s election team for ballot programming, printing-and-tracking mail ballot packets and ballot tabulation.


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Lynn BartelsLynn BartelsApril 6, 20165min388

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams saw a familiar face when he visited The Durango Herald newsroom Friday: the new city editor, Sue McMillin, used to work at the Colorado Springs Gazette. McMillin’s career at the Gazette spanned more than 30 years, and she served as new director when she left in December. Williams, who lives in Colorado Springs, frequently appears in the newspaper. He served two terms as an El Paso County commissioner and one term as the El Paso clerk and recorder before being elected secretary of state in 2014.


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Lynn BartelsLynn BartelsMarch 23, 20164min438

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams hit the road Wednesday, visiting with Eagle County Clerk Teak Simonton and elected officials in Mesa County. “It’s great to get away from the Front Range and visit my friends on the Western Slope,” Williams said. “Hearing what’s going on their communities helps me make better decisions as the Colorado secretary of state.”