Wayne Williams: Ensuring Colorado elections run fairly

My name is Wayne Williams, El Paso County clerk and recorder and candidate for Colorado Secretary of State. Seventeen years ago, I first served on the Canvass Board overseeing elections. I saw firsthand the importance of fair and accurate processes.

Joe Neguse: Empower citizens with right to vote

My name is Joe Neguse, and I am running for secretary of state for a very simple reason: I believe that the right to vote is sacred. My parents came to this country more than 30 years ago from a war torn country in East Africa.

Cory Gardner: Bring us together

Coloradans are independent thinkers who expect candidates for office to present a clear and positive vision for the future of our state.

Gaylon Kent: Accept the challenge

Friends, throughout history it has been common to ask, “If not us, who, and if not now, when?” That question resonates this election season.

Mark Udall: Collaboration delivered

Nearly six years ago, the people of Colorado sent me to the U.S. Senate on a promise to bring Colorado common sense to Washington. With the nation reeling from two wars in the Middle East and an economy hobbled by a financial crisis, we needed a change.

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Downtown Steamboat stakeholders still deciding whether tax proposal is worth the price

The fate of a proposed property tax increase in downtown Steamboat Springs rests in the hands of downtown business owners like Wendy Lyon.

Bob Beauprez: Colorado, we can do better

Opportunity that used to come here is passing us by. Good jobs that have supported our communities are being threatened, and some have left the state. We see economic numbers telling us that there’s pockets of good news, but in much of the state, families still are waiting for the recovery to show up at their kitchen table.

John Hickenlooper: Building on a strong foundation

Despite devastating fires and a historic flood — despite 13 federally declared disasters — we have not merely survived; overall, our state has thrived.

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Resources available to help voters make educated decisions on judges

Voters this election season will not find the names of James Garrecht and Shelley Hill on yard signs.

Local political volunteers know who has voted and who is waiting to cast a ballot

Political volunteers might want to set down their phones just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday, when the Denver Broncos take to Sports Authority Field to take on the rival San Diego Chargers.

Betsy Markey: Accountability, not partisanship

Hello, fellow Coloradans. I am running to be your next state treasurer. Many of you know that I have more than 30 years experience running two successful businesses, working in the public sector in the Departments of Treasury and Homeland Security and, of course, Congress.

Walker Stapleton: Protecting taxpayers across state of Colorado

It has been an honor to serve as your state treasurer for the past 3 1/2 years. Since taking office in January 2011, I have woken up each day focused on protecting Colorado’s taxpayers. Too often, politicians need to be reminded that your hard-earned tax dollars should be protected and not used as their personal piggy bank.

Don Quick: Fighting to keep communities safe

I am running to be Colorado’s next attorney general to protect all that makes Colorado great: our people, our communities and our natural treasures. I’ve spent my career as a prosecutor, not a politician, and I know by working together, we can build a safer and stronger Colorado.

Cynthia Coffman: Experience brings continuity to office

I have been honored to serve as your chief deputy attorney general for the past 9 1/2 years. As second-in-command of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, I have worked with General John Suthers to build an exceptional public law office for the state and its residents.

Henry Roman: Spreading access to a high-quality education

I am running to represent the 3rd Congressional District on the State Board of Education because I think that all children in Colorado deserve access to a high-quality education.

Marcia Neal: Representing rural schools

I’m Marcia Neal, and I’m running for re-election to the State Board of Education for a second term. I’m a Colorado native and have lived in Grand Junction all of my adult life. I have 25 years in the classroom, mostly as a history teacher. I then served eight years on the Board of Education in Mesa County. In 2008, I was elected to the State Board.

Cari Hermacinski: 5 reasons to vote for challenger

I am Cari Hermacinski, and I’d like to be your Routt County commissioner. As a lifelong resident of the Yampa Valley, I want to work to make certain Routt County stays a place for future generations to prosper and enjoy.

Steve Ivancie: Experience creates effective leadership

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of Routt County as your commissioner and look forward to earning your vote to continue to manage the future of Routt County.

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Election forum draws 160 people

Local and state candidates faced off Tuesday night in an election forum hosted by the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors, Routt County Democratic and Republican parties and the Steamboat Pilot & Today.

Election Guide 2014: Routt County clerk mails out close to 15,000 ballots

Voters to participate in Colorado’s 1st mail-in contested partisan election

Ballots for the 2014 general election will be arriving in the homes of Routt County residents this week. The Routt County Clerk and Recorder's Office reports that 14,932 ballots were mailed out to registered voters Oct. 13.

Election Guide 2014: Cari Hermacinski

Cari Hermacinski is running against Steve Ivancie for the District 3 Routt County commissioner seat.

Election Guide 2014: Steve Ivancie

Steve Ivancie is running against Cari Hermacinski for the District 3 Routt County commissioner seat.

Election Guide 2014: Tight race develops for Colorado governor

Bob Beauprez and Jill Repella are running against John Hickenlooper and Joe Garcia for the offices of Colorado governor and lieutenant governor.

Election Guide 2014: Diane Mitsch Bush

Diane Mitsch Bush is running against Chuck McConnell for the Colorado House District 26 seat.

Election Guide 2014: Chuck McConnell

Chuck McConnell is running against Diane Mitsch Bush for the Colorado House District 26 seat.

Election Guide 2014: Former state senator challenges 2-term incumbent for 3rd Congressional District

Abel Tapia is running against Scott Tipton for Colorado's 3rd U.S. Congressional District seat.

Election Guide 2014: Nikki Knoebel

Nikki Knoebel is running against Brita Horn for the Routt County treasurer and public trustee seat.

Election Guide 2014: Brita Horn

Brita Horn is running against Nikki Knoebel for the Routt County treasurer and public trustee seat.

Election Guide 2014: Darrel Levingston

Darrel Levingston is running against Rob Ryg for the Routt County coroner seat.

Election Guide 2014: Rob Ryg

Rob Ryg is running against Darrel Levingston for the Routt County coroner seat.

Election Guide 2014: Udall, Gardner face off; Libertarian hails from Steamboat

Mark Udall, Cory Gardner and Gaylon Kent are running for the United States Senate seat.

Election Guide 2014: Neal vs. Roman for State Board of Education

Marcia Neal is running against Henry Roman for the 3rd Congressional District seat on the State Board of Education.

Election Guide 2014: Soroco, Hayden school districts seek mill levy extensions

The Hayden and South Routt school districts are asking their residents to renew special property taxes that originally were approved four years ago but are scheduled to sunset for Hayden at the end of this year and for South Routt at the end of the 2015-16 school year.

Election Guide 2014: Retention of judges

Voters on Nov. 4 will decide whether to retain Judge Shelley A. Hill for the 14th Judicial District, which encompasses Routt, Moffat and Grand counties, and Routt County Court Judge James Garrecht.

Election Guide 2014: Amendment 68 ties horse racing to school funding

Amendment 68 proposes a change to the Colorado constitution to allow and tax limited gambling at horse racing tracks in three counties on the Front Range, with tax proceeds going directly to kindergarten through 12th-grade education.

Election Guide 2014: Neguse, Williams square off for secretary of state

Joe Neguse is running against Wayne Williams for the secretary of state seat previously held by Scott Gessler.

Election Guide 2014: Former congresswoman takes on incumbent state treasurer

Incumbent Walker Stapleton is running against Betsy Markey for the state treasurer seat.

Election Guide 2014: Coffman, Quick face off in attorney general race

Cynthia Coffman is running against Don Quick for the attorney general seat.

Election Guide 2014: Amendment 67 seeks to define personhood in Colorado

Amendment 67 is a constitutional amendment that if approved by voters will provide a definition for a “person” and a “child” in the Colorado criminal code.

Election Guide 2014: Proposition 105 would require GMO labeling

Proposition 105 asks voters to approve a measure that would change Colorado law to require food that has been genetically modified or treated with genetically modified material to be clearly labeled “Produced With Genetic Engineering” when sold in Colorado starting July 1, 2016.

Election Guide 2014: Proposition 104 would change schools’ open meeting law

Proposition 104 would require members of the board of education of a school district to conduct collective bargaining negotiations and employment contract discussions in public open meetings, rather than in closed sessions.

Nikki Knoebel: Community service

I am Nikki Knoebel, the mayor of Oak Creek, and I am running for Routt County treasurer and public trustee. I will bring strong financial skills and government expertise to this office.

Brita Horn: Stand with purpose

Transparent, diligent, fair, fiscally accountable and a servant leader. A good steward of your tax dollars and someone who compassionately cares for Routt County citizens. That is what you have had since November 2012 in the County Treasurer’s Office.

Steamboat Springs School Board makes collective bargaining meetings public

After a lengthy discussion with several public comments, the Steamboat Springs School Board voted to make collective bargaining meetings open to the public, regardless of the outcome of Proposition 104.

Darrel Levingston: Filling a unique role in the community

Many people are surprised to hear that I am running for the office of Routt County coroner because they have not seen any newspaper ads or yard signs and banners. The reason for this is that I have chosen not to accept any campaign contributions.

Rob Ryg: Experience to do the job well

After being in the office 18 years, I have developed a great working relationship with many in law enforcement and many first responders. I am a certified Colorado coroner, which means I have attended the required amount of autopsies and attended over 200 hours of death investigation training.

Annual election forum Tuesday at Steamboat Grand

An election forum hosted by the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors, the Routt County Democratic and Republican parties and the Steamboat Pilot & Today will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday at The Steamboat Grand.

How to vote in the upcoming downtown BID tax election

Casting ballots in the upcoming downtown business improvement tax election will be a bit complicated for some commercial property owners and tenants.

Routt County ready for Colorado's 1st partisan mail ballot election

Voters who complete mail ballots may choose to drop them off in a secure, outdoor box located under the elevated walkway linking the old Routt County Courthouse with the annex.

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Candidate forum focuses on early childhood care

Candidates for Colorado House of Representatives, and Routt County commissioner, treasurer and coroner, as well as Sheriff Garrett Wiggins turned out for the First Impressions annual Candidates Forum Wednesday, fielding questions on the state of early childhood development.