Kerrigan takes assessor seat

Democrat Mike Kerrigan cruised to an easy victory Tuesday to become Routt County's next assessor. With all of the votes counted, Kerrigan grabbed 56 percent, beating Republican Dick Klumker, who got 27 percent and independent candidate Nancy Terry, who received 17 percent.

Voters react to long lines

Following are comments of residents who waited in line for hours to vote Tuesday:

Democrats gain ground in governors' races

Democrats reclaimed governors' offices from the Northeast to the Rockies to the South on Tuesday, putting them on track to take a majority of the governorships for the first time in 12 years.

GOP on defensive as Colorado Democrats seek to gain House seats

Firebrand Republican Rep. Marilyn Musgrave was in a dead heat for a third term Tuesday while a Democrat opened an early lead in the expensive and high-profile battle for a GOP-held seat in suburban Denver.

Democrats make move in Senate

Democrats took Senate seats away from Republicans in Ohio, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania on Tuesday but the GOP battled hard to retain its control of the chamber.

Democrats win 18 GOP-held districts in race for House control

Democrats won 18 Republican-held districts in nearly every region of the country to move within striking distance of retaking control of the House on Tuesday as voters demonstrated their disenchantment with a war, a president and scandals on Capitol Hill.

Democrats challenging for control of Congress

Resurgent Democrats swept toward control of the House and grabbed Republican Senate seats in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Rhode Island Tuesday in midterm elections shaped by an unpopular war in Iraq and scandal at home.

John Salazar cruising

Ritter alos leads

Incumbent Democrat John Salazar appeared headed for another term in Congress Tuesday night. With 14 percent of the precinct reporting, Salazar led Republican Scott Tipton 56 percent to 42 percent. Libertarian Bert Sargent had 2 percent.

Early voters back pot, minimum wage increase, domestic partnerships

Early voters in Routt County supported legalizing marijuana and giving benefits to partners in same-sex relationships. They also backed raising the minimum wage.

Kerrigan rolling in race for assessor

Democrat Mike Kerrigan has a big early lead in the race for Routt County Assessor. Of the 2,486 early votes, representing just over 16 percent of registered voters in Routt County, Kerrigan tallied 1,396 votes, or 57 percent.

Voters supporting teacher pay raise

Steamboat Springs School District voters are supporting a pay raise for teachers. As of 8:30 p.m., 1,259 voters, or 59.92 percent, voted yes for Referendum 3C, while 842 people, or 40.08 percent, voted no.

Mitsch Bush leads Strong

In the race for Routt County Commissioner, Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush is leading Republican Paul Strong by 17 percent after early voting results Tuesday night.

Three vie for county assessor position

After 18 years in the Routt County Assessor's Office, Amy Williams is stepping down. And there are three people eager to fill her position.

Terry eyes assessor's office again

Former Routt County Chief Appraiser Nancy Terry will try to make it a three-way race this fall when voters choose a replacement for county assessor Amy Williams.

Democrats hunker down for debate

The Routt County Democratic Party won't have a primary election in August, nor will it have candidates to oppose local Republicans for county treasurer, coroner, clerk or recorder positions. But local Democrats said Saturday they couldn't be more excited about the three candidates they have.

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