Quentin Young

Quentin Young

Quentin Young is the editor of Colorado Newsline.

Colorado election 2022

By: , , , and - November 8, 2022

Colorado Newsline journalists are following the latest news and results from the Colorado midterm elections on Nov. 8. On the ballot this year are races for U.S. Senate, governor, U.S. House, state Senate and House, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer, 11 statewide ballot measures and other races and local issues. Newsline’s Voter Guide covers […]

Governor candidate Ganahl indulges conspiracy theories in interview with election denier

By: - November 7, 2022

Colorado Republican governor candidate Heidi Ganahl expressed doubt about the reliability of Colorado elections during a weekend interview with a prominent election denier who has repeatedly said the 2020 presidential election was stolen. Sherronna Bishop, a former campaign manager for U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Silt who goes by “America’s Mom” on her podcast, interviewed […]

Colorado state Rep. Bernett faces felony charges over alleged false address

By: - November 4, 2022

The Boulder district attorney Friday filed felony charges against state Rep. Tracey Bernett for allegedly lying about the location of her primary residence. Bernett, a Democrat, first won election to the state Legislature in 2020 as the representative from House District 12. She lived in Longmont, but the subsequent once-a-decade redistricting process last year put […]


Beyond the climate tipping point

By: - November 3, 2022

A detailed new report on the Marshall Fire from state fire officials comes to a conclusion that’s clear to anyone who acknowledges the reality of climate change, but still it’s chilling to read it in a document produced by a state bureaucracy. “In the aftermath of the Marshall Fire, one wonders if a tipping point […]

District attorneys reviewing affidavits from group that claims 2020 election in Colorado compromised

By: - November 3, 2022

At least three Colorado district attorney offices have reviewed or are currently looking into matters presented by volunteers of an activist group that last year conducted a voter canvassing effort intended to demonstrate that the results of the 2020 election were compromised. The group, U.S. Election Integrity Plan, issued a report in March that claimed […]


Half a century of sunshine on Colorado government

By: - October 27, 2022

Nothing in the U.S. Constitution says government meetings have to be open to the public. The First Amendment more or less implies that the formation of government policy should be done in view of the public — what good is free speech and a free press if citizens are ignorant of the topics about which […]

Voter Guide 2022: U.S. House

By: , , and - October 19, 2022

Every two years, every U.S. House of Representatives seat is up for election. In Colorado, that means all eight of the state’s congressional office holders will be decided by voters in November. Due to 2020 census numbers that showed substantial population growth in the previous decade, this is the first time Colorado has eight congressional […]

Larimer election judges warned of disinformation from caller spoofing clerk’s office

By: - October 13, 2022

Larimer County election officials last week sent to election judges an alert that highlighted election disinformation spread in a phone call from someone posing as a county employee and using a number that spoofed the county clerk’s office. The alert, which Newsline obtained through a public information request, said that an unknown person called a […]


Their election denier is your election denier

By: - October 13, 2022

Some states are comparatively isolated from the most damaging influence of democracy haters. California, Washington, Maryland, Delaware, Colorado — they are likely to avoid the misfortune of election deniers in high office in the near future, or they operate with voting laws meant to expand, rather than restrict, voter access. But while such states act […]

President Biden proclaims Camp Hale in Colorado a national monument

By: - October 12, 2022

In a move that achieves an objective long sought by conservationists, President Joe Biden today signed a proclamation that establishes Camp Hale near Leadville as a national monument. The Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument, as it’s officially called, comprises 53,800 acres. Protection of Camp Hale was part of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy — […]


Fear of reporters is fear of the truth

By: - October 6, 2022

In the weeks after he assumed office, former President Donald Trump put reporters in the crosshairs when he labeled them “the enemy of the American people.” He was following the authoritarian playbook, long consulted by the likes of Stalin and Hitler, but it was shocking to see such strongman rhetoric coming from an American leader, […]


MAGA cops are a mega threat

By: - September 29, 2022

More than 30 police officers from multiple states attended former President Donald Trump’s Jan. 6 rally or participated in the insurrection that day. Many more with a law enforcement background joined the attempted coup. Thousands of law enforcement officers, as well as military members, have joined anti-government militia groups. Such groups have demonstrated a potent […]