For the first time, unaffiliated Colorado voters will have the chance to vote in Democratic and Republican primary elections, following the passage of Proposition 108 in 2016. And as a result if you are unaffiliated voter you will receive two ballots in the mail this week but you can only fill out one which you can drop-off sites in Carbondale, New Castle, Silt and Parachute town halls . If you are uncertain as to you affiliate ion you can go to the secretary of states website.

According to Garfield County Election Department If you have have not received a ballot in the mail by June 14 should contact the department or appropriate county election board.

The official primary date is June 26th but for those wishing to vote by mail or sooner June 18th is a key date. .It is the day early voting will begin at certain polling centers and it is also It is is the last day to register to vote for the primary or to request a ballot be mailed to you.

This years Ballot on the democratic side is loaded with four Democrats at the top of the ballot for the governorship, 2 candidates for Attn general and three people Diane Mitsch Bush, Karl Hanlon and Arn Menconi are seeking the nomination for District 3 congressional representative for Republican Scott Tipton’s job.

On the republican side also four on the ballot for governor, three for state treasurer and I in the AG race.

Warm, drier and windy weather has fueled a 1,000-acre increase in a wildfire burning in southwest Colorado, and fire officials expect more of the same weather conditions and additional fire growth on Wednesday.

The wildfire burning about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of Durango in the San Juan National Forest has now burned about 6.3 square miles (16.3 square kilometers). It remained 10 percent contained.