Flash Flood Warning issued July 22 at 6:39PM MDT expiring July 22 at 8:45PM MDT in effect for: El Paso
Areal Flood Advisory issued July 22 at 6:05PM MDT expiring July 22 at 8:00PM MDT in effect for: El Paso
Areal Flood Advisory issued July 22 at 5:15PM MDT expiring July 22 at 7:30PM MDT in effect for: Las Animas
Flash Flood Watch issued July 22 at 11:37AM MDT expiring July 22 at 9:00PM MDT in effect for: Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan, San Miguel
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MESA COUNTY, Colo. - A Colorado state senator is dropping out of the Mesa County sheriff's race after allegations surfaced that he falsified a timecard at the sheriff's office while working there part-time.
In announcing his decision, Republican state Sen. Steve King said he thought ending his campaign was the best thing "for the greater good."
KKCO-TV reported that he offered a general apology to those who put their faith in him but didn't directly address the allegations in his statement.
King was fired last month over allegations that he lied on his timecard and for insubordination after being confronted about it.
King had been running unopposed but The Denver Post reports that Mesa County Sheriff's deputy Patrick Arotin submitted a petition with 1,392 signatures to get on the ballot for sheriff. That's more than the required 750 signatures.
Two additional ballot hopefuls have until Aug. 11 to submit enough signatures to get on the ballot, and there are two other write-in candidates.