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Support Issue 1A

By The Daily Sentinel

Supporting the proposed sales tax hike to fund public safety should be an easy call for most voters. Crime is on the rise in Mesa County, but budgets for the Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office have been slashed to ...


Vote yes on 3A, 3B

By The Daily Sentinel

The weeds growing from cracks in a wall at Orchard Mesa Middle School should say it all. We need maintenance in our schools. Every building in District 51 has deficiencies stemming from $200 million in budget cuts over the last decade. If we ...


BOE endorsements

By The Daily Sentinel

Ballots are in the mail and so we begin the process of giving readers our perspective on local races and ballot measures. We’ve had the pleasure of meeting individually with the four candidates vying for two seats on the District 51 ...


PERA package a step in the right direction

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s back to the drawing board for the Public Employees’ Retirement Association as it looks to tweak a pension system for state workers that has a $32 billion unfunded liability. It’s deja vu all over again. Anyone ...


Tipton tiptoes again

By The Daily Sentinel

Our man in Congress, Rep. Scott Tipton, voted Wednesday to advance legislation that would amend the Antiquities Act and give the president unilateral authority to rescind Colorado National Monument with no public input. Tipton, a member of ...


Girls deserve a shot at Eagle Scout rank

By The Daily Sentinel

We’re not bothered by the idea of girls joining the Boy Scouts. In recent years, the organization has agreed to accept openly gay youth members and adults, as well as transgender boys. Adding girls to the mix seems a natural extension of ...


How we can STEM the tide of brain drain

By The Daily Sentinel

Two distinct “brain” indexes compiled recently by Bloomberg L.P. — a research service which provides data and analytics to financial companies — get to the heart of the economic divide in Colorado. Boulder, Fort ...


Let’s make policy,
 not be victims to it

By The Daily Sentinel

Back in June, we described the county’s response to a budget crisis affecting public safety funding as “government malpractice.” The idea there was not to dismiss the need for a sales tax increase to hire more deputies and ...


CPW’s dubious call

By The Daily Sentinel

In needlessly stiff-arming the public, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is contributing to a heightened sense of skepticism about government in general. As the Sentinel’s Dennis Webb reported in Saturday’s paper, the agency is refusing ...


No more foot-dragging

By The Daily Sentinel

To what degree President Donald Trump’s “energy dominance” agenda has accelerated permitting of natural resources extraction on public lands is difficult to pinpoint. But after nearly a decade of trying to clear regulatory ...


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