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Trust leads to seismic change at District 51

By The Daily Sentinel

“Pay for performance” is a lightning rod in the world of public education that usually puts school boards and district administrators at odds with teachers. But not here. The union representing teachers in District 51 agreed to ...


We can do better 
by our veterans

By The Daily Sentinel

There are big problems at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which is under renewed scrutiny for incurring nearly $1 billion in cost overruns during construction of a new VA hospital in Aurora. Nearly a year ago, then-Secretary Eric ...


New airport manager needs to have vision

By The Daily Sentinel

The book on former Grand Junction Regional Airport Manager Rex Tippetts is that he was masterful at getting things done, though he lacked people skills. But an FBI raid on the offices of the Grand Junction Airport Authority led to his ...


Diverting water is the elephant in the river

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s hard to argue with Russell George’s logic, or his qualifications, when he insists that transmountain diversions must be a part of any discussion of the state’s future water needs. He’s right. Not talking about ...


A sage approach

By The Daily Sentinel

Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner are both trying to keep the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from listing the greater sage grouse as threatened or endangered. But the steps the governor has taken have been met with far more ...


No more hangovers

By The Daily Sentinel

Happy Days. Hangover. Hunkder down. Repeat. Western Colorado’s economy has ebbed and flowed on the strength of extractive industries for so long that it’s created an institutional mindset within our regional communities. In other ...


Western Slope gets
 a moment in the sun

By The Daily Sentinel

For all of our carping about the Front Range-dominated Legislature ignoring the plight of western Colorado, the past two days proved those cries didn’t go unheard, thanks in large part to the efforts of our own legislative ...


Consistency, please

By The Daily Sentinel

It looks like drilling in the Thompson Divide area of the White River National Forest is becoming less likely with each passing development. The latest is the proposed decision by a U.S. Forest Service official to uphold a proposal to remove ...


Get states out of 
the marriage business

By The Daily Sentinel

We’re surprised, frankly, that the U.S. Supreme Court hasn’t considered (at least out loud, anyway) the “elegant dodge” of suggesting that states get out of the nettlesome business of sanctifying marriage ...


Outcry was heard

By The Daily Sentinel

Should lawmakers get a passing grade for their compromise bill to reform standardized testing? They certainly seem to think so. Through Twitter feeds, many of them expressed triumph upon passage of House Bill 1323, which reduces testing, yet ...


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