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Transparency lives to see another day

By The Daily Sentinel

Dan Thurlow ran on a platform of reducing the government’s burden on business. So, what was the Republican lawmaker’s first act as a freshman representative? Introducing a bill that reduces the government’s burden on being ...


Guv needs to find 
another budget fix

By The Daily Sentinel

The message from local government officials to Gov. John Hickenlooper is loud and clear: Keep you mitts off our share of severance tax money and find another way to balance the budget. We support the position backed by Club 20, Mesa County ...


The right to die

By The Daily Sentinel

Before Brittany Maynard became the face of the right-to-die movement, there was Charles Selsberg. Maynard, if you recall, was the young California woman who moved to Oregon to take advantage of its aid-in-dying law after she was diagnosed ...


Utah risks alienating big economic player

By The Daily Sentinel

There’s a certain irony in Bruce Babbitt condemning Utah’s push to take control of federal lands. Babbitt was the Interior secretary when the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument designation took Utah state officials by ...


Steve King’s plea deal was generous, but fair

By The Daily Sentinel

In pleading guilty to embezzlement and official misconduct, former state Sen. Steve King avoided any time behind bars and — potentially — a felony conviction. On the surface, it appears that King — a veteran Mesa County law ...


It’s time to revisit state’s severance tax

By The Daily Sentinel

The good news is that Colorado’s severance tax revenues are expected to exceed projections this year. The bad news is that the governor wants to use as much as $47 million of that money to balance the budget. The Sentinel’s ...


Scott’s public-trustee bill still a good idea

By The Daily Sentinel

Mesa County officials long have chafed at having a governor’s appointee taking care of county business, but operating separately from the rest of county government. Such is the case with the office of the public trustee, which oversees ...


City should seek vote on providing Internet

By The Daily Sentinel

The recent flap over Charter Communications’ well-chronicled problems servicing its Mesa County customers has underscored the importance of having reliable access to the Internet. Broadband is becoming as essential as roads, sewer lines ...


Help for rural areas

By The Daily Sentinel

Senate Minority Leader Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, describes the Republican legislative agenda in the GOP-controlled Senate as a “radical repeal-a-thon.” Should she have expected anything less? Republicans are finally in a position ...


The next big thing

By The Daily Sentinel

Grand Junction voters are a curious lot. They voted 3-1 to take on record long-term debt to build the Riverside Parkway, but groused about the public safety complex and The Avalon Theatre renovation. For the Grand Junction City Council, ...


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