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Health-care reform can’t punish children

By The Daily Sentinel

Medicaid expansion under Obamacare would be phased out under the Senate’s version of the health-care reform bill released Thursday, fundamentally altering the core structure of the medical safety net program established in 1965 for ...


Support D51’s request

By The Daily Sentinel

The graduating class of 2017 was in kindergarten in 2004 — the last time voters approved a bond measure and mill levy override in cash-strapped District 51. An entire generation of students later, many of the district’s older ...


Calls to end treasure hunt follow bad logic

By The Daily Sentinel

The presumed death of a Grand Junction pastor who went missing in pursuit of a treasure purported to be hidden somewhere in the Rocky Mountains north of Santa Fe, N.M., has sparked some misguided calls for the creator of the treasure hunt to ...


Government malpractice

By The Daily Sentinel

By any measure and perception, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney’s office need more money. The sheriff and the DA are making the rounds, explaining to various civic and political groups how budgets ...


A piece of the puzzle

By The Daily Sentinel

The Palisade Community Center was buzzing with anticipation Thursday evening as the Bureau of Land Management hosted a forum for public comment on the Palisade Plunge — a proposed 30-mile singletrack mountain bike trail that descends ...


A blow for flows

By The Daily Sentinel

Before there was a state water plan emphasizing the need for collaboration to develop innovative strategies to meet the state’s water challenges, Mesa County’s newest reservoir was already in the works and on its way to serving as ...


Can the flag bind us?

By The Daily Sentinel

Yesterday was Flag Day, perhaps the least celebrated of Ameria’s patriotic observances. Normally, the passing of Flag Day — with little fanfare — might inspire some commentary about patriotism in the modern age. But ...


Coffman to the rescue

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s hard to imagine Gov. John Hickenlooper equivocating on the direction of an important case regarding oil and gas regulation in the state if recent deadly explosions near Firestone and Mead hadn’t scrambled conventional thinking ...


Monument review gives park status new urgency

By The Daily Sentinel

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met President Donald Trump’s 45-day deadline to produce an interim report on Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument with no final plan to accompany his initial recommendations. Zinke informed the ...


Why ‘buy local’ should matter to Mesa County

By The Daily Sentinel

There’s no question that the Grand Valley is in a better position today to recruit primary jobs than it was just a few years ago, thanks to a series of developments stemming from greater buy-in to economic development theory. Business ...


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