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Happy 100th birthday
 National Park Service

By The Daily Sentinel

Can you name Colorado’s four national parks? Not every state has a national park, although all states have at least one property managed by the National Park Service, which turns 100 today. Yellowstone became the nation’s first ...


The delicate balance of managing wildlife

By The Daily Sentinel

State wildlife officials want to reduce the number of bears and cougars in a 500-acre area of the Roan Plateau to see if survival rates of mule deer fawns improve. If survival rates in the study area are better than a control area southeast ...


The pot predicament

By The Daily Sentinel

Mesa County health officials wanted to wait for legal sales of recreational marijuana to ramp up before gathering data on pot use among Mesa County youth. That was a smart move because it provides a contrast between Mesa County, which is ...


Best of a bad situation

By The Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction Airport Authority has finally decided to do something about the half-built eyesore sitting just east of the Grand Junction Regional Airport terminal. Given all that transpired in the wake of an FBI investigation ...


The Olympic spirit

By The Daily Sentinel

Who misses the Cold War? It certainly affected how we viewed the Olympics. The competing ideologies of the United States and the Soviets played to nationalistic impulses on both sides, making the games political theater as much as a sporting ...


Fields of dreams

By The Daily Sentinel

If only all of our government-owned community assets enjoyed the same kind of support as the Stocker Stadium/Suplizio Field sports complex at Lincoln Park. Projects like The Avalon Theatre renovation or the development of Las Colonias ...


Making gains on the mental health front

By The Daily Sentinel

Two advocacy groups are highlighting the lack of mental and behavioral services in the state — especially in rural Colorado. The issue is well understood among public health officials and mental health providers, but not so much among ...


Teacher shortage?

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s not a full-blown crisis yet, but a drop in college students studying to be teachers portends a troubled future for Colorado public schools. The Sentinel’s Katie Langford crunched the numbers for a story on Sunday’s ...


Broadband should be priority, not an option

By The Daily Sentinel

Does anybody think investing in the interstate highway system was a bad idea? Should we have waited on the private sector to recognize a need and build supersized toll roads according to existing demand? Such questions are analogous to the ...


Keep the soda ban

By The Daily Sentinel

Let’s hope the District 51 school board exercises better judgment about what constitutes healthy beverages than the state board of education did Wednesday. Meeting in Grand Junction, the state board voted 4-3 to end a seven-year ban on ...


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