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Hotel entrepreneurs throw down gauntlet

By The Daily Sentinel

In a case of convenient timing, David Brooks of The New York Times touches on the intersection of commerce and policy in his column on the opposing page. If greed is good, as the fictional Gordon Gekko famously posited, then altruism is ...


Higher tobacco tax isn’t the no-brainer it seems

By The Daily Sentinel

There’s no question that raising taxes on tobacco products is an effective way of getting people to quit — or never start — smoking or chewing. For the first time in nearly a decade, cigarette sales in the state increased ...


Garfield County dusts for digital fingerprints

By The Daily Sentinel

We live in a digital world. Even in western Colorado — with its ongoing challenge to establish more broadband capacity — the tech revolution has already changed how we live, work, play, pay bills ... even how we investigate ...


Diversion eases drain on public resources

By The Daily Sentinel

If a new pre-trial diversion program just now getting off the ground in Mesa County does nothing more than reduce the caseload for prosecutors and public defenders, it’s worth a try. But it does a lot more than that — at least ...


TSA plan threatens airport growth efforts

By The Daily Sentinel

Local officials are scrambling to react to a plan by the federal Transportation Security Administration to remove one of three baggage-screening units from the Grand Junction Regional Airport. The move could jeopardize local efforts to ...


Happy July Fourth

By The Daily Sentinel

Tomorrow is the 240th anniversary of the day the Continental Congress formally voted for independence. The dangerous work of fomenting a rebellion was the first step in self-determination, which culminated in the ratification of the U.S. ...


Wider shoulders

By The Daily Sentinel

The Colorado Department of Transportation is adding two-foot shoulders to improve safety for cyclists along a dangerous stretch of Highway 340 near the Fruita entrance to Colorado National Monument. Two feet is certainly better than nothing ...


Supreme Court ruling on guns makes sense

By The Daily Sentinel

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday expanded the range of offenders who can be barred from owning a gun to include those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence in state court. The ruling has implications for Colorado, which is among 34 ...


Broadband vote set stage for latest gains

By The Daily Sentinel

By authorizing the city to play a greater role in developing broadband services, voters have already moved the needle on establishing greater internet capacity in Grand Junction — even before the city settles on a formal public-private ...


Brexit is a lesson 
in informed voting

By The Daily Sentinel

Late-night talk show hosts had some fun with the revelation that the top Google searches in Great Britain after the polls closed on the Brexit vote revolved around the implications of leaving the European Union. Some Britons didn’t even ...


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