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District 51’s higher rating is good news

By The Daily Sentinel

If you’re a parent of a District 51 student in middle school or high school, you know that grades aren’t based on just test scores. Depending on the subject matter, students earn credit for homework, pop quizzes, keeping a ...


The Keystone pipeline

By The Daily Sentinel

The Keystone XL pipeline is neither the job-creating behemoth nor the climate-change monstrosity that backers and opponents are claiming. It’s a political football in a scrum between Republicans and Democrats to stake out energy policy ...


Close vote on pot raises questions

By The Daily Sentinel

If you knew that your vote would break a tie on an important ballot issue — let’s say, for example, whether to authorize recreational pot sales in Palisade — would you feel compelled to cast a ballot? After election ...


State should appeal sage-grouse listing

By The Daily Sentinel

Veterans Day evolved from Armistice Day, which popularized the term “the 11th hour.” World War I ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Word leaked on Veterans Day that federal officials planned to list the ...


Here’s to winter

By The Daily Sentinel

Tuesday’s temperatures in the low 50s made Grand Junction seem like a balmy garden spot compared to Denver, where the overnight low was expected to reach zero amid continued snow showers. The moderate weather is yet another reminder of ...


A voice silenced

By The Daily Sentinel

Ralph D’Andrea, a robust voice from Orchard Mesa and a frequent critic of this space, died over the weekend, leaving a void of sharp, sometimes caustic commentary from the left side of the Grand Valley’s political ...


Keep public notices where they belong

By The Daily Sentinel

When was the last time you visited a local government website? Is it something you do consistently? Probably not. By contrast, newspapers are read daily. People are accustomed to turning to them for news, including the legal notices that ...


County gets a fresh shot at transparency

By Staff

Churn in upper management positions has forced Mesa County Commissioners to become hiring experts. Some of that is a result of their own doing. Beginning in January 2013, a revamped board of commissioners, featuring newly elected Rose ...


The Western Slope in D.C.

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s a small thing perhaps, but an honor nevertheless, to be chosen to represent the state in a national Christmas tree display outside the White House. Most people know about the National Christmas Tree. Fewer have heard about the ...


Preserving history

By The Daily Sentinel

World War II vets are dying at a rate of approximately 550 a day, according to statistics released by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Of the 16 million who served our nation in World War II, only 1.2 million are still alive. Mesa County ...


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