Editorials

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County cuts spell changes in service

By Staff

We don’t envy the Mesa County commissioners — or any local government officials — as they struggle with declining revenue but little reduction in the demand for services. The county commissioners’ dilemma was apparent ...


Upscale drug traffic in the DEA’s sights

By Staff

Drug raids in western Colorado typically fall into one of a handful of categories: A local methamphetamine lab is discovered and shut down. Regional distributors of pot, cocaine or meth are found and arrested. Some drug “mule” is ...


Pugliese for District E

By Staff

The only contested race for the School District 51 Board of Education pits two Palisade residents against each other to replace Ron Rowley, who is term limited. We believe both Greg Mikolai and Rose Femia Pugliese would serve the school ...


Dow hits 10,000 a decade later

By Staff

When the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 10,000 mark Wednesday, it regained the benchmark it first hit more than 10 years ago, in early 1999. But this time around, reaching the five-figure number produced more a sense of relief ...


Measures 1A, 1B and 1C deserve voters’ support

By Staff

As Mesa County residents receive their 2009 mail-in election ballots this week, they’ll be confronted with three referred measures on term limits. We hope voters will decide those measures merit their approval. The three will allow Mesa ...


Parole violation

By Staff

Kristen L. Sheeks violated his parole — for a second time this year — based on police reports of his latest alleged escapade. The greater parole violation was committed by the Colorado Parole Board, which found a way to release ...


Outside audit is good for police

By Staff

Interim Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper’s request to the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police may be a bit unusual. It’s not every day you ask outsiders to assess the internal workings of your department. However, the ...


Baucus bill under fire

By Staff

The most talked-about bill aimed at reforming the nation’s health care system is expected to be voted out of the Senate Finance Committee today. What happens to it after that is anybody’s guess, since the measure is already under ...


Nobel Prize for good intentions

By Staff

President Barack Obama, at least, struck an appropriately modest tone when reacting to the news Friday that he had won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. “I do not feel I deserve to be in the company of so many transformative figures that have ...


Ken Salazar’s wild idea

By Staff

Every secretary of the Interior Department for more than 35 years has had to deal with the consequences of the Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Act. Those consequences have grown as the numbers of burros and wild horses have exploded on ...


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