Editorials

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No reason to rush on oil shale leasing

By Staff

Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar’s new plan for another round of federal research and development leases for oil shale includes this astonishing idea: The new leases will be aimed at helping federal officials answer questions about the ...


Pay cuts unfortunate, but necessary for city

By Staff

Some months ago, we were critical of Grand Junction city officials for proposing cuts in projects and services that affect city residents, while working hard to protect city employees from the impacts of the recession. We can’t say that ...


Court must balance all of state’s needs

By Staff

Think funding for schools and other state needs is difficult now? It could become even more problematic, thanks to a Monday ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court. In a 4-3 decision, the high court said it’s not up to the Legislature ...


Pot situation still hazy

By Staff

Monday’s announcement by the Obama administration that it won’t try to arrest and prosecute users and suppliers of medical marijuana in states like Colorado, where medical marijuana is legal, is a sensible decision. No doubt many ...


Forest on right track with pine-beetle plan

By Staff

Beginning next spring, U.S. Forest Service personnel, contract workers and inmates from the Colorado Department of Corrections will deploy across the White River National Forest, removing beetle-killed pine trees that threaten the public along ...


City should sever this bad precedent

By Staff

It’s not surprising that top administrators at the city of Grand Junction — or any other local government entity, for that matter — have severance-pay clauses in their contracts that provide them with additional money if they ...


Budget desires and economic reality

By Staff

To meet the level of services that Coloradans desire, the state would need another $8.5 billion in revenue a year. At least that’s what legislative analysts told the state’s Long-Term Fiscal Stability Commission last ...


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 ...


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