Editorials

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Dogged dedication to serve

By The Daily Sentinel

Once they were known as dog catchers, then animal control officers. Now the local agency that deals with stray animals — and much more — is known as Mesa County Animal Services. And, as the names have evolved, so have the ...


Back to school for some deputies?

By The Daily Sentinel

Come late August, it is hoped that three Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies once more will be patrolling the halls of several middle schools in unincorporated parts of the county. That hope depends on the county obtaining a federal grant of ...


Using a different club to handle school bullies

By The Daily Sentinel

School authorities, police officers, parents and others have long been exploring ways to deal with school bullies. But Aubrey Emmons decided the effort shouldn’t be left entirely to adults. The Tope Elementary School fifth-grader last ...


Wet Western Slope remains wonderful

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s been a cold wet spring in western Colorado, following a cold, wet winter. May 2011 may make it into the record books as one of the 10 wettest on record for this region. Avalanche danger in many parts of the mountains is extremely ...


Business of the county requires transparency

By The Daily Sentinel

If it were true that operating Mesa County government was just like running a business, then there would be little need to deal with pesky laws that require the county to keep the public informed of what it is doing. But that is most ...


Bobby’s more benign Birthday Bash

By The Daily Sentinel

Several weeks ago, when the Mesa County commissioners approved a permit for Bobby’s Birthday Bash, we made clear our concerns about the country music concert being allowed the same weekend as the well-established Country Jam concert in ...


A century of protection began with park dream

By The Daily Sentinel

In the months leading up to President William Howard Taft’s designation of thousands of acres of redrock country as Colorado National Monument on May 24, 1911, The Daily Sentinel enthusiastically reported on developments preceding that ...


Not yet indebted to the ‘Gang of Six’

By The Daily Sentinel

A bipartisan group in the U.S. Senate working on a compromise plan for long-term debt reduction for this country suffered a major setback Tuesday when one of its most conservative members departed. The “Gang of Six” is now the ...


United (Way) we stand

By The Daily Sentinel

Even in the tough economic times of the past few years, United Way of Mesa County keeps chugging along, raising more than $1 million each year, and parceling the money out to nonprofits that are critical to a caring community. On Tuesday, ...


No gold star for Heath’s tax plan

By The Daily Sentinel

Boulder Democratic state Sen. Rollie Heath angered many on the Western Slope, The Daily Sentinel among them, with his congressional redistricting plan that would have carved up western Colorado and placed Mesa County in the same district as ...


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