Editorials

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Lawmakers must make higher ed a budget priority, encourage competition

By Staff

Edward Lorenz, the father of chaos theory, presented an academic paper in 1972 entitled: “Predictability: Does the Flap of a Butterfly’s Wings in Brazil Set off a Tornado in Texas?“Lorenz’s insight later became known as ...


Salazar puts brakes on fast-track drilling

By Staff

Managing the extraction of natural resources from public lands is always a balancing act — protecting the environment while allowing for development of resources that meet important national needs. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar ...


Tough sentence needed for pregnancy cases

By Staff

Jared Merril Ahlstrom was in court in Mesa County this week, facing a single felony count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy. That certainly is an appropriate charge for what Ahlstrom is accused of doing — slipping drugs to his ...


Bowl Confusion Series

By Staff

The executives of the Bowl Championship Series got just what they hoped for this year. When the University of Alabama and the University of Texas square off in the Rose Bowl tonight for the BCS championship game, two undefeated teams from ...


Gov. Ritter’s decision causes political storm

By Staff

The old bromide about Colorado’s weather is: “If you don’t like it, wait a bit. It will change.” That notion could apply to the state’s political climate these days as well. Gov. Bill Ritter’s announcement ...


Indebted nation

By Staff

Many of the factors that provoked the current recession appear to be easing. Big banks are on more solid footing. The stock market grew steadily over the past year. Retail sales and manufacturing are beginning to rebound. Even the unemployment ...


No back-alley deal

By Staff

Grand Junction’s alley improvement program has helped property owners in many parts of the city upgrade the alleys behind their homes and businesses from little more than dirt roads to paved passageways. The program helps the community ...


Justice demands a harsh sentence

By Staff

Steven Clay Romero may be the only person in this country who doesn’t “get it” when it comes to the grisly nature of the crime he is alleged to have committed — dragging a dog to death — last week on Colorado ...


How to roll strikes in ‘Energy Alley’

By Staff

With apologies to Mark Twain and his remark about the weather, everybody talks about the booms and busts of the western Colorado economy, but nobody does anything about them. Well, it might be time to change that. The Daily Sentinel began a ...


Penry still a force to be reckoned with

By Staff

Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry’s announcement late last week that he will not seek re-election to his Senate post was not quite as surprising as his announcement of a few months ago, when he dropped out of the race for ...


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