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Amendment 54 is still bad news

By The Daily Sentinel

Coloradans narrowly approved Amendment 54 during last year’s election, despite objections from this newspaper and many other media and public officials that the restraints it placed on political speech were almost certainly ...


Clunker politics clatter onward

By The Daily Sentinel

As part of the effort to fund military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, Congress wants to pay well-off Americans to buy new trucks and SUVs. How does that relate to war funding? We haven’t the foggiest. We just know the ...


A fingers-crossed budgeting mess

By The Daily Sentinel

When the state Legislature adjourned at the Capitol a month ago, members were hopeful that a series of one-year budget fixes and a potentially improving economy would be enough to keep the budget on track. But that technique — budgeting ...


Energy master plan meets county’s pledge

By The Daily Sentinel

More than two years ago, when the Mesa County commissioners first announced plans to develop an energy master plan, they made it clear they weren’t aiming to add another layer of government regulation to the state and federal rules ...


Congratulations are due to GJHS Academic Team

By The Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction High School Academic Team has made a regular habit, over the past decade and a half, of proving its mettle at regional, state and national competitions that test the participants’ knowledge on a variety of scholastic ...


All of Colorado could lose with change in land-use rules

By The Daily Sentinel

A lobbyist for the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association was speculating a bit a week ago when he told some 300 ranchers gathered in Grand Junction that one of the fundamental laws governing their ability to split and sell their land may face ...


School finance, 2009

By The Daily Sentinel

Attentive readers of The Daily Sentinel may have noticed two related stories last week. On Wednesday, a headline read, “District 51 cuts $2.3 million from budget.”  That was followed on Friday by one that said, “District ...


Gas up, America

By The Daily Sentinel

The natural gas report issued last week by an industry group highlights one reason why gas drilling in this area is stalling: The nation is awash in newly available natural-gas reserves. But that is also great news for the country as a whole. ...


Banking on the power of new financial rules

By The Daily Sentinel

The Obama administration rolled out its proposed new regulations for the financial industry this week — proposals that are sure to stir robust debate in Congress. The debate is already under way on the opinion pages of some of the ...


Barrett sees roses in Roan’s murky future

By The Daily Sentinel

As far as Bill Barrett Corp. is concerned, the glory days of natural gas development in the Piceance Basin are apparently far from over. Witness the company’s announcement this week that it will spend $60 million to acquire control of ...


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