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Feeding bears is dangerous for all

By The Daily Sentinel

The story of Donna Munson’s tragic death last week is a sad one. She was mauled to death by a bear at her home outside of Ouray. The 74-year-old woman had been feeding bears on her 40-acre property for almost a decade, despite repeated ...


Don’t put mercury here, Mr. President

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s not clear what the temperature will be in the Grand Valley next Saturday when President Barack Obama arrives for a visit, but there’s a good chance that mercury will be rising. That is, the question of establishing a federal ...


A glimpse of light in dark jobs picture

By The Daily Sentinel

We’ll try not to engage in “irrational exuberance” — to borrow Alan Greenspan’s famous phrase — about the latest jobs news, even though there is some reason for quiet cheering. The primary cause for muted ...


Release federal gas funds

By The Daily Sentinel

When federal budget figures are routinely batted about in the hundreds of billions, or even trillions of dollars, it becomes harder to think of $17 million as big money. But it’s not chump change, either. And the efforts by Colorado ...


Justice Sotomayor

By The Daily Sentinel

Sonia Sotomayor will become the third woman and the first Hispanic to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, thanks to a solid Senate confirmation vote Thursday. That vote was somewhat bipartisan. Nine Republicans joined the 59 Democrats in voting ...


State rule is best way out of legal morass

By The Daily Sentinel

The roadmap to protection of national forest roadless areas just keeps getting more and more convoluted. Wednesday’s ruling by a federal appeals court in California, reinstating the Clinton-era roadless rule for at least a part of the ...


Reconciliation in De Beque

By The Daily Sentinel

The long-running feud between Mesa County and the town of De Beque may be drawing to a close, now that the town is completing a growth plan which appears to satisfy county concerns. Three cheers are due if the dispute does finally end. We ...


Clinton to the rescue in North Korea

By The Daily Sentinel

On the international stage, former President Bill Clinton remains a superstar, a charming and affable statesman whose company is still sought by global leaders. Witness Clinton’s surprise visit to North Korea this week to win the release ...


Legislation was not such a clunker after all

By The Daily Sentinel

Congress appears poised to increase funding for the so-called “cash for clunkers” program and that’s fine with us, even though we were very skeptical of the idea when it was being pushed this spring. It’s hard to argue ...


Get Congress to pay up before raising taxes

By The Daily Sentinel

Word comes that the Obama administration will do whatever it takes to right the economy. And that might mean higher taxes. The only surprising thing about the revelation over the weekend that Obama may have to back off his ...


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