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A commitment to the Piceance

By The Daily Sentinel

The natural gas industry in Western Colorado has unquestionably nose dived from the booming heights of just a few years ago, and it may never again reach the pedal-to-the-metal development push of, say, 2006 and 2007. But that doesn’t ...


230 miles per gallon, but how much per ton?

By The Daily Sentinel

General Motors this week announced that its planned new electric vehicle, the Chevrolet Volt, will achieve the equivalent of 230 miles per gallon. That’s certainly something worth crowing about. Imagine being able to drive to Denver on ...


District 51 curricula being put to the test

By The Daily Sentinel

There was improvement in School District 51’s statewide test scores this year, but it was limited enough that no one is celebrating too wildly. As District 51 Superintendent Steve Schultz put it during an interview with The Daily ...


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 ...


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