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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 ...


The legally flawed ‘Nebraska Compromise’

By Staff

From the moment health care reform emerged as issue of Congress’ 2009 agenda, Republicans and Democrats have exchanged rhetorical volleys and parliamentary maneuvers aimed at passing, slowing or halting passage of a bill. It’s not ...


Forecast for 2010: It will be unpredictable

By Staff

It’s the start of a new year — even a new decade, if you don’t accept the math-geek argument that this is really the final year of the past decade. So it’s the time when a lot of folks — pundits, politicians, ...


Original purpose of marijuana initiative is going up in smoke

By Staff

The medical marijuana industry in Colorado has gone to pot. There, the obvious pun needed to be said and gotten out of the way, but it’s not too far off the mark. The marijuana dispensary industry, put into place by citizen initiative, ...


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