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Another vote looms on marijuana revenue

By The Daily Sentinel

Only in Colorado could “marijuana voter fatigue” enter the common lexicon and be understood without explanation. Colorado voters approved Amendment 64, authorizing the sale of recreational marijuana, in 2012. Then they approved ...


EPA fracking report
 brings spin into play

By The Daily Sentinel

Judging from the reactions to the Environmental Protection Agency’s exhaustive study on hydraulic fracturing, the matter is hardly settled. But the draft study’s core conclusion — that the practice hasn’t had ...


A collective shrug from the authorities

By The Daily Sentinel

There are two disturbing aspects of Barbara Ann Blanton- Marez’s “escape” from Mesa County Community Corrections. The first is that she was even eligible for the program. Given the violent nature of her crime — ...


Valedictorian is gay! Why should we care?

By The Daily Sentinel

There’s much to be admired about the reaction of a Carbondale audience after Roaring Fork High School’s valedictorian revealed that she’s gay during a graduation speech on Saturday. There was no hissing. No smattering of ...


What price security?

By The Daily Sentinel

Depending on where you fall on the privacy vs. security spectrum, this week’s fight on Capitol Hill is either an overdue check on the government’s power to snoop or it seriously imperils the nation’s anti-terrorism ...


Pressure building for a fix on Horizon Drive

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s a shame that members of the Horizon Drive Business Improvement District have been forced to become advocates for the safety of pedestrians along the busy thoroughfare. When businesses owners agreed to self-imposed taxes to form the ...


What’s fit to print?

By The Daily Sentinel

Recent letters to the editor about a gay pride parade and the secularization of America prompted a flurry of responses questioning the propriety of certain points of view. We see this as an opportunity to reaffirm the philosophy that guides ...


The bird’s best chance

By The Daily Sentinel

If the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ultimately decides that the Greater sage-grouse deserves federal protection as a threatened or endangered species, it won’t be because state agencies, federal land managers and private landowners ...


Festival mash-up is an idea worth trying

By The Daily Sentinel

On their own, the Downtown Art+Music Festival and the Grand Junction Off-Road mountain bike race and expo were well-attended events — two pillars of downtown Grand Junction’s summer festival season. But the decision to combine ...


Squeezing the guv

By The Daily Sentinel

Gov. John Hickenlooper must feel a little like Sally Jewell these days. Jewell is the secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior and oversees federal agencies that will determine the fate of the greater sage-grouse and the Colowyo Coal Mine ...


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