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The guv’s mission

By The Daily Sentinel

Gov. John Hickenlooper hasn’t given up on finding a way to slash through what he calls the state’s “fiscal thicket.” Unable to convince lawmakers to overhaul TABOR accounting during the last legislative session, the ...


Lessons to be learned from this debacle

By The Daily Sentinel

A mere 23 days after calling a special meeting to explain why it paid more than $150,000 to sever ties with City Manager Rich Englehart, the Grand Junction City Council found itself in the same uncomfortable position last week, this time with ...


School board flunks test

By Staff

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. A local government body, unsatisfied with the performance of its top executive, meets in secret to discuss the best way to usher out the executive. Then it calls a public meeting and, in a matter ...


Robots taught to kill? Terminate that idea

By Staff

Hollywood has given us a vivid glimpse of the theoretical pitfalls of artificial intelligence. “War Games,” “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “I, Robot” all featured supercomputers or sentient robots that proved ...


McInnis makes the right move on PAC

By Staff

It’s been 10 years since Scott McInnis represented Colorado’s 3rd District in the U.S. House. But the average person might not know that just by glancing at the financial statements filed by The Western Way PAC, McInnis’ ...


Water plan wisely urges conservation

By Staff

Those of us not in the water business tend to think of Colorado’s water future in terms of deliverability — as in, is there enough water in our rivers and streams to satisfy downstream obligations and end users like cities and ...


The time is right to rename North Ave.

By The Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction City Council should rename North Avenue. Councilors shouldn’t put it on the ballot. They should just rename it University Boulevard as soon as possible, call it progress, and get on with the changes. This idea has ...


It’s time to move past No Child Left Behind

By The Daily Sentinel

No Child Left Behind was an ambitious law when Congress passed it in 2002. But 13 years later, an entire generation of school children has cycled through an era of escalating standardized testing with little to show for it. The idea was to ...


Incumbents should aid COGCC rulemaking

By The Daily Sentinel

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is coming to the Western Slope next week to hear from local governments and interested parties about how it should carry out recommendations made by Gov. John Hickenlooper’s Oil and Gas ...


Airport authority’s 
inaction is puzzling

By The Daily Sentinel

Eager to remove the specter of criminal prosecution from a federal fraud investigation of Grand Junction Regional Airport, the airport board last year instituted several changes to tighten internal controls and improve oversight and ...


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