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Choosing to change public education

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s not surprising that increasing numbers of parents, who are committed to and involved with their children’s education, are choosing charter and private schools for their offspring. Many see these options as offering a better ...

Rep. Tipton on track to continue partisan business as usual

By Denny Herzog

A well-read, well-educated friend, lamenting the state of politics in the United States, said recently that he’s fed up. He has no faith in the ability of our elected representatives to solve any of the country’s big issues. The ...

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Power line took off much too quickly

By The Daily Sentinel

We understand the desire to complete a project before winter arrives, but it appears Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association’s push to complete an electric transmission line in Delta County could have troubling consequences, ...

Mixed economic signals keep forecasters guessing

By The Daily Sentinel

There was brighter economic news this week. Economists now believe the economy will grow faster in the coming year than they had anticipated just three months ago, according to an Associated Press survey. Great. Now what about jobs? Not so ...

Obama fuels optimism for region’‘s energy

By The Daily Sentinel

When President Barack Obama declared Tuesday night that by 2035, he wants 80 percent of American electricity to come from clean energy, he made it clear that energy would not be exclusively solar, wind and biofuels. Nuclear power, clean coal ...

A bipartisan moment?

By The Daily Sentinel

President Barack Obama, who delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday night, was a different speaker from the unbending President Obama of a year ago. It was also a different House chamber than the one in which Obama gave his speech ...

Moonlighting as secretary of state

By The Daily Sentinel

There are several issues that rankle us regarding new Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s plans to work part-time with his old law firm to supplement his state salary. First, he knew that the secretary of state’s salary ...

Competitive districts serve the public best

By The Daily Sentinel

In the past 30 years, Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District — always one of the most competitive in the state — has been represented by six different congressmen, equally split between Republicans and Democrats. By contrast, ...


By The Daily Sentinel

There was a sort of breathless, round-up-the-posse, circle-the-wagons excitement about Thursday evening’s hastily called special session of the City Council. City staffers apparently believed they had found a smoking gun related to the ...

Fruita facility is making a splash

By The Daily Sentinel

Congratulations to Fruita. The city and its residents have a new community recreation center, complete exercise area and gymnasium, as well as a new senior center and a new facility to house the Fruita Branch of the Mesa County Public ...

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