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Palisade rural district needs a revenue boost

By The Daily Sentinel

Generating adequate revenue for a fire district is typically a difficult proposition, especially when that revenue comes almost exclusively from property taxes. But the Palisade Rural Fire District faces a unique revenue calamity in coming ...


Vote ‘Yes’ on county’s Referred Measure 1A

By The Daily Sentinel

There will, we realize, be court challenges to any community effort to ban medical marijuana dispensaries under a state law adopted earlier this year. Ultimately, the question of whether such bans are constitutional will almost certainly be ...


Hickenlooper for governor

By The Daily Sentinel

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper has the kind of resume that ought to be attractive to Coloradans of all political stripes. He was an oil and gas geologist who was laid off during the energy bust that so devastated the ...

Cary Kennedy

Cary Kennedy for state treasurer

By The Daily Sentinel

In the race for Colorado state treasurer, Republican Walker Stapleton urged us to “compare skill sets” between him and incumbent Democrat Cary Kennedy. “Who would you rather invest $1,000 with?” he asked. We’re ...

Konola for Senate Dist. 7

By The Daily Sentinel

The campaign between Democrat Claudette Konola and Republican Steve King to replace Josh Penry as the state senator for Mesa County and a portion of Garfield County is a confrontation between two different philosophies about how to grow the ...

John Suthers

Re-elect Suthers as attorney general

By The Daily Sentinel

John Suthers’ opponent, Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett, accuses Suthers of politicizing the Colorado attorney general’s office. The argument doesn’t hold water for a Republican attorney general who has worked ...

Bernie Buescher for Secretary of State

By The Daily Sentinel

When Bernie Buescher became Colorado Secretary of State early in 2009, the office was at loggerheads with many of the county clerks around the state, due to actions of his predecessor on voting machines and other issues. Democrat Buescher ...

‘No’ on Amendment Q

By The Daily Sentinel

In an age of terrorism, not to mention natural disasters, it certainly makes sense to have a back-up plan for moving Colorado’s seat of government from downtown Denver. But do we really need another amendment to Colorado’s already ...

Vote ‘No’ on Amendment 63

By The Daily Sentinel

Voters across the country are angry about Obamacare, and those in Colorado are no exception. So many people may be eager to vote for Amendment 63, which prohibits the state, either independently or at the behest of the federal government, from ...

No escape from county’s justice

By The Daily Sentinel

Shane Johnson did several things when he escaped from the Mesa County Jail a little more than two years ago. First, by sawing through steel mesh at the jail with contraband saw blades, hiding in an exercise yard and dropping down the side of ...

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