Editorials

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Shop-and-spend season has arrived

By The Daily Sentinel

Based on most prognostications, the annual holiday-season spending splurge that begins today will be a dismal one — unless you are a shopper looking for bargains. Some national experts are predicting the first drop in holiday-season ...


Thanksgiving 2008

By The Daily Sentinel

It would be easier, perhaps, to celebrate our national holiday of Thanksgiving if things did not look so glum right now. If the economy were booming, if virtually everyone had jobs and homes were appreciating in value faster than real-estate ...


Buck Rogers at the Gorge?

By The Daily Sentinel

Eric Scott is a foolhardy adventurer who just may have offered us a glimpse of the future Monday. Carrying only 33 seconds worth of fuel and no parachute, Scott made a 21-second flight over Colorado’s Royal Gorge, using a personal jet ...


To cut waste, look at Farm Bill

By The Daily Sentinel

Although he’s planning to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to aid the floundering economy, President-elect Barack Obama also wants to cut unnecessary federal spending. “To make the investments we need, we’ll have to ...


Obama likely to delay tax increase

By The Daily Sentinel

We’re not sure we’ll agree with everything President-elect Barack Obama will do to fix the country’s ailing economy. Given the uncharted waters we’re in, we’re not sure anyone can approach the problem with any ...


Longtime Sentinel employee will be missed

By The Daily Sentinel

Vernon “Duke” Langford retired from The Daily Sentinel on Feb. 1, 2005, exactly 40 years after he began. But he never really left. After his retirement, Duke was a familiar fixture in the newspaper’s lunchroom. Duke, who was ...


Mirrors and lots of smoke

By The Daily Sentinel

Here’s a big surprise. Much of the money tobacco companies committed to the states as part of a nationwide legal settlement hasn’t exactly been used as it was intended — for health care and preventing smoking. Instead, the ...


Housing bright spot

By The Daily Sentinel

Although the pace of home construction in Mesa County has been cut in half from a year ago, it is still faring better here than in the rest of the country. And that news, detailed in a Gary Harmon story in The Daily Sentinel last Friday, is ...


Be thankful lame ducks did little more damage

By The Daily Sentinel

It appears all but certain that the lame-duck session of Congress, now winding down, will have been nothing more than an exercise in political gamesmanship. In that regard, it is little different than any other session of Congress. Democratic ...


Wrong time for highway fee hikes

By The Daily Sentinel

We certainly recognize the troubling arithmetic that accompanies discussions of Colorado’s highway needs. A blue ribbon panel created last year by Gov. Bill Ritter has said the minimum amount of new money needed just to maintain ...


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