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Proceed with caution on Main Street traffic

By The Daily Sentinel

Visitors to Grand Junction frequently remark about how pleasant the city’s downtown shopping park is. That’s the tree-lined, serpentine section of Main Street which was developed by a forward-thinking group of Grand Junction ...

Ritter should protect municipal authority

By The Daily Sentinel

Gov. Bill Ritter has another opportunity to anger labor unions in Colorado by vetoing another of their favored bills. He should seize the opportunity, not because angering labor unions is a good thing in and of itself, but because Senate Bill ...

Marriage, California-style

By The Daily Sentinel

In California, it seems, votes and the law do matter, even if they go against the accepted political dogma of the day. That dogma holds that same-sex marriage should be as legal and accessible as traditional, heterosexual marriage. The ...

Sotomayor headed to Supreme Court?

By The Daily Sentinel

Republicans will be throwing the “L” word around a lot in the next few weeks regarding Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. One anti-abortion activist went so far as to call her the “most liberal Supreme Court justice ...

A local farmer hogs the limelight

By The Daily Sentinel

As of this writing, it appears that Pear Park farmer Keith Scott was guilty of only one real offense last week: bad timing. When he hired someone to slaughter pigs on his property near Pear Park Elementary School, he did it just as some of ...

Credit card rate stability: priceless

By The Daily Sentinel

The credit card reform bill that quickly moved through Congress in the past few weeks and was signed by President Barack Obama on Friday does several important things. The rules, which are set to go into effect in nine months, will prohibit ...

Memorial Day means more than just day off

By The Daily Sentinel

As the final day of a three-day weekend, many Americans will be on their way home today from visits to family and friends, camping excursions or other holiday expeditions. Many more will be trying to pack in the as much fun and family activity ...

Everett Ruess: Lost and found in the Desert Southwest

By Guest Columnist

Exploring the Southwest on foot and with burros in the early 1930s, 20-year-old vagabond artist Everett Ruess wrote, “I shall always be a lone wanderer of the wilderness . ... I’ll never stop wandering. And when the time comes to ...

Don’t allow the feds to control state water

By The Daily Sentinel

For some members of Congress and a few environmental groups, there has long been a troublesome fact about water in this country: States control most of the water within their boundaries, not the federal government. That would change, however, ...

The GOP avoids name-calling nonsense

By The Daily Sentinel

National Republican leaders moved to the brink of absurdity this week then, faced with mounting criticism, took a small step back. The GOP is no longer demanding that the national Democratic Party change its name to the Democrat Socialist ...

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