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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 ...


A royal(ty) battle

By The Daily Sentinel

The royalty rates included in federal rules released this week on potential commercial oil shale development drew anguish from both sides on the energy issue. “They’re too high!” holler proponents of oil shale development. ...


Pickens to the rescue

By The Daily Sentinel

Little more than a week ago, the federal government’s General Accounting Office suggested that the Bureau of Land Management would have to start euthanizing some of the 30,000 captive wild horses and burros in its corrals. We agreed, ...


So long, Sen. Stevens

By The Daily Sentinel

Republicans lost another seat in the U.S. Senate Tuesday, and that isn’t good news for those of us who would prefer not to see one party — either party — have complete control over both the executive and legislative branches ...


Listening is key for public safety plans

By The Daily Sentinel

Gene Kinsey, the well-respected former mayor of Grand Junction who now spends part of his time opining in the blogosphere, was an eloquent and frequent critic of the city’s failed public safety initiative. That was the $98 million ...


Iraq flexes its muscle

By The Daily Sentinel

The Iraq-United States military accord approved by the Iraqi Cabinet Sunday demonstrates that a great deal has been achieved toward making Iraq a democratic, independent nation. The first thing to realize about the pact, which replaces a ...


Do city lights beckon for Clifton-Fruitvale?

By The Daily Sentinel

A citizen committee examining future governance of the Clifton-Fruitvale area reached a not-so-startling conclusion last week: If residents in the densely populated, unincorporated areas in the east part of the valley want better services with ...


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