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Good relationship with feds keys improvement

By The Daily Sentinel

It wasn’t so long ago that this community endured a debate about the role of the county sheriff. In the run-up to Matt Lewis’ election as successor to Stan Hilkey’s administration in 2014, the GOP primary race included a ...


The pursuit 
of happiness

By The Daily Sentinel

The irony of a civic ceremony bestowing a local resident with the Grand Junction Police Department’s Citizen Service Award wasn’t lost on Todd Young. The recipient, Guadalupe Gomez, isn’t a citizen — at least not in ...


The best of America

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s hard to reflect on the significance of Independence Day in 2017 without dragging a lot personal feelings about the president into the mix. That’s a shame, even though it’s quite understandable. When we think of the ...


A fix for health care

By The Daily Sentinel

The Colorado Commission on Affordable Health Care has wrapped up its three-year study of rising health care costs in the state, adding key recommendations in four areas to complete a comprehensive list of factors in need of action or further ...


City’s broadband
 effort paying off

By The Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction City Council decided earlier this year against sinking $70 million into a new fiber network on fears that demand for high-speed gigabit service wouldn’t materialize and leave the city struggling to make payments on the ...


The power of a smile

By The Daily Sentinel

Back in 2011, Grand Junction had the unwelcome distinction of becoming Colorado’s divorce capital. State demographers speculated that it had a lot to do with a combination of stressors, like stagnant wages, a low ranking for household ...


Don’t be a bozo when it’s this dry

By The Daily Sentinel

The haze that obscured the Bookcliffs and Grand Mesa Tuesday is the product of a Utah wildfire that had grown into the largest active blaze in the U.S. The firefighting costs have topped $7 million for a fire started June 17 near the Brian ...


Haste makes waste

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s too bad there’s not a straw poll among state lawmakers gauging their support for the controversial U.S. Senate health-care reform bill currently making waves in Washington, D.C. since they’re the one who would be left ...


Rage, review, repeat

By The Daily Sentinel

Nothing is more disconcerting than a child-protection system that fails, but the predictable bureaucratic response that follows the death of a child in foster care is nearly as unnerving. A review is conducted. Holes in the system are ...


Health-care reform can’t punish children

By The Daily Sentinel

Medicaid expansion under Obamacare would be phased out under the Senate’s version of the health-care reform bill released Thursday, fundamentally altering the core structure of the medical safety net program established in 1965 for ...


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