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Smoke marijuana 
at your own peril

By The Daily Sentinel

The Colorado Supreme Court provided a welcome clarification for employers and workers Monday, ruling 6-0 that the state’s “lawful activities statute” doesn’t protect employees who get high from using medical marijuana ...


State school board in need of an overhaul?

By The Daily Sentinel

Marcia Neal’s exit from the state Board of Education is a loss for western Colorado, but raises many questions about the efficacy of the board under its current configuration. Neal, who spent 21 years teaching in District 51, had just ...


Las Colonias: No boondoogle here

By The Daily Sentinel

Newspapers are supposed to elucidate, not confuse. Feedback from our recent update on the Las Colonias amphitheater project suggests we created a false impression in the minds of some readers. Harry Griff, a Grand Junction Lions Club member ...


The voting conundrum

By The Daily Sentinel

Hillary Clinton’s recent call to expand voting rights was a two-for-one political punch. She ignited “get out the vote” passions by suggesting that measures to tighten voter ID laws hurt minorities, the poor and the young ...


De Beque jet debacle needs a pilot in control

By The Daily Sentinel

Steve Reynolds has a timely question about the jet pilot who flew up DeBeque Canyon on May 28, sheared off seven cables and then landed safely while the motorists in the canyons tried to figure out exactly what just happened. “What if I ...


A vital resource

By The Daily Sentinel

Mesa County pioneered the one-stop model for boosting local employment long before the concept became the centerpiece of the 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Now the rest of the country will try to replicate what Mesa County has ...


Much at stake with Colowyo mine

By The Daily Sentinel

Representatives of the Office of Surface Mining are to meet today with Moffat County residents in a public session designed to be part of a hasty review process for the Colowyo mine. The session was made necessary by a ruling from U.S. ...


Another vote looms on marijuana revenue

By The Daily Sentinel

Only in Colorado could “marijuana voter fatigue” enter the common lexicon and be understood without explanation. Colorado voters approved Amendment 64, authorizing the sale of recreational marijuana, in 2012. Then they approved ...


EPA fracking report
 brings spin into play

By The Daily Sentinel

Judging from the reactions to the Environmental Protection Agency’s exhaustive study on hydraulic fracturing, the matter is hardly settled. But the draft study’s core conclusion — that the practice hasn’t had ...


A collective shrug from the authorities

By The Daily Sentinel

There are two disturbing aspects of Barbara Ann Blanton- Marez’s “escape” from Mesa County Community Corrections. The first is that she was even eligible for the program. Given the violent nature of her crime — ...


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