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Smoke and mirrors on offshore drilling

By The Daily Sentinel

The energy bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives this week ought to be titled, “The Democratic Cover Bill.” Its aim seems to be to allow those who voted for it — primarily Democrats — to tell their ...


County cracks down

By The Daily Sentinel

For the better part of a year now, the owners of Black Mountain Disposal near De Beque have wrangled with Mesa County and state officials over pollution at the site that dates back to 2001. Tuesday night, the Mesa County commissioners ...


What now?

By The Daily Sentinel

U.S. taxpayers became major players in the insurance industry Tuesday, thanks to the government’s $85 billion bailout of American International Group. This follows taxpayers becoming major players in the secondary mortgage industry with ...


Chairman Rangel must step down

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s time for a new chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Charles Rangel’s convenient lack of memory and his unethical behavior on a variety of fronts render the Harlem Democrat unfit to continue to be the chair ...


‘No’ on Amend. 48

By The Daily Sentinel

As Coloradans wade through their massive ballots this election season, they ought to pay particular attention to Amendment 48 — the so-called “personhood” amendment. Then they should vote “No” on the measure. In ...


Energy company steps up in Collbran

By The Daily Sentinel

With more and more large trucks rolling through the Collbran area to serve gas drilling, it makes sense to divert that heavy traffic away from the main business district of what for more than a century has been primarily an agricultural and ...


Time for restraint or federal intervention?

By The Daily Sentinel

Monday was, to say the least, a harrowing day for investors. First, Lehman Brothers, the 158-year-old investment banker, filed for bankruptcy. Next, Bank of America announced a $50 billion plan to take over Merrill Lynch. Finally, shares ...


Welcome, Sen. Obama

By The Daily Sentinel

By the time most folks read this, national media crews already will be descending on Cross Orchards, setting up satellite television feeds and computer connections, in preparation for Sen. Barack Obama’s visit, which is scheduled to ...


Vote ‘Yes’ on 1A for 5 commissioners

By The Daily Sentinel

The current effort to increase the size of the Mesa County Board of Commissioners from three to five members was driven in large part by a desire to see more geographic diversity on the commission. People don’t want all of their county ...


Vote ‘Yes’ on Questions 3A, 3B

By The Daily Sentinel

With an economic slowdown occurring and voters facing the most crowded ballot in Mesa County’s history — including several other ballot measures seeking more money from taxpayers — this is a difficult time for School District ...


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