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Take this challenge

By The Daily Sentinel

It sounds hokey, but practicing kindness and gratitude can change your life for the better. Don’t believe us? Good. This is the perfect opportunity to put your skepticism to the test. Starting today, participants in the Good Vibes ...


The right tax fight

By The Daily Sentinel

We alluded earlier this week to a concerted effort on the part of Western Slope governments to preserve the status quo on energy severance taxes. The idea being that the oil and gas industry is showing signs of a fragile recovery after an ...


Eyes on the prize

By The Daily Sentinel

In Sunday’s editorial, we’ll examine the issue of severance taxes and how they affect the potential for a drilling resurgence in western Colorado. It’s an important topic because it raises questions about lessons from the ...


Change needed to fix orphan well problem

By The Daily Sentinel

The term “responsible energy development” is synonymous with protecting the environment. But what happens when state regulators enforce fines that operators never pay because they’ve become insolvent? There’s no ...


Better open records

By The Daily Sentinel

We’re witnessing a resurgence of the legislative conceit that too much regulation unnecessarily cramps the economy and jobs creation. The broad theory here is that government gets in the way. Getting government out of the way of ...


Trump and the truth

By The Daily Sentinel

Presidential “spin” is nothing new. Ever since Woodrow Wilson convened the first White House press conference, presidential administrations have employed a variety of messaging tactics to influence public opinion. Every president ...


Keep an open mind on event center vote

By The Daily Sentinel

Convincing city voters to approve a sales tax increase to build a $62 million downtown event center complex is a major challenge on cost alone. That’s a lot of money for what exactly? The skeptics have already poisoned the well to the ...


Don’t block nominee

By The Daily Sentinel

With President Trump’s nomination of Coloradan Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, all eyes turn to Senate Democrats. Will they or won’t they play hardball? They could refuse to allow hearings or a vote on ...


Maximum benefit

By The Daily Sentinel

The Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District is thinking globally by acting locally. The district’s three-member board has inspired a bill that would give districts throughout the state investment authority, meaning they could put ...


Stop methane leaks

By The Daily Sentinel

No state has more experience with the benefits of capturing fugitive methane emissions from oil and gas operations than Colorado. The state’s Air Quality Control Commission approved first-of-its-kind rules in February 2014 that have ...


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