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Good news on jobs tempered by history

By The Daily Sentinel

For years, economists and local business leaders have been searching for the bottom of the economic trough — the point at which there’s nowhere to go but up. By most indicators, it was in 2012, the year Richard Wobbekind, ...


Legislature is making a mockery of Prop 108

By The Daily Sentinel

Back in November, voters agreed to unshackle unaffiliated voters and give them unfettered access to vote in publicly financed primary elections. Before Proposition 108 passed, independent voters had been required to affiliate with a party ...


No way to govern

By The Daily Sentinel

The House of Representatives narrowly passed legislation Thursday to repeal and replace Obamacare with hardly any debate on the matter and with no data on the bill’s fiscal impact or how it affects people’s health-care ...


Explosion ignites new tensions over drilling

By The Daily Sentinel

We know now that last month’s deadly house explosion in Firestone was caused by a leak in an old gas line that was believed to be out of service but, for unknown reasons, was still connected to a producing gas well. And the response has ...


Fee hike overdue

By The Daily Sentinel

If local builders hadn’t expressly supported a Mesa County proposal to raise the cost of obtaining building permits, would commissioners have raised fees anyway? It’s an important question because it gets to the heart of our ...


Give CPW authority to sustain operations

By The Daily Sentinel

Since 2009, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has cut or defunded 50 positions and reduced $40 million from its wildlife budget, including $10 million in 2015 alone. Those cuts have taken their toll. The department already has a backlog of ...


Commissioners must consider ‘de-Brucing’

By The Daily Sentinel

Two recent developments should have Mesa County commissioners looking at some aspect of “de-Brucing,” or asking voters to allow the county to retain revenue in excess of limits imposed by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. The ...


Rurals take a beating

By The Daily Sentinel

Why are three Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee afraid to let the people of Colorado decide whether they want a half-cent sales-tax hike to fund better roads? It’s an infuriating development. House Bill 1242 had the votes to ...


No on wastewater well 
is a way to compromise

By The Daily Sentinel

The Denver Post recently opined on the need for greater compromise regarding oil and gas development in the state — especially in light of plans by public companies to ramp up drilling operations to the tune of $4 billion this ...


Stop the dumping

By The Daily Sentinel

The problem of dumping on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management isn’t unique to Grand Junction. Consider the following from a 2014 story by Christine Peterson of the Caspar (Wyo.) Star-Tribune: “Many towns in the ...


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