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Raising severance tax: a bad idea at the worst possible time

By Guest Columnist

By David Ludlam Sensible ideas for reforming severance tax policy in Colorado exist. Raising taxes on Western Colorado’s largest job creators isn’t one of them. Today, local natural gas companies face a second major commodity ...

State should recognize local government’s authority over oil and gas development

By Guest Columnist

By Tresi Houpt As a former Garfield County commissioner and former Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission member, I feel compelled to weigh-in on the current state dialogue initiated by the Governor’s Oil and Gas Task Force. I ...

Steve King’s plea deal was generous, but fair

By The Daily Sentinel

In pleading guilty to embezzlement and official misconduct, former state Sen. Steve King avoided any time behind bars and — potentially — a felony conviction. On the surface, it appears that King — a veteran Mesa County law ...

Printed Letters: Jan. 25, 2015

By Staff

No legal foundation to deny new City Market The residents of Patterson Gardens don’t want the tax-paying owners of the property adjacent to them — City Market/Dillons — to develop their property as a grocery store. Keith ...

The legacy of a river rat and eco-warror: Martin Litton

By Guest Columnist

Born in 1917, writer, businessman, river runner, and eco-warrior Martin Litton died in December as one of the last of his generation to shape the modern environmental movement. In his long life of advocacy and adventure he saved critical ...


Kasel stands strong for Mavs

By Patti Arnold

On a night when its leading scorer was having a tough time getting anything to fall, the Colorado Mesa women’s basketball players leaned on one another. Namely, Laurel Kasel. The junior guard was assigned the task of guarding ...


3-pointer in OT lifts Palisade girls to victory

By Dale Shrull

It was settled by one of those “No, no, yes!” shots. Palisade High School girls basketball coach Danielle Bagwell confirmed that was her thinking Saturday when Ashlyn Brown launched about a 23-foot 3-point shot that ended up being ...


Bouncing back well

By Allen Gemaehlich

Colorado Mesa’s men’s basketball players didn’t get down on themselves the day after a tough loss. Instead, the Mavericks were angry and ready to prove themselves. “We wanted to make sure we didn’t drop two in a ...

CMU diver Jennings makes a splash in dual

By Staff

Amanda Jennings set pool and school records Saturday in Colorado Mesa’s women’s swimming and diving dual at El Pomar Natatorium. The Colorado Mesa senior scored 464.54 points for 11 dives on the 1-meter board to break her previous ...

GJ grapplers win Norse Invitational

By Staff

Grand Junction put six wrestlers in the finals and claimed five individual championships as the Tigers won the team title Saturday at the 20-team Northglenn Norse Invitational. Dylan Martinez (106 pounds), Josiah Rider (138), Isaac Rider ...

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