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This Week in the Legislature for 5-2-16

By Staff

This is the last full week of the 2016 session of the Colorado Legislature. As a result, bills will move from committee to committee, legislative chamber to legislative chamber, sometimes all on the same day. Among the issues that are still ...


Road race caps Maverick Classic

By Staff

The fifth annual Maverick Classic wrapped up the weekend with the Whitewater Road Race. Colorado Mesa University had riders place third in both the men’s and women’s races. Natalia Franco had a good day with her third-place ...


Competitors laud event, course at Grand Valley BMX competition

By Jon Mitchell

Nick Adams has soaked in all of the positive feedback he’s gotten this weekend from the participants at the USA BMX Mile High Nationals. After all, some of that feedback came from some pretty prestigious competitors. “It’s ...

Lawsuit won’t affect events, operator says

By Jon Mitchell

A Grand Valley BMX official said he doesn’t believe a lawsuit involving the BMX track at the Mesa County Fairgrounds will keep events from happening in the future. Track operator Nick Adams said Saturday, during the Mile High Nationals, ...

Drainage district vote on Tuesday

By Gary Harmon

About 10,000 voters in the western end of the Grand Valley Drainage District on Tuesday will have the first chance to weigh in on the district’s $3 per month stormwater fee. The two candidates for the open seat on the drainage board ...

This Mental Health Month, let’s
 embrace a ‘zero suicide’ model

By Guest Columnist

Imagine, for a moment, that another country attacked the United States and killed 40,000 Americans. Now imagine that such an attack struck the U.S. every single year. That’s the crisis we face right now — except it’s not ...

Republicans and public lands lose with convention process

By Guest Columnist

Recently the GOP held its Colorado State Convention to determine the state’s delegates at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio in July. This insular process, which included the decision not to have a Republican ...

‘Easy time’ is over and public schools couldn’t be happier

By Guest Columnist

For years politicians rightfully grumbled about the federal overreach of the No Child Left Behind Act, the nation’s education law, and even we often could be heard saying, “It would be nice to craft our own education policies ...

Printed Letters: May 1, 2016

By Staff

Energy isn’t the only path to economic rebound No matter the question, the local elected officials always have the same answer: energy will save us. Be it uranium, coal, oil or natural gas, they are here today, gone tomorrow. Why not ...

West Star’s potential needs to be nurtured

By The Daily Sentinel

Too often lately, headlines announcing the sale of Western Slope business holdings have been bad news. West Star Aviation is a merciful deviation from the trend. The homegrown maintenance and repair operation was acquired for its immense ...

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