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Death notices, Dec. 26, 2016

By Staff

■ Ron Smith Ross, 86, Delta, died Dec. 22, 2016, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. Cremation has already taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Perkins Ross; one son, Thad ...

Blotter for 12-26-16

By Staff

San Miguel manhunt The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for a southwest Colorado man who is wanted on multiple offenses and is considered armed and dangerous. Robert William Koontz, 33, is wanted on suspicion of ...

You Said It, Dec. 25, 2016

By Staff

Editor’s note: Throughout the year the You Said It editor gets submissions that run the gamut from funny to grouchy, to heartwarming to name-calling. And sometimes there are some real head-scratchers. So here, as we start a new year of ...

Congress can act to help Colorado miners survive regulatory onslaught

By Guest Columnist

On the way out the door, the Obama administration just threw one more regulatory punch at Colorado’s coal miners. Just days before Christmas, the outgoing administration published its extreme stream rule in order to guarantee it will ...

We must confront the mental health crisis in our community

By Guest Columnist

I have concluded our city is in a mental health crisis. Evidence of this appears on the pages of this paper on a weekly basis. In the past year, The Daily Sentinel has diligently reported multiple stories that reflect the ailing emotional ...

Elected officials should support new BLM planning rules

By Guest Columnist

As an orchardist and business-owner in the North Fork Valley I understand the value of being involved early in public lands planning.  That is one reason I support the Bureau of Land Management’s update to its outdated planning ...


Gloria in Excelsis Deo

By The Daily Sentinel

During the period when the old Roman empire was at the height of its power — that is, in the days of Caesar Augustus — Dec. 25 was celebrated as a festival of the unconquered sun. The festivities, of course, were held during the ...

Printed Letters: December 25, 2016

By Staff

Forget events center, focus on city’s needs The Sentinel editorial staff is quick to jump on the “Event Center Boondoggle Bandwagon!” I’m not sure I can agree that this is “next-level thinking;” rather I ...

Few better presents than a pup on Christmas morning

By Staff

A friend and I were visiting after dinner the other evening when the conversation turned from Christmas to dogs. Imagine that! We were reminiscing about Christmas presents when my friend asked if I had ever received a puppy as a special gift ...


Santa lives in all of us

By Erin McIntyre

Yes, Colorado. There is a Santa Claus. He lives in Montrose, and he’s been Santa for nearly 50 years, not just at Christmas, but always. It all started when Dean Fouquet was 11 years old, and his mother told him Santa wasn’t ...

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