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Panel celebrates freedom to read

By Kelly Slivka

For anyone who’s read them, it’s hard to deny the power of books. Books kept history professor Sarah Swedberg, who teaches at Colorado Mesa University, sane and engaged through a culturally spartan childhood in rural New ...


Tope Elementary embraces new curriculum

By Katie Langford

It’s 10 a.m. at Tope Elementary, and Amy Modica’s first-grade class is learning how to build rafts out of apples, popsicle sticks and packing peanuts. Their creations will be tested on two tiny plastic people in a tub of water, ...

Public safety is the prerequisite for economic development

By Guest Columnist

There are a number of things businesses look at when deciding whether or not to locate or expand in a particular community. Some of these factors are purely economic — availability of workforce, transportation infrastructure, proximity ...

Methane rule delay or repeal will hurt western Colorado

By Guest Columnist

By Gabriel Otero Congressman Scott Tipton continues to vote against the best interests of his constituents. He is supposed to represent our values, but instead has voted to defund the Bureau of Land Management methane waste prevention rule ...

Vote yes on 3A and 3B

By Guest Columnist

By Tim Foster President, Colorado Mesa University Anyone who has been paying attention over the past few decades knows that I am not afraid to speak my mind. I am a firm believer in sticking to principle and getting things done. I’ve ...

More money may not equate to a better education, but a lack of it hurts outcomes

By Robin Brown

In 2006, I ran unsuccessfully for state representative in Oregon. One of my campaign talking points was that there was too much wasteful spending in schools and that more money did not equate to a better education. There were no shortage of ...

Printed Letters: Sept. 24, 2017

By Staff

We must pay fair share for common good Letter writer John Nadolny is reluctant to support the upcoming tax initiatives for District 51 and public safety exclaiming “What have you folks been doing?” when it comes to schools falling ...

Thanks, Kristi Pollard

By The Daily Sentinel

There’s nothing like losing an effective leader to make an organization take stock of its future. Kristi Pollard’s tenure as executive director of the Grand Junction Economic Partnership now functions a prism for the board of ...


Barrel Racing at Surface Creek Arena

By Dale Shrull

Years of practice for horses and riders make competitive barrel racers.  ...



By Dale Shrull

One race was close, the other was a runaway. Running on the new Snooks Bottom course in Fruita, the Anna Banana Invitational brought together the usual high-level cross-country field from around the Western Slope on Saturday. The boys race ...

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