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This Week in Legislature, March 21, 2016

By Staff

The all-important revenue forecast was released last week, on which the Legislature bases the next year’s spending plan. The forecast showed that the state’s expected revenues will be below the revenue cap set under the ...


Barn burns in Palisade

By Staff

Firefighters are responding to a fire in the area of 36 1/2 Road and G 4/10 Road, reportedly a barn that caught fire during an agricultural burn. The plume of black smoke can be seen from across the valley. See Monday’s paper for more ...


District considers four-day school week to recruit teachers

By The AP

CANON CITY — The Florence-Penrose School District is considering changing to a four-day school week, hoping it will help recruit and retain teachers. However, some parents are worried how to find child care on Fridays if the school ...


Man dies in Telluride ski crash, second Colorado skiing death in 10 days

By The AP

TELLURIDE — A 69-year-old man from South Carolina died Saturday after he crashed into trees while skiing in Telluride, the second skiing fatality in the resort town in 10 days, the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office said. George ...


Black bear study shows eating human food helps, hurts

By The AP

DURANGO — Black bears that eat human foods from trash cans have higher reproductive rates than those living on natural foods, according to a study by Colorado researchers. The study by researchers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife also ...


‘Population health’ a key in tamping down health-care costs

By Guest Columnist

By Michael J. Pramenko Grand Junction has seen plenty of construction in the health care sector over the last few years. St. Mary’s Hospital has a new addition and Community Hospital just moved to a new site. In addition, a drive down ...


Clean power and methane control: Good for the world and us

By Guest Columnist

By Gerald C. Nelson In its final two years, the Obama administration has renewed efforts to accomplish the president’s last major policy goal — addressing the global threat from climate change with domestic and international ...


Grading transparency in local government

By The Daily Sentinel

Every year in March the American Society of Newspaper Editors promotes Sunshine Week, reminding everyone that government business is supposed to be conducted in the open. Laws that require governmental entities and public officials to be ...


No time to delay action on ozone

By Guest Columnist

By Charles Kerr Never underestimate the power of half-truths to thwart good judgment. Last Wednesday’s Sentinel editorial recommending that the EPA delay implementation of its 70 parts per billion ozone standard presented only the ...


Printed Letters: March 20, 2016

By Staff

Science, not opinion, should drive climate-change debate Thanks to Dennis Webb for doing some research and writing about the climate. It needs to be observed from a scientific, not opinionated point of view, which seems to dominate most ...


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