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Wildfire prompts evacuation in SE Colorado

By The AP

CAMPO — A wildfire burning near Las Animas grew to about 11 square miles today, leading authorities to call for some home evacuations in Hasty along U.S. Highway 50. The blaze is one of three that started Saturday in southeastern ...

Colo. budget puts cancer screenings at risk

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado’s looming budget cuts threaten more than schools and state jobs. They also could put lives at risk. The spending plan pending in the state Senate cuts free cancer screenings for some residents. Lawmakers may also ...

Crews to begin leaving N. Colo. wildfire

By The AP

FORT COLLINS — A wildfire west of Fort Collins is now 90 percent contained. Fire managers there say some of the 376 firefighters at the scene could start heading home later today.  ...

Civil War still affects our lives, 150 years after it began

By Bob Silbernagel

When Confederate artillery forces shelled United States Army troops at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor on April 12, 1861, thus initiating the Civil War, my great grandfather, John Jacob Silbernagel, was 19 years old and living in or near ...

New facilities will house improved police department

By Denny Herzog

If things go according to plan, in a little more than a year Grand Junction’s finest will no longer have to work in a facility that’s not nearly as nice as the jail to which they send the city’s criminals. That’s not ...

Prosser Kloppenburg

Ballot-box justices

By The Daily Sentinel

Periodically, someone in Colorado gets frustrated with our judicial system and concludes that the way we select judges and justices in this state is the problem. Inevitably, they begin clamoring for the direct election of judges. We hope ...

Eighteenth birthdays arrived unbearably soon for twin sons

By {screen_name}

Dear Sean and Paul, When I wrote the first of these letters 18 years ago (give or take a week here or there,) I didn’t exactly anticipate that this day would arrive. I have commented on more than a few occasions that its arrival was ...

Back from the brink

By The Daily Sentinel

The old adage that you never want to see sausage being made or your legislature at work was never more true than last week, when members of both parties battled until literally the eleventh hour Friday night before reaching agreement on a ...

Printed letters, March 10, 2011

By Staff

The Daily Sentinel’s April 3 editorial, “Consistency-challenged National Park Service,” is the fourth editorial in the last three months regarding the local organizing committee’s attempt to stage the 2012 USA Pro ...


Silt teacher touches heart and mind of former pupil

By Paul Shockley

Over 27 years in public education, Silt elementary teacher Sheila Allen said she often wondered what difference she made in the lives of her students. A former student, fourth-grader Donovan Hill, reminded her. Allen, who will retire this ...

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