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Rural lawmakers may get pay raise

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado House approved a 22 percent raise in per diem pay for rural lawmakers last week, including the increase in a routine bill that normally gets little attention. The increase is one of several annual spending bills, this one for the ...

Panel rejects local regulation of drilling

By Charles Ashby

A week after a Senate committee killed a bill to bar local governments from approving their own oil and gas regulations, a House panel Monday killed a measure that would have given local governments more authority over the drilling ...

200 respond to survey about schools’ budget

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School District 51 has received nearly 200 responses since it posted a 2012–13 budget survey Wednesday on its website. The survey will be available online through March 30 at Results will be reported to the District 51 ...

Getting It Right, Feb. 21, 2012

By Staff

The Energy Forum & Expo official program, a Sunday insert produced by The Daily Sentinel’s advertising department, included an incorrect phone number for the event organizer. The correct number is 970-216-8657. ■ The photo of ...

Encana: Piceance wells still profitable

By Dennis Webb

Price-driven plans by Encana Corp. to cut overall natural gas development should not dramatically impact local drilling levels, a spokesman for the Canadian-based company’s U.S. subsidiary said Monday.  Doug Hock, with Encana Oil ...

Senator delivers noteworthy, quoteworthy quips

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Wyoming Republican Alan Simpson served three terms in the U.S. Senate, earning a reputation for speaking directly and colorfully. Here’s a selection of comments he made during several stops in and around Colorado Mesa University on ...


Senator: People want truth

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Americans are growing closer to dealing with the nation’s debt and the host of problems that it portends, former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., told nearly 500 people Monday at Colorado Mesa University. “People are thirsting for ...


Simpson tells youthful crowd they’re getting stuck with bill

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Eighty-year-old Alan Simpson looked 20-somethings and their younger college brethren in the eye Monday, and gave them the facts as unvarnished as he could. “You are the stickees,” Simpson said, “and we are the ...

Palisade going back to basics for playoffs

By Nick Walter

Palisade’s hope, as the big-school basketball state tournaments begin this week, is that through a recent rash of losses, it can resurrect The Streak. One more of those, and a run through the Class 4A boys state tournament is possible, ...

Hotchkiss girls top Cedaredge

By Staff

Jennifer Celis and Erin Jones had 11 points apiece as the host Hotchkiss girls basketball team defeated Cedaredge 54-39 Monday in a Class 3A Western Slope District Tournament pigtail game. Hotchkiss (7-11) advanced to play at Rifle in a first ...

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