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Open primaries would be like open huddles

By Rick Wagner

Participatory government is a messy thing, but one of the few things that is messier is non-participatory government, or statism. With primary season starting up in earnest, that messy process elicits a lot of observations on how it could be ...


Xcel rate hike zapped by PUC

By The Daily Sentinel

Faced with opposition from consumer advocates, businesses and its own staff over Xcel Energy’s proposed $100 million interim electric rate increase, it’s not a great surprise that the Colorado Public Utilities Commission rejected ...


A ‘Western’ battle

By The Daily Sentinel

The name fight at the higher-ed corral is heating up again because Western State College in Gunnison seems intent on choosing a new name over the objections of Colorado Mesa University. Western State President Jay Helman largely dismissed the ...


Printed letters, January 12, 2012

By Staff

The endless theater of the absurd that is the Republican presidential nomination process reached a new high in New Hampshire. Most of the candidates ganged up on Mitt Romney and accused him of being — gasp! — a capitalist doing ...


District considers clinic contract with Community Hospital

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School District 51 and Community Hospital are a final contract and School Board approval away from a partnership that would create an employee clinic for people insured through the district. The district, which is self-insured, decided to ...


Judge: BLM must explain Roan decision

By Dennis Webb

A federal judge is asking the Bureau of Land Management to better explain why it didn’t consider protecting the top of the Roan Plateau from oil and gas development by requiring that underlying gas instead be reached through directional ...


Western State poll yields five name ideas

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Two former favorites in the list of potential new names for then-Mesa State College have made a short list of possible new titles for Western State College of Colorado. University of Western Colorado and Western Colorado University are among ...


More eligible for uranium compensation

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People who worked at uranium mills in Grand Junction, Maybell, Nucla, Naturita, Rifle, Slick Rock and 10 other locations could be eligible for compensation if they suffer from radiation-related illnesses. The U.S. Department of Labor listed ...


Price falls for home at edge of Black Canyon

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Billed as the “only luxury home inside an American national park, with no peer or comparable,” Casa Barranca is on the block, to a benefactor. Thomas Chapman, who built the 4,754-square-foot house on the lip of the Black Canyon of ...


One injured in fire near Rifle

By Staff

An occupant of a home near Rifle suffered minor injuries in a fire that struck a home near Rifle early Tuesday morning. The Rifle Fire Protection District said it was notified of a fire at 7109 County Road 320 just after 5 a.m. The fire had ...


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