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Printed letters, Feb. 20, 2011

By Staff

Education reform can’t involve more budget cuts Superintendent Steve Schultz’ comments in the Feb. 13 edition of The Daily Sentinel tell us nothing we don’t know already. What he didn’t cover is the fact that the ...

Respecting the power of place at Colorado National Monument

By Guest Columnist

By Joan Anzelmo A century ago, Colorado National Monument joined the elite group of America’s very first national parks when it was established as the 25th unit of the United States National Park System. Indigenous peoples had long ...

John Otto would have embraced Quiznos Pro Challenge bike race

By Denny Herzog

Sen. Mark Udall and Gov. John Hickenlooper have what might charitably be called full plates. The senator has, among other pressing issues, an out-of-control federal budget to deal with. The governor has to find solutions for a state heading ...

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Library use up, but revenue reductions on horizon

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Lugging around an armful of children’s books and DVDs, Jolene Osorio couldn’t help but be impressed by her first visit to the Mesa County central library. A play area for kids whose attention span may not last the duration of the ...

State jobs, K-12 are sore points in budget

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The bombshell amid the hoopla over Gov. John Hickenlooper’s proposed budget cuts — slashing funding for public schools by $375 million — may fizzle in the hands of lawmakers. At least, it will for those who ...

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Administration, board split over library system expansion

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Since the failure of tax increases to build a new Mesa County central library in 2003 and 2004, library officials shifted their attention — and taxpayer dollars — to enhancing the branches. The Clifton branch was moved to a larger ...

Nucla’s Sickels rallies to win 2A title

By Pat Rooney

DENVER — Nucla’s Tray Sickels won the Class 2A 140-pound state title Saturday night at the Pepsi Center when he pinned previously undefeated Buddy Watson of Wiggins in 2:47. Sickels, a sophomore, trailed Watson 7-2 in the second ...

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Agony: Hoffschneider loses in title match for 2nd straight year

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DENVER — Jessie Hoffschneider waited a year for his chance at redemption. The Grand Junction High School junior now will have to wait one more year. Alonso Wong of Mountain Range rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Hoffschneider 5-2 ...

Ecstasy: Olathe’s Shank finishes mission of winning state title

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DENVER — Zach Shank never let up. The Olathe High School junior didn’t let up training in the offseason. He didn’t let up in practice and he didn’t let up during the season. Shank didn’t give his opponents an ...

State crown caps season for Delta’s Patton

By Pat Rooney

DENVER — A lingering injury from the football season forced Michael Patton to the sideline during last year’s wrestling season. At the outset of this season, Patton remained hesitant on whether he would ever return to the mat. ...

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