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What were the Colorado House GOP members thinking earlier this week when they voted in favor of formally thanking state Rep. Ron Hanks and the people who joined him at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021?

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Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters is going to lose her privilege of serving as the county’s designated election official for the rest of her term. Good.

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The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is considering slashing the price of its annual pass by more than half, which we think is great news for the parks and for all Coloradans.

We’ve seen a deluge of comments and letters regarding the political advertisement that appeared on the front page of Sunday’s Daily Sentinel.

There is a kid sitting in a classroom in Mesa County who is teetering on the edge. One direction starts with skipping school and ends at Mesa County District Court. The other is on to college or a job and a successful life. What if we could step in and guide them in that positive direction b…

Mesa County District Attorney and Colorado Attorney General Offices have taken the next step in the investigation into possible tampering with election equipment and misconduct in office in the Mesa County Clerk’s Office.

The Grand Junction City Council is not in a gambling mood when it comes to who they will award licenses to operate retail marijuana stores in the city, opting for a pure merit-based system.

Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters may soon be back in charge of her Elections Division, albeit her authority somewhat handcuffed, but should she be allowed to?

Less than 10 days into the new year and already we have a flurry of hopeful candidates throwing their hats into various contests to represent the people of Mesa County at the state and federal level.

It’s been a year since the insurrection at the Capitol and the country remains as divided as ever, but we see a ray of hope.

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Central High School’s new logo debuted Tuesday featuring a shield with a capital C over it, which we think is right on when it comes to the sentiment behind it.

In the final days of 2021, Colorado suffered one last tragedy as a wildfire, driven by 100-plus mile-per-hour winds, destroyed nearly 1,000 homes in Superior and Louisville on the Front Range. There are still two people missing.

This last trip around the sun has been pretty bumpy here in Mesa County, but with 2022 on the horizon we think the good has outweighed the bad.

State workers are losing their family and medical leave benefits, after only enjoying them for a single year, and the only person to blame is Gov. Jared Polis.

An end to District 51’s mask mandate for schools experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks is coming in February — which may be perfectly sound policy — but we can’t say because we have no idea how this decision was made. It certainly wasn’t decided, discussed or even announced in a public meeting. Ra…

Like you, we hear the pandemic panic talk du jour: The omicron variant will sweep across the country and overwhelm our medical system.

Every year I am astounded by the holiday light display in downtown Grand Junction. This year they are overwhelming. Thank you for this wonderful treat given to us each year.

Earlier this week we passed the shortest day of the year when the length of the day was just nine hours, 25 minutes and 20 seconds long.

Editor’s Note: The following editorial, among the most famous ever written, appeared in the New York Sun in 1897 and remains appropriate for this holiday season, 124 years later.

The extensive investigative reporting by the Colorado News Collaborative in Tuesday’s edition of The Daily Sentinel regarding Mind Springs Health was quite revealing. And sobering. It paints a picture of a vital organization failing at its mission in the communities it is supposed to serve, …

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Ranchers up in the Plateau Valley are upset with the Ute Water Conservancy District for the way it has been buying water rights and managing its ranch land. While we understand their concerns and believe Ute should address them, we need to all be working together on this issue because we hav…

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The move of the Bureau of Land Management headquarters back to Washington, D.C., from Grand Junction still stings, but it may not be as big of a blow to the community as we originally feared with the Biden administration announcing plans for 36 jobs here at the newly created western headquarters.

The new District 51 Board of Education is off to a rocky start with a harebrained scheme to retain a new law firm located on the Front Range to represent the district in a move that, if not a technical violation of Colorado open meetings laws, is certainly a violation of the spirit of the law.

Earlier this week the Grand Junction City Council heard a presentation from a developer who is proposing a large apartment complex at the site of the blighted City Market building in the heart of downtown Grand Junction. The developer is seeking funding from the city for this project.

Day
Temp
Fri
21°
36°
Fri
36°/21°
Snow showers at times. Lows overnight in the low 20s.

Chance of Rain: 32%

Sunrise: 07:28:32 AM

Sunset: 05:22:22 PM

Humidity: 87%

Wind: E @ 5 mph

UV Index: 0 Low

Friday Night

Flurries and a few snow showers throughout the night. Low 21F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 30%.

Sat
19°
40°
Sat
40°/19°
Sunshine. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the upper teens.

Chance of Rain: 6%

Sunrise: 07:27:56 AM

Sunset: 05:23:30 PM

Humidity: 69%

Wind: ENE @ 6 mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Saturday Night

Clear skies. Low 19F. Winds light and variable.

Sun
20°
39°
Sun
39°/20°
Mainly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the low 20s.

Chance of Rain: 5%

Sunrise: 07:27:19 AM

Sunset: 05:24:38 PM

Humidity: 65%

Wind: ENE @ 6 mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Sunday Night

Clear skies. Low near 20F. Winds light and variable.

Mon
20°
40°
Mon
40°/20°
More sun than clouds. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the low 20s.

Chance of Rain: 5%

Sunrise: 07:26:39 AM

Sunset: 05:25:47 PM

Humidity: 67%

Wind: NE @ 5 mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Monday Night

A few clouds. Low near 20F. Winds light and variable.

Tue
16°
39°
Tue
39°/16°
Sunny. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the mid teens.

Chance of Rain: 4%

Sunrise: 07:25:58 AM

Sunset: 05:26:56 PM

Humidity: 65%

Wind: NNE @ 5 mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Tuesday Night

Clear. Low 16F. Winds light and variable.

Wed
17°
38°
Wed
38°/17°
Plenty of sun. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the upper teens.

Chance of Rain: 2%

Sunrise: 07:25:15 AM

Sunset: 05:28:06 PM

Humidity: 58%

Wind: NE @ 5 mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Wednesday Night

Clear skies. Low 17F. Winds light and variable.

Thu
17°
39°
Thu
39°/17°
Mainly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the upper teens.

Chance of Rain: 2%

Sunrise: 07:24:30 AM

Sunset: 05:29:16 PM

Humidity: 56%

Wind: NE @ 5 mph

UV Index: 3 Moderate

Thursday Night

A mostly clear sky. Low 17F. Winds light and variable.

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