Editorials

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We need a solution for school financing woes

By The Daily Sentinel

There’s a lot of helpless hand-wringing going on among Mesa County Valley School District 51 board members and administrators over the consequences of more state-mandated testing. We’re not unsympathetic. The Legislature has ...


Election? Only one poll matters today

By The Daily Sentinel

Late October provides a fleeting moment when America’s four major sports overlap. This week alone one could watch the World Series, the Broncos, the Avalanche and, with the NBA season tipping off Tuesday, the Nuggets. Just in time, too. ...


Palisade ballot tussle mostly just bad blood

By The Daily Sentinel

No sooner had we defended the state’s new all-mail ballot system — and explained why fears of potential voter fraud have been hysterically overblown — than a kerfuffle broke out between Secretary of State Scott Gessler and ...


Vote early, vote often

By Staff

It is the season to talk about voter fraud, apparently. It’s especially true right now because of Colorado’s new election law, one that allows for same-day voter registrations and all mail-in ballots. That is a recipe, naysayers ...


Regulatory overkill?

By The Daily Sentinel

A federal regulatory agency hit the former operators of a Ouray County silver mine with a fine in excess of $1 million after finding that the deaths of two miners last fall were “entirely preventable.” Federal mine inspectors say ...


Transparency issues hamper task force

By The Daily Sentinel

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez and state Rep. Ray Scott are planting seeds of doubt about the objectivity and transparency of the task force appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper to consider whether state control of oil and gas ...


Brand Junction

By The Daily Sentinel

Jobs. Unemployment. Workforce readiness. Manufacturing. Enterprise zones. Incentives. Living wages. Tax breaks. Candidates for state and local office have touched upon each of these issues as they’ve presented their visions for economic ...


Election briefing: Who we endorsed

By The Daily Sentinel

Ballots have been hitting mailboxes since Tuesday and campaigns are in high gear ahead of the final two-week stretch to Election Day. Here’s a summary of the candidates we’ve endorsed for public office. U.S. SENATE We endorsed ...


A game changer

By The Daily Sentinel

Less than a decade ago, if you wanted to watch a movie at home on a Friday night, you went to a bricks-and-mortar Blockbuster store and perused actual DVDs on actual shelves. Seems quaint now. Blockbuster became a dying brand thanks to a ...


Ebola no longer just an African problem

By The Daily Sentinel

The Ebola outbreak killed approximately 4,000 people in west Africa before a Liberian man exhibiting symptoms of the virus was admitted to a Dallas hospital on Sept. 28. Ten days later, when Thomas Eric Duncan became the first person to die ...


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