Editorials

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Museums are doing some soul searching

By The Daily Sentinel

When the Sentinel’s editorial board meets with any kind of organization — whether it’s a nonprofit, a government agency or a citizens advocacy group — we’re usually the ones asking the questions. Supporters of ...


University Boulevard

By The Daily Sentinel

Progress, it seems, is rarely quick and never easy. Two years ago this month, we implored Grand Junction City Council members to change North Avenue to University Boulevard, citing a competitive location assessment that stressed the ...


Marijuana taxes aren’t a panacea for schools

By The Daily Sentinel

Taxes from recreational marijuana sales have contributed nothing — as in zero dollars — in direct support for Mesa County Valley District 51 schools. Even if there were 10 pot shops operating in Grand Junction, that figure ...


Economic Development 101

By The Daily Sentinel

Why on God’s green earth would a community provide economic development incentives to a company already located in the community? Doesn’t the community then have to provide incentives to all similar companies? If we don’t ...


GJT an option to DIA?

By The Daily Sentinel

Grand Junction Regional Airport has two direct connections now to Los Angeles International Airport to accompany the flights it now sends to Dallas, Denver, Phoenix and Salt Lake City, but most agree that the airport remains woefully ...


Colorado acting where U.S. won’t on climate change

By The Daily Sentinel

An executive order issued by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper serves as a reminder that it’s not just the United States against the world these days when it comes to the issue of climate change. It’s also the United States against ...


Proposal before DDA deserves serious look

By The Daily Sentinel

The Downtown Development Authority is considering a proposal to make two plots of prime real estate available to a developer to build townhomes and apartments. We think it’s a good idea, primarily because the development company brings ...


Don’t be a dupe

By The Daily Sentinel

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach thinks you are an easy dupe, as former Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler once did. Kobach, who is serving as vice chairman of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, is trying ...


It’s about time BLM fixed permit delays

By The Daily Sentinel

Count us among those who consider Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s order to speed up approval of permits to drill for oil and natural gas on public land to be a good thing. Leave it to Zinke to embrace an antagonistic stance by ...


Colorado’s coup

By The Daily Sentinel

The Outdoor Retailer trade shows and their $45 million annual economic impact are heading to Denver, instantly giving Colorado a brand identity synonymous with playing outside. Outdoor recreation was already a big deal in Colorado — ...


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