Editorials

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Fruita takes the right approach to cop-cams

By The Daily Sentinel

The Fruita Police Department is taking a deliberate approach to outfitting its patrol officers with body cameras. This is smart on many levels. Before committing the department to an expensive investment in technology, Police Chief Judy Macy ...


County should back Mesa Land Trust

By The Daily Sentinel

When Mesa County commissioners applied the brakes earlier this month on a Mesa Land Trust request to write a letter of support for a conservation easement on farmland on East Orchard Mesa, they raised the eyebrows of many in this ...


River park long needed

By The Daily Sentinel

Something different is happening along the north bank of the Colorado River in lower downtown Grand Junction. Officials with the city of Grand Junction, Colorado Riverfront Commission and other organizations broke ground this week on phase 1 ...


Serial DUIs demand felony threshold

By The Daily Sentinel

The pages of The Daily Sentinel and other newspapers carry with wearying regularity stories of drunken drivers with multiple offenses wreaking havoc on the lives and property of other people. To underscore the point, as this editorial was ...


Western Slope residents need a federal judge

By The Daily Sentinel

The federal court in Denver has made a long-needed decision to keep cases that begin on the West Slope on the West Slope. It’s a fine step, but it’s just that — a step. What’s needed is a full-time federal judge in ...


North Avenue needs a modern moniker

By The Daily Sentinel

Grand Junction is preparing a grant application to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs seeking $600,000 to complete a planned upgrade of North Avenue. It’s a good step and we support the city’s effort to garner funding for ...


Ray Scott, a team player

By The Daily Sentinel

Sen. Ray Scott is joining Senate leadership in sponsoring a bipartisan bill designed to aid local economies in beleaguered areas of the state. The bill, known as Tax-Free Colorado, has the support of Gov. John Hickenlooper. It’s ...


If you want a parade, step up and take it on

By The Daily Sentinel

Everyone loves a parade. So, when the Downtown Grand Junction Business Improvement District board indicated it would like to give up the responsibility of organizing the annual Independence Day Parade downtown, it probably should have ...


Public officials can do better at transparency

By The Daily Sentinel

Every year in March the American Society of Newspaper Editors promotes Sunshine Week, reminding everyone that government business is supposed to be conducted in the open. Laws that require governmental entities and public officials to be ...


These bills just need to go away

By The Daily Sentinel

The recent hoopla over Dan Thurlow’s first-half voting record in the Legislature collaterally provided some cover for two of the embarrassing measures he helped defeat — the so-called “religious freedom” bills. Also ...


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