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Deputy gave his life for this community

By The Daily Sentinel

They celebrated in Denver Tuesday. An estimated 1 million orange-clad Broncos fans lined a downtown parade route for a Super Bowl victory celebration. The governor was there. But one of his cabinet members — Stan Hilkey, executive ...


It’s too easy to amend the state Constitution

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado is currently one of 18 states where citizens can bypass the legislature and place proposed constitutional amendments directly on the ballot. That’s an important right because it gives citizens direct access to the lawmaking ...


The Broncos Bowl

By The Daily Sentinel

Broncos fans have a lot to be thankful for today. First and foremost, having your team in the Big Game means you have the distraction of the game itself from all the ridiculous commercialism and peripheral nonsense that surrounds ...


The fourth wall
 of the Fourth Estate

By The Daily Sentinel

Covering the courts is an important task for newspapers, but it can also put them in an awkward position. The judiciary is one of the three branches of government, so court coverage factors into the watchdog function of the media. We have an ...


Montrose board has a big trust problem

By The Daily Sentinel

The Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association has an embarrassing scandal on its hands. A recent ruling in a workers compensation case to determine a former employee’s claim for disability benefits revealed some atrocious behavior ...


Airport manager search too important to ignore

By The Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction Regional Airport, along with Colorado Mesa University and St. Mary’s Hospital, is considered one of our strongest community assets. But that asset is deteriorating under questionable management. Where CMU and the ...


The museum question

By The Daily Sentinel

Scott McInnis appears to be the designated ramrod among Mesa County commissioners for pushing the museum board toward a more sustainable financial position. “Somebody’s got to light the fuse,” McInnis said — an ...


Welcome changes in federal court cases

By The Daily Sentinel

If the state keeps adding 100,000 new residents every year, Colorado’s U.S. District Court may very well need to add two Article III judges. Colorado’s congressional delegation supports more federal judgeships in the state, but if ...


Palisade should take the plunge on trails

By The Daily Sentinel

Town of Palisade trustees are taking a careful approach before committing to a proposal to allow a single-track mountain biking trail to be built in the town’s watershed. Given the level of opposition, that’s a prudent choice. ...


No place for guns

By The Daily Sentinel

Local resistance to federal land control is nothing new as we’ve learned through countless protests since the “Sagebrush Rebellion” of the 1970s and 80s galvanized long-simmering tensions over public land use. But some of ...


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