Editorials

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Congrats on a solid public-sector career

By The Daily Sentinel

Bernie Buescher’s fish-out-of-water political narrative is full of narrow losses. One wonders how things might have played out had he applied the political calculus of a party switch early on in his career as an elected ...


President needs to lead in Ferguson

By The Daily Sentinel

Why isn’t President Barack Obama on the front lines in Ferguson, Mo? It’s a question pundits have raised in the wake of sustained clashes between police and protesters (and opportunistic looters) over the fatal shooting of an ...


Dairy is a bummer, but news not all bad

By The Daily Sentinel

The closing of Graff Dairy in Grand Junction is disappointing on two levels. First and foremost it was one of those small businesses that could be called an institution. It didn’t just offer a superior product (ice cream), it provided a ...


Militarizing police 
is a slippery slope

By The Daily Sentinel

What lessons does Ferguson hold for us? There’s no reason to believe that racial tensions could ever boil over in such extreme fashion in Grand Junction. We’re not sitting on a powder keg of pent-up hostilities that built up over ...


How long for answers in the airport probe?

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s been nine months since FBI agents raided offices at the Grand Junction Regional Airport and we still don’t know why. No charges have been filed. No arrests have been made. No one has been indicted. The federal warrant that ...


The Robin Williams effect

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado launched its first-ever statewide mental health hotline Tuesday, the day after Robin Williams made headlines by taking his own life. A mere coincidence, of course, as the hotline has been in the works for some time. It was part of ...


No walk in the park

By The Daily Sentinel

Naggy McGee’s is closing. Crossroads Liquors announced it was closing its doors last week. Recent visitors to J’s Philly Steaks on the Colorado Mesa University campus were greeted with a “Closed for good” note taped to ...


We should celebrate the freedom to read

By The Daily Sentinel

Great books contain thought-provoking ideas. It’s the marriage of big ideas and wonderful writing that separates literature from pablum. Florid prose will only take an author so far. Because great books are by their very nature ...


A legislative fix could push Roan settlement

By The Daily Sentinel

Bob Beauprez, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, would have stood “shoulder to shoulder” with his opponent had Gov. John Hickenlooper chosen to fight two ballot initiatives aimed at curtailing oil and gas ...


Social networking
 not a private affair

By The Daily Sentinel

Just because Facebook accounts come with a username, a password and privacy controls doesn’t mean they’re impervious to snooping — and we don’t mean by hackers. Judges can compel Facebook users to share what ...


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