Editorials

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Consumers deserve 
a voice in rate cases

By The Daily Sentinel

If the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to reduce carbon pollution from the nation’s coal-fired power plants survives a legal challenge, some Colorado Senate members want a say in how the state goes about reducing ...


The chance to be 
a difference-maker

By The Daily Sentinel

Lauren Mueller’s story is a powerful example of the difference a solitary person can make in the life of an abused or neglected child. Were it not for Mueller’s Court Appointed Special Advocate, she might have been another ...


Why an events center is a good idea for city

By The Daily Sentinel

The timing to launch a discussion about whether the city should build an events center couldn’t be better. For one thing, city voters just rejected a $25 million proposal to build a western beltway, thus teeing up the question: If not ...


Montrose hospital fight a blight on community

By The Daily Sentinel

About a year ago, then Montrose County Manager Rick Eckert cited a “poisonous” political atmosphere as the basis for his resignation. The battle for control of Montrose Memorial Hospital suggests things haven’t improved. The ...


BLM’s plan a study in multiple uses of land

By The Daily Sentinel

Managing roughly 1 million acres of public land would be a sizeable challenge in itself. But the Bureau of Land Management’s Grand Junction Field Office has the additional pressure of managing an area that’s highly popular for its ...


Hedging bets

By The Daily Sentinel

What does Royal Dutch Shell’s $70 billion acquisition of BG Group have in common with drought conditions in California? For one thing, western Colorado stands to be impacted by the implications of both. The seemingly unrelated issues ...


Vote on beltway offers lessons to city officials

By The Daily Sentinel

Congratulations to Chris Kennedy and Rick Taggart for winning seats on the Grand Junction City Council. We would be remiss in not thanking their opponents, Dennis Simpson and Kim Kerk, for offering voters a choice in those races. Three other ...


A generous donation

By The Daily Sentinel

This week’s feel-good story is a $1 million gift to St. Mary’s Hospital from an anonymous donor. Actually, the hospital knows who he is. He’s anonymous to the rest of us because ... well, we don’t know why, exactly. ...


Skepticism matters

By The Daily Sentinel

Rolling Stone’s full retraction of a story about a purported gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house reflects two failures. The more obvious one is that Rolling Stone didn’t follow the most basic rule of journalism, ...


Reduce testing, but keep accountability

By The Daily Sentinel

To understand how contentious the public school testing environment has become in this state, we need to look no further than our own school board. Last month, the only two members of District 51’s board with children still in school ...


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