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A courageous vote

By The Daily Sentinel

Now that the Grand Junction City Council has approved a new name for North Avenue, we hope the naysayers will embrace the spirit behind the change. Much of the opposition centered on the importance of maintaining tradition. North Avenue ...


Let’s not overlook impact of the arts

By The Daily Sentinel

For fans of Los Lobos, the multiple Grammy winners and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees from East L.A., Monday’s concert at the new amphitheater in Las Colonias Park was a “pinch me” experience. Ticket prices — ...


Trump and China

By The Daily Sentinel

The hallmark of the Trump presidency so far is that no single White House development stays in the public eye for long because there’s always a new crisis emerging that sweeps away yesterday’s headlines. Unrest in Charlottesville ...


If you want to tweet, you can’t delete

By The Daily Sentinel

A federal court ruling may change how state Sen. Ray Scott goes about interacting with — or avoiding criticism from — his constituents. At least it should. The ruling emanates from an important question that is becoming more ...


No good deed 
goes unpunished

By The Daily Sentinel

St. Mary’s Hospital and Mesa County commissioners are at loggerheads over the county’s role in supporting a nonprofit that provides a critical public service. The controversy stems from the county-owned building at 551 Chipeta ...


Help for coal country addresses tough truth

By The Daily Sentinel

The future of coal remains murky, if not downright grim, despite an uptick in production in Colorado under the Trump administration, which has rolled back Obama-era regulations the industry considered excessively burdensome. President Trump ...


Jarvis site setback needs perspective

By The Daily Sentinel

Let’s not make too much of the unfortunate developments that threaten to derail a coveted business’s once-enthusiastic plan to relocate along the riverfront. The city of Grand Junction appears to be doing everything in its power ...


The penalty for failure

By The Daily Sentinel

Science says hydraulic fracturing is safe when done properly. Science says wildfires are essential to restoring the ecological health of forests. Science says human activity is increasing global temperatures, leading to potentially ...


Get thee to a dentist

By The Daily Sentinel

An apple day may not keep the doctor away if taking a bite out of that apple results in bleeding gums. Connections between oral health and overall health “are quite staggering,” says Helen Drexler, the chief executive officer for ...


Cat drowning points to bigger problem

By The Daily Sentinel

The fact that an admitted cat killer has supporters speaks to the divisive nature of cats in general. From a purely sociological perspective, cats seem to fall somewhere between vermin and dogs on the sanctity-of-life scale. We freely kill ...


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