Editorials

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Next-level thinking

By The Daily Sentinel

Grand Junction city staffers are developing ballot language asking voters to allow the city to fund a $60 million project for a revamped downtown convention center and a new adjoining event center that could host sporting events and ...


‘Faithless’ electors subvert the system

By The Daily Sentinel

Hillary Clinton earned the most votes in Colorado in last month’s presidential election, so why are two Colorado members of the Electoral College suing for the right to vote for anyone else — especially if they’re opposed to ...


Elephant in the stream

By The Daily Sentinel

If the state water plan was supposed to usher in a new era of cooperation among the state’s numerous stakeholders, it hasn’t lived up to the expectation. Squabbling between the Front Range and the Western Slope, civil though it ...


Is a tax hike for 911 dispatch the answer?

By The Daily Sentinel

Emergency services, like a 911 center equipped to handle calls or texts from cell phones, aren’t a luxury. Adequate response times from emergency first responders are among the most basic expectations of any taxpayer. Protection of its ...


Trail etiquette

By The Daily Sentinel

Mountain bike trail “vandals” come in a variety of hues — from clueless to misguided to malicious. Some are bent on interfering with the lawful enjoyment of public trails, setting up booby traps or obstacles to potentially ...


Retention matters

By The Daily Sentinel

The economic fortunes of this community over the next 10 years may be most affected, not by anything occurring in Trump Tower or Washington D.C., but by a bit of news buried inside Thursday’s Sentinel. The news that significantly more ...


Wait just got longer

By The Daily Sentinel

The budget the Mesa County commissioners are scheduled to approve next week likely includes $1.2 million in new spending for the Sheriff’s Office and about $300,000 more for the Mesa County District Attorney’s Office. The needs ...


Riverfront Trail just keeps getting better

By The Daily Sentinel

Even in a somewhat incomplete state, the Riverfront Trail is a well-used and valuable community asset serving three separate communities. Hopefully, someday it will connect them all seamlessly. Thankfully — and this is the season to ...


The future of coal?

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s way too soon to declare whether a proposed coal gasification plant at the site of an idled mine near Paonia is a good idea, but it’s certainly intriguing. Bowie Resources LLC hasn’t lobbied for approval or initiated a ...


Energy synergy

By The Daily Sentinel

Kudos to the Garfield County commissioners for taking a forward-looking approach to solid waste management that will benefit both energy companies and the public should energy production in the region ramp up again. No one knows when that ...


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