Editorials

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Study suggests we take a competitive posture

By The Daily Sentinel

The Grand Valley lacks a cohesive approach to economic development, resulting in “random acts of marketing” with unclear and inconsistent messaging. That’s one conclusion of a marketing and branding study commissioned by the ...


Forget origins, new health model is a win

By The Daily Sentinel

It would be easy to view Monument Health as the latest volley in a war between Community Hospital and St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center for market share. Indeed, it looks as though Monument Health was created as a reaction to Community ...


Faith in the judiciary hinges on credibility

By The Daily Sentinel

During his confirmation hearings to become chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John Roberts alluded to the “bedrock principle of legitimacy” that underpins the American court system. “Any authority to interpret the law, ...


City Council skirts 
Open Meetings Law

By The Daily Sentinel

Something is seriously amiss at City Hall when the city’s top administrator quits and pockets $127,000 on his way out the door and the public has no idea why. Severance packages are routinely negotiated when a public body’s ...


Hautzinger’s new job a win for West Slope

By The Daily Sentinel

The opportunity for Pete Hautzinger to remain a prosecutor on the Western Slope was too good to pass up, so he recently agreed to step down from his elected position as the 21st Judicial District Attorney to become the Grand Junction branch ...


Panhandling ordinance doesn’t fix the problem

By The Daily Sentinel

Maybe it’s time to go back the drawing board on the homeless panhandling issue. The American Civil Liberties Union has a pretty good track record of pointing out how city ordinances aimed at curbing this annoying behavior violate the ...


It’s time to take down the Confederate flag

By The Daily Sentinel

There are reasons — both procedural and practical — why the Confederate battle flag continued to sit atop its own flagpole even as the U.S. flag was lowered to half-staff over the South Carolina capitol in the wake of ...


Your input on D51’s new direction matters

By The Daily Sentinel

Performance-based learning is “not for sissies,” a high school English “learning facilitiator” warned District 51 teachers when they visited the Lindsay, California school district last month. That was one of many ...


Mystery woman to join Hamilton on $10 bill

By The Daily Sentinel

The U.S. Treasury is redesigning the $10 bill and plans to include the portrait of a woman who is “a champion for our inclusive democracy.” The idea of recognizing women’s contributions to U.S. history has been gaining ...


City takes first step toward broadband

By The Daily Sentinel

The Fort Collins Coloradoan recently advocated for the community to sidestep the 2005 state law that bans municipalities from starting their own telecommuncations service. Grand Junction has already taken that step, although city officials ...


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