Editorials

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The time is right to rename North Ave.

By The Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction City Council should rename North Avenue. Councilors shouldn’t put it on the ballot. They should just rename it University Boulevard as soon as possible, call it progress, and get on with the changes. This idea has ...


It’s time to move past No Child Left Behind

By The Daily Sentinel

No Child Left Behind was an ambitious law when Congress passed it in 2002. But 13 years later, an entire generation of school children has cycled through an era of escalating standardized testing with little to show for it. The idea was to ...


Incumbents should aid COGCC rulemaking

By The Daily Sentinel

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is coming to the Western Slope next week to hear from local governments and interested parties about how it should carry out recommendations made by Gov. John Hickenlooper’s Oil and Gas ...


Airport authority’s 
inaction is puzzling

By The Daily Sentinel

Eager to remove the specter of criminal prosecution from a federal fraud investigation of Grand Junction Regional Airport, the airport board last year instituted several changes to tighten internal controls and improve oversight and ...


De Beque: Whose loss is whose gain?

By The Daily Sentinel

De Beque municipal leaders must be thanking their lucky stars that voters in Fruita and Palisade passed on opportunities to establish retail marijuana sales. As a result, De Beque has emerged as the first/last chance to buy pot legally in ...


Just go away

By The Daily Sentinel

The man convicted of mass murder Thursday for killing 12 people in an Aurora movie theater nearly three years ago will die in prison. The only question is whether he’ll die of natural causes. Frankly, we don’t care if he receives ...


Here’s to the fair

By The Daily Sentinel

If the Mesa County Fair consisted of nothing more than the Junior Livestock Sale, it would still be a worthy endeavor. But it’s much more than that and the Mesa County Fair Board deserves credit for providing excellent value for a ...


Venture capitalists unveil winning idea

By The Daily Sentinel

Representatives of a Denver-based venture capital fund are making the rounds, telling communities and business-development entities around the state they have millions to invest in promising Colorado companies — especially those located ...


The PERA question

By The Daily Sentinel

Monday was a big day for supporters of the state’s largest public employee pension system. State auditors, for a second year running, gave the $45 billion fund a clean bill of health, and an independent study called the pension’s ...


Finally, some answers?

By The Daily Sentinel

The single-engine jet that clipped power lines and endangered lives in DeBeque Canyon on May 28 was put on a flatbed trailer headed east on Interstate 70 last week. So, at long last, the story ends. Clearly, the authorities have inspected the ...


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