Editorials

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Deeds over dark words

By The Daily Sentinel

By now you’ve most certainly gotten the full range of reactions to President Trump’s inaugural address. Our own view is that it hardly mattered what Trump said. Whether he had gone with soaring rhetoric to heal a divided nation or ...


A welcome first step

By The Daily Sentinel

In reacting to the Grand Junction City Council’s unanimous approval of changes to an ordinance restricting backyard open burning, our first impulse was to question why so many compromises were made. Why not just go for a complete ban? ...


Commuting traitor’s term an unwise move

By The Daily Sentinel

Remember Scooter Libby? He was convicted of misleading Congress over the outing of a covert CIA operative and was branded a traitor by many, but he never spent a day in jail because President George W. Bush commuted his sentence. Libby ...


Pests offer lessons

By The Daily Sentinel

This phylloxera infestation is a major bummer. The bottom line is that this microscopic insect will eventually kill every grapevine in the Grand Valley that isn’t planted with a grafted rootstock. As the Sentinel’s Erin McIntyre ...


Development plans look good downtown

By The Daily Sentinel

We may be getting ahead of ourselves here, but the Downtown Development Authority’s initial steps to turn the former R-5 property and the former White Hall site into mixed-use facilities featuring market-rate housing look ...


Sordid airport story ends with a whimper

By The Daily Sentinel

We now have a missing piece of the puzzle of alleged — never substantiated — malfeasance at the Grand Junction Regional Airport. It was a secret lawsuit filed by two vociferous critics of the airport board and the airport’s ...


And they’re off!

By The Daily Sentinel

On Wednesday, Statehouse leaders set the tone for the upcoming legislative session. Crisanta Duran, the new Democratic speaker of the House, said Democrats will be on high alert for the kind of divisive rhetoric that Donald Trump rode to the ...


Facing our demons

By The Daily Sentinel

Tuesday’s well-attended suicide forum at the Department of Health and Human Services was the latest sign that members of this community are willing to do whatever they can to turn the tide of a troubling trend. There were approximately ...


Change TABOR? Yes

By The Daily Sentinel

For too many Republican lawmakers, the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights is a sacred cow. Few are willing to support any tinkering of the law limiting government growth on fears that doing so leaves them vulnerable to fiscally conservative ...


D51 did best it could given circumstances

By The Daily Sentinel

Yes, parents, we know. Many of us working here at 734 S. 7th St. are parents of elementary school children ourselves. We understand the frustration of piling the kids in the car and creeping over roads coated with black ice only to hear on ...


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