Editorials

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The bruising business of an official state fruit

By The Daily Sentinel

Leave it to a 10-year-old to expose how pernicious the legislative process can be, even when dealing with the most benign subject matter imaginable — peaches. Who doesn’t love a peach? Especially one from Palisade. Nick Babiak, a ...


Printed Letters: April 17, 2014

By Staff

Show manufacturing workers the money to keep them here It was with some amusement that I read Gary Harmon’s article on the Western Colorado Manufacturing Summit. It seems those in attendance have some concerns about the lack of  ...


Are we open for
 business or not?

By The Daily Sentinel

One of the hallmarks of any governing body is the regulatory atmosphere it establishes for business. In some quarters, for example, compliance with costly regulations is said to hamper the natural gas industry, leading drilling companies to ...


Nevada grazing standoff reignites a festering feud

By The Daily Sentinel

Cliven Bundy’s latter-day Sagebrush Rebellion is a treatise on why ranchers and others guided by traditional Western values so frequently question the legitimacy of federal authority on public lands. Throw in a federally protected ...


Your right to know has suffered a blow

By The Daily Sentinel

A Jefferson County district judge has made a mockery of a law that bans secret balloting by local governing bodies. We join newspapers across the state in expressing outrage over the judge’s ruling because of the chilling effect it has ...


Suicide: the dialogue no community wants

By The Daily Sentinel

Suicide. The word is lethal in more ways than one. It kills conversations. The uncomfortable silence that follows is emblematic of the challenge to do something about it. How do you solve a problem no one wants to talk about? If ...


Trails blaze the way to a brighter future

By The Daily Sentinel

What do bike paths, urban trails, parks and green spaces have to do with economic development? Quite a bit, actually. Any urban planner can speak to the positive impact that parks can have on residential real estate prices. Appreciation for ...


What’s really going on in our public schools?

By The Daily Sentinel

Jane White has exposed some troubling revelations at Grand Junction High School in the course of trying to save her job as a math teacher. An administrative law judge’s review of her case has given the public a rare in-the-trenches view ...


The wrong question

By The Daily Sentinel

First things first: We applaud the recent decision of the Grand Junction City Council to absorb $110,000 in development fees for the latest homeless veterans housing project being built by Grand Valley Catholic Outreach. The decision ...


A good week for Sen. Steve King

By The Daily Sentinel

Legislative budget battles are often contentious, and members of the minority party can be at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to obtaining funding for measures they support. So, Sen. Steve King’s initial success on two fronts this ...


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