Editorials

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A federal shield law is a good idea

By The Daily Sentinel

Like most newspapers, we are strong advocates for shield laws that provide some protections for journalists who play a critical role in American-style democracy: to inform so the people can self-govern. Pushing for these protections is not a ...


Officer’s hiring raises troubling questions

By The Daily Sentinel

The family of a Redlands man who was killed by a Colorado State Patrol trooper is upset that one of the officers charged in connection with the fatal shooting has reportedly been hired as a police officer in the Denver area. We share the ...


Court issues blow against fracking bans

By The Daily Sentinel

A state district judge’s ruling could spell the end of hydraulic fracturing bans in Colorado. On Thursday, Judge D.D. Mallard struck down Longmont’s ban on fracking, which voters approved in 2012. Mallard stayed her decision ...


Trouble below the surface

By The Daily Sentinel

Gov. John Hickenlooper wants a state water plan in place by next year that addresses the anticipated gap between statewide supply and demand. As a result, roundtables for each of Colorado’s nine river basins are developing their own ...


Bowlen’s long goodbye

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s not unusual for National Football League owners to achieve celebrity status. After all, many are the face of the franchise. Daniel Snyder, Jerry Jones and the late Al Davis are examples of household names. Pat Bowlen probably ...


A reasonable policy

By The Daily Sentinel

Mesa County is expected to charge $30 an hour to process requests for open records, the maximum rate allowable under state law. By statute, government entities can charge “a reasonable fee that is intended to cover actual costs.” ...


Drilling in wildlife area doesn’t help the cause

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado’s well-publicized ballot proposals to restrict oil and gas development and give communities more authority to regulate drilling stem largely from the fact that landowners in the Centennial State don’t necessarily own the ...


Best of a bad situation

By The Daily Sentinel

Nine people on Monday decided who the next Mesa County sheriff is likely to be. Depending on your point of view, this is either an erosion of electoral equity or the best possible outcome following a confluence of unfortunate and somewhat ...


CMU a strong spoke 
in our wheel of fortune

By The Daily Sentinel

With most of its student population elsewhere for the summer break, Colorado Mesa University is undergoing another round of construction that will alter, yet again, the face of the campus. Students who graduated just three or four years ago ...


Roan Plateau settlement has win-win potential

By The Daily Sentinel

The Roan Plateau was destined to be a battleground. Not only is it home to wilderness-quality backcountry, featuring eagles, deer, elk, black bear, cutthroat trout and rare plants, it’s sitting on top of a sizable gas field. In the ...


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