Editorials

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Hedging our bets 
on carbon emissions

By The Daily Sentinel

You don’t have to be an “environmentalist wacko” to have a deep regard for the only home we have — Earth. Western Colorado is home to many people who self-identify with the term “steward of the land.” ...


Make it harder to amend Constitution

By The Daily Sentinel

The Colorado Constitution was amended in 1910 to add the initiative process, which lets citizens sponsor proposed new state laws or proposed amendments to the state Constitution, and submit them to a vote of the public. In theory, this makes ...


Impartial fracking study a good idea

By The Daily Sentinel

To date, no independent research study indicates that hydraulic fracturing, done properly, presents a threat to the environment or human health. However, the debate over “settled” science underscores the false promise of ...


Student Success Act needs 
full transparency provision

By The Daily Sentinel

After voters in last fall’s election rejected a hike in the state’s income tax to fund public schools, the Legislature faced a stiff challenge: how to make up for cuts totaling nearly $1 billion during the recession and also pay ...


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 ...


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