Editorials

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Coffman to the rescue

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s hard to imagine Gov. John Hickenlooper equivocating on the direction of an important case regarding oil and gas regulation in the state if recent deadly explosions near Firestone and Mead hadn’t scrambled conventional thinking ...


Monument review gives park status new urgency

By The Daily Sentinel

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met President Donald Trump’s 45-day deadline to produce an interim report on Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument with no final plan to accompany his initial recommendations. Zinke informed the ...


Why ‘buy local’ should matter to Mesa County

By The Daily Sentinel

There’s no question that the Grand Valley is in a better position today to recruit primary jobs than it was just a few years ago, thanks to a series of developments stemming from greater buy-in to economic development theory. Business ...


Rec center organizers have earned their shot

By The Daily Sentinel

We have to hand it to the dogged citizens who want to see a community/recreation center built in Grand Junction. They threw their support behind a proposal for a quarter-cent sales tax hike to fund construction of a downtown event center. The ...


A step too far

By The Daily Sentinel

Two local government watchdogs are undoubtedly disappointed that affidavits they filed with the District Attorney’s office alleging malfeasance and noncompliance with budget disclosures did not lead to a court examination of whether Mesa ...


PERA board runs into reality check

By The Daily Sentinel

The state’s largest public employee pension system is considering changes — or at least acknowledging that changes may be necessary — to shore up its long-term solvency. That’s a departure from the steady drumbeat of ...


Good vibrations

By The Daily Sentinel

Two recent stories struck us for their feel-good quality. The first was a brief ceremony at a recent Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting recognizing a pair of young hunters from Grand Junction who took part in the first two Justin ...


Open government in Colorado gets a win

By The Daily Sentinel

Back in the fall of 2015, Colorado received an “F” for public access to information from a group that scores state governments on a range of metrics to gauge their overall transparency and accountability. Public access to ...


The elephant on Main

By The Daily Sentinel

The most interesting thing about Thursday’s front-page story detailing efforts to boost downtown Grand Junction’s image is the way officials tiptoed around the uncomfortable topic of vagrancy. Not that we blame them. It’s ...


A tragic loss

By The Daily Sentinel

U.S. Navy SEALs take their name from the environments in which they operate: sea, air and land. Becoming a SEAL means completing one of the most mentally challenging and physically demanding training programs in the world. In doing so, ...


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