Editorials

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Late to the game

By The Daily Sentinel

There’s nothing like the prospect of a new fee to make people sit up and take notice of an unheralded government board — especially one that deals with an issue as mundane as storm water management. Nobody thinks about storm water ...


Keep Colowyo open

By The Daily Sentinel

Today in Golden, the Bureau of Land Management is hosting a listening session on the federal coal program, giving the public the opportunity to weigh in on whether leases and royalty rates give taxpayers a fair return on public resources. If ...


VA’s mural decision shows bad judgment

By The Daily Sentinel

Let’s make a distinction between the South Carolina General Assembly’s sober decision to remove the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse grounds this summer and the ridiculous example of political correctness run amok at the ...


Marillac expansion 
a win for everyone

By The Daily Sentinel

A flood of previously uninsured patients eligible for medical coverage through Medicaid under provisions of the Affordable Care Act is putting a strain on doctor availability in the Grand Valley. Because doctors are compensated for treating ...


Heads need to roll over airport probe

By The Daily Sentinel

With federal prosecutors dropping civil-forfeiture cases stemming from an FBI investigation of fraud at Grand Junction Regional Airport, accountability questions are starting to reverse direction. Demands to know what criminal acts are ...


City should commit to GJ Off-Road race

By The Daily Sentinel

For all the angst Grand Junction city councilors have expressed over severance packages and payouts to former city employees, they should welcome the opportunity to make a solid investment that will deliver a lucrative return to local ...


Coal counties deserve help with transition

By The Daily Sentinel

Because coal is big in Western Colorado — as an abundant resource, a cheap way to generate electricity and a provider of good-paying jobs — President Obama’s initiative to reduce carbon emissions from power plants has more ...


The right time to ask

By The Daily Sentinel

We’re not saying Mesa County Commissioner Scott McInnis is right about the need for a new governing structure for the Grand Valley Drainage District. But he’s certainly right to ask if the current configuration is the best way to ...


Sheepherders in eye of living wage debate

By The Daily Sentinel

Explaining his opposition to a higher minimum wage, state Rep. Dan Thurlow told The Sentinel’s editorial board during his campaign last year that jobs are at risk when companies have to contend with higher labor costs. As an example, he ...


Money permeates all aspects of Legislature

By The Daily Sentinel

Money and politics. For whatever reason, the public has come to regard the two as highly reactive substances that should never be mixed lest they spontaneously combust. It’s the same mentality that gives rise to calls for campaign ...


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