Editorials

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Rim Rock Canyons 
National Park?

By The Daily Sentinel

The Daily Sentinel has made no secret of its support for designating Colorado National Monument a national park. We believe it will be a benefit to the community and its economy without adding burdens or cost to the region. Now that Sen. ...


Mesa County sheriff: executive or ideologue?

By The Daily Sentinel

The duties of county sheriffs in Colorado are spelled out in state statutes. These include to “keep and preserve the peace,” to apprehend people suspected of committing felonies and other crimes, to be custodians of county jails, ...


Recall election law needs an upgrade

By The Daily Sentinel

At first blush, the Colorado Senate’s approval of a bill to change the way recall elections are held looks like a classic case of political sour grapes. Last year, for the first time in the state’s history, voters ousted two ...


Overtime pay shouldn’t punish rural economies

By The Daily Sentinel

Income inequality has emerged as a major theme for Democrats in this midterm election year, with President Barack Obama appealing to working-class sensibilities by advocating for a higher hourly minimum wage and expansion of overtime pay. If ...


LNG: lots of lip service, but no impact for voters

By The Daily Sentinel

One thing is certain in the race for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Democrat Mark Udall — the outcome of the election won’t hinge on diverging views regarding natural gas production. Both Udall and his likely ...


A bone-headed move

By The Daily Sentinel

Caprock Academy just learned the hard way that blindly enforcing the rules can sometimes create more problems than the rules were intended to prevent. By now, you’ve likely heard the story of Kamryn Renfro, a third-grade student at ...


Finding the edge of edgy

By The Daily Sentinel

There’s an interesting discussion taking place in Fruita about how to market the community to mountain biking enthusiasts, and women riders in particular. The town is evaluating a marketing campaign developed by Cobb Marketing and ...


It’s your right to know what governments do

By The Daily Sentinel

Last week, newspapers across the country observed Sunshine Week, sponsored by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, which promotes the importance of access to public information. Laws that require transparency in government are called ...


JBC plays hopscotch, but we pay the price

By The Daily Sentinel

It was a tough week for the Western Slope in the statehouse. On Tuesday, state economists told lawmakers that Colorado’s sustained economic recovery will generate a surplus of about $257 million during the current fiscal year and more ...


Flaring under fire

By The Daily Sentinel

Energy producers probably aren’t going to like the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to examine policies related to venting and flaring during development of federal oil and gas leases. But we think the agency is on the right ...


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