Editorials

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Support the override

By The Daily Sentinel

As much as we pontificate on this page about the importance of economic diversity, there’s a major reason why attracting technology-based business and entrepreneurial minds to this area is much easier said than done. Internet speed. As ...


Missing the obvious

By The Daily Sentinel

Those who took the opportunity Wednesday to comment publicly on a plan to drill up to 146 natural gas wells in the North Fork Valley were unanimously opposed to the idea. As the Sentinel’s Dennis Webb chronicled in a story on ...


A supreme misstep

By The Daily Sentinel

We’ve long anticipated that gay marriage would eventually become legal across the country. But there have been some unsettling moments as federal courts have overturned voter-approved state laws prohibiting gay marriage as ...


A bountiful ride

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s hard to say who loves Ride the Rockies more: the participating cyclists or the Colorado towns that are stopping points along the eight-day tour that takes place every June. The ride brings an estimated $250,000 in economic impact ...


Scott takes another swing at regulations

By The Daily Sentinel

Senate Bill 91 is this week’s legislative puzzler. Follow the contorted logic. Sen. Ray Scott, who operates a small home-building company, introduced the bill as a means of leveling the playing field for construction firms. Developers ...


Rifle best location for new research center

By The Daily Sentinel

The city of Rifle and Garfield County, with unparalleled support from partnering Western Slope agencies, are making a bid to host a new state-funded research center whose mission is to improve aerial firefighting techniques. The Center for ...


Powderhorn upgrade could lift tourist trade

By The Daily Sentinel

If you’re not a skier, the big news about Powderhorn Mountain Resort’s $5 million upgrade may seem like much ado about nothing. But it’s an important development for our regional tourist economy because it increases the ...


Scott fails rural Colorado

By The Daily Sentinel

Sen. Ray Scott has some explaining to do. He’s the chairman of a Senate committee that killed a bill to help rural areas of the state recover from job losses. In fact, the bill was inspired by the distressing economic situation in ...


FBI claims of airport graft are weak, so far

By Staff

Court-ordered disclosures of documents outlining the government’s case for seizing pickups in connection with a federal probe of the Grand Junction Regional Airport aren’t very illuminating. The court records characterize the ...


State should improve reclamation process

By The Daily Sentinel

Appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes you have go beneath the surface to discover the truth about something. That seems to be the case for areas that have been reclaimed following oil and gas activity. The land might look restored, but the ...


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