Editorials

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Palisade should take the plunge on trails

By The Daily Sentinel

Town of Palisade trustees are taking a careful approach before committing to a proposal to allow a single-track mountain biking trail to be built in the town’s watershed. Given the level of opposition, that’s a prudent choice. ...


No place for guns

By The Daily Sentinel

Local resistance to federal land control is nothing new as we’ve learned through countless protests since the “Sagebrush Rebellion” of the 1970s and 80s galvanized long-simmering tensions over public land use. But some of ...


Zero vision

By The Daily Sentinel

The explanation behind some very disappointing news on the local economy became clear Monday during an all-too-familiar discussion of economic development funding among local elected officials. First the bad news: An economic forecast ...


Drainage entities must come together

By The Daily Sentinel

We’re perplexed that the 5-2-1 Drainage Authority has come forward with a slate of alternatives to the Grand Valley Drainage District’s decision to implement fees to handle storm water runoff in the valley. This is a bizarre ...


A federal taking or democracy in action?

By The Daily Sentinel

Until the Bureau of Land Management issues a record of decision on 65 contested oil and gas leases in the White River National Forest, the future of energy development in the Thompson Divide remains the object of a semantic war. Rep. Scott ...


Vision for valley 
is taking shape

By The Daily Sentinel

We often opine about the need for our local elected leaders to espouse a vision for the Grand Valley that consists of more than waiting for the price of natural gas to rebound. That vision has materialized, even without the formal embrace of ...


Film incentives get short shrift in budget

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado lawmakers are questioning whether a state program that panders to Hollywood is the best use of tax dollars. It’s probably unfair to blame a tight state budget for heightened scrutiny of film incentives because they’re ...


City making progress on broadband growth

By The Daily Sentinel

Gov. John Hickenlooper wants broadband services in every “corner and corral” in Colorado. Telecommunications reform laws passed in 2014 make it easier to direct high-speed Internet expansion to unserved or underserved areas, but ...


Value of police survey is its transparency

By The Daily Sentinel

Asking citizens of Grand Junction about the job their police officers are doing is probably more important than the answers themselves. Indeed, “it’s hard to draw some conclusions” from responses to a recent survey, Police ...


Born on third base

By The Daily Sentinel

When a person is born into an advantageous position in life, yet feels he molded his own destiny, we say, “He was born on third base but thinks he hit a triple.” There is no equivalent phrase for the person who was born on third ...


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