Editorials

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Eyes on the prize

By The Daily Sentinel

In Sunday’s editorial, we’ll examine the issue of severance taxes and how they affect the potential for a drilling resurgence in western Colorado. It’s an important topic because it raises questions about lessons from the ...


Change needed to fix orphan well problem

By The Daily Sentinel

The term “responsible energy development” is synonymous with protecting the environment. But what happens when state regulators enforce fines that operators never pay because they’ve become insolvent? There’s no ...


Better open records

By The Daily Sentinel

We’re witnessing a resurgence of the legislative conceit that too much regulation unnecessarily cramps the economy and jobs creation. The broad theory here is that government gets in the way. Getting government out of the way of ...


Trump and the truth

By The Daily Sentinel

Presidential “spin” is nothing new. Ever since Woodrow Wilson convened the first White House press conference, presidential administrations have employed a variety of messaging tactics to influence public opinion. Every president ...


Keep an open mind on event center vote

By The Daily Sentinel

Convincing city voters to approve a sales tax increase to build a $62 million downtown event center complex is a major challenge on cost alone. That’s a lot of money for what exactly? The skeptics have already poisoned the well to the ...


Don’t block nominee

By The Daily Sentinel

With President Trump’s nomination of Coloradan Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, all eyes turn to Senate Democrats. Will they or won’t they play hardball? They could refuse to allow hearings or a vote on ...


Maximum benefit

By The Daily Sentinel

The Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District is thinking globally by acting locally. The district’s three-member board has inspired a bill that would give districts throughout the state investment authority, meaning they could put ...


Stop methane leaks

By The Daily Sentinel

No state has more experience with the benefits of capturing fugitive methane emissions from oil and gas operations than Colorado. The state’s Air Quality Control Commission approved first-of-its-kind rules in February 2014 that have ...


Broadband risks

By The Daily Sentinel

We’ve made no secret of our belief that getting more millennials and young professionals to put down roots in Grand Junction is a key to a brighter economic future. Without an expansive broadband network, however, that’s difficult ...


Jordan Cove revisited

By The Daily Sentinel

We’ve supported the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project largely on the promise of the jobs it will create in western Colorado — a position that seemingly puts us at odds with our oft-stated hope that we can reshape our local ...


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