Editorials

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Gas documentary offers anecdotes, not evidence

By Staff

Many of the people featured in the documentary, “Split Estates,” have heart-breaking stories about health problems they have suffered. What they don’t have, and what is absent from the documentary itself, is actual evidence ...


Renaming city park not ‘Rocket’ science

By Staff

Melrose Park? Isn’t that a television show on some cable network? That’s about how familiar the name of one of Grand Junction’s older city parks is — was — to a great majority of residents of this community. But ...


Taxpayers have stake in executive salaries

By Staff

Wall Street this week is all atwitter about the pending mandate from the Treasury Department: Top executives at the largest financial and auto firms that received government bailouts may see their salaries and compensation packages ...


No reason to rush on oil shale leasing

By Staff

Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar’s new plan for another round of federal research and development leases for oil shale includes this astonishing idea: The new leases will be aimed at helping federal officials answer questions about the ...


Pay cuts unfortunate, but necessary for city

By Staff

Some months ago, we were critical of Grand Junction city officials for proposing cuts in projects and services that affect city residents, while working hard to protect city employees from the impacts of the recession. We can’t say that ...


Court must balance all of state’s needs

By Staff

Think funding for schools and other state needs is difficult now? It could become even more problematic, thanks to a Monday ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court. In a 4-3 decision, the high court said it’s not up to the Legislature ...


Pot situation still hazy

By Staff

Monday’s announcement by the Obama administration that it won’t try to arrest and prosecute users and suppliers of medical marijuana in states like Colorado, where medical marijuana is legal, is a sensible decision. No doubt many ...


Forest on right track with pine-beetle plan

By Staff

Beginning next spring, U.S. Forest Service personnel, contract workers and inmates from the Colorado Department of Corrections will deploy across the White River National Forest, removing beetle-killed pine trees that threaten the public along ...


City should sever this bad precedent

By Staff

It’s not surprising that top administrators at the city of Grand Junction — or any other local government entity, for that matter — have severance-pay clauses in their contracts that provide them with additional money if they ...


Budget desires and economic reality

By Staff

To meet the level of services that Coloradans desire, the state would need another $8.5 billion in revenue a year. At least that’s what legislative analysts told the state’s Long-Term Fiscal Stability Commission last ...


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