Editorials

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Our editorial endorsements

By Staff

Tuesday’s off-year election doesn’t have the numerous candidates and ballot issues of a typical general election in Colorado. But there are some important decisions facing local voters. For those who haven’t yet filled out ...


Stimulus money remains elusive

By Staff

Grand Junction officials have been plenty busy trying to nail down money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The city has sought $40 million from the $787 billion stimulus act that was approved early this year by Congress and ...


Protecting PERA

By Staff

The news last week wasn’t wonderful for those who have retired with a pension from the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association and those who hope to retire with a PERA pension. Cost-of-living increases will be capped at 2 ...


Recession over: Jobs needed

By Staff

The news that the U.S. economy grew by 3.5 percent the third quarter of this year is certainly welcome, after more than a year of economic contraction. But the fact that the economic growth was fueled to a large extent by two government ...


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Ritter pen constrained by state Constitution

By Staff

Depression Era crook Willie Sutton is reported to have said that he robbed banks because “that’s where the money is.” Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter could just as easily say he’s carving the greatest chunk of his latest ...


Police problems arrive in Palisade

By Staff

No one can be happy to learn that yet another police officer in the Grand Valley faces criminal charges, albeit misdemeanor ones. We can only hope that the focus on these problems and quick law enforcement responses to them will help reduce ...


Historic mystery clouds B&B decision

By Staff

The unanimous decision of the Grand Junction Planning Commission to approve a bed and breakfast within the Seventh Street Historic District is hardly astonishing. Given the development rules under which the commission presumed to be operating, ...


Fight a contagious epidemic

By Staff

Millions of Americans are worried about the swine flu, and well they should be. Although the H1N1 virus hasn’t been as deadly as some predicted earlier this year, it has swept rapidly across the country and sickened millions of people. ...


The re-election option

By Staff

When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Monday that health care legislation headed to the Senate floor will include a so-called public option for health insurance, it drew praise from groups and individuals on the far left. What it ...


The right conduct on official misconduct

By Staff

There may be places where police officers act like jack-booted thugs — treating citizens with disrespect and condescension, at best. That is definitely not the case in Grand Junction. Police in this city are, in most cases, courteous ...


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