Editorials

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De Beque is right to spend its money

By The Daily Sentinel

Some might quibble with the idea of the De Beque Fire District getting a fire truck that can deal with a fire atop a four-story building when the nearest tall building is two stories. Not us. The fire district has fallen into money, what ...


The president and the public option

By The Daily Sentinel

The question of whether the government should compete with private insurance companies has been one of the most contentious issues of the debate on health care reform. Even before he became president, Barack Obama was a strong advocate for the ...


Rational debate needed on health care

By The Daily Sentinel

With President Barack Obama scheduled to arrive in Grand Junction Saturday for his own town hall meeting on health care, we want to encourage thoughtful debate on the issue rather than the shouting from both sides that has punctuated much of ...


Nonsense about national referendum

By The Daily Sentinel

“All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” Article I, Section 1, the U.S. ...


Dedicated to Dominguez

By The Daily Sentinel

When Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar stood on a bluff overlooking the Gunnison River Wednesday to formally dedicate the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, it was with more than a passing interest in the 210,000 acres of Colorado ...


A commitment to the Piceance

By The Daily Sentinel

The natural gas industry in Western Colorado has unquestionably nose dived from the booming heights of just a few years ago, and it may never again reach the pedal-to-the-metal development push of, say, 2006 and 2007. But that doesn’t ...


230 miles per gallon, but how much per ton?

By The Daily Sentinel

General Motors this week announced that its planned new electric vehicle, the Chevrolet Volt, will achieve the equivalent of 230 miles per gallon. That’s certainly something worth crowing about. Imagine being able to drive to Denver on ...


District 51 curricula being put to the test

By The Daily Sentinel

There was improvement in School District 51’s statewide test scores this year, but it was limited enough that no one is celebrating too wildly. As District 51 Superintendent Steve Schultz put it during an interview with The Daily ...


Feeding bears is dangerous for all

By The Daily Sentinel

The story of Donna Munson’s tragic death last week is a sad one. She was mauled to death by a bear at her home outside of Ouray. The 74-year-old woman had been feeding bears on her 40-acre property for almost a decade, despite repeated ...


Don’t put mercury here, Mr. President

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s not clear what the temperature will be in the Grand Valley next Saturday when President Barack Obama arrives for a visit, but there’s a good chance that mercury will be rising. That is, the question of establishing a federal ...


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