Editorials

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Ritter’s opposition welcome in mercury-storage fight

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter wasn’t as quick to express his opposition to a proposal to store mercury in his home state as some local government officials in Mesa County, but we’re glad he has joined the fight. There’s a strong ...


The way things work isn’t pretty in Congress

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado’s two U.S. senators are shocked — shocked! — that a writer for The Washington Post would accuse them of checking with a senior Democratic senator to see if he had enough votes to kill a gun-rights amendment before ...


From bad to worse for Valley investors

By The Daily Sentinel

Word from the court-appointed receiver now in charge of Valley Investment’s assets is that the debt-to-asset ratio for the investment company that was based in Grand Junction is even worse than previously believed. The company has about ...


Not exactly 1998

By The Daily Sentinel

We’re pleased that the Dow Jones Industrial Average has topped the 9,000 mark for the first time since before Barack Obama was sworn in as president. But forgive us if we don’t feel like partying as if it were 1998. It was April 6 ...


Contemplating Clifton’s future

By The Daily Sentinel

We have long argued that it makes sense for unincorporated areas in the east-central part of the valley — Fruitvale and Clifton — to become part of the city of Grand Junction. When it comes to providing urban-type services, that ...


Not so reassuring

By The Daily Sentinel

Officials with the U.S. Department of Energy pledged the other night to work closely with Mesa County if a proposal for a national mercury storage facility near Whitewater moves forward. Well, that’s great. But the statement would be ...


Chief Gardner’s surprise resignation

By The Daily Sentinel

When Bill Gardner became interim chief of the Grand Junction Police Department 3 1/2 years ago, the department was in turmoil. Former Chief Greg Morrison, although popular with many citizens for his community-policing initiative, had angered ...


Third term a charm for county officials

By The Daily Sentinel

The race for Mesa County sheriff next year could become more complicated, thanks to a ballot question that will go to the voters this fall. That’s fine with us. We think the proposal to extend term limits for the county sheriff, county ...


Catch 22 for the F-22

By The Daily Sentinel

Given the variety of folks aligned against it — including President Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and former defense officials from previous Republican administrations — it’s surprising the ...


Obama’s prescription is making many ill

By The Daily Sentinel

Although he continues to press for quick passage of health care reform legislation, President Barack Obama acknowledged this week that it may not be possible to accomplish that before the August congressional recess. It may be that the ...


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