Editorials

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Boosting Bowie’s fortunes

By The Daily Sentinel

The loan announced this week between Bowie Resources, the mining company in Delta County’s North Fork Valley, and L&L Energy Inc. of Seattle is reason for cautious optimism. Bowie has historically provided many, solid-paying coal ...


Obama

Deal or no deal?

By The Daily Sentinel

Compromises are often less than perfect resolutions to thorny problems. The one announced Monday by President Barack Obama and congressional Republican leaders on extending the Bush tax cuts certainly fits that bill. As numerous observers ...


Janet

Don’t eliminate the county administrator

By The Daily Sentinel

Not long ago in Colorado, many counties did without hired administrators. The elected county commissioners divided their counties geographically and often ruled their districts as political fiefdoms. There were scandals, some on the Western ...


Not so confidential

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s been a tough couple weeks for public institutions that depend on electronic records — from the U.S. State Department to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. It turns out documents that both entities thought were secure ...


Eyesores and policy

By The Daily Sentinel

The dispute over wrecked cars stored on private land northwest of the Redlands Parkway and the Blue Heron Section of the Colorado Riverfront Trail is reminiscent of earlier riverfront disputes. There was the trucking operation along the river  ...


Step up, Mr. President

By The Daily Sentinel

President Barack Obama took some important steps regarding budget issues this week, but he needs to jump into the fray with more determination. Obama deserves credit for meeting with members of both parties to attempt to resolve the dispute ...


Sweet music for the Avalon

By The Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction City Council’s decision to support remodeling of the Avalon Theatre to accommodate the Grand Junction Symphony — without spending city tax dollars — is a welcome one that should prove harmonious for all ...


Senate can’t kick its pork-barrel habit

By The Daily Sentinel

Like a smoker who vows to quit tobacco but won’t get rid of his cigarettes, members of Congress who say they want to cut the federal deficit can’t kick their earmark addiction. An amendment to ban earmarks — otherwise known ...


Spend library cash carefully

By The Daily Sentinel

Any public entity that has several million dollars tucked away is a rarity now. It shouldn’t hoard the cash, but it should proceed cautiously. We’re pleased to see the Mesa County Public Library District is moving cautiously on ...


Taxed with uncertainty

By The Daily Sentinel

Government inaction may be preferable to overzealous legislation, as several business leaders said in a Daily Sentinel article Sunday. But inaction on tax policy is creating uncertainty for businesses, individuals and investors. A month from ...


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