Editorials

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Guns in schools 
isn’t the answer

By The Daily Sentinel

“Hell or High Water,” a Best Picture nominee this year, is a modern-day Western about a pair of brothers who go on a meticulously planned bank-robbing spree in West Texas. At several points in the movie they have to contend with ...


West Slope should get a say in health reform

By The Daily Sentinel

This is the year Obamacare would have permitted a state to apply for a waiver to pursue innovative strategies for providing residents with access to high-quality, affordable health insurance while retaining the basic protections of the ...


Investing in CMU pays big dividends

By The Daily Sentinel

Every other year, Colorado Mesa University attempts to quantify how much of an impact it has on the community and the region. While the numbers are impressive in any given year, the exercise is especially useful because it charts the ...


Deeds over dark words

By The Daily Sentinel

By now you’ve most certainly gotten the full range of reactions to President Trump’s inaugural address. Our own view is that it hardly mattered what Trump said. Whether he had gone with soaring rhetoric to heal a divided nation or ...


A welcome first step

By The Daily Sentinel

In reacting to the Grand Junction City Council’s unanimous approval of changes to an ordinance restricting backyard open burning, our first impulse was to question why so many compromises were made. Why not just go for a complete ban? ...


Commuting traitor’s term an unwise move

By The Daily Sentinel

Remember Scooter Libby? He was convicted of misleading Congress over the outing of a covert CIA operative and was branded a traitor by many, but he never spent a day in jail because President George W. Bush commuted his sentence. Libby ...


Pests offer lessons

By The Daily Sentinel

This phylloxera infestation is a major bummer. The bottom line is that this microscopic insect will eventually kill every grapevine in the Grand Valley that isn’t planted with a grafted rootstock. As the Sentinel’s Erin McIntyre ...


Development plans look good downtown

By The Daily Sentinel

We may be getting ahead of ourselves here, but the Downtown Development Authority’s initial steps to turn the former R-5 property and the former White Hall site into mixed-use facilities featuring market-rate housing look ...


Sordid airport story ends with a whimper

By The Daily Sentinel

We now have a missing piece of the puzzle of alleged — never substantiated — malfeasance at the Grand Junction Regional Airport. It was a secret lawsuit filed by two vociferous critics of the airport board and the airport’s ...


And they’re off!

By The Daily Sentinel

On Wednesday, Statehouse leaders set the tone for the upcoming legislative session. Crisanta Duran, the new Democratic speaker of the House, said Democrats will be on high alert for the kind of divisive rhetoric that Donald Trump rode to the ...


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