Editorials

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Housing costs add to our economic woes

By The Daily Sentinel

On paper, it looks like a vicious one-two punch: The Grand Valley’s privately insured take a beating over health care costs while local housing costs are on par with more prosperous areas of the state that pay better wages. Recent ...


A troubling view 
of religious freedom

By The Daily Sentinel

Americans place a higher priority on preserving the religious freedom of Christians than other faith groups. Unsurprisingly, Muslims rank as the least deserving of protections, according to a new poll conducted by the Associated Press and the ...


Can we find a reasonable approach to firearms?

By The Daily Sentinel

Guns are a polarizing topic across the country, but nowhere more so than here in Colorado where the mere mention of Columbine or Aurora conjures instant associations with deranged killers armed to the teeth. After Aurora, Colorado lawmakers ...


Commissioners take an unbecoming stand

By The Daily Sentinel

The Mesa County commissioners are solidly opposed to the proposed cancellation and modification of 65 oil and gas leases in the White River National Forest. Their reasons are certainly valid. Any change to the leases could have an economic ...


New data alters our health-care picture

By The Daily Sentinel

Once upon a time, Grand Junction’s success at holding down Medicare costs was the talk of the nation’s health-care experts. Even the president himself singled out Grand Junction for providing better, cheaper health care than the ...


Let’s keep daring ourselves to grow

By The Daily Sentinel

For the last several years on this day, we’ve reflected on the preceding 12 months and looked toward the coming year from a self-ascribed vantage point that this community must “dare greatly” to fulfill its immense ...


Powderhorn is doing right by community

By The Daily Sentinel

Two years ago, Powderhorn Mountain Resort announced plans to invest $5 million in on-mountain improvements, including the resort’s first high-speed chairlift. Locals rejoiced. The new detachable quad chairlift, the Flat Top Flyer, has ...


Airport needs to get on right track in 2016

By The Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction Regional Airport is falling apart. No surprise there. The aging terminal building was the reason that construction began on an administration building, which now sits unfinished and gathering snow for a second ...


NFL’s biggest issue 
is the game itself

By The Daily Sentinel

Peyton Manning’s angry denials that he used human growth hormone in 2011 are but a sideshow to a festering ethical issue in the NFL. How can we, in good conscience, tolerate (much less rabidly support) a game so violent that it ...


State’s open records law needs an update

By The Daily Sentinel

The Colorado Open Records Act was last updated so long ago — before the advent of modern database management — that it doesn’t account for the capabilities of today’s technology — much less tomorrow’s. As a ...


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