Editorials

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City needs to prioritize safety of pedestrians

By The Daily Sentinel

“What’s wrong with the city of Grand Junction?” That’s the question posed by an indignant California man whose mother was struck by a car and killed two years ago as she attempted to cross Horizon Drive. Now another ...


A nod to CMU’s impact

By The Daily Sentinel

What’s the value of having a four-year university in our midst? The long-term value is probably inestimable. Graduates tend to want to stay here and those that do raise the educational level of our workforce, thus improving our economic ...


A welcome change

By The Daily Sentinel

Lisa Eckert’s rocky tenure as the superintendent of Colorado National Monument is over. Thankful as we are for this development, it says something about the National Park Service that Eckert has been rewarded with a job managing Bryce ...


Transparency lives to see another day

By The Daily Sentinel

Dan Thurlow ran on a platform of reducing the government’s burden on business. So, what was the Republican lawmaker’s first act as a freshman representative? Introducing a bill that reduces the government’s burden on being ...


Guv needs to find 
another budget fix

By The Daily Sentinel

The message from local government officials to Gov. John Hickenlooper is loud and clear: Keep you mitts off our share of severance tax money and find another way to balance the budget. We support the position backed by Club 20, Mesa County ...


The right to die

By The Daily Sentinel

Before Brittany Maynard became the face of the right-to-die movement, there was Charles Selsberg. Maynard, if you recall, was the young California woman who moved to Oregon to take advantage of its aid-in-dying law after she was diagnosed ...


Utah risks alienating big economic player

By The Daily Sentinel

There’s a certain irony in Bruce Babbitt condemning Utah’s push to take control of federal lands. Babbitt was the Interior secretary when the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument designation took Utah state officials by ...


Steve King’s plea deal was generous, but fair

By The Daily Sentinel

In pleading guilty to embezzlement and official misconduct, former state Sen. Steve King avoided any time behind bars and — potentially — a felony conviction. On the surface, it appears that King — a veteran Mesa County law ...


It’s time to revisit state’s severance tax

By The Daily Sentinel

The good news is that Colorado’s severance tax revenues are expected to exceed projections this year. The bad news is that the governor wants to use as much as $47 million of that money to balance the budget. The Sentinel’s ...


Scott’s public-trustee bill still a good idea

By The Daily Sentinel

Mesa County officials long have chafed at having a governor’s appointee taking care of county business, but operating separately from the rest of county government. Such is the case with the office of the public trustee, which oversees ...


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