Editorials

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JBC plays hopscotch, but we pay the price

By The Daily Sentinel

It was a tough week for the Western Slope in the statehouse. On Tuesday, state economists told lawmakers that Colorado’s sustained economic recovery will generate a surplus of about $257 million during the current fiscal year and more ...


Flaring under fire

By The Daily Sentinel

Energy producers probably aren’t going to like the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to examine policies related to venting and flaring during development of federal oil and gas leases. But we think the agency is on the right ...


Entrepreneurial spirit alive and well in valley

By The Daily Sentinel

America’s great entrepreneurial stories all have a common thread. Individuals believed enough in their product or service or great idea to figure out a way to overcome every obstacle in their path. Entrepreneurs are the soul of free ...


Let the madness begin

By The Daily Sentinel

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament kicks off in earnest today, marking the beginning of the best two days in sports for bracketologists. It’s called March Madness for a reason. You don’t have to be a sports fan or know ...


Good riddance

By The Daily Sentinel

Fred Phelps Sr., the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., is near death. The church has made a name for itself by staging homophobic demonstrations outside the funerals of U.S. military personnel killed in service to their ...


Shoshone critical for future water needs

By The Daily Sentinel

By electrical generation standards, the Shoshone hydroelectric plant, tucked beneath Interstate 70’s elevated westbound lane in Glenwood Canyon, is a small asset in Xcel Energy’s portfolio. It generates 15 megawatts of power and ...


No help for homeless vets

By The Daily Sentinel

One thing appears certain with regard to the Grand Junction City Council’s attitude toward the homeless problem. Council members are more interested in regulating panhandlers than helping homeless veterans get off the streets. On ...


Big man on campus

By The Daily Sentinel

We can’t say enough good things about the bang-up job Tim Foster has done in the 10 years since taking over as the president of what used to be Mesa State College. In Sunday’s lead story, the Sentinel’s Emily Shockley ...


Moving toward CNG vehicles makes sense

By The Daily Sentinel

Supporting a community-based initiative to build a second compressed natural gas filling station in Grand Junction, we think, is a no-brainer. The project creates cost-saving opportunities for local businesses and supports the growth of an ...


Chasing a national title

By The Daily Sentinel

The Colorado Mesa University women’s basketball team opens play today in the NCAA Division II South Central Region tournament against Midwestern State. It’s a rematch of the 2013 regional championship game that the Mavericks won to ...


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