Editorials

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Local economy showing signs of life

By Staff

Sales-tax collections in Grand Junction and Mesa County are reflecting some life in the Western Colorado economy. We hope it’s just the beginning of a rejuvenation of the local economy much battered by national woes and the steep ...


Don’t back off on fracking disclosure

By The Daily Sentinel

A few words for U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, the Denver Democrat, who introduced legislation to require energy companies to disclose the substances they use to fracture tightly compacted sands thousands of feet below the surface. First: Thanks ...


Batter up!

By The Daily Sentinel

The regional championships have been completed. The final rankings are out. Now it’s time for the 10 teams in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series to get down to business here in Grand Junction. The action begins at 9 a.m. when ...


Border posturing

By Staff

President Barack Obama ordered 1,200 National Guard troops to the Mexican border Tuesday, allegedly to help alleviate problems for border states such as Arizona, which is besieged with crime caused by illegal immigrants. Except that it ...


District 51 shouldn’t warm to this idea

By The Daily Sentinel

Here’s an idea: Let’s stop teaching our children the heliocentric theory of our solar system. After all, we haven’t actually traveled enough in space to prove that the Earth and other planets revolve around the sun. Oh wait. ...


First Amendment is not a ‘boutique of the banal’

By The Daily Sentinel

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals offered this advice last week to those offended by the anti-Hispanic e-mail rants of a community college professor in Arizona. “Those offended by (the professor’s) ideas should engage him in ...


An economics exam for School District 51

By The Daily Sentinel

The current recession has amounted to more than a pop quiz for school districts around Colorado, including School District 51. Rather, it has been a series of difficult tests of a district’s ability to cut expenses and still meet the ...


No country for old guard

By The Daily Sentinel

If you’re a politician with a history of serving in Washington, D.C., or of being supported by the old-guard leadership of either political party, voters have a message for you: We want new people. At least that’s been the word ...


The Democrats’ next hope

By Staff

When Rand Paul won the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky last week, much was made of the fact that his victory was evidence of the tea party influence on American politics this year, and hinted at November victories for ...


The Edmiston drama

By The Daily Sentinel

During his two decades as Mesa County’s waste management director, Bob Edmiston has turned the Mesa County landfill from the old concept of a dump, to a modern facility using innovative techniques to handle the large amount of trash we ...


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