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It’s time to end ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

By Staff

When more than 70 percent of active-duty and reserve military personnel serving this country say there would be no adverse consequences from repealing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding gays in the military, ...

Alan Simpson

Bold deficit plan may cause cardiac arrest

By The Daily Sentinel

The plan released Wednesday by the cochairmen of President Barack Obama’s deficit commission is a bold proposal — some might say heart-stopping — to cut the federal deficit. Former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson, a Republican, ...


An impartial jury

By The Daily Sentinel

The U.S. Constitution says criminal defendants have the right to a trial by “an impartial jury.” When the trial of Jerry Nemnich commenced last month for the murders of Linda Benson and her daughter Kelley Ketchum, we have no ...

On Veterans Day 2010, remember all who served

By The Daily Sentinel

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month — 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918 — the armistice to end the first world war officially took effect. The celebration of that event was originally called Armistice Day. Now, however, we ...

Gov Hickenlooper

Hick reaches out

By The Daily Sentinel

There is, no doubt, a good deal of symbolism in Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper’s selection of a transition team, which includes people from all corners of the state and of both political parties. But it is symbolism that matters as ...

New conference, new coach

By The Daily Sentinel

It was clear, as the University of Colorado football team stumbled through this season, that Head Coach Dan Hawkins’ days as leader of the Golden Buffaloes were numbered. After last Saturday’s debacle in Lawrence, Kan., in which ...

Water rights and the Colorado River

By The Daily Sentinel

We in western Colorado look east to the Front Range when we try to anticipate the next threat on Colorado water. As Sentinel reporter Dennis Webb made clear on Sunday, however, the West Slope is beset with the clamoring thirst to our west, as ...

Meis’ ‘tea party’ is costly retribution

By The Daily Sentinel

When it comes to a state law that says it’s wrong for someone under age 16 to pilot a personal watercraft, Mesa County Commissioner Craig Meis appears to agree with Charles Dickens’ Mr. Bumble: “If the law supposes that ... ...

Talk, talk

By The Daily Sentinel

The chairman of the Montrose County Hospital Board may be uncertain whether a meeting with the county commissioners scheduled to begin Monday qualifies as an actual negotiation or simply a discussion, but we’re sure of one thing: Having ...

Bennet holds on

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado’s U.S. Senate race was reportedly the most expensive in the country this year. So, it’s only fitting that the race was a tight one, not decided until a day after the polls closed. To the surprise of many people, incumbent ...

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