Editorials

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Be wary of the water during high runoff

By The Daily Sentinel

It may feel like summer, with temperatures on Monday topping 90 degrees. But now is not the time to take to the rivers of the region, at least not in questionable craft with improper safety equipment. The Colorado River was flowing at more ...


A triumphant Western Landscape

By The Daily Sentinel

The landscape of the American Southwest is clearly one of extremes — high mountain peaks and deep river canyons,  rock towers, alcoves and arches. And not just any natural arches, but the longest arches in the world. The longest of ...


Pelosi’s problems and ‘truth’ hearings

By The Daily Sentinel

The press conference that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held last Thursday — to discuss what she knew about waterboarding and when — didn’t work out quite as she intended. Far from resolving the questions about her knowledge of ...


Congratulations, Mavs!

By The Daily Sentinel

The Mesa Mavericks baseball team is headed to the World Series, its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division II baseball championship beginning next Saturday in Cary, N.C. To reach that lofty level, the Mavericks put together a very ...


A pikeminnow’s progressThe report last week that a Colorado pikeminnow had been captured in th

By The Daily Sentinel

The report last week that a Colorado pikeminnow had been captured in the Colorado River in De Beque Canyon may not have been the most closely monitored bit of news in a week of high school graduations, Denver Nuggets victories and the usual ...


Car casualties arrive on the Western Slope

By The Daily Sentinel

We were pleased to see that Grand Junction Chrysler Jeep will retain its Chrysler dealership, despite Chrysler’s bankruptcy filing and the resulting decisions to eliminate nearly 800 dealerships nationwide. Other dealers in the region, ...


Sheriff’s department unfairly accused

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s understandable that Frank Birgfeld wants to make sure that the investigation into the disappearance of his daughter two years ago was handled as professionally as possible. But attacking the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department ...


Why the silence about ‘Islam Day’?

By The Daily Sentinel

And just why, we can’t help but ask, is the ACLU not enjoying the sunny beaches of Hawaii at the moment? Or the Grand Junction atheists, for that matter? They both could find, in our 50th state, a cause that makes prayer before Mesa ...


Time to bury cap-and-trade bill

By The Daily Sentinel

There was marginally good news this week on Democrats’ proposed cap-and-trade legislation, which is ostensibly aimed at curbing global-warming carbon emissions. California Rep. Henry Waxman and others announced they were scaling back ...


President has right to choose his people

By The Daily Sentinel

Republicans in the U.S. Senate secured enough votes Wednesday to block the nomination of David Hayes to be second in command at the Department of Interior. That’s too bad, because Republicans are using the same tactic they frequently ...


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