Editorials

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Traffic rerouting takes a detour

By The Daily Sentinel

Faced with the choice of dodging a “Road Closed” sign to quickly bypass bridge construction, or taking the seven-mile detour mandated by the city of Grand Junction, it’s hardly surprising that many motorists are choosing ...


Decree of difficulty

By The Daily Sentinel

It has taken an inordinate amount of time to work out a water right for the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park — 75 years if you start counting from 1933, the year the area was designated a national monument by President Herbert ...


Petition fight is only part of battle

By The Daily Sentinel

It will be several days before we know the results of last Friday’s legal confrontation over petitions involving Brady Trucking and its industrial zoning along the riverfront. City Clerk Stephanie Tuin must determine whether Grand ...


The prez says playoff needed

By The Daily Sentinel

Say this much for President-elect Barack Obama: He is not afraid to jump in the middle of a critical, controversial issue and offer his opinion about what should be done. Just last Friday, the day after Florida defeated Oklahoma to claim the ...


Ballot measures would hogtie government

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s not for us to decide whether the backers of three ballot measures that aim to eviscerate state and local governments broke the law in circulating petitions for those measures. Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher and his ...


Stimulating pork

By The Daily Sentinel

When it comes to stimulating the economy, what could be better than a new multimillion-dollar polar-bear exhibit at a zoo? How about a municipal water slide? Or new BMX trails? A new building for the Miami Rowing Club? Those were all among ...


State of crisis

By The Daily Sentinel

In his State of the State address last Thursday, Gov. Bill Ritter did not attempt to portray Colorado’s economic situation through rose-colored glasses. He was blunt about the tough times facing the state, and we appreciate that. There ...


Water for oil shale

By The Daily Sentinel

Shell Oil’s unexpected announcement this week that it has filed for an industrial water right on the Yampa River is not evidence that a commercial oil-shale industry is nearly ready for takeoff in Western Colorado. Shell officials still ...


Impeachable in Illinois

By The Daily Sentinel

Now that a committee of the Illinois House has recommended the full House take up the impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the House could take up the issue in the next few days. The Illinois lawmakers ought to act quickly if they have any ...


So help him God

By The Daily Sentinel

Grand Junction isn’t the only place where atheists are seeking to limit religious references in public activities. When Barack Obama places his hand on Abraham Lincoln’s Bible Jan. 20, and repeats the words “So help me, ...


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