Editorials

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Gregg gives up

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s proving easier for President Barack Obama to win congressional passage of the most expensive pieces of legislation in the history of this country — the economic stimulus bill — than it is for him to fill his ...


Free speech on the line in Garfield County spat

By The Daily Sentinel

New Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson may have a chance to do something important: stand up for the free speech rights of himself and his colleagues. Trouble is, he may have to challenge fellow commissioner and fellow Republican John ...


House should stimulate public-lands protection

By The Daily Sentinel

Negotiations over the proposed economic stimulus bill have hijacked most congressional activity this week, and may delay action in the House on the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act, which had been expected this week. Even so, we hope the ...


Patchwork schools

By The Daily Sentinel

School District 51 won’t be engaging in a major new building program soon, thanks to last November’s defeat of ballot measures that would have funded construction and operation of new schools. Instead, if the district adopts the ...


Lincoln’s legacy

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s almost impossible to imagine what the United States might look like today if Abraham Lincoln hadn’t been elected president in 1860. It probably would have become two separate nations, or territories gobbled up by foreign ...


Sheriff Vallario should step down

By The Daily Sentinel

Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario’s reaction to complaints about his romantic relationship with one of his employees is akin to that of a cop doing crowd control at the scene of a minor accident. “There’s nothing to worry ...


Questions on a fatality

By The Daily Sentinel

The tragic death early Sunday morning of 18-year-old Samantha Ann Loy is a terrible loss to her family and friends. But the fact she was stopped and questioned by a Fruita police officer a half-hour before she crashed her vehicle on Interstate ...


A billion here and a billion there ...

By The Daily Sentinel

The big news late last week was that a group of Democratic senators, aided by a few Republicans, cut the bloated economic stimulus bill from $930 billion to $827 billion. Whew! What a relief! Of course, students of ancient history — ...


Bridging history is costly

By The Daily Sentinel

Officials in Fruita are discovering that the cost of historic preservation can be much greater than anticipated. That appears to be occurring with an old one-lane bridge across the Colorado River at Fruita, which people in that city have been ...


Octuplet investigation

By The Daily Sentinel

We note with approval that the Medical Board of California has announced it is investigating whether a fertility clinic that helped a woman give birth to octuplets last month committed any violation of state regulations. Most people by now ...


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