Editorials

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Iraq flexes its muscle

By The Daily Sentinel

The Iraq-United States military accord approved by the Iraqi Cabinet Sunday demonstrates that a great deal has been achieved toward making Iraq a democratic, independent nation. The first thing to realize about the pact, which replaces a ...


Do city lights beckon for Clifton-Fruitvale?

By The Daily Sentinel

A citizen committee examining future governance of the Clifton-Fruitvale area reached a not-so-startling conclusion last week: If residents in the densely populated, unincorporated areas in the east part of the valley want better services with ...


Economic reality strikes Goldman Sachs

By The Daily Sentinel

In a year when their company’s stock has dropped more than 60 percent and the firm is expected to post its first quarterly loss since it became publicly traded, the top executives at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. have decided to do something ...


The boom slows

By The Daily Sentinel

When it comes to natural gas drilling in western Colorado, 2009 is shaping up to be a far different year than 2008 or its immediate predecessors, when each new year seemed to top the breakneck pace of the year before. That’s hardly ...


Coal on hold

By The Daily Sentinel

The decision by an Environmental Protection Agency appeals board, blocking construction of an addition to a coal-fired power plant at Bonanza, Utah, will have important repercussions for this region and the entire nation. The EPA issued a ...


Public lands bill pinched by economy

By The Daily Sentinel

With Congress scheduled to return for a lame-duck session beginning this week, the top priority will clearly be the economy. A new stimulus package will be on the agenda, along with extending unemployment benefits. A bailout bill for the Big ...


Seven Aphorisms vs. the Ten Commandments

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s been months since the hotly debated question of church and state has come up in Mesa County. Not so in Pleasant Grove, Utah, a small city between Provo and Salt Lake City. It’s religious dispute made it to the Supreme Court ...


Riverfront rumble

By The Daily Sentinel

Now that Grand Junction City Clerk Stephanie Tuin has certified just enough signatures on citizens’ petitions regarding the rezoning of Brady Trucking land along the Colorado River, the stage is set for a massive community brawl over the ...


Snuff ’em out

By The Daily Sentinel

There was good health news this week, among all the economic doom and gloom: The percentage of adults in the United States who smoke cigarettes has dropped below 20 percent for the first time since officials began keeping records on this. In ...


Congress cannot restore this jalopy

By The Daily Sentinel

There are some folks who believe if the federal government will give General Motors a few billion dollars, the auto maker will be ready to roll once more — sort of like doing a tune-up and putting new tires on an old Camaro. But the GM ...


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