Editorials

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Coach on notice

By The Daily Sentinel

Why did the Grand Junction High School baseball coach jeopardize his team’s postseason eligibility? Surely not intentionally. Maybe he didn’t realize he was violating a rule prohibiting contact with players on Sunday. If ...


Disabled vets deserve help

By The Daily Sentinel

Does it make any sense that there’s a Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Grand Junction, but no local Veterans Benefits Administration counselor to help Western Slope veterans apply for disability benefits? No. Western Slope veterans ...


Run-up to testing 
validates concerns

By The Daily Sentinel

Mounting opposition to state testing requirements presents a troubling dilemma for lawmakers and educators across the state. PARCC — the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers — was supposed to cure ...


Support the override

By The Daily Sentinel

As much as we pontificate on this page about the importance of economic diversity, there’s a major reason why attracting technology-based business and entrepreneurial minds to this area is much easier said than done. Internet speed. As ...


Missing the obvious

By The Daily Sentinel

Those who took the opportunity Wednesday to comment publicly on a plan to drill up to 146 natural gas wells in the North Fork Valley were unanimously opposed to the idea. As the Sentinel’s Dennis Webb chronicled in a story on ...


A supreme misstep

By The Daily Sentinel

We’ve long anticipated that gay marriage would eventually become legal across the country. But there have been some unsettling moments as federal courts have overturned voter-approved state laws prohibiting gay marriage as ...


A bountiful ride

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s hard to say who loves Ride the Rockies more: the participating cyclists or the Colorado towns that are stopping points along the eight-day tour that takes place every June. The ride brings an estimated $250,000 in economic impact ...


Scott takes another swing at regulations

By The Daily Sentinel

Senate Bill 91 is this week’s legislative puzzler. Follow the contorted logic. Sen. Ray Scott, who operates a small home-building company, introduced the bill as a means of leveling the playing field for construction firms. Developers ...


Rifle best location for new research center

By The Daily Sentinel

The city of Rifle and Garfield County, with unparalleled support from partnering Western Slope agencies, are making a bid to host a new state-funded research center whose mission is to improve aerial firefighting techniques. The Center for ...


Powderhorn upgrade could lift tourist trade

By The Daily Sentinel

If you’re not a skier, the big news about Powderhorn Mountain Resort’s $5 million upgrade may seem like much ado about nothing. But it’s an important development for our regional tourist economy because it increases the ...


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