Editorials

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Sculptures revitalize 
gateway to the city

By The Daily Sentinel

Art in roundabouts is a good idea. It’s aesthetically pleasing and memorable and hints that we live in a community that appreciates the finer things in life. That’s not insignificant, especially when the art is the first ...


Poaching conviction affirms faith in system

By The Daily Sentinel

The shameful revelation that U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees participated in the unlawful bagging of a trophy bull elk on the Roan Plateau is troubling to say the least, but the dogged pursuit of the case sends a reassuring message ...


Science exonerates fracking yet again

By The Daily Sentinel

Hydraulic fracturing isn’t polluting wells in northeastern Colorado with methane — an important scientific conclusion at a time when voters may be asked to consider banning the practice statewide. University of Colorado ...


New signs mean new branding opportunity

By The Daily Sentinel

Sloganeering is serious business in Colorado. The state undertook an ambitious re-branding effort in 2012, which yielded a new icon and slogan in 2013: “Colorado: It’s our nature.” Now, Mesa County is taking a whack at a ...


Hotel entrepreneurs throw down gauntlet

By The Daily Sentinel

In a case of convenient timing, David Brooks of The New York Times touches on the intersection of commerce and policy in his column on the opposing page. If greed is good, as the fictional Gordon Gekko famously posited, then altruism is ...


Higher tobacco tax isn’t the no-brainer it seems

By The Daily Sentinel

There’s no question that raising taxes on tobacco products is an effective way of getting people to quit — or never start — smoking or chewing. For the first time in nearly a decade, cigarette sales in the state increased ...


Garfield County dusts for digital fingerprints

By The Daily Sentinel

We live in a digital world. Even in western Colorado — with its ongoing challenge to establish more broadband capacity — the tech revolution has already changed how we live, work, play, pay bills ... even how we investigate ...


Diversion eases drain on public resources

By The Daily Sentinel

If a new pre-trial diversion program just now getting off the ground in Mesa County does nothing more than reduce the caseload for prosecutors and public defenders, it’s worth a try. But it does a lot more than that — at least ...


TSA plan threatens airport growth efforts

By The Daily Sentinel

Local officials are scrambling to react to a plan by the federal Transportation Security Administration to remove one of three baggage-screening units from the Grand Junction Regional Airport. The move could jeopardize local efforts to ...


Happy July Fourth

By The Daily Sentinel

Tomorrow is the 240th anniversary of the day the Continental Congress formally voted for independence. The dangerous work of fomenting a rebellion was the first step in self-determination, which culminated in the ratification of the U.S. ...


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