Editorials

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Fields of dreams

By The Daily Sentinel

If only all of our government-owned community assets enjoyed the same kind of support as the Stocker Stadium/Suplizio Field sports complex at Lincoln Park. Projects like The Avalon Theatre renovation or the development of Las Colonias ...


Making gains on the mental health front

By The Daily Sentinel

Two advocacy groups are highlighting the lack of mental and behavioral services in the state — especially in rural Colorado. The issue is well understood among public health officials and mental health providers, but not so much among ...


Teacher shortage?

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s not a full-blown crisis yet, but a drop in college students studying to be teachers portends a troubled future for Colorado public schools. The Sentinel’s Katie Langford crunched the numbers for a story on Sunday’s ...


Broadband should be priority, not an option

By The Daily Sentinel

Does anybody think investing in the interstate highway system was a bad idea? Should we have waited on the private sector to recognize a need and build supersized toll roads according to existing demand? Such questions are analogous to the ...


Keep the soda ban

By The Daily Sentinel

Let’s hope the District 51 school board exercises better judgment about what constitutes healthy beverages than the state board of education did Wednesday. Meeting in Grand Junction, the state board voted 4-3 to end a seven-year ban on ...


The lure of oil shale

By The Daily Sentinel

By the time someone figures out how to unlock the oil trapped in shale without using tons of water, we may be completely out of a hydrocarbon economy. Oil shale has been the “energy of the future” for 100 years. In 1916 President ...


Nuclear fear factor

By The Daily Sentinel

If we’re going to move away from coal and fossil fuels for power generation toward something “greener,” where do nuclear generating stations fit in? On one hand, they don’t contribute to the build-up of greenhouse ...


Forest for the trees

By The Daily Sentinel

The U.S. Forest Service is responding to the changing ecology of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison national forests. One of the outcomes of a “management response” to beetle-kill and Sudden Aspen Decline is that spruce and ...


County should put retail pot to a vote

By The Daily Sentinel

Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese says if Mesa County residents want all of the drawbacks she associates with the commercial sale of marijuana — like “kids being born addicted to marijuana,” for example — then ...


Mountain bikes and wilderness don’t mix

By The Daily Sentinel

A proposal to allow mountain bikes in designated wilderness areas comes at a time when the outdoor recreation industry is enjoying unprecedented political clout in this country. States like Colorado, Utah and Washington have full-time ...


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