Editorials

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Airport at a crossroads with Turner’s departure

By The Daily Sentinel

Less than a year after taking the helm at the Grand Junction Regional Airport, executive director Kip Turner is leaving for greener pastures. It’s not difficult to understand why. Turner came to Grand Junction as the airport was still ...


Legislative wins

By The Daily Sentinel

Every session of the Colorado Legislature has its winners and losers, but sorting them out is an “eye of the beholder thing” to borrow a phrase from Grand Junction’s GOP Sen. Ray Scott. For example, House Bill 1242 would ...


Gardner disappoints

By The Daily Sentinel

Three Republican senators broke with their party Wednesday to block consideration of a resolution to repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s new methane rule. Unfortunately, Colorado’s Sen. Cory Gardner wasn’t one of them. ...


There’s a process for scrutinizing books

By The Daily Sentinel

God bless librarians. They love books. They read them. And they defend them — with reason and precision. It’s easy to scream “Censorship!” when a controversial book is pulled out of circulation. But that’s a ...


Good news on jobs tempered by history

By The Daily Sentinel

For years, economists and local business leaders have been searching for the bottom of the economic trough — the point at which there’s nowhere to go but up. By most indicators, it was in 2012, the year Richard Wobbekind, ...


Legislature is making a mockery of Prop 108

By The Daily Sentinel

Back in November, voters agreed to unshackle unaffiliated voters and give them unfettered access to vote in publicly financed primary elections. Before Proposition 108 passed, independent voters had been required to affiliate with a party ...


No way to govern

By The Daily Sentinel

The House of Representatives narrowly passed legislation Thursday to repeal and replace Obamacare with hardly any debate on the matter and with no data on the bill’s fiscal impact or how it affects people’s health-care ...


Explosion ignites new tensions over drilling

By The Daily Sentinel

We know now that last month’s deadly house explosion in Firestone was caused by a leak in an old gas line that was believed to be out of service but, for unknown reasons, was still connected to a producing gas well. And the response has ...


Fee hike overdue

By The Daily Sentinel

If local builders hadn’t expressly supported a Mesa County proposal to raise the cost of obtaining building permits, would commissioners have raised fees anyway? It’s an important question because it gets to the heart of our ...


Give CPW authority to sustain operations

By The Daily Sentinel

Since 2009, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has cut or defunded 50 positions and reduced $40 million from its wildlife budget, including $10 million in 2015 alone. Those cuts have taken their toll. The department already has a backlog of ...


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