Editorials

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State’s open records law needs an update

By The Daily Sentinel

The Colorado Open Records Act was last updated so long ago — before the advent of modern database management — that it doesn’t account for the capabilities of today’s technology — much less tomorrow’s. As a ...


Gloria in Excelsis Deo

By The Daily Sentinel

During the period when the old Roman empire was at the height of its power — that is, in the days of Caesar Augustus — Dec. 25 was celebrated as a festival of the unconquered sun. The festivities, of course, were held during the ...


Printed Letters: Dec. 24, 2015

By Staff

Royalty owners group applauds GarCo decision The National Association of Royalty Owners – Colorado (NARO – Colorado) applauds the recent thoughtful, and unanimous, decision of the Garfield County Commission to approve the oil and ...


Yes, Virginia,
there is a Santa Claus

By The Daily Sentinel

Editor’s Note: The following editorial, among the most famous ever written, appeared in the New York Sun in 1897 and remains appropriate for this holiday season 118 years later.   We take pleasure in answering at once and thus ...


Lessons in leasing

By The Daily Sentinel

The Wilderness Society’s recommendations for improving the way the Bureau of Land Management handles suspensions of oil and gas leases merit serious consideration. Not necessarily because the Wilderness Society is right about the ...


‘Tis the season

By The Daily Sentinel

Taylor Swift did more than make a sick girl’s dream come true. She helped restore the magic of the Christmas season. Who isn’t grateful — awed, even — by Swift’s generosity? She gave the gift of her time when it ...


Nice job, Mike King

By The Daily Sentinel

Is there a state agency that lands in the public’s crosshairs more than the Department of Natural Resources? Sage grouse, water and drilling impacts are just a few of the thorny issues the department has wrestled with under the guidance ...


County on mark with Jump-Start

By The Daily Sentinel

The Grand Valley is aligned as it never has been before as officials across its length and breadth have joined together to pursue a bid for Mesa County to be the first Rural Jump-Start county. Residents need not be reminded that the county ...


Doing the public’s business in public

By Staff

“The general public shall not be excluded…” Those words, or a variation of them, appear throughout Colorado’s laws, including in the children’s code, and for good reason. We live in a representative republic, and ...


A win for workers

By The Daily Sentinel

House and Senate leaders are putting the finishing touches on a $1.1 trillion spending package and a $629 billion package of tax breaks. The biggest takeaway here is that lawmakers appear to have averted another government shutdown through ...


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