Editorials

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What politicians see

By The Daily Sentinel

This weekend, Colorado politicians descended on Grand Junction en masse to pay homage to the Western Slope at Club 20’s fall conference. Nearly every statewide candidate can be counted on coming to a Club 20 meeting before Election Day. ...


It’s always sunny in Mesa County

By The Daily Sentinel

What’s the value of being disaster-proof? It’s a question more likely to be explored as severe weather events become more common around the globe. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have sparked discussions about the role climate change ...


Bare bones help

By The Daily Sentinel

A confluence of money-robbing factors has diminished the Clifton Fire Protection District’s ability to cover the cost of providing basic services and prepare for future needs. Making the case for a 2.25 mill increase is easy enough, but ...


CareerWise Colorado makes promising start

By The Daily Sentinel

A statewide apprenticeship program always sounded good in theory for the opportunities it provides to young people. But getting it off the ground hinged on making employers understand that they stand to benefit as well. Companies based in ...


Regional Center angst should be laid to rest

By The Daily Sentinel

To the frustration of many, the fate of the Grand Junction Regional Center has been tied up in a bureaucratic knot for a year as the state Department of Human Services has pondered how to best comply with a legislative directive to vacate the ...


St. Mary’s investment keeps profits at home

By The Daily Sentinel

Grand Junction’s medical offerings continue to evolve at a healthy clip with a goal of keeping patients in the Grand Valley for specialized care instead of sending them to Denver or Salt Lake City for treatment. Just a month ago, St. ...


No right or wrong on political cartoons

By The Daily Sentinel

A reader called the Sentinel’s editorial department Thursday and left an angry voicemail demanding a “justification” for the political cartoon that appeared in that morning’s newspaper. There is no justification. We ...


Xcel’s plan is sound

By The Daily Sentinel

President Donald Trump campaigned on putting coal miners back to work, but the nation’s biggest consumer of domestic coal — electrical utilities — keeps reducing its reliance on coal for power generation. The president wants ...


Whitewater drilling plan passes muster

By The Daily Sentinel

If Fram ever gets the green light to drill up to 108 oil wells over four years from 12 new well pads on public land in the Whitewater Basin, it won’t be because there wasn’t adequate opportunity for the public to weigh in. The ...


Sign variance is a moment of truth

By The Daily Sentinel

At some point in Palisade’s rich historic past, town leaders thought enough of the unique visual environment to want to protect it from the eyesore effect of giant signs. Nestled at the foot of Mount Garfield and with Grand Mesa ...


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