Editorials

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Abandoned gas wells need a legislative fix

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s always the exception to the rule — the situation that isn’t covered by law, or the loophole that’s exploited (either willfully or inadvertently) — that leads to new regulations. That’s the situation ...


Gay marriage is coming, so why rush the process?

By The Daily Sentinel

We are baffled that more county clerks in Colorado have decided to follow in Hillary Hall’s footsteps and issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Hall is the Boulder County clerk and recorder who has achieved folk-hero status in some ...


Blagg retrial rife with impediments

By The Daily Sentinel

Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger has his work cut out of him. Thanks to Marilyn Charlesworth’s lies, he’s looking at re-prosecuting the Michael Blagg case a decade removed from a first-degree murder conviction. The ...


President needs to let the sunshine in

By The Daily Sentinel

On Tuesday, the Sentinel published a wire story that included the ubiquitous “anonymous” sources in Washington, D.C. Two congressional aides confirmed that President Barack Obama would ask Congress for emergency funding to deal ...


Lack of leadership derailed park status

By The Daily Sentinel

Citing a “clear lack of community consensus or support for a change to park status,” Congressman Scott Tipton announced he won’t carry legislation to make Colorado National Monument the nation’s newest national ...


Wait times are merely the tip of the iceberg

By The Daily Sentinel

One of the widely held notions about our health care system is that unlike patients in countries with nationalized medicine, Americans are not subject to lengthy delays in treatment. A recent study by the Commonwealth Fund, a New-York based ...


We need better data to decide park status

By The Daily Sentinel

As unabashed supporters of park status for Colorado National Monument, we look wistfully to Soledad, California, which is enjoying a 20 percent uptick in sales-tax revenue since the nearby Pinnacles National Monument became a national ...


Happy Birthday, America

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s very easy to be disillusioned with government these days. It doesn’t matter if you’re a liberal Democrat or a tea-party conservative or something in between, the state of American politics can be perplexing, if not ...


Loved to death

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s quite the heart-warming scene, watching kids frolic on the splash pad on Main Street. Their squeals and giggles are perfect reminders that Grand Junction’s downtown is more than just a retail zone. It’s the civic heart ...


Ease up, chief

By The Daily Sentinel

We admire Palisade Police Chief Tony Erickson’s high standards. He’s obviously very concerned about his officers projecting a professional, no-nonsense, law-and-order image. Still, we think he was too quick to fire Edward ...


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