Editorials

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Festival mash-up is an idea worth trying

By The Daily Sentinel

On their own, the Downtown Art+Music Festival and the Grand Junction Off-Road mountain bike race and expo were well-attended events — two pillars of downtown Grand Junction’s summer festival season. But the decision to combine ...


Squeezing the guv

By The Daily Sentinel

Gov. John Hickenlooper must feel a little like Sally Jewell these days. Jewell is the secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior and oversees federal agencies that will determine the fate of the greater sage-grouse and the Colowyo Coal Mine ...


Plenty to be thankful for this Memorial Day

By The Daily Sentinel

Welcome back to the work week. The Memorial Day weekend produced some sad and poignant moments befitting the solemn nature of the national holiday honoring our war dead. It also reminded us that the legacy of those fallen heroes lives on in ...


Trust leads to seismic change at District 51

By The Daily Sentinel

“Pay for performance” is a lightning rod in the world of public education that usually puts school boards and district administrators at odds with teachers. But not here. The union representing teachers in District 51 agreed to ...


We can do better 
by our veterans

By The Daily Sentinel

There are big problems at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which is under renewed scrutiny for incurring nearly $1 billion in cost overruns during construction of a new VA hospital in Aurora. Nearly a year ago, then-Secretary Eric ...


New airport manager needs to have vision

By The Daily Sentinel

The book on former Grand Junction Regional Airport Manager Rex Tippetts is that he was masterful at getting things done, though he lacked people skills. But an FBI raid on the offices of the Grand Junction Airport Authority led to his ...


Diverting water is the elephant in the river

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s hard to argue with Russell George’s logic, or his qualifications, when he insists that transmountain diversions must be a part of any discussion of the state’s future water needs. He’s right. Not talking about ...


A sage approach

By The Daily Sentinel

Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner are both trying to keep the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from listing the greater sage grouse as threatened or endangered. But the steps the governor has taken have been met with far more ...


No more hangovers

By The Daily Sentinel

Happy Days. Hangover. Hunkder down. Repeat. Western Colorado’s economy has ebbed and flowed on the strength of extractive industries for so long that it’s created an institutional mindset within our regional communities. In other ...


Western Slope gets
 a moment in the sun

By The Daily Sentinel

For all of our carping about the Front Range-dominated Legislature ignoring the plight of western Colorado, the past two days proved those cries didn’t go unheard, thanks in large part to the efforts of our own legislative ...


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