Editorials

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Banking a safety issue for marijuana shops

By Staff

Thanks to guidelines issued by the Obama administration on Friday, it is now legal — sort of — for banks to do business with legal marijuana retail shops in Colorado and Washington state. That’s welcome news for those of us ...


A peachy idea

By The Daily Sentinel

We heartily endorse the idea of designating the Palisade peach as the official state fruit, and not just because it’s grown in our own backyard. Palisade peaches account for more than half of all the fruit grown in our state, and they ...


West Slope deserves smart air protection

By The Daily Sentinel

Starting Wednesday, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission will hold three days of hearings on proposed new air quality rules for the oil and gas industry. The Daily Sentinel supports the proposed rules. We believe they are needed to ...


Fusion in the future?

By The Daily Sentinel

Don’t throw away the coventional power plants just yet. We will need them for a long time to come, it appears. Still, the news from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California this week is exciting. Scientists there had a ...


A sensible path to secure schools

By The Daily Sentinel

It is an unfortunate fact of life in 21st century America that we must spend more resources and effort on making our schools safe than we did even in the 1990s. Like most people, we wish the money and personnel going to school security could ...


Unfair insurance rates afflict Garfield County

By The Daily Sentinel

One doesn’t have to be a critic of Obamacare or Colorado’s implementation of the law through the state Division of Insurance to recognize that Garfield County residents are getting a raw deal with regard to insurance ...


WPX drills on

By The Daily Sentinel

Back in 2007 or so, the news that an energy company working locally was going to increase its rig count by two drill rigs would have been barely noteworthy. But seven years on, when WPX is the only major company still drilling for natural gas ...


Sam out to sack another taboo

By The Daily Sentinel

Here’s a quick sports quiz: Which is a bigger threat to the future of the National Football League — a college football player who hopes to be the first openly gay man drafted by an NFL team or the ongoing issue of players’ ...


A grandstand for Gessler

By The Daily Sentinel

The Joint Budget Committee of the Colorado Legislature — made up of Democrats and Republicans from the House and Senate — each year must craft a budget for the state in which expenses don’t exceed revenue. It manages to do ...


Support park status 
for national monument

By The Daily Sentinel

Redesignating Colorado National Monument to make it a national park would be a boon to this community without creating any discernible downsides, so it is surprising that a relatively small number of people in the valley continue to fight ...


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