Editorials

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CMU a strong spoke 
in our wheel of fortune

By The Daily Sentinel

With most of its student population elsewhere for the summer break, Colorado Mesa University is undergoing another round of construction that will alter, yet again, the face of the campus. Students who graduated just three or four years ago ...


Roan Plateau settlement has win-win potential

By The Daily Sentinel

The Roan Plateau was destined to be a battleground. Not only is it home to wilderness-quality backcountry, featuring eagles, deer, elk, black bear, cutthroat trout and rare plants, it’s sitting on top of a sizable gas field. In the ...


Frying pan or the fire

By The Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority can’t win. If it refuses to pay bills arising from a controversial building project, local businesses suffer. If it pays the bills, critics cry malfeasance. Something had to give. On ...


Bear-ly worth considering

By The Daily Sentinel

Grizzlies in Colorado? Sounds good ... until someone gets mauled. And if the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service moves grizzlies to Colorado, a mauling is not a question of if, but when. The Center for Biological Diversity contends that Colorado ...


So long, Steve King

By The Daily Sentinel

In dropping out of the Mesa County sheriff’s race Wednesday, State Sen. Steve King did the right thing for the community and for himself. His decision will allow a vacancy committee to select a new GOP candidate for sheriff. ...


Campaign finance needs an overhaul

By The Daily Sentinel

We can probably all agree that having enormous amounts of money in our elections is not a good thing. The criticism that candidates can be “bought and paid for” by special interests is nothing new. But in the past 38 years, the ...


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 ...


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