Editorials

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Severance-tax fix gets a complicated wrinkle

By The Daily Sentinel

Earlier this legislative session, lawmakers pondered a bill to prevent severance tax revenues from being used to plug holes in the general fund instead of for their intended use, which is to help local governments mitigate the impacts of ...


A dire warning

By The Daily Sentinel

If you had never heard of Fort McMurray, Alberta, before a massive wildfire throwing off 200-foot flames forced the evacuation of its 88,000 resdients, you’re not alone. It’s far north of Calgary and Edmonton. It’s remote, ...


Why not pot?

By The Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction City Council’s decision to go after state funds to fight against the illegal marijuana trade makes a compelling argument for authorizing retail sales in the city — or at least giving voters a say in the ...


D51 board tackles 
its credibility gap

By The Daily Sentinel

School District 51 has a credibility problem. That’s an easy, and perhaps obvious, statement to make from the peanut gallery. It’s much more difficult to make it when you’re the school board president. John Williams, a ...


Pass the resolution

By The Daily Sentinel

If Colorado’s representatives in Congress — a mix of Republicans and Democrats — can agree to support Jordan Cove, why can’t Democratic state lawmakers? Actually, they may not even get the chance to weigh in on the ...


Chamber wise to file suit over drainage fee

By The Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce isn’t shy about weighing in on how local government decisions affect its members or the business environment in general. But it’s never mounted a legal challenge of such decisions before ...


West Star’s potential needs to be nurtured

By The Daily Sentinel

Too often lately, headlines announcing the sale of Western Slope business holdings have been bad news. West Star Aviation is a merciful deviation from the trend. The homegrown maintenance and repair operation was acquired for its immense ...


Support Jordan Cove

By The Daily Sentinel

A group of young plaintiffs is asking a federal court to set aside a Department of Energy decision allowing natural gas exports from Jordan Cove — as if the embattled project wasn’t already beset by enough wrinkles. The lawsuit ...


VA needs changes

By The Daily Sentinel

“Is this a system worth saving?” That’s the question Chris Kornkven, a Gulf War veteran from Whitewater, repeatedly posed to a roomful of Veterans Affairs Medical Center officials at a forum hosted by the American Legion ...


Pride or prejudice?

By The Daily Sentinel

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights called for an end to the practice of using Native Americans as mascots in 2001. Of course that hasn’t stopped the Washington Redskins or Cleveland Indians from holding on to their American Indian ...


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