Editorials

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Why an events center is a good idea for city

By The Daily Sentinel

The timing to launch a discussion about whether the city should build an events center couldn’t be better. For one thing, city voters just rejected a $25 million proposal to build a western beltway, thus teeing up the question: If not ...


Montrose hospital fight a blight on community

By The Daily Sentinel

About a year ago, then Montrose County Manager Rick Eckert cited a “poisonous” political atmosphere as the basis for his resignation. The battle for control of Montrose Memorial Hospital suggests things haven’t improved. The ...


BLM’s plan a study in multiple uses of land

By The Daily Sentinel

Managing roughly 1 million acres of public land would be a sizeable challenge in itself. But the Bureau of Land Management’s Grand Junction Field Office has the additional pressure of managing an area that’s highly popular for its ...


Hedging bets

By The Daily Sentinel

What does Royal Dutch Shell’s $70 billion acquisition of BG Group have in common with drought conditions in California? For one thing, western Colorado stands to be impacted by the implications of both. The seemingly unrelated issues ...


Vote on beltway offers lessons to city officials

By The Daily Sentinel

Congratulations to Chris Kennedy and Rick Taggart for winning seats on the Grand Junction City Council. We would be remiss in not thanking their opponents, Dennis Simpson and Kim Kerk, for offering voters a choice in those races. Three other ...


A generous donation

By The Daily Sentinel

This week’s feel-good story is a $1 million gift to St. Mary’s Hospital from an anonymous donor. Actually, the hospital knows who he is. He’s anonymous to the rest of us because ... well, we don’t know why, exactly. ...


Skepticism matters

By The Daily Sentinel

Rolling Stone’s full retraction of a story about a purported gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house reflects two failures. The more obvious one is that Rolling Stone didn’t follow the most basic rule of journalism, ...


Reduce testing, but keep accountability

By The Daily Sentinel

To understand how contentious the public school testing environment has become in this state, we need to look no further than our own school board. Last month, the only two members of District 51’s board with children still in school ...


Rain barrels: an idea whose time has come

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado is the only state in the nation to prohibit the use of rain barrels. That’s how ingrained the state’s thinking has been when it comes to water appropriation. Since the territorial days, collecting rainwater has been ...


Prudent moves in coal country

By The Daily Sentinel

Imagine Colorado Mesa University shuttering its campus. The economic impact would be staggering. We recently noted that the university generated more than $417 million in economic activity last year. And that’s a conservative ...


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