Editorials

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Preserving history

By The Daily Sentinel

World War II vets are dying at a rate of approximately 550 a day, according to statistics released by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Of the 16 million who served our nation in World War II, only 1.2 million are still alive. Mesa County ...


However Senate tilts, guv will be effective

By The Daily Sentinel

Gov. John Hickenlooper retained his office Wednesday, but the rest of the state’s electoral puzzle was still missing some key pieces as the ballot counting process dragged on through the afternoon. The balance of power in the state ...


A tale of two women

By The Daily Sentinel

Brittany Maynard and Casey Nocket both made headlines this week in a curious convergence of circumstances involving America’s national parks and aspects of fame. Maynard is the 29-year-old woman with terminal brain cancer who became the ...


The ball’s in GOP’s court

By The Daily Sentinel

Republicans wrested control of the U.S. Senate from Democrats, unseating Mark Udall in the process. The GOP wave that swept the country splashed across Colorado, too, with election returns trending toward Republican control of the state ...


Of dark money and sinister spin doctors

By The Daily Sentinel

“All’s fair in love and war” is one of the old English proverbs that explains a basic precept of human nature: If the stakes are high enough, nothing’s off limits. An absence of rules can cause our our moral compass to ...


Another sad day in North Fork Valley

By The Daily Sentinel

After seeing nearly 300 high-paying mining jobs disappear in the span of a year, the North Fork Valley is hurting. For now, the wounds are chiefly psychological as Paonia grapples with an uncertain future. But as the cumulative effects of ...


Be safe on Halloween

By The Daily Sentinel

This year Halloween is on a Friday night. Cue the ghoulish shrieks. It’s also the first year that legal-to-buy marijuana edibles are on the market, some of which look like normal candies. This new twist has given rise to inevitable ...


We need a solution for school financing woes

By The Daily Sentinel

There’s a lot of helpless hand-wringing going on among Mesa County Valley School District 51 board members and administrators over the consequences of more state-mandated testing. We’re not unsympathetic. The Legislature has ...


Election? Only one poll matters today

By The Daily Sentinel

Late October provides a fleeting moment when America’s four major sports overlap. This week alone one could watch the World Series, the Broncos, the Avalanche and, with the NBA season tipping off Tuesday, the Nuggets. Just in time, too. ...


Palisade ballot tussle mostly just bad blood

By The Daily Sentinel

No sooner had we defended the state’s new all-mail ballot system — and explained why fears of potential voter fraud have been hysterically overblown — than a kerfuffle broke out between Secretary of State Scott Gessler and ...


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