Editorials

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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 ...


TABOR tangle

By The Daily Sentinel

Pick one: ■ The Taxpayers Bill of Rights is the only thing standing between lawmakers and runaway spending. ■ The Taxpayers Bill of Rights is an anchor dragging on the Legislature’s ability to cover the growing needs of the ...


The Indiana firestorm

By The Daily Sentinel

This is the fallout we warned against. Colorado could be right there with Indiana as a target of boycotts and derision over so-called “religious freedom” legislation. Fortunately, Colorado lawmakers avoided the controversy now ...


Fruita takes the right approach to cop-cams

By The Daily Sentinel

The Fruita Police Department is taking a deliberate approach to outfitting its patrol officers with body cameras. This is smart on many levels. Before committing the department to an expensive investment in technology, Police Chief Judy Macy ...


County should back Mesa Land Trust

By The Daily Sentinel

When Mesa County commissioners applied the brakes earlier this month on a Mesa Land Trust request to write a letter of support for a conservation easement on farmland on East Orchard Mesa, they raised the eyebrows of many in this ...


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