Editorials

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Playoffs? Whoa, Nellie!

By The Daily Sentinel

College football season is upon us. Colorado and Colorado State get a jump on most of the rest of the country by playing their annual season-kickoff rivalry game tonight at Mile High. The rest of the college football world joins in ...


Tragic stupidity

By The Daily Sentinel

A firing range instructor was killed Monday when a 9-year-old girl lost control of a fully automatic machine gun in Arizona. The recoil wrenched an Uzi upward and the instructor was shot in the head. The incident has touched off a wave of ...


Crested Butte’s big mistake was secrecy

By The Daily Sentinel

Some residents of Crested Butte are rightfully indignant that the town council secretively struck a handshake deal with Bud Light to turn their charming ski hamlet into a living beer commercial. If there’s no such thing as bad ...


The Shoshone bomb defused — for now

By The Daily Sentinel

It was reassuring to hear a top executive with Xcel Energy affirm that the giant utility has no interest in selling the Shoshone hydroelectric plant in Glenwood Canyon. Concerns about a sale have nothing to do with the 15 megawatts of power ...


U.S. needs clarity and a plan for Middle East

By The Daily Sentinel

America’s prime directive in Iraq should be bolstering the Iraqi government so that it’s equipped to deal with Islamic extremists — not intervening directly against the extremists themselves. That’s the position ...


Voters to decide if pot a good fit for Palisade

By The Daily Sentinel

Add Palisade to the list of places in Colorado that are growing more and more comfortable with the idea that sanctioned pot sales may not be a bad thing. Town leaders have put some serious thought into whether retail marijuana is a good fit ...


Congrats on a solid public-sector career

By The Daily Sentinel

Bernie Buescher’s fish-out-of-water political narrative is full of narrow losses. One wonders how things might have played out had he applied the political calculus of a party switch early on in his career as an elected ...


President needs to lead in Ferguson

By The Daily Sentinel

Why isn’t President Barack Obama on the front lines in Ferguson, Mo? It’s a question pundits have raised in the wake of sustained clashes between police and protesters (and opportunistic looters) over the fatal shooting of an ...


Dairy is a bummer, but news not all bad

By The Daily Sentinel

The closing of Graff Dairy in Grand Junction is disappointing on two levels. First and foremost it was one of those small businesses that could be called an institution. It didn’t just offer a superior product (ice cream), it provided a ...


Militarizing police 
is a slippery slope

By The Daily Sentinel

What lessons does Ferguson hold for us? There’s no reason to believe that racial tensions could ever boil over in such extreme fashion in Grand Junction. We’re not sitting on a powder keg of pent-up hostilities that built up over ...


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