Editorials

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Suicide: the dialogue no community wants

By The Daily Sentinel

Suicide. The word is lethal in more ways than one. It kills conversations. The uncomfortable silence that follows is emblematic of the challenge to do something about it. How do you solve a problem no one wants to talk about? If ...


Trails blaze the way to a brighter future

By The Daily Sentinel

What do bike paths, urban trails, parks and green spaces have to do with economic development? Quite a bit, actually. Any urban planner can speak to the positive impact that parks can have on residential real estate prices. Appreciation for ...


What’s really going on in our public schools?

By The Daily Sentinel

Jane White has exposed some troubling revelations at Grand Junction High School in the course of trying to save her job as a math teacher. An administrative law judge’s review of her case has given the public a rare in-the-trenches view ...


The wrong question

By The Daily Sentinel

First things first: We applaud the recent decision of the Grand Junction City Council to absorb $110,000 in development fees for the latest homeless veterans housing project being built by Grand Valley Catholic Outreach. The decision ...


A good week for Sen. Steve King

By The Daily Sentinel

Legislative budget battles are often contentious, and members of the minority party can be at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to obtaining funding for measures they support. So, Sen. Steve King’s initial success on two fronts this ...


Money, politics and 
the First Amendment

By The Daily Sentinel

Along with many people in this country, we at The Daily Sentinel are concerned with the corrupting influence of excessive amounts of money in politics. But we also believe in protecting the free speech rights of all Americans, even those who ...


Firing up the 
De Beque economy

By The Daily Sentinel

Retail marijuana stores will be legal in at least one community in Mesa County, thanks to municipal elections Tuesday, but residents of the Grand Valley may still have to drive some distance to legally purchase pot from a store. Voters in De ...


Rim Rock Canyons 
National Park?

By The Daily Sentinel

The Daily Sentinel has made no secret of its support for designating Colorado National Monument a national park. We believe it will be a benefit to the community and its economy without adding burdens or cost to the region. Now that Sen. ...


Mesa County sheriff: executive or ideologue?

By The Daily Sentinel

The duties of county sheriffs in Colorado are spelled out in state statutes. These include to “keep and preserve the peace,” to apprehend people suspected of committing felonies and other crimes, to be custodians of county jails, ...


Recall election law needs an upgrade

By The Daily Sentinel

At first blush, the Colorado Senate’s approval of a bill to change the way recall elections are held looks like a classic case of political sour grapes. Last year, for the first time in the state’s history, voters ousted two ...


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