Editorials

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Bowlen’s long goodbye

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s not unusual for National Football League owners to achieve celebrity status. After all, many are the face of the franchise. Daniel Snyder, Jerry Jones and the late Al Davis are examples of household names. Pat Bowlen probably ...


A reasonable policy

By The Daily Sentinel

Mesa County is expected to charge $30 an hour to process requests for open records, the maximum rate allowable under state law. By statute, government entities can charge “a reasonable fee that is intended to cover actual costs.” ...


Drilling in wildlife area doesn’t help the cause

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado’s well-publicized ballot proposals to restrict oil and gas development and give communities more authority to regulate drilling stem largely from the fact that landowners in the Centennial State don’t necessarily own the ...


Best of a bad situation

By The Daily Sentinel

Nine people on Monday decided who the next Mesa County sheriff is likely to be. Depending on your point of view, this is either an erosion of electoral equity or the best possible outcome following a confluence of unfortunate and somewhat ...


CMU a strong spoke 
in our wheel of fortune

By The Daily Sentinel

With most of its student population elsewhere for the summer break, Colorado Mesa University is undergoing another round of construction that will alter, yet again, the face of the campus. Students who graduated just three or four years ago ...


Roan Plateau settlement has win-win potential

By The Daily Sentinel

The Roan Plateau was destined to be a battleground. Not only is it home to wilderness-quality backcountry, featuring eagles, deer, elk, black bear, cutthroat trout and rare plants, it’s sitting on top of a sizable gas field. In the ...


Frying pan or the fire

By The Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority can’t win. If it refuses to pay bills arising from a controversial building project, local businesses suffer. If it pays the bills, critics cry malfeasance. Something had to give. On ...


Bear-ly worth considering

By The Daily Sentinel

Grizzlies in Colorado? Sounds good ... until someone gets mauled. And if the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service moves grizzlies to Colorado, a mauling is not a question of if, but when. The Center for Biological Diversity contends that Colorado ...


So long, Steve King

By The Daily Sentinel

In dropping out of the Mesa County sheriff’s race Wednesday, State Sen. Steve King did the right thing for the community and for himself. His decision will allow a vacancy committee to select a new GOP candidate for sheriff. ...


Campaign finance needs an overhaul

By The Daily Sentinel

We can probably all agree that having enormous amounts of money in our elections is not a good thing. The criticism that candidates can be “bought and paid for” by special interests is nothing new. But in the past 38 years, the ...


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