Editorials

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Here’s to healthier school lunch options

By The Daily Sentinel

What working parent hasn’t come home at the end of a particulary taxing day and cringed at the prospect of cooking dinner? Sometimes the convenience of ordering a pizza or zapping something in the microwave overrides a parent’s ...


The cost of democracy

By The Daily Sentinel

We are growing weary of the debate over public lands management in the West devolving into armed confrontations. The latest example came Saturday when 40 to 50 people, many waving American flags and some carrying weapons, willfully broke the ...


Hilkey’s appointment a well-deserved honor

By The Daily Sentinel

Congratulations to Stan Hilkey on being chosen by Gov. John Hickenlooper to become executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Safety. As Mesa County sheriff, Hilkey proved himself to be a an exceptional administrator who found ...


Whither civility?

By The Daily Sentinel

There appears to be some agreement that Montrose County government is a nexus for fractious relations. But who’s fighting, exactly? Outgoing County Manager Rick Eckert cited a poisonous political climate — and its debilitating ...


A sovereign headache

By The Daily Sentinel

Credit the “sovereign citizen” movement with forcing states to deal with the filing of spurious liens. The trickledown of this obnoxious practice, often called “paper terrorism,” is that Mesa County is considering ...


New school standards confusing, but needed

By The Daily Sentinel

The good news is that for the second year in a row District 51 third-graders beat the state average in scoring at or above grade level on 2014 Transitional Colorado Assessment Program reading tests: 72 percent to 71.5 percent. The bad news? ...


Henrietta Hay Day

By The Daily Sentinel

From the Better Late Than Never Department: April 24 was officially Henrietta Hay Day in the state of Colorado, recognized by gubernatorial proclamation on the occasion of her 100th birthday. Somehow, this slipped past us, but ...


State has a lot riding on fight over fracking

By The Daily Sentinel

There are several implications from the Colorado Legislature’s failure to find middle ground on proposals for greater local control of the oil and gas industry. Absent a compromise, the issue will likely be decided by voters in ...


No wonder water is such a thorny issue

By The Daily Sentinel

A museum exhibit in Denver acknowledges the simmering tension between the Front Range and the Western Slope over the distribution of water in Colorado. In that regard, it’s hard to get too worked up about History Colorado’s ...


BLM shouldn’t cancel controversial gas leases

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s the tree-huggers vs. the roughnecks. The haves against the have-nots. The NIMBYs against the “drill baby” drillers. Yes, that’s a crass oversimplification of the opposing forces in a battle sparked by gas leases ...


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