Bob writes editorials and handles letters to the editor and columns. He also is the on-air talent for Over the Top, the weekly video opinion piece at GJSentinel.com. Additionally, he produces the monthly Horseplay page in the Sentinel.
Bob is a native of Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin. He and his wife, Judy, have lived in western Colorado for 39 years. He has worked at The Daily Sentinel since 1980 as a Reporter, City Editor, Business Writer and, since 1995, as Editorial Page Editor. He is also the author of “Troubled Trails: The Meeker Affair and the Expulsion of Utes from Colorado,” published by the University of Utah Press in 2011.
Bob and Judy have two grown children, Derek and Kara, who live in the Denver area. Bob enjoys horseback riding, especially jumping. He and Judy enjoy bicycling, camping, hiking and other outdoors activities in western Colorado. Bob also enjoys reading, researching and writing about history.
When a half-dozen teenagers entered an arena on Little Park Road on a chilly afternoon last month, the five horses … more
Jan Williams of Fruita watched video Thursday afternoon, following her first reining class of the weekend at the … more
Jake Voris and his horse broke from the starting gate quickly in pursuit of the racing steer. But they didn’t … more
On a brisk morning last month, Mark Schultz mounted a fidgety colt belonging to a friend to take him for a breezing … more
Riders young and old will get a chance to test their skills and those of their horses in ranch-related activities … more
A handful of Western Slope cowboys and cowgirls, including barrel racer Sammi Bessert of Fruita, will be … more
Author’s note: Because The Daily Sentinel is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year, several of my … more
Stallions, reining and ranch sorting, dressage riders and driving demonstrations, colt-starting clinics and a tack … more
Most big-time sports have their versions of an all-stars competition, and now professional rodeo will have its own. … more
On the floor in my living room are three thick documents which, when stacked on top of each other, are nearly a … more
Jerrie Farmer’s legacy is riding high this spring, spurred on by an organization put together by her friends … more
If you’re looking to acquire wild horses or burros from the federal government, you won’t be able to … more
The hike a number of years ago took place on a blustery fall morning. There was a skiff of snow on the ground, and … more
“Slow down!” Larry Maybon hollered at a pair of riders inside the corral who were attempting, while on … more
Beginning this month and continuing well into next year, people from three Western Slope counties will be working … more
Beginning this month, and well into next year, people from three counties will be working with a Longmont-based … more
Last Sunday in the “Commentary” section, we ran a column by The New York Times’ David Brooks that … more
Inka Spatafora wants to coin a new term for “dressage.” … more
The improvements to the equine facilities at the Mesa County Fairgrounds that were begun two years ago this fall … more
It’s good to have an old friend you can count on when problems occur, even if you and that friend have not … more