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.
John Sprott helped move Mesa County into the automobile age, both as a businessman and a government employee. … more
■ Steadfast Steeds, the mustang sanctuary on Glade Park, received notice Nov. 21 that it has been approved to … more
Horses were first domesticated by humans more than 6,000 years ago, probably on the steppes of eastern Europe and … more
Butch botched the coffee serving. He reached in front of guests and sloshed the liquid into their cups like a … more
When Harold Smith — now Harold Ouray — was a boy growing up on the Northern Arapaho’s Wind River … more
Leonard Horn was known as one of the best horseman of his time. The photo at top right, taken on his ranch between … more
In the isolated and often violent area known as Brown’s Park, John Jarvie was a well-liked and kindly figure. … more
In Santa Fe next weekend, Brianna True and her father, Alvin True, will be among those representing the Mountain … more
When John Sumner learned of John Wesley Powell’s death in 1902 and saw the laudatory stories about Powell, he … more
Editor’s note: This is the second of three columns about Jack Sumner, who accompanied John Wesley Powell on … more
Last month, the Western Slope Reining Horse Association canceled its major late- summer show at the Mesa County … more
Horses and riders feeling their oats soon will have more room to kick up their heels at the Mesa County … more
Editor’s note: This is the first of three columns about Jack Sumner, who accompanied John Wesley Powell on … more
The murder trial in the autumn of 1902 galvanized Grand Junction. The Daily Sentinel would later call it “one … more
It’s not just the landscape of the United States that is larger than Ronny Goldstein’s native Israel, … more
Horse owners who are willing to invest some of their own time and physical labor at their boarding facility can see … more
Brian Crandall moved gently as he raised, barely off the ground, the left foreleg of Cheyenne and carefully began … more
Lickory, a 22-year-old mule, followed Estella Holmes’ voice commands and hand commands last week near Eckert … more
In the decades after the Civil War, the American West attracted a lot of veterans from both sides of that great … more
Katelyn Hansen and her horse, Storm, chose a steer from the small herd in the corral, and cut it carefully away … more