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.
After a long night of playing piano at the Summit School in Unaweep Canyon, “the tendons in my arms were sore … more
Cass Hite was a well-known prospector in Utah and Colorado by Sept. 9, 1891, when he encountered fellow miner … more
There’s not much evidence of Shay No. 3 these days. A few scattered pieces of iron and one very large chunk … more
Charles Beard visited John Condon frequently during the 1940s and 1950s, when Beard was herding sheep in … more
Early in 1898, when nearly every community in Colorado was hoping for the next great motherlode, people in Mesa … more
When Curtis Martin visits the remnants of an old campsite — say 120 to 150 years old — he can often … more
By June of 1945, World War II in Europe was over. Germany had surrendered the month before. But Japan was still … more
Thirteen thousand years ago, agriculture had yet to be invented. Humans regularly stopped where wild grains were … more
James and Laura Sanders admit they were naive when they decided to become Palisade peach farmers eight years … more
When Chet Allen purchased the old Bannister’s building at 436 Main St. in Grand Junction, which he now leases … more
Ninety years ago — on May 19, 1926 — the Grand Junction City Council heeded the request of a number of … more
Editor’s note: This is the second of two columns about Juan Rivera’s 1765 expeditions from New Mexico … more
Editor’s note: This is the first of two columns on Juan Rivera’s expeditions to Colorado. … more
If you’ve hiked or ridden horseback on a difficult trail in the Bureau of Land Management’s Little Book … more
On a recent trip to Arizona, some friends picked up a souvenir for me — the brass token shown on this … more
John Otto was not insane, and he had a court decree to prove it. … more
During the spring and summer of 1881, a survey crew worked in the Grand Valley, laying out 40-acre parcels for Ute … more
Twice in the past century, western Colorado laid claim to having the largest dinosaur ever discovered. … more
On July 23, 1898, The Aspen Tribune began its account of a jail break the previous day this way: … more
One day late in the 19th century — the exact date is unknown — Dan Casement and a friend named … more