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.
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
On December 10, 1919, Arthur Carhart wrote a memorandum to Aldo Leopold on the subject of protecting some national … more
About 85 miles southeast of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and 35 miles from Santa Fe lies the tiny community of … more
When Lillian Sheridan — now Lilly Mcanally of Grand Junction — was born in Brown’s Park in … more
The management of wild horses in the West was in the news again last week as a result of the decision by federal … more
Newspapers provide the first rough draft of history. — Philip Graham. … more
High up on the Flat Tops in the White River National Forest, just south of the boundary of the Flat Tops Wilderness … more
When Ava Severs left her horse, Ruby, with her grandfather briefly last week to grab a rake, Ruby became anxious, … more
When Twila Crist’s mother was pregnant with Twila in 1936, her parents went to visit her mother’s twin … more
“Newspapers produce the first rough draft of history.” — Philip Graham … more
Last week, Shirleen and Jim Hutton of Absolute Prestige Limousine Services in Loma added to the total horsepower … more
Missing mines, such as the famous Lost Dutchman Mine in Arizona, are part of the lore of the West. One such mine … more
There are four murals in the rotunda of the old federal courthouse in St. Louis, painted in 1862. Three of them … more
Despite the slow pace of travel in the early 19th century, rapid journeys frequently occurred if the situation … more
As the town of De Beque gets ready to celebrate Wild Horse Days Aug. 20-23, and in the process recognize the wild … more
For half a century, the Museum of Western Colorado has won solid community support and developed top-flight … more
Fulford was always a tease, according to Richard Perske. The gold miners and others who briefly settled in the … more