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 Beatrice Farnham married a Kansas cowboy named Dallas Benson in April 1915, she was barely a year divorced … more
The thunder of thousands of horse hooves resounded through Cajon Pass and onto the Mojave Desert one spring morning … more
Editor’s note: This is the second of two columns on the Dominguez-Escalante expedition. … more
Editor’s note: This is the first of two columns on the Dominguez-Escalante expedition. … more
The excitement was palpable in newspaper articles written when the steamboat Undine launched at Green River, Utah, … more
Editor’s note: This is the second of two columns on Doc Holliday. … more
Editor’s note: This is the first of two columns. … more
Pacomio Chacon was a very good sheepherder, and he was proud of that fact. … more
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