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.
“Newspapers produce the first rough draft of history.” — Philip Graham … more
Editor’s note: This is the second of two columns on Ann Bassett Willis. … more
The family that had come to Rev. Blaine Scott for counseling was having difficulty coaxing Scott’s mustang … more
Editor’s note: This is the first of two columns on Ann Bassett Willis. … more
“Newspapers produce the first rough draft of history.” … more
Justin Dunn came to the realization some time ago that “I don’t have control of the horse. If she wants … more
April 10–11: Rodeo, Mesa County Fairgrounds, Grand Junction. Colorado Mesa University Rodeo Team. … more
Jim Tomlinson remembers playing with young Ute Indians on a knoll above the railroad stockyards in Mack in the late … more
In her 2001 book “Seabiscuit, an American Legend,” Laura Hillenbrand re-introduced the American public … more
In October 1912, A.L. Westgard, field representative for the American Automobile Association, visited Grand … more
Barrel racers who used the new covered equestrian arena at the Mesa County Fairgrounds last month had high praise … more
A dispute over a campfire card game, the murder of one of the participants and the search for the accused murderer … more
A century ago, there was trouble among the crew building the Highline Canal and the Grand Valley irrigation … more
Janice Rose suffers from multiple sclerosis and, until two years ago, a fear of horses. … more
Spring 2015 courses on equine health care and foot care begin this month at Western Colorado Community College … more
On Jan. 4, 1904, a Daily Sentinel headline blared the news from San Miguel County: … more
In 1828, Antoine Robidoux, then 34, established the first retail business in western Colorado — Fort … more
The fastest-growing discipline in the equestrian world right now is not specifically English or Western. It may be … more
Delta, Colorado, didn’t fit the profile of an old, Wild West town in 1893. It served the needs primarily of … more
John Sprott helped move Mesa County into the automobile age, both as a businessman and a government employee. … more