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.
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
■ 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