You Said It, Jan. 20, 2013

I want to thank our wonderful neighbors for being so kind. I am 84 and my husband is 90. We have a corner lot with a large driveway. They clean the snow off, put salt on the ice, and check to see if we need anything. We are blessed.

Shovel sidewalks in Grand Junction or risk citations? Then the city should get a citation. I saw an elderly man walking with a cane on the sidewalk on Patterson Road dodging patches of ice. There’s something wrong with this picture.

 

Thank you to everyone that worked endlessly to keep our roads as snow-free and safe as possible.

 

If homeowners are required to remove snow from their sidewalks and driveways, shouldn’t parking lot owners be required to do the same? I’ve known of several incidents of people slipping on icy parking lots and being injured, myself included.

 

A big thank you to whoever has been cleaning the snow out of my driveway. What wonderful neighbors in the Vineyards.

 

This weekend someone shoveled my front sidewalk. I don’t know who did this, but thank you so much.

 

Please, please give your dog a warm place to sleep, liquid water and more food to survive our cold winter. It was heartbreaking to listen to the poor dog who barked all night long on 28 3/4 Road north of the river when it was –15 degrees.

 

The headline in your Jan. 17th edition was highly offensive. Many times lately I see your paper trying to be sensational rather than reporting the news as information.

 

The choice of words in the headline on the front page of the Thursday Daily Sentinel were offensive and repulsive to me and done in very poor taste. Using the words “sons roasted” indicates a total disregard for the seriousness of this highly emotional tragedy.

 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife and most other conservation agencies limit hunters to five rounds for rifles and three rounds for shotguns to ensure ethical and sportsmanship in hunting. Don’t people deserve the same consideration?

 

The NRA is not just a few guys in suits; it is millions of ordinary U.S. citizens. A few Northeastern folk controlling the media should not be making decisions for everyone west of Philadelphia.

 

Since Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar is stepping down, the time is now appropriate to rename the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area the Salazar-Dominguez-Escalante NCA. These’s a local precedent for this sort of action.

Glad to hear the Colorado State Patrol is giving Fourth Amendment training to its officers — especially the part where it says don’t shoot unarmed people on their own doorstep.

 

Dean Humphrey and his photographs capture the heart of the matter, whether it is a sporting event, the cold freeze or the river rescue. Keep up the great work, Dean.

 

I wonder how the anti-gas and anti-coal people are staying warm this week. Can’t be by burning wood. That would be illegal with this air quality.

 

While most communities worry about people driving too fast, only in the Grand Valley do we have to deal with people who insist on driving 10 to 15 mph under the speed limit. Please get your speedometers calibrated for the altitude.


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