You Said It, Nov. 11, 2012

It is a sad day when we have to sell drugs to build schools.

Hey, Sheriff Hilkey. If 100 percent of the people acted responsibly with alcohol, automobiles, domestic issues, etc., 100 percent of the time, you would not have a job.


Oh great! Now besides worrying about drunks on the road (mostly at night), we now have to worry about the marijuana users who are high (night and day).


Most people voted for legalized marijuana for the added tax benefit for the schools. So now we will have wonderful schools and the most dangerous roads in the country.


Thanks, Daily Sentinel, for promoting potheads on our streets. They both had a snoot full no doubt with their insane sign, “Thank you Colorado, now your kids will finally be educated.” That picture should not have been on the front page and really not in your paper at all.


After reading the inspiring story about the Plateau Valley Cowboys in the Sentinel last Sunday, I certainly hope those boys are holding their heads high. They have an abundance of something that seems to be lacking these days. They have grit. They may not have won a game this year, but they are all winners. As are the coaches.


To the people continually complaining about busing and schools’ responsibilities to make it safe for kids to and from school: Did you know schools are not required to bus any kid to school? If you’re worried about your kids’ safety getting there and back, don’t hesitate to do what all parents should and take responsibility for taking them yourself.


I travel down 12th Street often past the university. I always drive much slower than the speed limit to ensure the safety of the students. There is always a police car parked at the college watching for the students’ safety. I wonder why that police officer isn’t watching (and ticketing ) the students that are crossing at the center of the medians. Traffic is usually pretty heavy, and it’s very hard to see those students stepping off the median.


Once again, another accident at the 13 Road and U.S. Highway 6&50 intersection. They just replaced the new light pole they put up last month that was taken out last week by a wreck. After seeing multiple wrecks there, one fatal, after way too many close calls, is it not time for a stoplight there? How many more deaths will it take before someone gets sense enough to care about anything west of Fruita?


The city is on a mission to eliminate left turns, starting with Horizon Drive. It will be safe and eliminate accidents, so they say. Presently, I can go get lunch and it is a half-mile roundtrip. After the city installs the median all the way down Horizon Drive, my lunch trip will more than triple. Horizon Drive will no longer be a major contributor of sales tax revenue because it will be a ghost town. But it will be beautiful.


This is addressed to those inconsiderate morons (you know who you are) who think it’s fun to drive through the piled leaves placed in the street for pickup. Your two seconds of fun destroyed several hours of my hard labor in an attempt to keep my home presentable. To make matters worse, I am a female senior citizen who lives alone. If I witness such an occurrence again, I WILL take down your license number and file a report.


For the past two years, two days a week, I have picked up my grandchild from Pomona Elementary. As I walk from one end of the school to the other, I have the opportunity to observe the interactions of bus drivers and staff members with numerous students. To all of you adults, I would like to say thank you for creating a culture in which you honor children through kindness and patience ... for the way you provide for the children’s safety and at the same time nurture their spirit.


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