E-mail letters, November 24, 2010

More respect needed
for symphony professioals

No, no a thousand times no! The Avalon Theatre should not even be a consideration as a location for our symphony to play.

Volunteer or no, this is a group of trained professionals and deserving of a concert hall. We all are familiar of the phrase “put lipstick on a pig.”

Since there will be millions of dollars spent, let’s consider other suitable venues. On the northwest corner of Fifth Street and Grand Avenue there is a structure for sale, with considerable parking space.

The First Assembly Church of God is an example of something that perhaps could be considered, to convert the sanctuary into concert hall and utilize the other areas for rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms, etc. The symphony and director’s offices could be located here. Other spaces could be rented for income. Is valet parking something that could be considered?

How is it that Montrose can support such a beautiful pavilion? Maybe if we had such a facility the people of Grand Junction would appreciate such cultural events and not come to a performance as though they had just changed the oil in their trucks. “Casual” is one thing; “sloppy” is too apparent.

All the orchestra members are in formal attire. What an insult to them to play in a high school auditorium to an audience that barely respects the talent and beauty of the performances.
Ginny McGriffin
Grand, Junction


Contact Congress about
latest mosque outrage

Not only do Muslims want to build a mosque in New York City near the 9/11 site where 2,900 innocent men, women and children were murdered, now they want us taxpayers to help finance it with stimulus money.

If you agree with my outrage at the idea, please contact your congress person and let him or her known in the strongest terms possible how inappropriate and insulting the idea is.
Dave E. Brown
Grand Junction

Meis’ actions nothing new
in small-time politics

I don’t understand all the noise about Mesa County Commissioner Craig Meis wanting special
treatment after ignoring the law. Influence peddling has been common practice in small-time politics for centuries.

I’m sure he felt he was doing the right thing after all these years. One piece of advice my
Daddy told me years ago. “Any man who acts as his own attorney has a fool for a client.”
John A. Ijams
Grand Junction


Rowland’s message
apparently didn’t reach Meis

Wild parties, showing no respect for neighbors or law enforcement? Craig Meis has touted himself as a foster parent. Some parent!

I guess Janet Rowland’s message of “How are the Children?” didn’t even reach as far as the chair next to her.
Judy Kennedy
Grand Junction

 


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