Here are 21 reasons 
world can’t end today

If you’re reading this, the world hasn’t ended yet, despite some doomsayers’ predictions based on interpretations of an ancient Mayan calendar. Of course, the end could still come later today. Below we offer 21 reasons — because it is Dec. 21 — why that can’t happen.

1. Christmas is just four days away.

2. Peyton Manning needs another shot at the Super Bowl.

3. We haven’t gone over the fiscal cliff yet.

4. Friday paychecks haven’t been delivered yet.

5. Ski season has just begun in the Colorado mountains, in what we hope will be a snow-filled Colorado winter following last year’s dismal season.

6. Jared Wright hasn’t begun to serve in the Legislature.

7. U.S. Pro Challenge Bike Race officials haven’t had a fourth opportunity to reject Grand Junction’s bid for a stage of the race.

8. Coloradans have yet to see whether Walt Weiss will be a hero or flop as manager of the Colorado Rockies.

9. Ditto for Mike MacIntyre as the University of Colorado’s new football coach.

10. The Grand Junction Rockies haven’t had a second opportunity to make it to the Pioneer League Championship.

11. Mesa County Commissioner Steve Acquafresca has yet to learn whether he can work with two new commissioners — John Justman and Rose Pugliese.

12. Brady Trucking has yet to receive the final word from Grand Junction voters on whether it can expand its operations along the Colorado River.

13. Some unknown group hoping to use Colorado National Monument for its event has yet to be shot down on ecological grounds by the National Park Service.

14. We don’t know yet whether oil shale production will ever be commercially feasible.

15. After decades of dire predictions, energy independence could become a reality for the United States.

16. The 2016 presidential campaign has barely begun.

17. Democrats just regained control of both houses of the Colorado Legislature but have not yet had the chance to wield their newfound power.

18. Whoa, Dude. Marijuana is legal in Colorado.

19. We’re still two years away from a real college football championship tournament that will replace the despised Bowl Championship Series.

20. We don’t know what celebrity and/or political scandals will unfold over the next year.

21. Santa Claus is coming to town.


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