Printed letters, March 7, 2013
Brady Trucking has been, and continues to be, a good corporate citizen of Grand Junction. It has played by the rules in every respect in developing its property.
Brady Trucking granted a significant part of its property for the riverfront trail to continue through its property and to screen its business. And the City Council, with that in mind, approved the zoning.
Now the “not in my backyarders” are asking you to say “No” to Brady Trucking without giving Brady anything in return. Just as with our federal government woes, it takes compromise to reach a fair outcome.
In this instance, Brady Trucking has gone more than halfway with its 50-foot easement, but its detractors are unwilling to give even an inch.
Let’s be fair to Brady and vote “Yes” to allow it to use its property as approved by the Grand Junction City Council five years ago.
MICHAEL J. RUSSELL
Support fair land-use policy by voting “Yes” on Measure A
Vendors, suppliers and service companies create most of the energy jobs in western Colorado. These companies are also the backbone of the West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association.
We have joined the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce, the Western Colorado Contractors Association and many other community groups in endorsing Referred Measure A in the upcoming Grand Junction municipal election.
We believe respecting business rights, enhancing trails and recreation and treating the valley’s job creators with fairness are important goals that will be achieved when voters say “Yes” to Measure A.
If you value the Grand Valley’s riverfront trail system, then join us in endorsing Measure A. If you believe businesses should be treated fairly and with respect, then join us in endorsing Measure A.
If you believe, as we do, that a fair and predictable land-use policy is critical in supporting community investment and job creation, then join us in endorsing Measure A.
West Slope Colorado
Oil & Gas Association
Monument lacks grandeur compared to Yellowstone, Zion
Changing the name of Colorado National Monument to a national park is wrong.
National park status designates the finest natural treasures in our country. National parks are not designated to increase tourism and boost the local economy.
They preserve and present to the public the most special places.
Colorado National Monument is nice, and I visit it often. It, however, does not have the grandeur or size that warrants calling it a national park.
To designate it as a national park diminishes all those national parks that are truly special. It simply is not in the same league as Yellowstone, Zion or Grand Canyon.
Renaming the monument is like saying the Dalton Trumbo bronze in front of the Avalon is as special as the Lincoln Memorial.