Printed letters, Nov. 4, 2010

Local charity is seeking warm coats

The Warming Hands Project is proud to announce our collection bins are up and waiting at several Grand Valley locations. Please take time to gather any extra warm clothing in good condition and give it to those who need it most. If you would like more information about the site nearest you, please contact David Fingerson at 970-462-5291.



Marijuana proponents should tread lightly

If everyone who supports legalized marijuana is like the two men I met recently at the Rimrock WalMart, we all need to seriously fight legalization.

As I was about to enter the store in my wheelchair, two men approached me and asked if I would sign a petition to get a measure to legalize marijuana on the ballot. I replied that, no, I would not, because I do not support legalizing marijuana. One of the men became very angry and snapped at me, “You know it’s coming! You know it’s coming, anyway!” Well, perhaps I do, but I still have the right to withhold my support.

Such a threatening, arrogant and belligerent display toward a woman in a wheelchair, instead of reasoning and polite persuasion, shows that they are not ready to co-exist peacefully with the general population. To give them power would be foolhardy and unwise.

On the other hand, as disappointing as their behavior was, perhaps it is best that they’ve shown their true colors before it is too late. I don’t think these are the characteristics we want to see in people who would like to use marijuana legally on our streets and in our communities.



Jordan’s article highlights Mesa theater program

I want to thank Kathy Jordan for the fine article on the Mesa Summer Theater program that ran from 1972 until the late ‘90s. I also want to thank The Daily Sentinel for running the article on Oct. 29.

In the interview, I failed to mention two very important people who made it possible for us to present the excellent musicals that we presented during the summer season: Maebeth Guyton, our musical director and Lorene Sanford, our faithful and hard-working accompanist.

The success of the summer program was made possible by the support of the community, as volunteers in productions, by financial and in-kind support and by being audience members. If I have left out anyone else who helps us, I offer my mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa.


Grand Junction

Daily Sentinel content prompts reader approval

Congratulations on the content of the Oct. 28 edition of The Daily Sentinel.

All of us, from age 8 to 88, are hoping for a newspaper we can read without a sigh of dismay.

Until the end of time, it’s up to us to make our surroundings tolerable, even pleasant. Thanks.


Grand Junction


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