You Said It, April 14, 2013

Loud “woofs” and tail wags for Zach, the Dog Rescuer. We lost our dog while hiking in the outback overlooking the Colorado River in Rabbit Valley. Warm day, no water, night approaching. I told the sad story to an OHVer at the trail head. He said he really loved dogs, hopped on his Razor and sped many miles up and across the desert to rescue our pooch. We can’t stop smiling.

Really? Another elected official trying to weasel out of a court appearance? Is it no wonder the country is in such a social mess? Step down!


If Rick Brainard’s job precludes his having time to attend court hearings relevant to charges against him, will it also prevent his attending City Council meetings to handle business for the rest of us?


What is really scary about Rick Brainard’s insistence to hold onto his council seat is his assertion that he has heard from many supporters. If so, look for the NFL to designate mandatory helmets for all Mesa County women here in Bronco country.


I guess there won’t be anybody shootin’ their mouth off at City Council meetings anymore.


To the lady in the white vehicle who paid over $12 for my Starbucks coffees off 32 Road and I-70: Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity.


A pat on the back for the gentleman who got off his bicycle on Wednesday at Seventh and Orchard to help a man with a red cane cross the street.


Since the city has an endless supply of money to spend, how about directing the parks study toward the Matchett property and the other large parcel along F Road, which have been lying fallow and undeveloped for these many years?


I can’t believe the lack of manners exhibited by a vast majority of people in the Grand Valley today. It used to be when someone held the door open for you, you said thanks. Now people go past and don’t say a word, like it’s expected.


Why is it that so many singers have to butcher our national anthem? Give me a high school or college band. They play it correctly.


When is the county going to do something about the intersection between E and 33 roads? We have lived here for 13 years, and there have been more accidents than I can count on both my hands. What is it going to take? Someone dying?


How can a church remain tax-exempt while leasing use of its property to an unrelated commercial business for substantial gain? Heaven help those with a cheating heart.


I wish to thank Brown Shoe Fit Co. and the young man who helped me solve a problem last Wednesday. It just shows how much better it is to shop locally.


The Republican Party changed from the law and order party of Ronald Reagan to a party that promotes disobeying any law they feel restricts their personal freedom when President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder said they would only enforce the laws they agreed with.


Holes in alley behind Wendy’s on North Avenue: Wow! I tell my friends if I go to Wendy’s and I don’t come back, come and look in the alley. I might be in one of those holes. Please fix them.


So many thanks from the Whitewater Cemetery Association members for the excellent work on the easement and cemetery roads. Thanks to commissioner John Justman, all the county road guys, supervisor Pete Mathes, district manager Otis Darnell, bobcat operator Jarrod Howck and all the wonderful truck drivers. Also thanks to Ed Gardner, Whitewater Sand and Gravel, and Phil and Les Morlang of Morlang and Associates.


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