You Said It, April 15, 2012


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Thank you to the You Said It column and to Sgt. Dave Oswalt from the Grand Junction Police Department for contacting us and getting our carved Bronco Bear returned to us. You Said It is incredibly popular. Your help was much appreciated.

It takes a lot of nerve to ask the city for $10 million for an academic building after the spending spree on student housing, retail stores and athletic facilities.


What would the school board do if the teachers all strike? Regardless of whether or not they can do that, I think they should. I bet they would figure out something quick.


Why does the city of Grand Junction authorize trash in the streets for two weeks before the start of the cleanup? Forty-eight hours is more than sufficient.


Sixty-one cows and bulls were slowly starved and probably had no water but intermittently for a period of months and yet there is no outcry. One dog was dragged to its death and there was an outcry all over the country. It is bad enough that even at best, these animals would meet their death in god-awful slaughter so people could have their meat, let alone be tied up and starved slowly. Does no one even care?


When people are abusive to pets they should be put in jail with no food or water and treated like the animal they abused. Let them understand that pets have feelings.


Thank you to the man in the black Focus who bought my lunch at Taco Bell last week. Now I get what all the fuss is about. That small act of kindness from you made a huge difference in my day.


We’re getting into warm-weather season. Please leave your pets at home, not in a hot car.


I am 87 and most days I enjoy walking across downtown to the grocery. Last Tuesday, I was too tired to walk home and the taxi never came for me. A wonderful lady kindly gave me a ride to my door. That’s being a good neighbor.


TSA employees are not law enforcement officers and they do not have arrest powers. When are the city and state going to assert their authority and rein in these over-zealous baggage handlers?


Scenic Elementary is under-enrolled, with close to 30 percent of its students living outside the Scenic neighborhood. Consolidation of Scenic and Broadway elementary schools could save the district $1 million, which would cover 25 percent to 50 percent of the expected budget shortfall. Why then has the school board decided to keep Scenic open and instead focus on boundary changes in Fruita?


I’m really tired of the businesses that think you have to have “their card” to get a “special” price. I am smart enough to know that I’m not getting any special price, but that the person who doesn’t have a card is really paying more. Besides, I don’t like the idea of some corporate big computer tracking everything I buy, when I buy it, how I pay for it, what color I prefer, etc. It’s time to stop this invasion of privacy.


Lincoln Park has been a jewel in the center of Grand Junction’s crown for many years, but no longer. Parks and Rec and the city forester have ruined the trees and the gardens. There are only three kinds of trees left at Lincoln Park: dying, dead and cut down.


Thank you to the kind soul(s) who found my cyclometer on Easter at the McDonald Creek parking area in Rabbit Valley. I didn’t realize I had lost it until we were more than halfway through our ride. Imagine my surprise to find it on the windshield of our truck.


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