You Said It, April 23, 2017

Shame on people for dumping trash in the desert. This is the reason why the landfill shouldn’t charge for electronics. People are not going to pay, so they take the trash out to the desert for free.

I will never understand why people think it’s OK to dump trash anywhere they please. It took effort to get the trash out to the desert, why not just put it in your own trash? And just wondering why we don’t put a readily available work force to work — they reside at the jail. Many are young and strong. Enable them to contribute toward their upkeep. Put them to work.


Not cool and so very immature, dumping your garbage at the gate of the historic Whitewater Cemetery and leaving your mess for others to clean up. Who brought you up, anyway?


Folks, forget about ag burning. That is just a short-time seasonal annoyance. Outlaw elm trees. Elm seeds cover the entire community, and for the rest of the year we have to dig or pull the elm seedlings. Get rid of elm trees. Now.


Please look around your property. Chinese elms are growing up as weeds by mailboxes, fences etc. It’s easier to pull them when they are 6 inches tall, but before long are a significant size and require extra steps to make sure they don’t return. The tree of heaven is called different things, but are also very prolific. Believe me, you don’t want either in your yard to produce multitudes of seeds.


I would love to see the BLM move to Grand Junction. There needs to be a greater presence in Rabbit Valley on weekends. Last weekend there were people in RVs camping in spots that were not designated for camping and building fires with no fire pans, not to mention riding their ATVs off trail. It gets very frustrating for those of us who abide by the rules. Follow the rules, people, you are not above the law. Next time I will post photos.


My great-grandson did not drag the flag on Mount Garfield. That is the condition he found it and he wanted his picture with it, having just completed a tough climb. Quite an accomplishment for a 5-year-old.


Coal is a 19th century fuel for a 21st century world. Keep it in the ground.


Very impressed, yet again, with the city’s Spring Clean Up program — so organized and efficient. A dump truck leaves full and an empty one is passing it coming in. Thanks to all of you who were part of this, as I’m sure it was no easy task. We very much appreciate you taking our stuff away.


After trying to do too many things at once, I wound up leaving a library book on the roof of my car. I drove away and, apparently, the book flew away. I didn’t realize what I did until hours later. I drove around Fruita looking for the book, but it was gone. When I went to the library to confess my book-sin and find out what I owed for a replacement, the librarian told me to hang on a few days because people often turn in lost books. And that is just what happened. It is nice to be living in a town with such kind and responsible neighbors.

Kudos to those kids who are putting together that Rise Above the Silence suicide prevention walk. It’s about time people stopped stigmatizing mental health issues and started talking about them in a meaningful way.


What a wonderful article about the young students and their invention, the Practical Tackle. I’d bet a lot of fishermen would love to purchase something this ingenious. The students should be called “youngtrepreneurs.” I love it when kids use their brains and their time for good. Keep up the good work.


Whoever the guardian angel was that found my purse in the shopping cart at Lowe’s on Friday the 14th, thank you, thank you, thank you. Your honesty and good deed will not go unnoticed. That has to be the dumbest thing I have ever done in my entire life and you made what could have been one of the worst days of my life a very good and thankful day instead.


Thank you to all the beautiful people who came to the Messiah Concert on Easter Sunday. You inspired us to sing our very best ever for this amazing music. The orchestra members were wonderful and the soloists just awesome. Thanks to The Sentinel and the Beacon for amazing articles, the TV stations that ran the TV spot and KAFM radio in helping get the word out. We’ll be there next Easter too. Put it on your calendar.


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