You Said It, April 28, 2013

Thanks to the Drug Enforcement Administration and others who worked so hard to arrest and bring to justice the drug dealers in our community. What a great job!

Thanks to all the law enforcement agencies that had a hand in arresting the large drug ring. Their time and efforts must not be in vain, so prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. We do not want to hear or read about plea bargains and probation.


Where in the world are Ray Scott and Jared Wright? A busy legislative session going on and we don’t hear a peep out of them. The only news that King makes is having another of his bills defeated. Why don’t we save some money and just send cardboard cutouts of these guys’ images to Denver instead?


When did it become appropriate to wear your pajamas/slippers/bathrobes to the grocery store? Please know that the employees who work there (and I’m sure most customers) find this extremely rude and disrespectful. I know it’s not church or court, but really?

As a Colorado native, I find it a very sad day for “Colorful Colorado” to see its beautiful skies filled with clouds of pot smoke. It made quite the impression on national television.


For those of you who drive along 19 Road in Fruita: I run facing traffic not to have you yell at me and flip me off; I do it for my safety so I can stay out of your way. So next time a courteous runner waves at you, wave back because they are just thanking you for avoiding them.


Since the road was worked on at Patterson and Seventh Street, I have almost been hit twice when the person beside me went straight across instead of adjusting their car to the road.


For graduating high school seniors who think it’s a rite of passage to spray graffiti on Redlands Parkway, the water tank at the Fruita entry to our beautiful Colorado National Monument and other places, I have a suggestion: That you and your parents put your own elbow grease into the cleanup and pay for the removal. We the taxpayers are not in a celebratory mood.


It is so much nicer driving along Riverside Parkway now that the railroad company has cleaned up their area so well. Good job. Thank you.


Thank you so much to the wonderful woman and her two children who stopped to help me with my Boston terrier who ran away and across the Redlands Parkway. Your compassion was much appreciated.


Recently we had breakfast at IHOP by the mall. We noticed a couple had their small furry dog with them. I thought animals were prohibited in restaurants. I can understand a “working dog,” but this was not one of them. Call me old school, but animals don’t belong in restaurants.


Very interesting, Dave Davis. You must be channeling Andy Goldsworthy! (Google it.)


Selfish neighbors who think their trash cans left right up front for all to see is a privilege: Here is a hint; move them to the back or better yet, put them in your garage. Help keep our neighborhood nice.


The cell companies place towers in church steeples not to put one over on the public, but to hide an ugly tower from public view. As for the small amount of money changing hands: My experience with the people of the church in question is they are a very loving, giving group. They give to the food bank, angel tree, fire victims, jail ministry and many other causes. Maybe we shouldn’t be so quick to judge motives in others.


I parked my car downtown, put kids and belongings in the stroller, and completely forgot to put money in the meter. I came back to a $15 ticket (sigh — my fault though) and opened the envelope to find $15 cash inside and a note: “Today is my 25th birthday and you have just received 1 of 25 random acts of kindness.” Thank you so much and I hope you have many, many Happy Birthdays to come because we need people like you in this world.


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