You Said It, April 8, 2012

To the courteous gentlemen at the Clifton post office: You are the best.

Have you ever tried to park at Canyon View Park on a Saturday? All I wanted was to just watch my grandson play soccer … to no avail. What was the city thinking when they booked soccer, baseball, rugby, football and track, all on the same day? There are half as many parking spaces as needed.


Capital kudos and thanks to the G.J. Rescue Mission Thrift and the Grand River Animal Rescue Thrift stores for what they do. Let’s remember to support these nice people with lots of good, usable donations so they can continue their good work.


Wow and thanks to the Big Guy who paid for my groceries at the Orchard Mesa City Market. What a surprise. It was truly appreciated.


To a wonderful neighbor and a gracious lady: Thank you both for your concern and help in righting my motorcycle as I did not have the strength to do it alone.


Because of extra-dry conditions throughout western Colorado as a result of a dry winter and warm spring, I call on all cigarette smokers to use your ash tray and not flick cigarettes out the window of your vehicle and start a huge fire.


Anyone with one operable brain cell should know not to burn on a very windy day, whether or not it’s a red flag day. Duh.


I for one am very pleased that School District 51 nixed the four-day school week. My children go to Plateau Valley and we love the four-day school week, and I love being able to do kid activities in Grand Junction with my children on Fridays without any overcrowding.


I hope City Council seriously considers partnering with Colorado Mesa University to build their new building. Best bang for the economic development buck in town.


Caring people live in this valley. I accidentally locked my keys in my car at the Clifton City Market gas station. Immediately, a lady offered to take me home to get the other set of keys. At the same time, the supervisor of the station secured a wire with extension and retrieved the keys.


Recently my husband and I witnessed our Grand Junction Police Department in action as they were in a foot pursuit of a shoplifter. It was great to see this team of officers working hard to keep our city safer by apprehending the suspect and taking a little more crime off the street.


Please don’t litter our beautiful valley. Take home your plastic bottles, fast food wrappers. drink cups, beverage containers, etc., and put them in your own trash can. When you see litter, pick it up. Be responsible even if others are not.


Riverfront trails need additional signs: Clean up after your horse. Take a shovel with you! Horse poop is just as disturbing as dog poop. (It’s worse ... way more of it.)


Many thanks and kudos to all the workers who have improved and maintained our critically important irrigation ditch and storm drainage systems. The canals are flowing freely, new culverts are installed, and the easement roads are smooth and free of vegetation. A lot of work has been done all winter long, and now we are all benefitting from it.


A big shout-out to the staff at the Mesa County Public Library. They are knowledgeable, competent, friendly and always ready to jump in and help with anything at all. We are lucky to have this in our community.

Unfriendly or aggressive dogs should not be off leashes in public settings. My elderly golden retriever has been attacked twice this year on the grounds of Tope Elementary by unleashed dogs.


To the motorcycle rider complaining of the train blowing the annoying horn and almost causing him to crash, I say thankfully they have those horns and use them. Otherwise, you may have ended us in a different section than You Said It.


Hopefully the folks who came on to our porch in Northridge Subdivision and took our carved Bronco Bear enjoy it as much as we did. This was a gift and meant a lot to us. To the parents of the kids who may have it, the wood-carved bear stands about 1 1/2 feet tall, has an orange and blue painted shirt and holds a sign. One side says “Welcome,” the other says “Go Broncos.”


Gorgeous weather, time to get the bikes out when, much to our delight, we discovered the new trail from Corn Lake toward Palisade. So peaceful, so close to the river, just great.  Adding this to the other excellent rides here in the valley is such a treat.


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“Unfriendly or aggressive dogs should not be off leashes in public settings. My elderly golden retriever has been attacked twice this year on the grounds of Tope Elementary by unleashed dogs.”

All dogs are required in Grand Junction to be on a leash in public areas, read the last line of the code.

Per GJ code 6.12.040 Dogs running at large.
(a)  Confinement Required. No dog owner, or any person who harbors, keeps or is custodian of a dog, shall fail to physically, mechanically or electronically confine the dog. Such confinement shall ensure that the dog cannot leave the premises or be at large. No dog owner, or any person who harbors, keeps or is custodian of the dog, shall fail to prevent the dog from being or running at large. Any dog off its owner’s premises shall be under leash control by its owner.

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