You Said It, Aug. 3, 2014

Thank you, Fruita Police Department, for warning us of the bear as we approached Comstock Estates. We were walking home and were approached several times by officers directing us as to the whereabouts of the bear on Sunday.

If we do face another Blagg trial (which is highly likely, thank you, Mrs. Charlesworth), I hope our district attorney realizes that the entire county has been greatly tainted with this case and it would be wise to make a motion to move the trial to another jurisdiction. We don’t need to have another reason to develop a cause for re-trial in the future again.


I am so tired of people whining about Jon Bilbo. I’m tired of terrible teachers hiding behind their union. As a parent volunteer of more than 15 years and a member of this community, enough is enough. If you are lucky enough to be employed in this school district, be thankful and do your job. Mr. Bilbo cleaned up GJHS and has made it better. He expects the best for all students. I for one am thankful for SB 191 and I hope he uses it to evaluate those that have more time to stir up trouble and complain than to teach.


Here’s a thought: We could solve two problems at once. Make Whitman Park into one large interactive water feature. Perhaps the children and their parents who have so irritated the Main Street business owners will drive the vagrants away.


Colorado Mesa University is a smoke-free campus, so construction workers working on campus should adhere to this policy.


OK, I personally have had enough about the Kemp death. I do not know any of the Kemp, Firko or Lawyer families. The Kemp family makes it sound like it was all law enforcement’s fault. Say it like it is, why wasn’t Jason Kemp man enough to come out from behind the closed door and face his responsibility like he should have and none of this would have happened. He would still be alive and we wouldn’t have to hear about it anymore. And shame on you, Daily Sentinel, for keeping this crap going on and on. Enough already.


To the thief that broke into our Chevy Malibu at the Target parking lot last Sunday: We want to thank you. You see, you left a perfect set of prints and the police were able to get a perfect DNA sample. I almost forgot, we have you on video as well. It is just a matter of time!


It’s really sad to see how the Farmers Market has turned into a craft fair. There used to be so many booths that you couldn’t get through them, so many people selling different food items like chili, etc. We were told there would be more than 100 vendors and it’s pushing it to say there were only around 30. Very, very few vegetable sellers were seen, mostly craft vendors. Where was the bread company? I’m very disappointed with it this year.


It’s great to see the trees around town looking healthier than in past years. However, many are in danger of not remaining so, due to the shoots and suckers growing out of their trunks. Let’s trim these off and keep our trees healthy so that they can keep doing what they do best: provide beauty, shade, oxygen and purification for our air.


Why does the post office on Patterson and the mall have to water in the heat of the day? What a waste.


Now that Colorado National Monument is not to be a national park, can we all agree on a name change? During the national park discussions, many said the name “Colorado National Monument” was confusing for tourism as people expected some monolith. So lets rename it “Red Canyons National Monument” or Redlands National Monument” or something else beautifully descriptive of a beautiful place.


The Daily Sentinel should be commended for the great reporting regarding the Steve King fiasco. I really hope you will likewise check out other candidates for public office prior to the election so that we can vote for truly honest and qualified people.


Once again the pyromaniacs come out of the woodwork with their great and wonderful exploding fireworks. This is the only city I have ever lived in where the fourth of July starts in May and ends in the winter.


Thank you to the wonderful, thoughtful person that found my prescription bifocal glasses near the bin to borrow life vests on Riverside Parkway. I am so grateful that you put them in a safe spot where I could easily see them!


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To the person tired of hearing about the Kemp death:

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

I echo the sentiment about the persistent use of illegal fireworks in town well past the Fourth of July. It’s incredibly annoying. The scofflaws always blow them off right around bedtime when it’s most disconcerting and there seems to be nothing the police can do about it. Meanwhile the sound of these persistent bombs turns my poor dog into a quivering, drooling mass crammed behind the dryer in the laundry room.

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