You Said It, Aug. 31, 2014

Have you driven I-70 east from Fruita to the I-70 Business Loop exit lately? I did today and counted nine speed zones in the course of that seven-mile trip.  I can understand a couple of speed zones within a seven-mile area during the summer road construction time, but nine seems to indicate very poor planning from the Colorado Department of Transportation. The speed zones are for paving, bridges and the Colorado Riverfront Trail bike path. Seems to me that construction should be one project at a time rather than all three projects at once. With various speed zones between 75 and 40 mph, I am sure the Colorado State Patrol is having a banner month with traffic violation tickets.

Palisade: Enjoy being ranked the sixth-safest city in Colorado. When you vote in recreational pot use you will be at the bottom of the list. So sorry for the

wineries, they will lose business.


A black Utah policeman recently shot and killed an unarmed 20-year-old white male outside of a 7-11 store. The media has chosen to not report this. Why not?


To the local plumbing company that mailed me and others an offer to start up my AC or swamp cooler for the summer season, you either are insiders on some upcoming global warming event or you need to drug test your advertising staff.


Next time you want to give a handout to one of these cardboard sign-bearing people standing on a corner, give them a printout of instead. There are over 1,000 jobs available in our area, in all levels of expertise. Stop encouraging these folks to be beggars.


To the person who wrote in last week about the historic downtown and the atrocity at Seventh and Main: My wife and I couldn’t agree more. Why would such an eyesore be approved as an addition to such a beautiful, iconic building with so much history? Mixing modern contemporary metal and steel design with older brick design doesn’t make any sense. It takes so much away from the historical value that the Avalon offers.


I would like to thank the lowdown character who took the opportunity to come into my yard from the alley while my wife and I were on vacation and steal all of our grapes. We are both in our 90s and grow our own fruit and vegetables to help us on our fixed income. Watch out next time, you could end up with your backside full of buckshot.


“Have a nice day” or “there ya go” is no substitute for “thank you” when completing a sale. Just a gentle reminder to all of the retail clerks out there. Try it, it isn’t that hard. It is your job! Along the same lines, please give the coins first, then bills when giving change. Another no-brainer.


To the two ladies in Genghis Grill on Thursday who let your toddler throw food and rice all over the floor, then not even bother to leave her a tip for cleaning your huge, unnecessary mess, don’t worry — I left her $20 for you!


Beware cyclists: Lock it up. Even in your own garage, bikes are not safe. In one brief moment thieves took my pride and joy.


I can hardly watch the local news anymore. It doesn’t matter what channel I watch, they mess up every single night. If you can’t spell, read, or pronounce words correctly, then perhaps being on the news is not the best job for you.


Do the people on the north side of Bonito between 29 Road and Partee realize they cannot let their visitors park on the road just because they have their fences right up to the edge of the road? This causes a great safety hazard and I’m sure there are other streets like it in the city.


Shame on you while golfing Aug. 13 at Tiara Rado. You broke a double-pane window, shredded a cloth blind and managed to spray glass shards throughout the bathroom. It used to be that golf was a respectful, classy sport, but not today, it seems. Please understand, those of us living on a golf course expect occasional breakage, but would assume the person come forward to take responsibility. Being stuck with the expense and inconvenience time after time shows the societal trend of disrespect and entitlement.


Hey, Starbucks card dropper. Don’t drop your card and people won’t pick it up. I’m sure karma followed you as you dropped it.


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Peter, but the president didn’t call, the news at 6 wasn’t flooded with it for days, there were no uprisings, and the black panthers didn’t get out and encourage people to kill others as they did in Ferguson, what up? Mr.Bright

The newly remodeled Avalon Theatre will provide an incredible resource to this community.  Once inside, the benefits of the new space will be apparent to theatre goers, and attending any event will be a much better experience.  The theatre and addition will serve many existing interests, groups, and activities, but will also spur the development of new events and uses.  I can’t wait to see it when it opens later this month!

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