You Said It, Dec. 11, 2016

That the city manager is doing his own full court press to attract some semi-professional basketball and hockey franchises is a slap shot in the face to those seeing more pressing needs with publicly funded dollars, i.e. a community center. This rogue approach under the disguise of economic development totally ignores input from us taxpayers.

City leaders just don’t get it. People want a fitness center like Fruita. A place where everyone, young and old, can gather to workout, swim, play games, etc. It would be nice to have a senior center as well. (I am not even a senior). City officials are out of touch with the community.


It appears to me that the City Council has champagne tastes and a beer pocketbook. Two Rivers is a financial disaster. Now they are talking about expanding Two Rivers to include an events center. It is time for them to pull in their delusions of grandeur and start being committed to basic infrastructure maintenance.


Yet again another District 51 school administrator is reassigned. Tell the people the truth.


We hope Dr. Pramenko is correct and we get to keep the popular parts of Obamacare. Like our doctor of choice, our hospital of choice and our insurance company of choice.

The person who does not like to wake up to hunter’s gunshots should be thankful they do not live in south Chicago.


To the person who commented on the sage grouse and moving on: You may want to consider that the sage grouse has likely been here longer than any of us. Maybe you should consider moving on.


I fervently hope that there are other people out there who care about threatened and endangered species like the sage grouse and are encouraged by efforts to protect them. We are the species who encroach on the habitats of other creatures who share the earth with us. It is our hubris that causes some of us to believe that they must “adjust to sharing” the very places that help them survive. We are the ones who should “move on elsewhere.”


To the young man in the big black truck that helped me Wednesday on 33 Road and San Felipe with getting my grandpa’s car off the car transporter and towing it to my parents’ house, I want to say a big thank you. You really saved my day and warmed my heart when you wouldn’t even take the few dollars I had offered. Thank you again so much and I will pay your generosity forward.


A guardrail is needed on
B 1/2 Road from City Market to 28 1/2 Road. The road is getting closer and closer to the deep ditch. There can’t be more than a foot from the pavement to the side of the ditch. Come the snow and ice, someone will slide over the edge and probably get killed. I think the guardrail is more needed than the pretty sidewalk and curb workers have just installed.


So Commissioner Justman thinks that just because the laws are more than one inch thick, the county can’t be expected to obey them? Mesa County, you just re-elected this incisive mind. You can look forward to four more years of banal drivel.


I see that Palisade had another successful gingerbread house contest. Will they have a new category next year for marijuana-infused gingerbread entries?


Thank you, Secret Santa, for treating us to a meal at Village Inn on Horizon Drive last Saturday. We look forward to being someone else’s Secret Santa before Christmas.


A big thanks to my neighbor at the top of Orchard Mesa for fixing your huge five-pointed star. I don’t know if you were trying to make a statement by hanging the star inverted, but it looks much nicer this way, pointing to heaven.


When the “Left” loses, they sit around holding hands and cry about how unfair the universe is. When the “Right” loses, they buy more guns and form militias. Certainly for the sake of our country we can find a middle ground between these two extremes.


Recently I moved to Grand Junction to be closer to our children. In acquainting myself with the area I discovered a great find — the Senior Recreation Center on Sixth Street and Ouray Avenue. The location is good, being close to the Mesa County Library, and only four blocks from downtown. While the building is rundown and certainly not state of the art by any means, and is in need of TLC and updating, the activities are numerous and enjoyable.


Thanks to the person who found my small black bag outside the North Avenue Walmart on Nov. 28. When we got home I carried my purchases into the house and my husband walked out to get the mail, and would you believe my little black bag was in the mailbox? Whoever found it brought it home to me with a note “I found this outside of Walmart. Happy holidays. God bless.” Thank you again, my parking lot angels. Merry Christmas to you and God bless.


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