You Said It, Feb. 12, 2012

Thank you very much to the good Samaritan who stopped to help my husband when he fell with a walker coming up over the curb. Also, the lady who stopped to see if we needed more help. It is great to know there are such good people in our community.

Yet another roundabout. I’m sick and tired of the city forcing their European/socialist ideas on the rest of us. What’s wrong with a simple and much cheaper stop sign?

 

I am the person in the red SUV who was called a “jerk” because I honked at someone’s 16-year-old daughter (driving with a learner’s permit). Perhaps you should teach your daughter the rules of the road, and that roundabouts are not stop signs, before you both get behind the wheel. I am tired of inexperienced teenagers and people like you who don’t know how to drive, in roundabouts or otherwise.

 

I am sure the people using the public roads will be very reassured now that the Sentinel in their editorial has admonished Rep. Bradford to be very careful when driving after consuming alcohol. MADD, where are you?

 

Legislators: Please revoke the lobby-license of the lobbyist who provided all the incredible edibles and sufficient vinous spirits to wash it all down, but failed to provide a designated chauffeur and gun-bearer to escort our representative safely home.

 

We wish to recognize the two Mesa County road workers who very promptly had the street sign at Grand Valley Drive and E Road replaced after it was run over. Thank you for your dedication to the citizens of this beautiful area.

 

If you missed David Durham and the King ‘N Trio’s concert you missed a real treat, including 10 years of the “You Said It” song based on this column. The incredible amount of time they spend in schools and fundraising for so many local nonprofit organizations is truly amazing. Thank you from someone else who loves this Grand Valley home.

 

For as rude as senior citizens are nowadays in public places, you’d think they would, instead of having a senior discount, be charged more to compensate.

 

I think the city does a good job, but with all due respect, may I suggest Redlands Parkway needs some help. The same junk — tires, plywood, broken glass — has been along the road for months. As I’m writing this, there has been broken lumber on the shoulder of the bridge (northbound lane) for five days. It’s beautiful part of the city, and I just wish it looked better.

Sad news. Our local VA hospital is losing its lovely library, which has been a service to physicians, healthcare providers, vets and their families for at least 30 years. Some shortsighted bureaucrat thought that would be a good budget cut to make because “everything they need is available through databases.” That’s a laugh, and no one will know until it’s too late.

 

Please note: Fruita’s library circulation was up 57 percent. Gateway Branch was up 94 percent. (Daily Sentinel article.)

Thank you for Gary McCallister’s column. Always fun and interesting — may even have learned a thing or two.

 

When I read Alan Simpson was to speak at CMU, I told my husband we should go. Then I saw that admission was $50, so that won’t be possible. Just like being able to run for president means having millions of dollars in backing, this is too pricey for the average person.

 

Want to know at which fast food places Grand Junction High School students like to eat? Simple, just follow the vast trail of fast food wrappers on the street between the school and the eateries. The outside of the campus is littered with trash. Tigers, where is your pride?

 

Yes, we do have angels in Grand Junction and I met one. I was on my way to see Dr. Kirkegaad and tripped and fell flat on my face on the sidewalk going into the medical building. My angel’s name is Shannon. She was coming out of the building and stopped to help. Also the UPS man came to my rescue and called the ambulance. Words can’t say enough for my true angel. God bless you.


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One city famous for roundabouts is our nation’s capital—Washington DC.  It should be noted, it was designed by a French man!

Actually, ‘the rest of us’ enjoy not waiting in stop sign queues at high traffic volume intersections around the valley. Slightly higher cost than stop signs & square curbing; more efficient, attractive, & much less expensive than signal lights - more please!

Safety? The intersection on Horizon Drive went from multiple accidents each year to not a single accident in the many years since round-a-bout install.

Socialist? Do tell how intersection design influences your political beliefs… what else influences you?

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