You Said It, Feb. 26, 2017

To the young woman walking her dog at Tabeguache on Feb. 16, I would like to apologize for our dog attacking your poor dog and scaring both of you. We have hiked with our dogs off leash there for years (as many dog owners love to do and are allowed to do there). Our dog has greeted many dogs there while hiking and never had that reaction before. Once is enough, though. Rest assured that he has lost the privilege of hiking off leash and will not be a threat to your dog again. I am glad that your dog was not hurt. I wish I had done a much better job of apologizing to you and your dog. We were as shocked as you were. Sorry for ruining your hike.

Congratulations and another standing ovation for a stellar performance by the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra at the Avalon Saturday evening. The Gadfly Suite was a perfect piece to showcase the orchestra’s incredible musical talent and their commitment to excellence. Our music director, Charles Latshaw, put his heart and soul into bringing The Gadfly Suite to life. We are so fortunate to have Charles at the helm of this wonderful group of musicians. The Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra is indeed a noteworthy “gem” for the valley. Bravo!

 

I read with interest the article on NPR stating you were considering a lawsuit for defamation against Sen. Ray Scott. I support you in this and would be proud to see the first lawsuit of its kind coming out of Colorado.

If Jay Seaton sues Sen. Ray Scott you can cancel my subscription to your ever-increasing liberal newspaper.

 

I don’t live in Colorado but will contribute money toward a suit if you file against Senator Scott. This behavior is not acceptable and I am happy to support your work to correct the “fake news” trend.

 

I would like to commend Jay Seaton and the Sentinel staff for what I view as straightforward, unbiased news. I am a registered Republican who has been vehemently opposed to Donald Trump since he first stepped on the stump, announcing his intentions to run for office. What he and his dwindling band of supporters call “fake news” I see as bitter, hard-to-swallow truth of White House antics.

 

Jay Seaton has done way more for this area than Ray Scott, and I hope all those who helped elect Mr. Scott will let him know that we would like to keep our community free of the crude, offensive name-calling that has infected national politics. That might fly in Washington D.C., Mr. Scott, but we do not want it here. And no, I am not affiliated with the Sentinel or related to anyone who is. This paper is not perfect, but it serves us far better than most if not all of our elected officials.

 

Great idea to build another ice rink so we have another empty building. Glacier Ice Arena could easily be expanded and has great CMU hockey games there.

 

I read your editorial today titled “We don’t have to choose” that stated the proposed event center will “lead to an estimated economic impact of $30 million a year.” (Would that be increase or decrease?) And reduce the rate of “violent victimizations.” How gullible do you think your readers are? This town couldn’t make Two Rivers Convention Center profitable or the Avalon profitable. Now we’re expected to pay for another over-the-top structure here in the Grand Valley. Give us a break.

 

We have recently been introduced to the idea of “alternative facts.” I am wondering if the Sentinel’s letters to the editor section is also accepting viewpoints from “alternative planets,” as evidenced by a letter this week entitled “Trump is open and honest about everything he is doing.”

 

Why is the city of Grand Junction offering to provide funding for the airport runway project? Didn’t they just ask city employees to accept early retirement packages and lay city employees off a few months ago due to lack of finances?

 

People of the Grand Valley: Every time I hit the roads of the Grand Valley, everybody behind me wants to cozy up to my rear bumper as if they do not understand the laws of physics. BACK OFF. You will get there just as fast and won’t have a rear end collision that will put both of our cars and maybe us in the hospital/collision repair shop and won’t raise your insurance because you ran into me. Please back off.

 

Like the police, our postal workers are often the butt of criticism, but seldom praise. Two unsung heroes are clerks Tia and Stephanie of the Fruitvale branch. I have never met more friendly, helpful personnel. I mail there every day and they have gone out of their way to help me, which has saved me time and money. As I wait in line I see this same helpful attitude with everyone who comes in, patiently explaining the post office’s rules and alternatives to anyone with a question or problem. Way to go, Fruitvale post office.

 

I wish the Sentinel would refrain from putting Deputy Geer’s killer’s photo in the articles about the trial. Very tired of seeing this despicable person’s picture in the paper. God bless Deputy Geer’s family.

 

State wants money for roads. Remember when we were assessed a fee on our vehicle license renewal for roads and bridges? With all the vehicles in Colorado where is all that money? The DOT needs to stop building roundabouts and spend that money on Roads

 

Feb. 21 around 3 p.m. a kind person fed my parking meter on Fourth and Main before I was ticketed. I will pay it forward. Thanks.


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