You Said It, Jan. 26, 2014

Gambling can be addictive, ruin family finances and bring with it prostitution, organized crime and extreme alcohol abuse. If the town of De Beque needs revenue, perhaps they should petition the county commissioners to allow them to open a recreational pot shop. Revenue without all the extreme evil.

I am beginning to think Commissioner Pugliese is afraid of water. First her issues with the Riverfront Trail and now wanting nothing to do with the pool. Does she need swim lessons? Orchard Mesa Pool does offer those.


People who have their vehicles stolen because they left them “puffing” should be ticketed. Law enforcement uses valuable time tracking down stolen vehicles, time that could be put to better use.


A sincere thank you to all of our wonderful friends from the family of Dana Brewer. We are truly blessed to have so many wonderful people in our lives who reached out to help us in so many ways during our recent tragedy and loss. Dana truly loved each and every one of you. Our prayers are also with the families of Will Kennon and Jim Platz Jr.


For the third year in a row, there were no flags put out by the Redlands Lions Club for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Weather isn’t an excuse this year. For shame on the Lions.


Good people don’t necessarily buy others meals because they look destitute. Maybe they saw the sour look on your face and wanted to make you smile. Sorry it didn’t work.


Kudos to HopeWest for their wonderful Gala event Saturday night. Unfortunately, I was appalled at the live auction of young puppies. Shame on you, HopeWest, for distributing helpless puppies in a huge ballroom filled with scary lighting and loud noises (like an auctioneer). And double shame on the breeder for the irresponsible “donation” of these innocent lives that they brought into this world to HopeWest.



Thank you, Daily Sentinel, for the business section in Thursday’s paper. It’s great to have more information about the local economy.


I’m driving in a school zone yesterday, doing the speed limit, watching an officer with a radar gun, and a bicyclist passes me going at least 5 mph over the speed limit. Is that not a ticket?


Am I the only one in Grand Junction who believes modernizing the Avalon Theatre isn’t the best design?


New to the area, my wife and I were amazed by the kind actions of locals when we lost our infant son. Mesa Funeral Home went well above expectations and gave us great comfort in the worst days of our life. Thank you, Chaplain Bob Cook, for coming to our rescue.


It’s bad enough we drivers have to dodge ice patches and potholes during our commute, but now some homeowners have decided to clear their driveways of glacier ice by dumping it into the street. This reckless habit is illegal and dangerous. I drive a car that needs its suspension intact, not an ocean-going icebreaker.


I applaud the forward thinking of the Riverside Parkway to effectively move traffic. I am puzzled by the antiquated thinking of 40 mph in a predominantly industrial area, whereas many residential and school areas are 50 mph. Align with progressive cities and change the speed to 50.


I agree. Burkey Park should definitely be developed before Matchett Park. It has been sitting idle for far too long.


There is a house on the north side of Orchard Avenue between 21st Street and 22nd Street with a front yard full of vehicles packed with trash floor to ceiling. This is apparently not illegal in Grand Junction if the registration is current. With a front yard full of trash, the front porch packed with trash, why can’t the city clean up this outrage? This is a nice neighborhood, people care for their homes and property, but they have to drive by this disgusting situation while the city does nothing to clean it up.


I want to take the time to commend the sports writers about the wonderful coverage of the Denver Broncos. The photos have been fabulous. Monday’s front page photo was a WOW.


Our heartfelt thank you to a very kind and generous individual who paid for our breakfast at the Dream Cafe on Sunday, Jan. 19. God bless you and yours.


Why is any government in Mesa County thinking about spending more money on bike paths when bikers won’t stay in the existing ones? There is a bike lane on South Camp Road and a very wide sidewalk for the use of bikers and walkers on part of it, and some of the bikers insist on riding on the vehicular portion.


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“I am beginning to think Commissioner Pugliese is afraid of water.”

“I’m Mellllll-ting”

Amen to the bikers who bike on the road on South Camp. It is not always easy to see oncoming traffic and it is quite frustrating that these bikers choose to ride on the road instead of the sidewalk. The worst part is when they ride as a couple, sometimes they don’t even go single file. I’m all for people riding their bikes, but it certainly should not endanger those of us on the road.

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