You Said It, July 16, 2017

If you see a property on fire, knock on the front door and on the neighbors’ doors. My neighbor didn’t know his place was on fire until I alerted him.

Orchard Mesa Middle School is old and decrepit. We should be embarrassed that we still send our kids to a school that smells of mold and sewer gas. Please support the effort to replace Orchard Mesa Middle School.

 

Brick and mortar school buildings need to be there so that technology can be used. Are kids supposed to use technology in crumbling ruins?

 

If you remember, our city council decided they knew better what we wanted, and instead of placing marijuana shops on the ballot for us to decide, they took it upon themselves to ban them in our city, and that also includes medical marijuana access. Therefore, Grand Junction, and rightly so, is not entitled to the tax money. Enjoy your higher property taxes.

 

I really liked the cartoons on page 5B of the July 9 paper about our commissioners and POTUS. They really hit the nail on the head.

 

Senator Cory Gardner recently visited the Grand Junction area. However, he failed to host a town hall to discuss the Republican health care plan. Guess he couldn’t tolerate the “heat in the kitchen.”

 

They have had 29 Road closed for months now, what is the problem? I’ve never seen them take so long to get a bridge done.

 

The city wants to waste precious park space for an unnecessary business development. There is already a vacant business park just to the immediate east of the Las Colonias Park property. Leave Las Colonias alone. Continue to develop it as a recreational city park only, not a business development.

 

I’ve called several contractors in Grand Junction to do work estimates for me, and they say they will come out on a certain time and day and never show up. You would think they could at least call and say they can’t make it, not leaving us waiting on them all day. This is no way to run your business. How would they like it if, when they did come, we were gone?

 

Our public lands are being treated like dumpsters. Finding fire pits full of plastics, bottles and dirty diapers. They do not burn and are toxic. Come on people, show a little respect for our beautiful planet and pick up after yourself.

 

Don’t buy a vehicle in Mesa County, because you will have to go to the office to get license plates. The wait is so long, you can’t get in to pay your money.

Difficult to understand why the DDA and the city would contemplate handing the R-5 and White Hall sites over to an underfunded and inexperienced developer, or why the Sentinel would endorse taking such a huge risk to our finances and the atmosphere of downtown. Huge cookie-cutter projects are out of the character of downtown.

Just divide the properties into lots and let them be developed the same way that the rest of the city evolved.

 

What do you get when nine bikers walk into the 357 Bar and Grill in Palisade? Well, you get the best hamburger and fries in the Grand Valley, but this last Wednesday night’s dinner had an extra flavor. Thank you, kind couple, for paying for our entire table’s dinner. I would add God Bless you both, but I know you have already been truly blessed by God.

 

I have to admit I’ve been envious of the people who have been getting their meals paid for anonymously by others. Then it happened to me and my son at The Egg & I on Tuesday. Wow, thank you so much! Your generosity felt as good as I imagined it would. You are an angel. God bless.

 

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