You Said It, July 22, 2012

Not another heartbreaking shooting! My son sat at a different midnight showing of “Batman” and I never once feared for his safety — didn’t know I should have. Hostility is unbelievable. Can’t we just treat each other with compassion and love?

Can somebody shed a little, nay, a lot of light that has been missing from the overhead streetlights at the intersection of North Avenue and the Interstate 70 Business Loop for the past many months? And while they are at it, how about fixing the numerous dark spots on 30 Road underneath the railroad bridge as well.


To the man and woman who helped me after I fell when I was walking on 28 Road: Thank you very much.


Dumpster Divers — you are more than welcome to anything in my trash that you can use or sell, but please do not leave a big mess that I have to clean up and then call the city for an extra trash pickup because the stuff that I put in the trash is now strewn all over the alley. I respect you, please respect me.


I used to hear it in the cell block and mess hall: Where to go when paroled to obtain the best handouts? Grand Junction.


Why is the anti-homeless crowd so selfish and greedy? It seems that money is more important than people to them. I thought good people were supposed to be raised with good values, and one of those values, which I learned way back in kindergarten, was sharing with those less fortunate.


I am sitting at Little Salt Wash Park in Fruita, in the heat of the day watching sprinklers that have been on in the same area for almost an hour now and just making giant puddles. If we are expected to let our yards turn brown by conserving water, shouldn’t the city parks at least cut their watering times?


I hope that whoever wrote the You Said It item about people’s choice in purchasing health insurance always has ample funds to do so for them and all of their family. What kind of person would refuse someone emergency treatment?


Hey, welcome to Fruita, let me educate you on the vehicle and traffic code. It is not mandatory to drive 55 mph on U.S. Highway 6&50. That is the speed LIMIT. Limit means the greatest speed allowed. If you want to drive fast, go drive the freeway.


Highway 6&50 is not the only road to Fruita. It is not an express road. It is to accommodate people who live between Grand Junction and Fruita.


Of course seniors can live here for $100 a day. Have you thought about all the seniors who live here on $1,000 a month or less?

Bicycle speed demons on the Riverfront Trail are going to hurt someone. If I survive the wreck, you are going to eat that bike, and your spandex.


Christopher Tomlinson did his usual excellent job photographing the new Grand Junction Public Safety building between Pitkin and Ute avenues shown in the Tuesday Daily Sentinel. What is with the new signage with huge unattractive block letters wrapped around the corner at the top of the building?


I wish the residents of Mesa County would stop trashing up the county. Please stop throwing trash out while driving. It doesn’t take much effort to pick up trash when you are walking around in neighborhoods or parks. The saying “pack it in, pack it out” can apply here as well as when you’re in the mountains.


We sure hope that if the city goes through with the proposed overhaul of the Avalon Theatre, that some of the millions will go to improving the parking situation, especially more access for disabled/handicapped.

I want to thank the person who jumped into the river on the Fourth and pulled me to safety when I lost my footing. You are a true hero and I will forever be grateful.


I was wondering if any other motor vehicle driver in Grand Junction was experiencing the same situation while driving that I have, or is it just me? Every day, while driving to work and back, to run errands, etc., I am stopped by every single red light there is. Honestly, I don’t think I have had a green light in weeks. Anyone else experiencing this?


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