You Said It, July 30, 2017

Shocking reaction to the drowning of a cat on Orchard Mesa. There needs to be stronger penalties for animal cruelty in this county. My heart goes out to the owner. Animal Control needs to prosecute this cruel Ed Haynes with more than a slap on the hand.

I am sorry that Mr. Haynes is in the trouble he is in. The responsibility for the cat being dead rests solely on the person who was too lazy to clean a litter box and imposed her animals on a neighbor. I am a cat owner and lover, but I would never impose my animals on a neighbor. I hope that the neighbor reimburses Mr. Haynes for the cost of replacing his lawn.

 

It was so inspiring and refreshing to read the article about the young man who adopted the five children. What courage and devotion. Simply amazing what people can do when they set their minds to something worthwhile. I would much rather see this type of story on the front page as opposed to the Satan’s Disciples or the satanist wanting to “pray” at City Council. To whom you pray makes a big difference.

 

If The Daily Sentinel is going to develop a list of “Senator Scott’s Greatest Hits of Wrongheaded Thinking,” the newspaper will have to start purchasing a whole lot more ink and paper.

 

Ray Scott needs to get real. A bike tax? Wow. That will generate at least $3,000. We bikers do use the roads, but no damage is caused. Car and truck registration is weight-based because of damage, let’s do the bike tax the same way. Maybe we should have a pedestrian tax, they use crosswalks. Another out-of-touch politician.

 

Senator Scott’s bicycle tax does not go far enough. Why not also tax skateboarding, roller skating, jogging and walking, as they all have an impact on public facilities? A $10/shoe sold or $15/pair should swell the coffers as well as putting taxes on skates, boards and pogo sticks. This is the kind of thinking that has made America great.

 

Bikes are everywhere! They use the roads like every other vehicle, so why should they not have a tax and license? We had bike licenses 65 years ago when I grew up here and it did not harm me.

 

Thursday without Steve Beauregard is like a sundae without the cherry on top. To say I will miss him is an understatement, indeed.

 

In the midst of all this world/political upheaval we are now faced with losing Steve Beauregard’s column on Thursdays. This could not have come at a worse time. He will be sorely missed in probably more ways than you can imagine. Is there any possible way he can be cloned before he walks out the door?

 

At this time I would like to commend and thank all of the firefighters with the Grand Junction Fire Department, BLM and all law enforcement agencies involved with the battling of the huge personal property fire at my residence on June 13. Such a tragedy to lose the renter house, machine shop and the garage, but at least my ranch-style home was saved. God bless and God love all of you.

 

Just wanted to thank you for writing the article on the Grand Mesa Youth Services Center Adventure Club. It is exactly this exposure that can help get more funding for programs like these and really make an impact for those kids, so thanks.

 

When Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers leads the invocation at City Council meetings, from whom do they invoke their supplication?

 

I would like to compliment all the drivers that stopped and let mother and baby duck cross the street at the intersection of 30 Road and Orchard Avenue at approximately 5:30 p.m. July 20. Mother and baby duck stayed right in the crosswalk like they were supposed to.

 

I would like to thank the nice couple who paid for our lunch at Outback on July 20, and for their recognition of my husband’s military service.

 

Next time City Market builds a store they may want to check the latitude and alignment. I stopped by the new store on 12th Street to grab something last week in the late afternoon, and to describe the sunlight pouring through the windows as blinding is an understatement. Not to mention the electricity they have to be using to keep the store cool.

 

As long as Grand Junction is changing street names, how about getting rid of the stupid fractional streets and the alphanumeric streets. It’s unbelievably confusing to try and find a road that is named G 7/8 on the corner of 25 1/2. If you want to attract more people to the area, get rid of the lunacy of these crazy street names.

 

Changing the name of North Avenue will not make Grand Junction great again. It will be confusing for people and cost unnecessary expense for the businesses on the street. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.

 

The four ladies who had breakfast at Village Inn on July 7 would like to thank the kind gentleman who paid our bill. That was so nice of you and very much appreciated.

 

A safe place to live and raise a family, good schools, responsible leadership and recreational opportunities in every direction — that’s what people want looking to relocate. One out of four just ain’t gonna cut it. We really do need change and I’m not talking about change that involves smoke and mirrors.

 

Just read The New Yorker’s article on Grand Junction. Boy, does the truth hurt.

 

What a lovely surprise. My husband and I were sitting in Chili’s one Friday evening a week ago. When we asked the waitress for our bill, she said, “Oh, the couple who had been at that table (nodding toward the table) paid for your meal — and for dessert!” We could hardly believe it. We would like to thank them. What a perfectly wonderful and unexpected way to make someone happy. Thank you very much.


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