You Said It, July 9, 2017

The fireworks ban is a joke. They’re going off all over Fruita. If they sell them, people will set them off, ban or not. Be interesting to see how many people are fined. Not many I bet.

Banning fireworks is impossible to enforce, so why do it? Especially when we allow the unregulated sale of them. Confusing and contradicting.


Thank you people of Orchard Mesa. Once again you don’t understand that July 1 is not a holiday. It’s a shame that you don’t respect a fireworks ban much less know the date.


The state of Colorado collects a tax on all recreational marijuana sales that is explicitly for the construction, re-construction of schools. It has to be applied for by filling out a grant request. Why does School District 51 not try to use some of those monies instead of trying to tax the citizens of Mesa County once again for their work on the schools?


Have you ever seen a helicopter round up of wild horses? If you have not, you have no business ordering one. It is dangerous for the horses, making them run and run. Some foals are injured or lost from their mothers. And this is OK?


Is 12th Street finished or should I get the four-wheel drive out?


To the driving school driver: When you’re teaching a teen driver the rules of the road while eastbound on the I-70 Business Loop between 30 Road and Clifton, it’s illegal to stay in the left lane. That lane is used for passing only. Move it over.


After chip-sealing E 1/2 Road between 32 and 33 roads, how much did the driver have to drink at lunch before painting the double yellow strips down the middle of the street?

The latest fiasco at Redlands Water and Power begs the question: If your sole purpose is to generate power for the lift pumps (and sell the “leftover” power to Xcel Energy) why in God’s name don’t you have all the necessary spare parts on hand to rebuild the generator? The golf courses, vineyards and small farmers on the Redlands should be, and rightfully so, screaming mad.


Thank you to the hard workers at Redlands Water and Power. After mechanical difficulties, the team managed to get the parts fixed and reinstall the part in as little time as possible and over a holiday weekend. We appreciate your commitment and hard work.


Our valley has been neglecting our kids and “kicking the can down the road” too long when it comes to taking care of our schools. Not investing in education is like ignoring maintenance on a car — it will catch up to you. I support District 51’s bond issue.


School District 51 wants to spend over $100 million on brick and mortar projects and less than $18 million on technology. Isn’t this the 21st century? This is just backward.


Recently I watched the Grand Junction Fire Department at work attacking a house fire on the Redlands. They really know their jobs and are very impressive the way they work together. They show confidence and professionalism and exude calmness, which helps prevent hysteria at such a dramatic event.


Thank you to MCSO deputies Darin Huisjen and Davrin Sandell. Your professionalism, kindness, and patience, while handling a tough situation, was appreciated more than you could ever imagine.


I would like to thank those kind people who open doors for those with walkers and in wheelchairs. Your thoughtfulness and assistance is greatly appreciated.


I am a local. I drove through downtown, along Main Street, today. We should be so proud. It is a beautiful area.


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