You Said It, June 8, 2016

Mark Udall and Scott Tipton have essentially wiped the slate clean of comments on renaming Colorado National Monument. There’s a new comment period through June. Please e-mail or call in again. The most recent proposal is to name it Rim Rock Canyons National Park. Share your voice.

Congratulations to the citizens of Grand Junction for our support of the JUCO World Series. It must have been a huge thrill for Iowa Western and Miami Dade to be playing in the championship game before a crowd of 10,123 fans. This is even more amazing due to the fact that we were not cheering for a home team, or even a Colorado team, but just supporting these fantastic baseball players.

 

Just when I forget why we moved back to the Grand Valley to raise our son, I am reminded of the true charm of a small community. Recently my son, (my father) and I arrived at Enstrom’s and found it closed. Within minutes a smiling employee came out with three generous cups of ice cream and a bag filled with toffee. I was once again reminded why I love living in a community that takes the time to care. Thank you Enstrom’s and the kind employee that made a grand gesture of kindness.

 

The subject of a water plan for Colorado is rearing its ugly head again. It is ugly because, translated, what it really means is, “How can we divert more West Slope water to the east?”

 

Whatever happened to the discussion about building a reservoir on east Orchard Mesa BLM land? Our local leaders think so small when it comes to economic development, water storage and natural resource development. Come on guys, tell the guv and our delegation we want a new reservoir right here in Happy Valley.

 

Many thanks to Brian Cohee for his efforts to provide free life jackets for Colorado River rafters. What a great humanitarian gesture.

 

I think the Avalon should solicit donations from all the Front Range companies the city used to build the police station and remodel Two Rivers. They should also hit up the Front Range car dealerships the city buys from.

 

Usually out of a half-hour (local) news broadcast you can expect 20 minutes of weather and less than 10 minutes of real news. I hardly listen anymore, I can read the paper in less than 10 minutes and don’t have to hear it over and over again.

 

I’ve always kinda, sorta wanted to be a brain surgeon. Perhaps a local hospital will hire me, pay me good wages and train me. That makes about as much sense as electing someone Mesa County sheriff who has no prior law enforcement experience.

 

I am so upset about these parties out in the desert north of Fruita. I want to know why people are letting their kids go out there and drink? I have a teenager and she does not go out there, and I am not going to allow it. It is dangerous and illegal. Why is law enforcement allowing this?

 

I want to thank the Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary clubs for bringing the Harlem Ambassadors to town. It was a fun event and only $4 a ticket. Everyone there seemed to have a great time, including our family. Keep up the good work and I hope you bring them back.

 

It is a bittersweet farewell as the Grand Valley bids goodbye to the talented couple, Andrea and Carlos Elias, and their family. Their musical gifts were again displayed when they performed “A Little Noon Music” downtown at the United Methodist Church for their appreciative audience. May their move to Ohio be filled with joyful and musical moments.

 

Why is it that Victoria’s Secret in Mesa Mall is allowed to display such a provocative poster advertisement 20 feet from where our children and families play and eat? Is this the “family-friendly” image the mall wants to portray? Certainly not an impression I want my pre-teen daughters to see.

 

To the lowlife that stole my gargoyle from my front porch, you have aggravated me and him. Karma is coming for you.


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