You Said It, March 12, 2017

I wonder what it would be like to be able to enjoy the great outdoors on one of these beautiful spring days without all the smoke in the air.

To the couple having breakfast/lunch at the Egg & I on March 3 that spent a lot of time looking at me and laughing. I am not sure if it was my hair you were laughing at or if it was what I was wearing. I want you to know that I didn’t choose this hair, this is the hair I am getting after losing it all to chemo. The clothes I had on were to cover all the bandages from the surgery I had done the day prior. I didn’t want to go out in public that day, but my sweetheart convinced me it would be a good idea for me to get out of the house on such a beautiful day. Your behavior had me in tears all day. You were certainly too old to be so shallow, and I hope that you will think twice before you treat another person the way you treated me.

 

So commercial space will be available in the old R-5 High School when it is renovated. Does that mean there will be signs for the businesses who move into those spaces? Will the people in the historic district kick and scream because of the signs as they did with Insurance Planning Alternatives? Will the city give them a permit? Will there be a barbecue restaurant so people can complain about the smell? Stay tuned!

 

Thank you to the good Samaritan who left a note on the windshield of my car while I was in the doctor’s office. Someone hit my car, doing damage to the rear quarter panel, and with your information I was able to report the license plate, make and model to the police. They tracked down the person responsible and I was able to get $3,500 of damage from their insurance company and not have to claim it on mine.

 

Instead of devouring more houses and neighborhoods to expand Colorado Mesa University, why doesn’t the university purchase and utilize the vacant land to the south of Kmart and the east side of 28 Road to the I-70 Business Loop? There are many accessible acres of vacant land that are just waiting to be utilized. In addition, this would be helpful in the revitalization of North Avenue.

 

I read the positive comments with regard to Tia and Stephanie at the Fruitvale post office, but let us not forget their counterpart, Mary. She too is an outstanding example of what the post office strives for in all their employees. Thanks again, Mary, for all that you do, you are appreciated. 

 

Save your money. Vote no on 2A. Instead, invest in a far more worthy and needed tax use. Vote “yes” when the school district asks your support in building new schools.

 

Hockey? Let’s consider the local audience when promoting an event center. Build a Velodrome track for bicycle racing!

 

Apparently to become a first class place to live we need more “stuff” like the other places to improve our life. Build it and they will come, we are told. Why stop at a rec center and event center? Let’s build an amusement park or a zoo like the Front Range. And since we don’t have hot springs like Ouray and Glenwood Springs, we need a football field-sized hot tub. Maybe we can buy the Broncos? According to some, this is just forward thinking!

 

Hype for the event center sounds like a Ponzi scheme or scam, as “You won $30 million a year” BUT send or spend money before you can collect — if ever!

 

If all the projections about the positive economic impact of a downtown event center don’t pan out better than similar rosy projections for Two Rivers Convention Center when it was first proposed, the $62 million from raising taxes will only be the beginning. Imagine the ongoing expenses to operate and maintain a 140,000-square-foot facility with an ice rink.

 

I don’t understand why there are plans to build a recreational facility when the former GJ Athletic Club sits empty on Patterson Road. We have so many buildings in the area that could easily be repurposed and this is one that is sadly going to waste. Why is it not under consideration?

 

Hello, I’m D Road between 30 and 31 roads. My surface is rougher than my grandma’s old beat-up washboard. Will someone please resurface me? Also, my cousin wants to know who’s in charge of leveling the manhole covers.

 

We would like to thank the nice gentleman who paid for our breakfast at Starvin Arvin’s Clifton location on Feb. 21. What a nice surprise when the waitress told us. We returned the same act of kindness by paying for another person’s breakfast the same morning. Again, thank you.`

Rachel Sauer’s “Verse for Seuss” was such fun for my volunteer time with a group of children with whom I read. Clever, clever! Thank you.

 

Kudos to the author of the poetic tribute to Dr. Seuss. Well done and much appreciated by his fans.

 

Leave it to drive-by shock-prof Tom Acker to attack Walter Walker based on a limited understanding of the historical record. You’d think a member of the academic elite would value complete research rather than taking pot shots. Thanks, Dr. Acker, for reminding us why your side lost the election last year.

 

My young nephew just completed a driving school. While there, he was instructed that when exiting a roundabout, he was required to use his turn-signal, just prior to the exit that he was going to come out at. So why is it then that police and sheriff vehicles are observed not using their turn signals when exiting roundabouts? Is this a case of “Do as I say, and not as I do?”


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