You Said It: March 16, 2014


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Note to our county commissioners, who are now spending our money to promote tourism: You might want to focus on cleaning up our filthy air before inviting anyone else to experience it.

The first impression upon arrival and the last impression upon departure for Amtrak travelers and tourists is an embarrassment for our community. The outdated and run-down depot, the surrounding public areas, as well as the highly littered parking areas, are not how we should welcome our friends and tourists. Who is responsible for the maintenance of these facilities? More people use this facility than will ever step foot inside the Avalon.


Obviously, many in Mesa County enjoy messing around with fire. Just be aware of a few facts: 1. Burning weeds does very little as far as preventing weeds. Almost all seeds and roots survive fire. 2. Burning weeds does not nourish the soil. The organic matter, instead of nourishing your soil, goes into the air as smoke, leaving our alkali soil even more alkali. 3. There are few legitimate reasons to burn, such as in irrigation ditches to remove gate-clogging materials. 4. To most of us, burning weeds out of laziness, vanity or just for the fun of it is akin to smoking in a crowded elevator. Please be considerate. Let our air and spring vistas be clear.


We recently lost our family pet of 13 years and visited Roice Hurst Humane Society to give another pet a loving “forever home.” We immediately connected with a 3-month-old puppy and requested an application. We were the first to inquire about this puppy but were informed they would be collecting several applications and making a selection. While we respect a diligent screening process, why wouldn’t we have first option on the dog, if approved? We were told “no” and were extremely offended. We left broken-hearted and will never return.


Your profile of Mackenzie Dodge did her great justice. I have had the pleasure of being on her show numerous times and encounter her often at events about town. She is the epitome of an individual who cares about her community and fellow man in general. It is an honor to know her.


Went to see the musical “Legally Blonde” at CMU. All was great until they had to put a plug in for gay rights. What did that have to do with the show anyway? Can’t they leave the political views out? I came to enjoy myself and escape the crap on TV. I did walk out, and won’t return.


To the person with green paint on your vehicle, you did a hit-and-run on a green Jeep with a handicap plate. I went to the Western Slope Cattlemen’s Auction on Friday. When I found my Jeep’s back tailgate bashed in, I knew I had to spend my money on repairs and not on the auction. You sure spoiled my day.


As the weather starts warming up, the weeds have already getting started. How about everyone take care of the area around their property? Just because you build your fence doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep the weeds down outside that fence.


Is it true Rex Tippetts is in charge of the Avalon financing?


To the guy taping at the last community concert, not only is that prohibited as stated in the program, but it was very distracting to the people behind you trying to enjoy the music.


Attention TV stations: Please help your people not embarrass themselves by teaching them how to pronounce things. Joaquin is not “Joe Quinn.” It is “wah-keen.”


Bless you, Monday morning angel. The leather album you rescued as it rode atop my car trunk in the rain and snow was irreplaceable. I am forever grateful to you.


To the fine young man who paid for my takeout bill at Denny’s when my credit card had expired that day, I say thank you for your kindness. I’m blessed to know there are still great people like you.


Thanks for Fox News in the mornings so we do not have to listen to two local stations airing the same thing over and over. The same news every 10 minutes and weather every 10 minutes. Isn’t once on weather and news enough?


We wanted to thank the entire community of Grand Junction who came to the Hollar Walk for Breast Cancer on March 1. We had so much love and support. It was amazing.


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