You Said It, March 27, 2016

It is time for the powers to be in the county and city, Health Department, Monument, Visitor and Convention Bureau, etc., to get together to make changes in the rampant March-April burn season. It affects so many entities: tourism, health, ability to enjoy our community and the great outdoors. After living here 30 years, it noticeably gets worse every year. Miserable. Why is this not being addressed? Please provide our beautiful community and its residents some answers.

To the guy in the large black pickup truck in the drive-thru of Del Taco on North Avenue: Thank you so much for making my day last Monday. After I bumped my car into your rear bumper, you could have turned my day into a nightmare. But you chose to put a smile on my face by not only saying don’t worry about it, but actually paying for my lunch as you drove through ahead of me. The world needs more people like you in it.


Is it a lack of knowledge or ability that prevents so many from correctly turning onto a multi-lane street and directing their vehicle into the proper lane?


The words thank you don’t come close to conveying how I feel toward Delaney and her family. You gave my professional life direction and purpose, and for that there are no words. Your impact on the community is beyond inspiring. I will walk though the rest of my life thinking What Would Delaney Do? Thanks, kiddo, you changed my life so much for the better. My sincerest heartfelt feelings go out to you. And for everyone else pray if need but tithe to end pediatric cancers.

With all the problems at the airport, finally someone wants to bring some jobs and construction to the area, and it looks like the airport board is doing everything in their power to reject this new growth. If I was a part of the Montrose airport, I’d be making some calls.


On March 8 my wife and I had been shopping in Sam’s Club and went out to load my scooter on the back of my car and I fell backward. I fell on the hip that I had replaced two months before. I wish to thank all the people who helped me get back up and bandaged my wounds. I went to the hospital in the afternoon and had no broken bones but had a large hematoma. Thank you everybody that I didn’t know for all the help.


To the people who took the rocks from the Artists Point area in Colorado National Monument sometime in early March: Have you never heard of karma? Something bad will happen to you unless you return the rocks. Do the right thing and let others enjoy the rocks.


We were having a great time and food at No Coast for my niece’s birthday celebration. When waiting for the bill to come, the server said the couple behind us picked up the tab. We were all in awe at such kindness and unselfishness. Wow.


I support Deputy Geer and all other peace officers not by having a blue strip of tape on my rear window but by having a lifelong dedication to obeying the laws (including traffic laws) of the city, county, state and country. That is how I show my respect for their service and commitment.


Please don’t release balloons on purpose for any reason. They always become trash. They never make it to heaven. Trashing the planet and potentially harming wildlife and livestock are not a loving way to honor someone. If you don’t think one balloon is harmful, look up what one balloon can do to a sea turtle or a cow. Plant a flowering shrub, flowers, or a tree. Hang a wind chime or wind ornament that a spirit can use to remind you they’re here.


My husband and I (both retired) have been depressed about the many sad events that have been mentioned in the news. When we turned to the “You Saw It” page in Thursday’s Sentinel, it really brought a smile to our face. Thank you so much for the wonderful photos you chose for that page. And thank you to the talented readers who shared these photos. I am sure they made a lot of people’s day.


Ahh, the sounds of spring on Orchard Mesa. The loud hum of ATVs, the loud roar of kids on their dirt bikes, it does so much for the soul in our quiet little subdivision. Worrying every time you get in your car to go to the store, triple checking every stop sign and intersection for random kids flying through those very stop signs. Doesn’t get any better than that, does it? One question: Parents, do you know where your kids are?


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