You Said It, May 11, 2014

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?” I have a big question: Where did all the water in the flooding on the East Slope go? Why wasn’t there a plan to impound that water and use it instead of West Slope water? Actually, why aren’t we impounding more water for storage for the whole state in years that water is plentiful?

We are talking about possible flooding in the Colorado River right now because the snowpack is above average.

Safeway, Albertsons, Walmart, are you listening? Fruita needs a new grocery store! City Market doesn’t seem to care that we’ve had the same store for decades. It doesn’t matter how many times you remodel it, it’s still only 27,000 square feet and not enough parking. That will never change. We have enough residents to support a new store, not to mention all the bicyclists we have every weekend shopping for food and supplies. Please build it and they will come.


Whoa on making the monument a park. There are hundreds of parks. The committee wants their way, everyone wants their way. Let’s put it to a vote of the people. Someone out there start a petition to get a vote on it.


Thank you to the BLM for scheduling the meeting in De Beque and letting all of us and not just Aspen and Glenwood Springs have a voice on what goes on in OUR backyard.


To the lady on May 3 at Canyon View Park at the grand shelter, you did not ruin my son’s 1st birthday. However, it is very unfortunate that you are teaching your children to cuss and flip off people. With your language and actions, I was definitely not surprised at how your son was acting. You need to wake up and see that your children watch your every move and that the example you are setting is headed in the wrong direction.


Some of the individuals who crawl out from the brush on the Riverfront Trail are clearly in need of psychiatric help and detox. I hesitate to use that trail much anymore because of this. Such a shame that taxpaying, upright citizens cannot enjoy this area with peace and safety.


So the mayor and City Council of Glenwood Springs don’t want oil and gas in “their backyard?” Well, I am assuming they don’t want our hard-earned money in their hotels, restaurants, stores, brew pubs or hot springs either! Guess we should just spend our money “not in their backyard!”


Thank you in advance to the parents of graduating seniors who are cognizant of the fact that defacing of public property is no way to celebrate what should be a passage into adulthood and respect for your community — and it happens to be against the law. The graffiti on Redlands Parkway is still highly visible from last year’s “celebration” and we the taxpayers paid to have the spray paint removed from the water tower at the Fruita entry to our beautiful Colorado National Monument after last year’s melee. Please celebrate in some other way.


I am always amazed by someone who writes that “if the law enforcement agencies had done more to prevent desert parties” the young mother would still be alive. Why is it that law enforcement is to blame? Don’t parents have any responsibilities these days? What are these young ladies doing out at 3 a.m. in the first place?


To the moron who pilfered our front patio table and chair, please return it. It has sentimental meaning, as it belonged to my mother who would have turned 100 on Mother’s Day! And who steals only one of the two chairs? Stupid! Please return, no questions asked!


To the person who hit the dog on 32 Road Sunday night, you didn’t even have the decency to stop! You took the life of a family’s friend. It’s not a crime if it’s not intentional but it’s heartless to do what you did.


I have stopped and offered many panhandlers on street corners in this and many other communities across the U.S. Never has one taken the work I have offered or accepted a ride to the Salvation Army kitchen. The one that walked to her “older Mercedes” every day after mooching all day sticks in my mind the most.


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Will the person who borrowed the light house from my patio please return it. It is but a cheap yard ornament but it belonged to my late sister. It is nothing to you but important to me. Please return the light house to where you got it. Thank You!

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