You Said It, May 13, 2012

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I am a dog lover and have had many over the years, but never would I ever have thought to take them into a grocery store. So why is Walmart allowing dogs in the store? They are not service dogs, they are pets. They are riding around in the upper part of the carts and some child will be riding right behind them and that is not very sanitary. I have mentioned this to the cashiers and they say there is nothing they can do about it as managers say it is OK.

I read almost every week complaints about the increasing number of panhandlers in our city and how it is a negative impression on the tourists who are arriving here. We spent five months this winter in Yuma, Arizona, and during that time we saw a total of two panhandlers. I do not know how that city controls begging, but perhaps it is time for our city administration to contact other cities to ask how they deal with the problem. Incidentally, Yuma County has an unemployment rate of higher than 20 percent.

 

Kathy Jordan’s column was one of the highlights of my week. I loved learning the history of this wonderful valley in which I live. I only hope someone else has her eager interest in the valley and will take over. But I didn’t realize how much I missed Steve Beauregard’s column until it came back. Steve, I LOVE your humor and honesty. Thank you.

 

This is in reference to the story involving a 6-year-old Aurora first-grader who was expelled for saying to another student, “I’m sexy and I know it.” Excuse me but that is absolutely the most ridiculous thing that our so-called “intelligent” educators have come up with yet. He more than likely does not even realize what that means, as it’s on an M&M commercial.

 

I would like to add to comments others already have made about the wonderful people who participated in ShareFest. I am tremendously grateful and wish to praise and thank those who provided all of the work I needed done and can no longer perform myself.

 

I can’t believe it is only May 9 and my thumb is already sore from muting the TV presidential commercials.

 

Remember that Page One banner you ran a couple of months back with the bold arrow line trending ever upward from the Dow index mark of 13,000? Could you run that one again?

 

With the evolving drought, the nonnative fish are taking over our streams and rivers. Did we not spend $10.2 million in 2008 to build a fish ladder on the Colorado River to promote the propagation of the razorback sucker?

 

A big thank you to Terri Schafer and group for bringing Broadway theater to Grand Junction. “Forever Plaid” was a delightful production, which we thoroughly enjoyed. If you didn’t see it, you missed something special. We look forward to the next productions.

 

CMU is one of the greatest economic drivers in western Colorado. Thank you to the Grand Junction City Council for not only continuing to support CMU, but considering increasing that support. CMU is a great investment for our future that will benefit all of us.

 

The library at the VA Medical Center is being downsized but still appreciates your small donations of gently used books and recent magazines for our veterans.

 

Big shout-out to the “Helpers”: Hamburger and Tuna at Brown’s Cycle for helping out a guy with a bad pump during Cinco de Mayo. Not only did they provide outstanding help, they were a lot of fun and very reasonable. Mucho gracias hombre de la reparación de bicicletas.


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Note to the Wal-Mart shopper concerned about dogs.
There are a great number of reasons why a dog owner has his/her dog in tow during any given day. Trip to the Vet, Tourist on their way through town, driving through town to or from a destination where the pet was welcomed and possibly even desired. Or any of a few hundred other reasons.
Now… it is Summertime in Western Colorado, with temperatures climbing higher each day it seems.
Most people consider their pets as family members.
You may feel it is acceptable to leave a toddler locked up in a hot car, but very few pet owners/lovers would treat a dog that way.

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