You Said It, May 14, 2017

I can’t believe that probably the most successful athletic director in Mesa State-CMU history is leaving because of “philosophical” differences. Since the AD has been here look at all the great athletic accomplishments, including seven regular season RMAC championships this year alone.

It seems the city is allowing camping on the riverbanks, even though signs say, “No camping.” There are tents along the banks near the river trails, below Eagle Rim Park and folks on the island. These are homeless people who leave trash, bedding, clothes and excrement behind. I sympathize with their difficulties and have asked them to pack out their trash.


To the individual protesting the excuse that “marijuana is no worse than alcohol,” it wasn’t that long ago that the sales of alcohol during prohibition were outlawed. As I recall, during this brief stint crime ran rampant and people were constantly being murdered for barrels of a poison that holds no other properties but to inebriate. Vast legalization will no doubt remedy these crimes and ebb border smuggling demand.

For the person who wanted to know when people were shooting each other for their beer stash: Look up Prohibition, 1920-1933. The problem has to do with making a widely desired and used substance illegal.


Looks like there are more and more licenses being issued for pot stores and places to grow it. At this rate there are going to be more pot farms than food farms. Going to be a lot of hungry stoned people out there. Wake up people before we become a country of drugged mindless zombies.


Last Thursday evening we were having supper with a friend from the UK at Village Inn on Horizon Drive and a group of six young folks came in and were sitting off to our side. To our amazement they sat and talked to each other and we were wondering when the phones would come out. When we left they were still talking and laughing as a group. Congratulations, kids, it was really heart-warming to see this.


I sincerely hope the dog that bit the child’s finger is not held responsible for his action. He was in his own territory and the child should have not been allowed to do that. She should have been taught that. Perhaps the dog thought it was a goodie.


Very disappointed in Safeway and their recent Monopoly game. What a ripoff. The game was supposed to run until the end of May, yet they stopped giving out the tokens at the beginning of the month.


Bad things happen to cats who are digging, spraying, defecating and killing wildlife on other people’s property. Keep them safe by keeping them home.


Thank you to the charming couple at Chili’s on Cinco de Mayo for the gift certificate you gave this senior couple as you were leaving. In honor of recovering local surgeon Dr. Kennan Vance, we are paying it forward by using it to buy food for the U.S. Postal Service’s “Stamp Out Hunger” campaign on Saturday.


Just a shout-out to the GJHS seniors: Spending your senior ditch day taking donuts to your crosstown rivals at Fruita Monument as a thank-you. Well done. You show a lot of class, you are a shining example and you make the community proud.


Then-candidate Trump promised to “drain the swamp.” As President Trump he seems intent on dragging America into the swamp, all the while hoping we won’t notice the smell.


For the Palisade yearbook student staff that put up wanted and jail posters: A more appropriate course of action would have been to hold a fundraiser of some sort, then donate the proceeds to those students that wanted a yearbook but couldn’t afford it. This would have spared them the embarrassment and humiliation of their unfortunate situation.


I am beyond thankful for the kind people that helped me when my baby girl locked me out of the truck at the hardware store. From the couple shopping in the store, to the hardware store employee and the police and firemen, thank you from the bottom of my heart.


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