You Said It, May 18, 2014

How can the most negligent board of directors in almost any measured history be absolved of liability in the mismanagement of the airport? This is beyond belief. And what about the councilmen and commissioners that appointed that board?

Nothing in John Pennington’s resume indicates he ever studied constitutional law, yet if he is elected sheriff of Mesa County he will, on his own, determine if the United States Constitution is being threatened or broken. What arrogance.


Thank you, Grand Junction, for putting on a nice art and music festival over Mother’s Day weekend. Even with the weather, it was a nice place to go with my family. It is just too bad the majority of the businesses choose to be closed on Sunday when there are activities downtown. A day planned for shopping and a nice lunch was cut short as there were only a few places open, and you may want to know that those that stayed open were busy and had business. Thank you to those restaurants and shops that support local gathering and shopping even on a Sunday. We appreciate you.


Well, I just returned from City Market in Fruita and was not treated like a “stepchild,” nor did I feel disrespected. If you don’t like the Fruita City Market, then go to Grand Junction. If you want to pay Safeway prices, be my guest. As for Trader Joe’s, same thing. Why do Americans need to complain about something so petty? There are starving people all over the world that don’t know where their next meal is coming from and you complain about a grocery store. Get a life and find something constructive to keep you busy. After all, Kroger could just close this store altogether and then all of us would be in Grand Junction every other day getting our groceries.


Why are you people in Fruita complaining because your City Market isn’t nice enough for you? You at least have a City Market. We on the east end of Grand Junction no longer have access to a City Market. I, personally, can’t wait for City Market to build on 12th and Patterson. I will be happy to shop there.


Congratulations to whoever took the “knitting graffiti” off of the downtown sculptures. Anyone who thinks putting chunks of knit work on a beautiful piece of sculpture enhances it is deranged. As an artist myself, it would be the same as someone coming into a gallery and using markers on one of my paintings. The last few years, I’ve been wondering who the sick individuals were that were doing this and why the city was allowing it. Why pay thousands of dollars for a beautiful piece of art and then allow it to be disrespected?


When District 51 School Board members speak to the public at graduation, it would be a good idea to plan, prepare and practice their speeches before they present them. At least one board member probably wouldn’t have earned a passing grade in a high school speech class for the poor speech she gave at a commencement ceremony.


Kudos to retiring Principal Jan Keirns for the warm and personal graduation speech she gave at Fruita Monument High School’s graduation. Her words to the class of 2014 were a testament to the idea that high school principals should know the students in their buildings and understand adolescent behavior. Her words sparkled and delighted. Thank you.


I would like to thank the teenagers for paying for my meal at McDonald’s at 12th and North on May 3 around 10 p.m. I’m paralyzed and I was in my electric scooter and went into McDonald’s and noticed about 20 teenagers acting polite and well-behaved. I would just like to say thank you to them and also to their parents for raising such polite and caring young adults.

I had to look at the date to make sure it wasn’t April Fool’s when I read about everyone being up in arms about the new display on how water is moved around Colorado. And really, Steve Acquafresca — God is on our side on this issue? By that logic, He must be against dams and probably irrigation in general.


The weekend before Mother’s Day, I chose two plants to purchase at Home Depot. I visited with a young lady ahead of me in line. Unbeknownst to me, she paid for mine and said, “Happy Mother’s Day.” The next day, I was trying to get two sacks of potting soil out of a cart and into my car trunk. A very nice gentleman came by and helped me out. Many thanks to both of you. It is so appreciated!


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And…what a waste of yarn!  I’ll bet the shelters would have appreciated hats and scarves.

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