You Said It, May 20, 2012

Congratulations to the folks who completed Suplizio Field ahead of schedule. Please send help/advice/leadership to the group working on D 1/2 Road.

Will the person who sent the photo of the naked man be arrested for transmitting pornography? Just wondering.

 

The people who run our school district are completely clueless. I cannot fathom giving one group a raise, while letting others go. Perhaps some of the big guys should reduce their salaries.

 

Wake up, GJ. You need to fund the school district in order to raise a successful community. Cutting PE teachers results in more inactive kids —fat adults in the making.

 

On Graduation Day, who has had the most important impact on student growth and wellbeing, those who work directly with the kids or the suits on Grand Avenue?

 

Dear School Board members: Last week we started laying off teachers … lots of teachers. You have failed to listen to your district, the teachers’ union and your community. Eighty percent of community members and teachers were in support of the four-day school week as a cost-saving measure.

 

I’ve been following complaints regarding panhandlers and transients. Firstly, our community has created an attractive nuisance by placing amenable facilities at the hubs of our “ports of entry” (Catholic Outreach, food bank, soup kitchens, parks with complete plumbing, etc.) I advise that a visitor’s pass is required to visit our fair city, and a viable purpose imposed. It’s not a perfect plan, but it seems to work well in other countries.

 

Changing the very confusing and non-descriptively named “Colorado National Monument” to National Park status with a name like “Colorado Canyons National Park” seems like a slam dunk to me. Western Colorado has millions of acres of wilderness and the fear of too many visitors crowding our wilderness is not something we need to worry about. Let’s not be selfish. Let’s share our natural beauty with the travelers of the world!

 

Governmental under-spending and suggested name change for the Colorado National Monument might be resolved by allowing private enterprises naming/signage rights to our local entity. Since big banks and oil companies have monumental profits and bad PR problems I imagine a bunch of them would love to have their name plastered on the Wingate sandstone cliffs.

 

Where were the safety glasses on Sarah Brooks of Palisade, cutting boards for the community garden project?

 

We had breakfast Monday morning at IHOP. When we went to pay our bill, the manager came up and said, “Your bill has been paid by someone.” What a blessing, and thanks to whoever did.

 

I am an art lover and very much appreciate all the beautiful sculptures on Main Street. But what is up with the knitted pieces on the sculptures? Can’t we just enjoy their beauty?

 

It is wonderful that the Grand Valley has the riverfront trail, however a

large part of the trail is unusable, due to the surrounding homeless camps

and individuals as well as loose pit bulls. I’d love to be able to walk and

ride my bike on the trail, especially since my tax dollars helped to fund it.

 

I have to explain a pet peeve about this time of year. It is all those yard sale signs. We all see them. You are driving along and see this postcard sign in bright colors you could not begin to view unless you had binoculars. Then there are those cardboard signs. But my real issue is that why does no one ever take them down?

 

Just spent two days in and around downtown Salt Lake City. Lots of folks ride bicycles to work; funny thing was that they were all on the street following traffic laws. Didn’t see a single Spandex-clad Lance Armstrong wannabe pedaling through a pedestrian crosswalk at 25 mph.

 

I am puzzled by the Share the Road signs. If motorcycle-owners pay for tags and plates, and bicycle owners do not, shouldn’t the Share the Road signs picture a motorcycle and not a bicycle? I am only willing to share the road with those who share the cost.

 

Thanks to the person who turned in my wallet at the Walgreens in Clifton.

 

I think it’s sweet that every Mother’s Day offers flowers, cards, calls, candy, dinners, etc.

Then along comes Father’s Day and ads are full of useful gifts for guys. Not so much ties anymore — replaced by guns and deals on booze. Just what we want: a drunk dad with a new gun.


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