You Said It, May 6, 2012

We had been in business here in Grand Junction for six months before we realized that Colorado National Monument was not just the “statue” we had seen west of town. I like the suggestion of buses for visitors and Colorado National Park. It is one of a kind.

Kathy Jordan worked so hard to get the Historic Area on Seventh, to have several of the homeowners in this area let their homes fall in to disrepair? Is there no responsibility for maintenance needed once this is granted?

 

A request for managers and servers in restaurants: Please don’t fill the pepper shakers up to the brim; this leaves no room for the pepper to “shake” out. We end up unscrewing the top, which spills pepper all over the table, and trying to get a small amount on our food that way. Just a half-inch of space would do it. 

 

I’ve just experienced a very positive Sharefest group of church members from the River of Life Church. They came and cleaned my yard, washed my outside windows, got my cooler ready for hot weather, and much more. All in the name of Christian brotherhood.

 

We wish to thank the Sharefest crew that came to our home and did all the yardwork for us that we were unable to do ourselves. Also, for the wonderful gentleman who hooked up our cooler. We cannot express our gratitude enough for your kindness and the beautiful job you all did, and we know you will be blessed for the work you do.

 

Have we lost all sense of propriety in this day and age? Am I the only one offended by the large advertisements placed in the individual toilet stalls in the ladies restroom at the Tiara Rado Golf Course? In the one “public” place where I expect the most privacy, I am confronted, immediately adjacent to the toilet, with a large advertising display offering up various bars and eateries in town. How tasteless.

 

The Horizon Drive makeover is a great idea and long overdue. The emphasis should be on making this more appealing to our thousands of travelers exiting from Interstate 70 to enjoy the wonderful sights and spend their money at local businesses during their stay. Unfortunately the one negative, and the first thing they see as they exit from I-70, is the transients and beggars standing at the offramps and sitting underneath the overpass.

 

Our fair city is trying to maintain a nice presentation to the travelers, but we allow the panhandlers who are living on the Horizon exit and on 12th & Patterson?

Grand Junction is the only city we have lived in where there are so many vagrants hanging around on so many street corners and sleeping in so many places. It’s hurting businesses, such as Albertsons in the Redlands. Because they are begging on the corner, some people are uncomfortable shopping there. Why are we trying to attract so many of these people? We need to find an alternative solution rather than have them sleep on the lawn near the Mesa County Courthouse and the on ramp at Horizon Drive. Enough already.

 

I want to give a big thanks to the person who let everyone know where to take their old, torn American flags. I had no idea that the Veterans Memorial Cemetery did that.

 

Anyone who believes uranium mining is a safe, desirable industry for western Colorado needs to read the book “Yellow Dirt” by Judy Pasternak.

 

After months of study the community remains split on changing the status and name of Colorado National Monument. The study was conducted to promote tourism and commerce. Maybe they should look at changing the name of McInnis Canyons back to Colorado Canyons to better reflect the character of the area.

 

How about this concept for the downtown sector? Why not build a canopy over Main Street from Two Rivers Convention Center to the Avalon Theatre like Fremont Street in Vegas?

 

Whatever happened to the great advice from the longtime columnists Ann Landers and Dear Abby of MYOB — Mind Your Own Business? If people would mind their own business and not be minding other people’s business, the world would be a much better place.

 

To the four men who sat behind the visitor’s dugout at a recent Colorado Mesa University baseball game: Have you never heard of a spit cup? We had to move seats as you constantly spat your chew on the stadium floor and back of the seats. We did not want to get splashed. Your chew habit is disgusting in and of itself, but to spit on places where families and kids walk is vile.

 

We are blessed with Canyon View Park. The only problem is the parking. When tournaments are scheduled, I believe the police are just waiting there to ticket (illegally) parked cars. Can the city do something about this? There is huge revenue coming here — do we need it from the parking tickets also?


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