You Said It, Nov. 4, 2012

I too have seen people who use the crosswalks on 12th Street just push the button and not even look before entering the crosswalk. It is not only dangerous but stupid.

To the couple who took a homeless kitten from Rimrock Walmart on Oct. 12: Please call the cat rescue phone number on the trap or take it back to Walmart customer service. The return of the trap would help other homeless kittens to be rescued. Thanks!

 

It has occurred to me that not a lot of people realize there is a pedestrian crosswalk at 12th and Belford. During football games, track meets or anytime an event is taking place in the stadium, I have witnessed several people come very close to being hit by a car. For whatever reason, no one slows down and they have to slam on their brakes to keep from hitting them. I am wondering if the city could possibly put up the same yellow flashing lights that they use for the CMU students.

 

Will politicians please quit referring to someone as being “thrown under the bus”? I am a transit rider and when my bus driver hits a bump, I shudder to think it’s some unfortunate voter who went sideways from agreeing with our commissioners.

 

This year we had over 40 trick-or-treaters. Every one of them said thank you and were polite. Thank you, parents, for teaching your children manners.

 

As for the last several years, I had more than 100 trick-or-treaters come to my door ... all in full (prize-winning) costumes and even some of the parents were in costume. They all were very polite. All of them said “Thank you” and some even added “Happy Halloween.” It was a lot of fun looking at all the elaborate costumes.

 

To anyone who is walking or bicycling along roads outside of town near dawn or dusk, please make yourselves visible to drivers. Don’t wear dark clothing. Do wear light-colored clothing, a reflective safety vest, reflective tape, a headlamp, carry a flashlight or something so that you can be seen. Don’t assume that just because you can see that drivers can see you.

Thanks so much to the wonderful guys of PDC Energy who chose to make a difference, and it wasn’t even “Make a Difference Day.” The paint-up and fix-up job you did for the Counseling and Education Center will help us shine for many years. You rock!

 

The Family Health West Hospital in Fruita is fantastic. I have had two separate surgeries there, and was greatly impressed by their quality of care, professionalism and cleanliness of facilities. All their staff are absolutely great.

 

Perhaps if the city and Scrooge — I mean, Xcel — cannot resolve their dispute over hanging banners on light poles, the city can follow the example of area businesses whose pole banners have sprung up like weeds. Unfortunately for many North Avenue businesses, the wind blows the flags in the wrong direction so the lettering is backward. Unfortunately for motorists, the use of these flagpole signs is out of control. They appear to be a thinly disguised tactic to circumvent regulations regarding permanent curbside advertising.

I want to give a big thanks to the Knights of Columbus for their wonderful job of directing traffic at the Empty Bowls event.

 

To the person who trespassed onto my property on 35 Road and took the engine out of the back of my pickup: Be a man not a thieving coward, grow a spine, become human, and return my motor. Then explain to me what gives you the right to enter my property and take what does not belong to you? I know who you are and won’t report this if returned or paid for.

 

A week ago my grandson was on his way to the airport when, at the roundabout, his Volkswagen Bug burst into flames. He pulled over to the side and stood, helpless. Many thanks to the gentleman in the white truck who stopped, took a fire extinguisher out of his vehicle, put out the fire, nodded his head, and went on his way without a word!


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