You Said It, Oct. 2, 2016

Interesting articles in the paper Thursday. On one hand we have a less-than-responsible principal who will be reassigned to another job following his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run car accident. On the other we have hard-working city staff being asked to take a layoff due to budget constraints. Seems backward to me.

As a former substitute teacher who has gone to Mount Garfield Middle School many times, I can understand the stress that Hal Templeton was/is under as a principal, and then add to that the stress in his personal life. However, there should be an appropriate consequence for Templeton’s misbehavior. What I don’t understand is the inane reason why Steve Schultz, et al., decided to “reassign” Templeton. What lesson are students supposed to learn from this?


It is interesting that the city of Grand Junction is talking about layoffs in the same year they are giving $1 million to CMU.


How incredibly proud the Palisade football team made me on Friday night by showing such respect and dignity toward our flag and the people who make it possible to live in this country. Kudos to PHS administration, athletic director, coaching staff and that wonderful football team.


To the folks who want to mulch the burn materials instead of burning them, please publish your address so all of us pyromaniacs can bring over our burn materials so you will have plenty!


Why is no expo scheduled at the convention center in conjunction with the Tour of the Moon event for which Two Rivers Convention Center is preparing food? Once again, management is missing an opportunity to promote our community and local businesses to many out-of-town visitors.


KKCO 10 p.m. newscast reporters stated “thousands” had shown up at the Donald Trump Jr. rally. Thousands would mean 2,000 or more. Then their on-site reporter stated “almost 1,000” were there. In reality approximately 300 people showed up. (Thank you, Daily Sentinel, for making sure it was reported accurately.) Surely the on-site reporter could tell 300 people from 1,000 people, as she stood among them! Message to that reporter: You are a young reporter, and I realize your bosses probably told you what to say, but journalistic integrity is the difference between being a news reporter and being an entertainment reporter. Shame on you, KKCO 11 entertainment.


Really? Woman driver on Redlands was in such a hurry that she thought it was OK to nudge a traffic control person because she was frustrated at being delayed at the construction site. Apparently her being late was much more important than the safety or life of the traffic control person. Thankfully she was caught and arrested. Hope she enjoys the long wait for all the court appearances she is now facing. Too bad they did not print her name in The Blotter so all could see.


I received my statement from Charter yesterday. We were paying $141.63 and now our bill is $187.68! Our promotional discounted rate has expired. I called to ask questions. I was told that everyone’s bill was going up and no matter the age of the customer there were no discounts of any sort. They didn’t offer to look at our plan to see if there was anything that could be done to lower the amount. It was just a matter-of-fact attitude. Now we’re going to have to go shopping again. When I told him that, he said he understood and wished us luck. What a caring attitude, not only for customers, but for the company. As far as I’m concerned, Charter doesn’t care about their customers, just money. What is the reason for the amount going up?


I see and experience things every day that I could gripe about, but I also see and experience more things I can be grateful for. Thank you to the young gentleman (Rick?) from North Dakota in the black truck who helped my friend and me (She is 88 and I’m 90) change our damaged tire on Sept. 20 at noon off Horizon Drive. He was so very nice and even made us laugh and he would not even accept a tip! Also, thanks to the other gentleman who stopped as well. Always something or someone to be grateful for.


To the personnel at Dream Cafe and to the patrons who were there on Saturday morning, Sept. 24, we cannot thank you enough for your consideration during a stressful medical event which my husband suffered. A special thank you to the two nurses who assisted him and to the medical personnel who transported to St. Mary’s. He is home and doing well after a short stay in the hospital. Thank you all so much!


Have voted in each presidential election since I was 18 (77 now). But after watching the debate last week I wonder if there will be another oval on the ballot to darken in other than the four candidates already known. That oval should be for “none of the above.”


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