You Said It, Oct. 9, 2016

Maybe it’s time for the city manager and City Council to open their eyes and see the possible tax revenue the city of Grand Junction is missing out on by not legalizing recreational marijuana sales within city limits. Instead, they are asking the hard-working, upstanding citizens that make this city a great place to live to voluntarily leave their jobs? Put it back to the voters like Palisade is.

I was excited to read in The Daily Sentinel’s front page headline on Sunday that Grand Junction was to have a direct flight to Los Angeles International Airport. Then I read the article and found out the service would only run from early June to the middle of August. How can anyone utilize this kind of service on a regular basis?


My heartfelt thank you to the couple that rescued me the other day. I headed east of Grand Junction for a nice afternoon motorcycle ride. But I got lost, rained on, and after getting my bearings and heading back, I ran out of gas. I was on I-70 about three miles west of Loma. I made a sign asking for gas and after about 10 minutes a car pulled over. A couple got out, smiling, and offered to help. They drove into Loma, borrowed a two-gallon gas can, filled it and returned to send me on my way. What an amazing thing! Two people taking time out of their busy day to help some stranger. A clear example of the kind and generous people who live here.

Thank you very much to the couple who stopped to help me change our tire on Grand Mesa last Sunday. You are the type of people I hope my boys grow up to be.

Gail Schwartz will lose because she is fighting a nonexistent battle. The suggestion that Tipton, or any of us on the right, wants to sell off public land is as ignorant as those gullible enough to believe it.


Thank you, Congressman Tipton, for bringing some humor to a grim political season with the hilarious “Who is Gail Schwartz?” ad, a deft parody of the wild-eyed, over-the-top, right-wing paranoia. You left out the Zika virus, but still, it’s Saturday Night Live quality. Who’d have thought you could be funny?


Thank you for the amazing article on my wood spirit carvings. I hope they will remain safe there and the community continues to respect them and the land they are on.


Just read Proposition 107. What’s the point of being an unaffiliated voter if I can’t vote for candidates from more than one political party? I want to vote for the best candidate, not along party lines.


On Thursday, Sept. 29, I left my purse with all my IDs, credit card, cash, etc., at a meeting establishment. A gentleman contacted me, (Mark C.), informed me he found my purse and made arrangements to get it back to me. Everything was still in the purse and he would not even accept a tip. I am truly grateful and hope he knows how much he is appreciated!


The latest study by world climatologists has determined that the threat of global warning reduces itself during the weeks that Congress is not in session. It almost disappears completely when the major presidential candidates take a day off at the same time.


On Sunday, Sept. 2, my friend and I were having dinner at the Village Inn. What a wonderful surprise we received when we went to pay the bill. We were told someone else was paying it for us. We both thank you very much and will certainly pass on the kindness and generosity that was shown.


Wouldn’t it be a great gesture by CMU to go back to the city and tell them they are delaying some of their expansion projects for a while and will not accept and/or return half the money the city allocated to them in the budget? That’s community spirit!


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