You Said It, Sept. 15, 2013

Out of state hunters who blatantly disregard the law year after year by illegally killing big game should be banned from hunting everywhere forever. Four years and a fine is just ridiculously lenient.

Can anyone figure out if the city is waiting until there is a certain number of cars damaged by falling in the holes on First between Orchard and Patterson before they finally pave there?


Who do I send my truck alignment invoice to for the damage caused by the First Street road construction?


Voters passed Amendment 64. City Council says no pot shops. So where do you get it now? The same as always, I guess — from illegal sellers, and no taxes

are collected. Is something very wrong here? Just wait for the next election, City Council.


GJ city fathers amuse me. The Grand Valley is the meth capital of Colorado and they outlaw the sales of marijuana because it might tarnish our name.


Am I the only homeowner in the Oxbow subdivision who is appalled at the disgusting junkyards/homes located on Broken Spoke as you enter the subdivision? These properties are eyesores for all of us who live here and the county needs to do something about this. I would be willing to pay HOA dues to clean up this area so that the people who own homes here — and keep them looking decent — could be proud to have people visit and not be ashamed of the place.


I just love walking the garden paths at the CSU Extension Office at the fairgrounds. What a nice job they have done. It’s nice to see what plants look like at different times of the year and what size they’ll be. What a great resource for all of us in the valley. And it’s free!


I guess the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department must be overstaffed or in need of additional revenue because they are patrolling traffic in the residential neighborhoods of Fruita. The city of Fruita has a police department for that very purpose. As a Mesa County and Fruita taxpayer, I don’t think I need to be paying for the same services from both entities. I was always under the impression that the Sheriff’s Office traffic mission was to patrol the more rural areas of the county.


Hats off to the Grand Junction Fire Department and the Local 2808 Firefighters Union for putting on an excellent charity golf tournament benefiting Toys for Tots. A fun event for a great cause. It was by far one of the best tournaments we have played in. We had a great time, and we will be back next year. Thank you for your hard work and dedication.


When is the city going to do something about the ugly strip along Patterson from Barnes & Noble to Pomona Elementary? I’ve seen pedestrians tottering along, trying to walk along the gravel, since there are no sidewalks. This is a major road in our city and needs to be beautified. On the other side of Patterson, businesses have been required to landscape. How about the city doing the same?


Regarding the article of Sept. 12, “Not 1 more drop to Front Range,” it seems that if “DS Waters of America, Inc, Atlanta, GA” can ship drinking water to local Safeways from “Source: artesian wells, Denver, CO,” the Eastern Slope can’t possibly need more Western Slope water. They just need to make better use of the water they already have.

I want to thank the person driving in the white SUV Friday afternoon on 12th Street for being so alert and an expert driver. You saved possibly three or more lives with your quick responses. Our silver Taurus was on the ramp coming out of the doctor’s office waiting to enter traffic when my husband’s foot slipped off the brake. We immediately rolled into traffic. Your quick responses allowed us to get out of the situation unharmed.


I want to congratulate Walmart at Rimrock for posting the no panhandlers sign at the corner. Too bad some of them can’t read. I wish these would go up around town.  I agree with the person in last week’s You Said It — give them a bus ticket back to where they came from.


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