You Said It, Sept. 2, 2012

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Your excellent coverage and photos of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge and the advantages of hosting a stage of this Colorado event for communities like Durango, Crested Butte, Montrose and Gunnison is like placing an apple just beyond the fence of a horse at pasture. The Grand Valley, also, could be sharing its spectacular environment and recreational community spirit with a national and international audience, while enjoying the significant local economic benefits that the Pro Cycling Challenge brings. The powers-that-be need only to adopt a progressive outlook, and place that apple within our reach.

Having trouble renting your home? I see many of the same places for rent over and over. Perhaps you can’t seem to find a renter because you don’t allow pets and you advertise against smokers. Being a smoker doesn’t necessarily mean smoking inside the house, and most people have pets.

 

Many thanks to everyone responsible for the new section of trail between Redlands Parkway and Walker Wildlife Area.

 

Is the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department so broke that they can’t afford to clean their public restroom? It is visibly unclean and malodorous.

 

So some national rating recently listed Colorado as the least fat state in the U.S. Obviously they’ve never shopped big box grocery stores at the east and west sides of town.

 

Why is it that people think everybody in the world is on Facebook? Not everyone is, including me. What happened to a phone call or a note in the mail?

 

So the city of Grand Junction doesn’t have enough money to replace the cameras in the squad cars, but they do have money to pay their cops to arrest people for parking tickets? Parking tickets? I feel so much safer now.

 

Kudos to GJ’s Main Street businesses. The money spent to revitalize the city’s downtown area is money well spent. I encourage all residents to take a stroll down Main Street and see their tax dollars at work.

 

To the writer who is critical of dogs in restaurants or on restaurant patios: As the father to two four-legged children, my dogs are more well-behaved and more sanitary than most of the two-legged children I see in those places. My children don’t annoy other diners with their behavior, and more often than not I am complimented on their behavior.

 

As homeowners in the Swan Meadows Subdivision going south off D Road and 30 Road, we are upset about what goes on. First, do we really have a homeowner’s association? We pay our dues and the weeds are 5 feet tall. Also, loud vehicles, motorcycles at all ours of the night, dogs barking and people out at 4 a.m. riding four-wheelers. If something is not done soon this place will look like Clifton Village South.

 

Spend, spend, spend and hope, hope, hope. Please don’t touch the Avalon. Reopen the ice rink and generate dollars.

 

Instead of having us vote on tax increases for the essential needs of the city, save some of the tax revenue you get each year to pay for it. Let us vote on remodeling theaters and constructing academic buildings instead.

 

Thank you to the person who found my handbag and turned it into customer service at Coronado City Market. You are yet another testimony to the honest people of the valley.

 

Upset about the school district’s increased walking distance? What did you think would happen when you voted no on the mill levy increase? Too bad the majority of you couldn’t give up two lattes a month and spend that money on our kids.

 

I was walking around Long Park on Friday morning and I lost my car keys. I retraced my steps but didn’t find my keys. I thought they were gone for good. In a last attempt to find my keys I went to the office at Central High School. I was delighted to learn that someone had found my keys and taken them to the office. Thank you.

 

I want to thank the person in the white Ford truck that put $5 toward our purchase at the Fruita Burger King. I decided to pay it forward to the car behind us. It is so wonderful to know that we still have great people who are caring and thoughtful despite the times we are all going through.

Man jailed in 2 sex assaults

 

Glenwood police jailed a New Mexico man for allegedly sexually assaulting two women in two separate incidents on Friday.

Gabriel Manygoats, 32, of Bloomfield, N.M., was taken to Garfield County Jail on suspicion of unlawful sexual conduct, criminal attempt to commit a felony, menacing, two counts of false imprisonment and two counts of harassment.

According to police reports, Manygoats allegedly attacked two women but let them go. He was taken into custody that day.

 

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Zackary Johnson, 37, was issued a summons Wednesday on suspicion of shoplifting items valued at less than $100 from City Market, 200 Rood Ave.

■ Richard Williams, 21, was issued a summons Thursday on suspicion of assault in the 500 block of North 27th Street.

■ Someone committed first-degree arson Friday in the 1100 block of Main Street by setting a large piece of carpet on fire.

■ Zachary Norvell, 21, was issued a summons Friday on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia.

■ Jason Moran, 32, was issued a summons Friday on suspicion of harassing his neighbor in the 1900 block of Barcelona Way.


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