You Said It, Sept. 22, 2013

Let’s have a big hoorah for Mr. Dennis Simpson. The man is working far harder in the interests of the citizens of the city of Grand Junction than all of the elected officials, and he is doing it in a far more honest fashion. Mr. Susuras thinks the town’s administrators and clerks should ignore Mr. Simpson’s legal requests for information? Information the council has worked so diligently to obscure from the voters? Who would ever think projects that cost hundreds of millions of dollars should have been subject to voters’ approval first?

Keep it up, Dennis Simpson, on making the City Council do what is right. They still are fleecing us on the TABOR money. Revenue is revenue, wherever it comes from. Let’s get it on the ballot.


Thank you to the person or persons who paid for our meals at Boston’s last Sunday during the Broncos game. Your kindness was much appreciated by all. What a pleasant surprise.


This is for the guy who leashed his dog to a fence and shot it. Well, aren’t you the big man. Maybe you should have the same done to you. Shame on you. And shame on the Mesa County deputy for not arresting you. Glad you don’t live in my neighborhood.


I wonder how many secessionists, tea partiers and keep-government-out-of-my-life Republicans will turn down assistance, from the very government they so abhor, now that they are in a position of need from flooding. What hypocrites.


With all the weeds and junk everywhere, maybe Junction isn’t so Grand anymore. Homeowners, renters, city and county, take responsibility and make our city and county a beautiful place to live again.


To the person complaining about their neighborhood (Oxbow subdivision), come to my neighborhood (Cherrywood). Many of the houses have weeds, old cars, weeds that are as tall or taller than the cars. And we have an HOA. Some people don’t take pride in their homes and yards anymore.


For all who are railing against the bow hunters using poison tip arrows, I think you should think for a minute. Both bow and rifle hunters should ask themselves how many animals have they wounded and were not able to find that later became coyote buffet.

To the person who said the flooding on Interstate 70 west of Parachute was the result of the oil and gas roads built in the area: I would suggest you look up the side of that mountain, consider the terrain, and think about what would happen if a large amount of rain fell in a short amount of time. I’m sure you are not so dimwitted as to think that the oil and gas roads were the cause of the problem.


I do enjoy Priscilla Mangnall’s “Celebrating 120 Years of The Daily Sentinel” column. Brings back old memories.


Every morning as I drop my kids off at Palisade High School, I can’t help noticing the inappropriate dress of many students. Who lets these kids out the door? Even more importantly, do we not have a dress code? There was a dress code in middle school. How do kids concentrate on their studies? I am sure that this is found at all high schools, but come on, parents and School District 51, try having standards.


Lately, I have noticed that City Market offers specials at their 24 Road store that are not offered at other stores in town. There are fewer people who have transportation in the older sections of town, and two in-town stores have recently been closed. Now they want us to go even farther to get sale prices?


The recall against Sens. Angela Giron and John Morse succeeded not because people wanted a policy change. The voters, Democrat and Republican and Independent, understand that their Bill of Rights as American citizens is being undermined. Not a minor issue.


I have never seen a thank you in this column for all the work the Western Slope ATV Association does for four-wheelers. This group builds, maintains and constantly works on the trails to keep them accessible for four-wheelers. A big thank you for all of their hard work.


Just returned from traveling through Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota. What a pleasure to see the sides of the highways and even small back roads mowed without exception. If these states can afford to do this, what is Colorado’s problem?


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