You Said It, Sept. 29, 2013

How ironic that the local library is promoting Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 with colorful posters scattered about town and special events. I didn’t hear them say anything about September being Constitution Month, or September 17-23 being Constitution Week, or Sept. 17 being Constitution Day.

So nice to read the “feel good” story in Thursday’s paper about the sparrow. Really enjoyed it. Thanks.

 

Security/safety alert for Mesa Mall patrons: Large swaths of the expansive parking lot are dark before sunrise and after sunset, as more than half of the parking lot lights are burned out. It appears the mall owner and/or the mall management does not regard security/safety a priority. Park at your own risk.

 

What on earth was the CMU ASG thinking scheduling a District 51 School Board candidate forum on the same night as a) the only Broncos Monday night game in 2013 and b) when the Broncos are facing the Raiders?

 

Kudos to CMU for bringing Ronnie Dunn to Grand Junction. What a great opportunity for both the students and those of us who live here. Thanks for the show and I’m sure we would all welcome many more.

 

What is it with the corner of Seventh Street and Gunnison? First of all, the stamped concrete walkways apparently installed for aesthetic reasons are covered with tar from the chip-seal operation. Ugly! Secondly, who designed the curbing? The radius is so tight, it is nearly impossible to make a legal right-hand turn without hitting the curb with your rear tire. Back-in parking was a bad design, and I believe this corner is, too.

 

The co-chairmen of Strong Schools Strong Community Group tell us School Board elections are to be nonpartisan, nonpolitical. Just what do you suppose Strong Schools is if not a politically motivated group? Take a gander at the political activities of the National Education Association and the Colorado Education Association. Give me a break.

 

I do not hear any candidates mentioning party affiliation, but there are plenty of “community interest” groups writing letters about the evils of partisan school board elections. Who are the real partisans?

 

The anti-fracking activists in Colorado have hit a new low by propagating unnecessary fear around oil and gas operations impacted by flooding. Raw sewage poses a greater threat to health and safety. People are already scared and homeless, and the heartless activists only care about shutting down the industry.

 

Thank you, Dennis Simpson, for being there for your fellow taxpayers. Mayor Sam Susuras evidently needs a time-function-management 101 class, calling requests for open records information harassment and telling his staff to rebuff any questions from Mr. Simpson. When someone in public service is reluctant to answer questions or provide records, that is a good indication there’s something to hide.

 

I went out to my car 
Sept. 1 and discovered a note on my front window telling me I had a “bubble” on my front passenger tire, and I did. I would like to thank whoever left the note. I appreciate your kindness and saving me from a serious accident.

 

God bless the person and their family who picked up my driver’s license at Lincoln Orchard Mesa Elementary. You were my guardian angel. Thank you so very much. It’s so nice to know there are honest people still out there.

 

Many thanks to the golfer on Tiara Rado on Aug. 21. You were so kind to help carry the heavy piece of furniture and help load it in our pickup. Please know your kindness will be paid forward many times.

 

A very big thank you to the young man who assisted my husband when he fell in the parking lot at Peachtree True Value on Aug. 28. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and concerns.

 

Many thanks to the person who paid for my lunch on Wednesday at Dairy Queen. You made my day.


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