You Said It, Sept. 30, 2012

Arrghh! The Sentinel made my ears bleed. I turned on 1100 AM like they said, for the CU game. Insult to injury — I got Rush Limbaugh!

Hope all the folks on the corners holding cardboard signs that say “need a job” or “need work,” etc., have been applying at Tractor Supply, TJ Maxx, StarTek and the other companies I see in the paper who are hiring. Could it be that they really don’t want to be obliged to belong to the responsible lifestyle?


Now that the Grand Junction Rockies season is over, can the ugly tarps be taken down off the outfield fence? It would be nice to have our ballpark looking like it should.


So you think I should change my walking route because your continuously barking canine is just protecting its territory? Well listen up: The dog’s loud and prolonged barking is the public nuisance offense here, not my walking on a public sidewalk or road. You shouldn’t be allowed to have a dog unless you can control it.


We were taking our son to the Grand Junction airport last weekend to catch his flight when we came to a long line of vehicles sitting in the emergency lane with several police officers a quarter-mile back. My husband asked an officer what was going on and he was told there was an air show. With the officer’s assistance, we were able to move into the exiting lane. We barely made it to the airport to drop our son off who had to literally run to the gate. Why in the world wouldn’t the city provide routing so people could catch their flights? We are from Montrose and had no clue this air show was taking place.


Why not let Brady Trucking start its own business? They’ve bent over backward to comply with local requirements. NIMBYist neighbors hypocritically blather about the “soul” of GJ and the Colorado River being affected (do rivers have souls?), when what they obsess about is property values may be tweaked. Rudderless City Council, as always, swings from fiscal psychosis to cruel hamfistedness to spinelessness, this time to spinelessness by throwing it to a public vote. How about a public vote to get rid of City Council?


A huge thank you to Justin and Zack who came to our rescue when our vehicle broke down in a busy intersection in Clifton on a Saturday night. Taking time to help push us out of traffic, then staying with us until you knew our son was on his way reinforced to us that there are still caring young people in this world. You both are amazing young men.


To the seemingly hardworking elementary student who came to my door soliciting money for his school’s “event-a-thon,” you might want to remember windows are two-way. I saw you pulling money out of your envelope and stuffing it into your jeans as you walked away. Your theft has now made me suspect that any future donation will end up at the candy store or arcade and not the school.


On behalf of the Daughters of the American Revolution Mount Garfield Chapter, I would like to give a public thank you to Ron Johnson and the staff of the Clarion Inn for the excellent service they gave to more than 100 ladies attending our fall board meeting.


Why was the Rodeo Parade held on Colorado Avenue? I was riding my horse in the parade and there were hardly any people watching and they were telling us everybody was on Main Street. I grew up in Grand Junction where the Rodeo Parade was huge and people looked forward to it. The Sheriff’s Posse is trying hard to bring back the Rodeo Parade. Come on, Grand Junction, let’s promote western Colorado heritage and bring back our agricultural ways.


The new pavement on Redlands Parkway is nice.


The Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, the Colorado National Guard and Grand Valley Combined Honor Guard deserve thanks for their service to our community. They take time out of their day to fully honor fallen veterans with all the pomp and circumstance a fallen veteran deserves. Thank a vet today for his or her service.


When are Mesa County and Grand Junction going to get serious about air pollution? The same polluting vehicles go merrily down Patterson, etc., with their stinking vehicle, belching out smog that lasts long after they are gone.


OK, I’m driving down Grand Avenue and I see a School District 51 vehicle with its male driver smoking away. I’ve seen this quite a few times over the last few weeks. If District 51 has a no-smoking policy on its property, why do they allow employees to smoke?


How about recipes from our locals that could be used in our everyday lives?


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