You Said It, Sept. 9, 2012

Is there any legal reason they can’t start school, especially grade school, at least an hour later? Makes a lot more sense than getting out at 2:30 or 3 in the afternoon and being home before parents are home from work.

Just wanted to thank Steve Beauregard for his And Another Thing column. His amusing observations of parenting young children are so unique yet universal that it makes me wonder sometimes if he is watching my family for ideas. Keep them coming, Steve!


Regarding Scenic Elementary, District 51 Officials gotta be doing a collective “whew” at not having closed down a school that ends up with the highest reading score improvement in the entire state!


I thought there were laws, rules, ordinances, permits, etc. that prohibited such things as more than one dwelling place on a parcel ,including living in RVs, number of disabled, unlicensed cars on your property, etc. Why do we have these ordinances when Mesa County doesn’t enforce them?


It’s interesting to see all the opportunities our child has been offered in not even his first month at CMU: credit cards and checking accounts from Wells Fargo, student loans from the government and the ability to sell cutlery to his friends from Vector Marketing. This isn’t what we thought college would be about.


If we want to contribute to our wonderful community, it would be a good idea to research the charitable organizations to find out what portion of our donation is used to benefit our community and what portion goes to benefit other areas.


My daughter had Colorado Mesa University culinary department cater her wedding off site. We could not be happier with the students and faculty for their attitude, quality, service and price. Hats off to CMU.


OK, lets make Canyon View Park the new homeless venue. That way the city fathers can see how big the problem really is.


To the person who was complaining about landlords who would not take renters that smoke or have pets: Then go somewhere else. Maybe the reason you want to rent those types of places is because they still look nice!


To the folks in Swan Meadows Subdivision who keep complaining about me riding my ATVs at 4 in the morning: I will ride whenever I want and wherever I want, as loud as I want! I will continue riding over your lawn and my dogs will bark all night if they please. This is my neighborhood.


To the person who made the comments about the customers in the big box grocery stores. I have three suggestions for you. One, go to a different grocery store one who has customers who meet your high standards but wait, they may not think you meet their standards and write a letter to You Said It bout you. How very rude of them. Two, next time you look in the mirror take a closer look. Three, look up compassion and kindness in the dictionary, you may have forgotten what they mean.


My husband and I love the local thrift stores. But, even they seem to be getting greedy with over-the-top pricing. Considering they get things for free and use mostly volunteer staff, the prices are getting out of hand. Even those of us who aren’t homeless/vagrant enjoy getting a bargain!


To all those “dog lovers” who can’t seem to find it in their hearts to leash their dogs while on walks likely to bring them in contact with other dog owners: My dog loves people, but finds the company of other canines off-putting to say the least. I keep him leashed on our walks as a courtesy to you and in keeping with the law. It would be nice if you would do the same, regardless of how “friendly” you think your dog is. The next time your happy-go-lucky cuddle muffin sticks its nose where it doesn’t belong, it WILL get bitten.


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