You Said It

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You Said It, July 16, 2017

By Staff

If you see a property on fire, knock on the front door and on the neighbors’ doors. My neighbor didn’t know his place was on fire until I alerted him. Orchard Mesa Middle School is old and decrepit. We should be embarrassed that ...


You Said It, July 9, 2017

By Staff

The fireworks ban is a joke. They’re going off all over Fruita. If they sell them, people will set them off, ban or not. Be interesting to see how many people are fined. Not many I bet. Banning fireworks is impossible to enforce, so ...


You Said It, July 2, 2017

By Staff

We just heard a series of firecrackers go off on this dry, windy night on the South Rim Drive entrance to Connected Lakes. If it’s illegal to light fireworks right now, why isn’t it illegal to sell them? Shawn Quintana is my ...


You Said It, June 25, 2017

By Staff

District 51 must think we are all rich asking for so much money for a bond issue and mill levy override. With the county and city wanting money, don’t all realize us seniors have not had a decent raise in seven years? School District ...


You Said It, June 18, 2017

By Staff

Kudos and thanks to the crews, company and city for the work on First Street. Great job with minimal disruption to traffic. Smiles and waves from the flaggers were nice too. Looks great! Allowing electric bikes on the Riverfront Trail when ...


You Said It, June 11, 2017

By Staff

Saturday I took my out-of-town guests downtown. I had been telling them how beautiful and relatively safe this community is. Well, within three minutes of our arrival a man was ranting about willing the tap roots of the flowers to turn into ...


You Said It, June 4, 2017

By Staff

A huge thank-you goes out to the party that paid for my veteran husband and my dinner at the Clifton Denny’s restaurant on Memorial Day. We had just spent the day at the VFW helping serve our veterans. Wow! Sure hope the baseball ...


You Said It, May 28, 2017

By Staff

In this small community of depressed wages and lack of opportunity, the new salary of Superintendent Ken Haptonstall is laughable. Maybe if he was coming with something bigger on his resume than running Parachute schools it could at least be ...


You Said It, May 21, 2017

By Staff

Just read on the front page that our new District 51 superintendent will have a contract for $205,000 a year. I find it interesting that we can afford to pay our superintendent approximately five times as much as most of the classroom teachers ...


You Said It, May 14, 2017

By Staff

I can’t believe that probably the most successful athletic director in Mesa State-CMU history is leaving because of “philosophical” differences. Since the AD has been here look at all the great athletic accomplishments, ...


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