You Said It, Oct. 21, 2012

I recently received a costly ticket for failure to yield right of way to a student at a crosswalk at Colorado Mesa University. I should have stopped and would have if I had time to react. I and another car were clearly at the crosswalk when the lights came on. Those crosswalk lights come on instantly, and the students are in the street before their hand leaves the button. I suggest they be more cautious and not just jump out instantly.

Why did they take the buses away from schools without being required to make the walking routes safe for kids? Two Thunder Mountain elementary-schoolers have been hit by cars. Can we have a crossing guard or the buses back?


How many children have to get run over before the school district and Mesa County put sidewalks in near Thunder Mountain Elementary? The school zone needs to be expanded past 31 1/2 Road as well.


In less than one year, there have been two children hit by cars in front of Thunder Mountain Elementary. There is a paid crossing guard on the one side of the school — no injuries. The school says they are not liable for the other side — no crossing guard and two kids down. This can be fixed today with one crossing guard.


Having previously lived in another state with normal liquor laws, I sure miss them.


To the young girl in the yellow car with a black convertible top, on 25 Road, going north. If you pull behind me doing the speed limit and tailgate, then start flipping me off with both hands, you will find out how slowly I can drive.


The Daily Sentinel does not print much of anything on the odor problems of growing marijuana in backyards or the smoke being drawn into homes by air conditioners, and other negative things associated with it. I know because I have sent these comments in, but they never get printed. Yet Tom Tancredo gets his comments in the paper and on the radio about how great it will be for everyone.


At the corner of D 1/2 and 30 roads is an empty lot that is large enough to accommodate a grocery store and parking lot. There isn’t much here at this end of town; everything is way across town. This property would be very convenient for those of us at this end of town.


I’m getting tired of hearing about the electoral vote and swing states. In this age of high technology, why are we still subjected to outdated methods in an election? When we submit our votes on Election Day, they should be tallied immediately and a candidate should be elected purely by nationwide popular vote. Why should our votes in Colorado mean anything different than those in New York, California or Florida?


To the dishonest person who found my debit card and license and made the choice to go on a shopping spree Oct. 4: I work hard and struggle like a lot of people. My beloved dog of 13 years passed away that same week. I wonder if you are aware that Walmart and other stores have video cameras? I wonder if you believe in God or karma?


Regarding trick-or-treating: If your children are too young to say thank you when given candy, they are too young to go trick-or-treating. Please teach this next generation some manners. Our civilization does not have to go downhill just because the economy has.


I wanted to thank the couple and the two Walmart employees for helping me when a member of my family had a medical emergency in the Walmart parking lot. You can’t know what it meant to me. There are so many good people in this town.


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