EDITORíS DESK: Here, while there's still daylight
The days are getting shorter, so how about some short subjects for today's opus?
One that pops right up is Adams Crossing. Mel McFarland thinks (and so do I), that the historically connected monicker would suit the avenue west of 31st Street far better than the current "No Man's Land." The last time I talked to Mike Crepeau of the Avenue Merchants, he said some of his group are already leaning toward calling it "Upper Westside." OK, whatever, but maybe at the very least, when/if that new bridge ever gets built over the creek at Columbia Road, how about a consensus on naming it for the upstanding citizen who once dwelt nearby?...
Then, of course there's the Coronado High Homecoming Parade. As long-time readers are aware, we love the electricity it gives the Westside when students run it through Old Colorado City every fall. The last thing we'd want to do is make any jokes about the school's losing sight of the year the event actually started. So we'll just say that tracking such niceties in future years would seem not only appropriate but a beneficial learning experience, contributing to such educational skills as reading and math!...
A smaller story on Page 11 may catch your eye. That's the one about the pistol shots that collapsed a store window in Old Colorado City, allowing a burglary. Not only is that weird and a bit disturbing, it also provides fodder for citizens skeptical about police responses to crimes. Even the Police Blotter states that multiple people reported shots fired between 3 and 4 a.m. Yet no police action is recorded. Finally, at 4:18, a citizen walked by the actual storefront and called in the damage. But nearly three more hours elapsed before a cruiser was sent. To a shooting. And a robbery. At a business. In a historic shopping district!