Susan Andrews: Grand Junction |

Susan Andrews: Grand Junction

Our family moved to Craig from Denver so I could raise my children in a small town. That was in 2000. By 2004, the meth use was almost as bad as it was in a large city. The people were inexperienced about how to handle the problem. Now that they are starting a Neighborhood Watch Program, only about a dozen people showed up in support of the program. We have moved from Craig or I would have been there. It’s pretty sad that only a few people showed up to show their concerns. It’s going to take the whole community to fight the problem, not just a few.

My family has been affected by this drug. I’ve seen the devastating effects first hand. It is going to take more than 12 people to keep an eye on your community. The Police Department is doing its best, but officers can’t do it alone. Unless you want the problem to grow bigger and maybe lose a child to the drugs, the whole community needs to reach out and help.

Kudos to the dad who wanted to be part of the solution for his child, to the people who are cleaning up Columbine and to the dozen people who showed up for the Neighborhood Watch!

Susan Andrews

Grand Junction

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