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Re: “Air Force to UCCS? Concerns over a chancellor finalist

If CU wanted to consider a well-qualified candidate who is a USAFA graduate who received a Rhodes Scholarship, they should have encouraged Christopher B. Howard to apply. He came back from Oxford with a doctorate. He came back from Harvard with an MBA. He is a civilian college president. There are many much better qualified women in higher education who should have been in the application pool. The consulting recruitment firm, DHR International, should have done a better job. This is a wasted final candidate slot by the search committee.

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Posted by Colorado Commentator on 05/04/2017 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Reader: Suthers' quote is a staggering piece of irony

The task at hand is simply to make sure that Mr. Suthers does not serve a second term. The City of Colorado Springs deserves much better.

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Posted by Mur on 05/04/2017 at 9:56 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Neighbor structure steals privacy, Colorado Springs residents allege

There is no planning involved with new builds in older neighborhoods - the only thing required is someone willing to build. We have the same thing farther West on Pikes Peak and a giant four story structure was approved and built on top of a hill no less (on subsiding soil) and neighbors concerns were ignored. It now towers over everyone who has owned homes here for decades - it doesn't fit the style of the neighborhood and can be seen for blocks. It sticks out like a sore thumb. But as long as developers can sell it there are no objections from Regional Building and our City Planning Department. What happened to the historical guidelines for Old Colorado City - oh yeah - collecting dust in some cabinet at City Hall.

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Posted by rms on 05/04/2017 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Reader: Suthers' quote is a staggering piece of irony

Suthers is an idiot, giving our land to some billionaire! This guy won't even let us vote on properly funding our parks! Then he will turn around and say how billionaires owning the parks will be better stewart's of the land. With this guy as our mayor he has clearly shown us how to do the "back door deal". I hope Suther and his little group Springs Forward gets a clue, we don't like you we think you are corrupt we will be making sure that we vote you out!
PS don't you dare try to give yet another one of Colorado Springs assets to a away to Anschutz! Rosemont reservoir!!!

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Posted by el jef'e on 05/04/2017 at 6:56 AM

Re: “Reader: Suthers' quote is a staggering piece of irony

Suthers is a whore to a bully of a billionaire ignoring the thousands of citizens whom put him in office. Anshutz is a bully, wants Rosemont reservoir to water his golf courses. We can only speculate Suthers was offered a higher paying job in the Anshutz empire to screw the public on the Strawberry Fields property and the process. Do we really need "Johnny come lately " billionaires screwing over Colorado Springs with "Colorado Springs Forward" a despicable dark money PAC and putting our Mayor on puppet strings. Suthers you whore ..... stop having dinners with a bully of a billionaire and represent us !

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 05/04/2017 at 6:34 AM

Re: “Reader: Public media is essential to democracy

If you ask an extreme right winger, he will aver, "public broadcasting is indeed the handmaiden of the Progressive Left." If you ask a progressive, he will tell you public broadcasting is a tool of the moderate right.

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Posted by julianza on 05/03/2017 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Free speech zones rattled college campuses, but new legislation seeks to alleviate grievances

Samuel Elliott here. I want to note that I vetoed the resolution because of the language and lack of substance. Afterwards, I worked with the authors to move the concern to the admin level. At the statewide level, I helped supporters of the state bill with a backing of all 4 CU campus. Go free speech!

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Posted by Samuel Thomas Elliott on 05/03/2017 at 9:20 PM

Re: “Reader: Suthers' quote is a staggering piece of irony

Well, he's right, but it's kind of too little, too late. We have a handful of interesting buildings in Colorado Springs that aspire to match the scenery, but most of our built environment is completely disposable and was built with that intent. Outside of the Old North End and around downtown, most of our housing and commercial stock is not ageing well. Take away Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods, and you could be anywhere in the country, most likely Stockton. Maybe if we had code based design, we could get a better aesthetic, but that would mean the City Council would have to learn about it, and so would the planning commission, and then advocate for it. But the last piece of large developable land in the county is Banning-Lewis, and that's all set to be classic sprawl, no different from anywhere else in the country, so we're stuck. Tava (Pikes Peak) deserved better. Could we give it to Switzerland?

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Posted by leloupe on 05/03/2017 at 8:05 PM

Re: “The Pikes Peak Region's can't miss 2017 event calendar

This is a damn good list

Posted by Matt 2 on 05/03/2017 at 6:41 PM

Re: “Reader: Suthers' quote is a staggering piece of irony

Yet the mayor and the planning commission are OK with a 8 to 10 story hospital building in the line of sight of Pikes Peak. It's great that PlanCOS says we value our majestic views but council sure didn't when they approved this infill build.

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Posted by TruB on 05/03/2017 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Coal rolling ban passes legislature

Good thing I keep my fuel tune low. Very little smoke, but boy howdy does that turbo still growl at people.

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Posted by Shawn Buckendahl on 05/03/2017 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Raphael Mechoulam inspires students interested in studying cannabis

I wonder how many scientific advances have been delayed because of our government's prejudice and bureaucratic intransigence especially when it comes to their "Reefer Madness", but not limited to that area of research. Glad to hear Dr. Mechoulam appeared here in the states. We owe a lot to him.

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Posted by Jim Heffner on 05/03/2017 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Air Force to UCCS? Concerns over a chancellor finalist

Politics, personalities, but not principles...
Such is post-modern Amerika and its fascination with subjective morality and alternative truths.
And those who dare dissent invoke the critics' 10 year old response of name calling "racist" being the least offensive term so far.
I love it when the fraud is exposed, not that any learning is accomplished.

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Posted by Moxy on 05/03/2017 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Reader: Suthers' quote is a staggering piece of irony

Ironical, indeed. Stegner would be rolling in his grave if he heard this Orwellian statement from The Broadmoor's mayor.

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Posted by Jim Bensberg on 05/03/2017 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Coal rolling ban passes legislature

we don't need no stinking clean air, or clean water, or science, or real facts... or people that tell us dumbasses that we are dumbasses... this is merica and we are free to be dumbasses...

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Posted by happyfew on 05/03/2017 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Air Force to UCCS? Concerns over a chancellor finalist

For the record: CU President Bruce Benson doesn't hold a master's degree, let alone a doctorate.

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Posted by Philip Denman on 05/03/2017 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Raphael Mechoulam inspires students interested in studying cannabis

CSU-Pueblo will not be doing any medical research on cannabis, so its potential contribution to the study of the use of cannabis as a medicine will be negligible.

Posted by Robert Chase on 05/03/2017 at 7:41 AM

Re: “Cybercy at GOCA 121 explores identity and reality as the line between physical and digital blurs

Excellent writing Griffin Swartzell!

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Posted by Daisy McConnell on 05/03/2017 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Coal rolling ban passes legislature

Apparently these douchebags and their small penises will have to find another way to alert society to their sad irrelevancy.

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Posted by Zen on 05/03/2017 at 1:56 AM

Re: “Coal rolling ban passes legislature

Good. Ban this stupidity. Why do these big strong he-man types in their huge Tonka trucks fear the Prius? Do they have small hands? Small minds? Both? I'm sure they own a lot of guns too. Why are they so afraid? Of who? Of what?

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Posted by OldCrank on 05/02/2017 at 9:28 PM

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