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Re: “But what about potholes?

I dont know how long you guys have been here. But right where your new park and all these wonderful things are proposed to be put there were jobs. There was a huge lumber yard, a Steel manufacture, a Soda distribution place, all kinds of different commerce then BOOM. Jobs moved off places shut down developers bought up the land and buildings all for Downtown growth. Now we got Tourist traps, call center jobs and the USOC and please lets not forget the Army. Thats whats going to drive and save our city but only if we have another Museum and a Stadium. Ant it wonderful to let money rule?

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 05/21/2015 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Suthers names Jeff Greene as top aide

HAPPY TO BE GETTING RID OF STEVE BACH , WE NEED TO GET RID OF HIS SIDE KICK , STEVE COX , WHO HAS BEEN AS MEAN AND HATEFUL AS BACH . I CAN'T STAND EITHER OF THESE CREEPS . THEY SHOULD BE RAN OUT OF OUR CITY . COX WAS A THIEF AND CAME CLOSE TO GETTING AWAY WITH IT , BACH WAS SCARED OUT OF HIS SKIN , WHY ELSE DID HE HAVE COPS ON EACH SIDE OF HIM WHEN HE WENT SOMEWHERE TO GIVE A SPEECH . I PRAY MR SUTHERS IS SMART ENOUGH TO SEE WHAT THESE TWO ARE REALLY LIKE . HE NEEDS TO KNOW HE SHOULD NOT TRUST THESE CREEPS .

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Posted by RICECAKE39 on 05/21/2015 at 10:24 PM

Re: “But what about potholes?

I expect the Gazette editor to one day write that the reason COS has no jobs or new businesses or corporate headquarters but does have millions of potholes is because COS has no downtown stadium. City Leaders believe that using $200M of public funds to build a stadium is far far better than using those same dollars to provide safe streets. City Leaders don't care about potholes and street resurfacing and collapsing infrastructure or storm water. They assume that the citizens will vote for a new or increased tax to fund this legit govt business. City Leaders#1 priority is building a downtown stadium. They want to visually transform COS into a city that looks like Denver, and to do this requires building skyscrapers. The stadium is expected to be the catalyst for a frenzy of skyscraper construction, which will commence on the 19 or more properties in the URA owned by the developer. But COS is not Denver and never will be because (1) Denver has State govt and all the jobs that produces (2) Denver has a major hub airport (3) Denver has light rail and Amtrak (4) Denver is headquarters for numerous major corporations and (5) Denver has the Broncos and a stadium to host them. Denver needs skyscrapers and a stadium. COS does not.

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Posted by curious on 05/21/2015 at 7:07 PM

Re: “But what about potholes?

Why worry about potholes when we got stadiums to build! If your going to live in the city for champions, you have to have champion style agility and lightning fast reflexes. Potholes are not a hazard to a true champion, they are training. If the stress of dodging potholes gets to you, head on down to Pueblo, they have smooth roads, legal weed, sensible downtown development.

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Posted by obliosupercat on 05/21/2015 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Waste Management closes public recycling spot

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Posted by Kathy Riverson on 05/21/2015 at 5:40 AM

Re: “Judging a book by its colour

Thank you, all, for your thoughtful comments. A vital subject such as this obviously requires sensitivity, but also objectivity. I agree that unless we're transparent in regards to all facets of the problem, I don't think a solution can ever be arrived at. Thanks again for your contribution.

Posted by Melchett on 05/20/2015 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs' choice for mayor: Suthers, in a landslide

John Suthers as Mayor.
Jeff Greene as Chief of Staff.
Dennis Hisey as County Administrator.
Both city and county now under control of county politicians.
Did a bullet just go all the way through the foot?

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Posted by Staci6 on 05/20/2015 at 12:43 AM

Re: “Floods cause trail closures

I have just two questions for Tim Mitros conserning the Garden Of The Gods trail that has been destroyed by the recent rains. First, are you still proud of the taxpayer funded sign naming the current buffalo wallow below the Navagaters as "Lake Mitros"? Two, do you have a degree in Hydrology?

In my opinion, whoever designed or approved the design of the millions of dollars worth of beautiful rock and concrete that line the water chutes that are protecting the Navagter's property appear to be responsible for the destruction of the Gateway Trail in the Garden Of The Gods. For the past two years the only problem with this very popular hiking and biking trail were a few day's delay due to mud and ash. The current "mitigation" chutes appear to be just a new form of hydrologic mining gone wrong.

We can only hope the next engineer in charge of mitigating this mess can design a solution that actually works.

John Leach
Colorado Springs

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Posted by jlcolo on 05/19/2015 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Watch movies on top of a downtown parking garage

This is a really good idea. I hope it succeeds.

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Posted by PacksA9 on 05/19/2015 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Watch movies on top of a downtown parking garage

What a fantastic idea! Any chance it could be more than 3 times a season?

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Posted by Tricia Patterson on 05/18/2015 at 11:44 PM

Re: “Watch movies on top of a downtown parking garage

I don't think I'll be alive in 2105

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Posted by BubbleGump Elenez on 05/18/2015 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Watch movies on top of a downtown parking garage

Awesome! Great job John! Glad to see this idea finally took off!

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Posted by Jon Severson on 05/18/2015 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Watch movies on top of a downtown parking garage

Sounds like a blast. 2105 seems like a long wait though ;)

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Posted by Jose Colon-Bachiller on 05/18/2015 at 7:43 PM

Re: “All hail, the military!

Pam, can you tell us anything about the "Colorado Wants You" organization chaired by Don Addy?

Posted by User on 05/18/2015 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Waste Management closes public recycling spot

It's really odd how they closed this recycling spot. Why can't they leave it pen while still offering the public pick-up for those who want it? I think that would be a bit more fair for people like Arval here. Then again,. the extra fee they are asking for really isn't that much.

http://www.oscarsdisposals.ca/en/waste_management.html

Posted by Rose Henderson on 05/18/2015 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Tonight's flood-insurance meeting is for business owners

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Re: “First cannabis bank in the country likely to open in Colorado

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Posted by James Milner on 05/17/2015 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Judging a book by its colour

Mr. Benn opines, "I don't think it's about color anymore is it as [sic] about culture," as if that is an enlightened point of view, when in fact it is a thoroughly racist statement. Racism was never about color. Racism has always been about the so-called "inferiority" of Black people, and the Black race, and Black culture.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/17/2015 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Judging a book by its colour

"I do remember there being more tension between the English and the Irish than there was between white families and the Indian family down the street." Because the English have a long history of oppressing the Irish. To justify that oppression, the English came up with all sorts of theories establishing once and for all, and beyond any doubt, the abject inferiority of the Irish as a people and a race. Ultimately, the tension and enmity between the two groups was created by the economics of greed, not any actual substantial differences between them. Quite the reverse, as those differences were trumped up after the fact to justify and promote the continued subservience of the Irish to English will.

Similarly, American racism is not the product of color differences between two people who must live in close proximity to each other. It has always been about exploiting cheap labor, using prejudice and violence to maintain the second class status of the target labor pool.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/17/2015 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Judging a book by its colour

Great piece, Mark, as always. I think if disagree with Simon to some extent. Race is an obvious mark of difference. The ultimate tribal mark, so to speak, as we're very tribal creatures. Racial profiling is the obvious example. More black people are stopped and frisked than whites, yet Are statistically no more likely to be charged than the white people searched. You can't say race isn't involved.

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Posted by Sven West on 05/17/2015 at 9:17 AM

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