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Re: “When dad is a pedophile

Larson the libertarian dolt. He is really just wanting to abdicate responsibility to his fellow man. He's a creep.

Posted by Michelle Fischer on 02/11/2016 at 3:16 AM

Re: “Federal Charges linger over Pueblo marijuana growers

Vindictive people usually have a whole basement full of nasty rotting corpses, so how about bringing in a private investigator to do some real background research on the Reilly clan?

I can't think of a more noble reason for a GoFundMe campaign.

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Posted by malcolmkyle on 02/11/2016 at 2:42 AM

Re: “Kink in Broadmoor-city land swap

Wow.

Interesting quote from Mr. Bartolin: "The positives for the City Exchange are that it gives public ownership in perpetuity for two of the most iconic outdoor recreational venues in the area. Further, with public ownership, it allows additional spurs to connect from Barr Trail to the incline, which is greatly needed." So, public ownership of parkland in perpetuity is good for the public? Terrific for Strawberry Fields then! Agreed. Thank you.

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Posted by Dana Duggan on 02/10/2016 at 10:34 PM

Re: “Federal Charges linger over Pueblo marijuana growers

As a resident of the area I resent the fact that the Reyllys have road blocked what we as a state voted for and approved. They obviously are financially loaded and have plenty of spare time on their hands. I (actually many of us in the area) appreciate what the industry has brought to this portion of Colorado. We are watching the coffers in Pueblo County increase dramatically thus providing parks, added police, pothole free roads and more importantly JOBS. Just another case of the rich v/s the middle class.

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Posted by excuse me 683 on 02/10/2016 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Planned Parenthood shooting, gun control laws, Syrian refugees, and more

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Posted by OLLIESCHWEIZER on 02/10/2016 at 6:06 PM

Re: “Football injuries, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, snow plowing, and more

The fact is that the federal laws at gun shows are exactly the same as the federal laws away from gun shows -- there is no exemption or special treatment for gun shows. By federal law, any dealer (FFL) has to do a background check regardless of where they make the sale. Ironically, more of the sellers at gun shows used to be FFLs, but the gun control special interest lobby got upset about how many FFLs there were and successfully lobbied Congress to get the number reduced by increasing costs and making it the requirements more stringent. This resulted in fewer sellers at gun shows getting or renewing their FFLs. In doing so, the gun controllers shot themselves in the foot, because had they not done this, all those sellers with FFLs would be doing the background checks on their sales.

Survey's and traces have also shown that less than 4% of firearms used in crimes were obtained directly from gun shows. FBI & BATFE data shows that the average time of possession of a firearm to use in a crime is measured in years. We have also seen that a great many people who have been involved in the headline shootings actually passed at least one, sometimes several background checks. We also know that we actually had more people voluntarily having background checks on private sales before the universal background check law was passed than we had in the year after it took effect.

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Posted by Odin on 02/10/2016 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Eva McKinsey leads the Sanders campaign in southern Colorado

Way to go Eva! Is there a way to follow the local Bernie effort for the springs?

Posted by TruB on 02/10/2016 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Football injuries, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, snow plowing, and more

Eric L. Nabors, please review the laws for other states. Colorado closed what many incorrectly call 'the gun show loop hole' but 38 states have not. It should be the ‘private sale loophole’ or the ‘background check loophole.’

A survey of 4,000 adults found that 22% of those who purchased guns -- at gun shows, stores or elsewhere -- underwent no background check. An estimated 5 million guns last year fell under the 'private sale loophole'.

I realize that Colorado residents think that the government wants to implement laws that we already have not realizing that there are loopholes in some states that have not yet been closed. I do believe that people have the right to their guns but I disagree that laws to protect us from crazy people with guns will only leave criminals with guns. I agree that there are laws on the books that need to be enforced like when a parent has not secured their weapon and one of their children kills another child.

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Posted by TruB on 02/10/2016 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Residents meet tonight to discuss development on the Mesa

So nice to see CONO involved now that these projects are impacting the high dollar properties on Mesa Rd because when it was the poor neighborhood below Constitution CONO didn't care to hold special meetings. Probably because the people who run CONO live in the gated community on Mesa Rd.

Posted by TruB on 02/10/2016 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Strawberry Fields in Cheyenne Cañon is on the table for a swap with The Broadmoor

In the beginning and for many years, the Broadmoor was an attraction (average tourist) and destination (the elite) for those coming to the beautiful Pikes Peak region. They embraced the locals with club membership and numerous activities for ALL to enjoy. That has changed. The resort is now exclusive of the community except for a select few that can afford the luxurious accommodations. Now they want to OWN Strawberry Fields to develop a horse stable for their exclusive use. It seems Emerald Valley Ranch (they will soon own rather than lease from the USFS if the current bill is passed in the House) is too far away, 8 miles, and Bear Creek Park is not enough of a "wilderness" experience for their equestrian guests.

Strawberry Fields is PUBLIC PARK land established over 130 years ago. It is in the city yet offers a wilderness experience unlike any other local park, due to its easy access and moderate terrain. It is a biodiverse home to a myriad of wildlife that has been forced into smaller and smaller spaces due to the exceptional and private development in the foothills that surround it. It is wonderful the Broadmoor had the financial resources to buy and repair Seven Falls (shame on Colorado Springs for not aquiring it!). However, not only have future generations lost an important part of local history and experience to special interests, the generations before have lost as well. Again, only a select few can afford the luxury that was once shared by all. Finally, the nearly empty buses running continually to and from, create extensive traffic for those on foot in their own park.

The nearly two for one acreage benefit proposed in the exchange is simply smoke and mirrors. Strawberry Fields is 190 acres of INTACT unique parkland, established more than a century ago by those that had the foresight to protect and preserve what would be destroyed by greed and special interests otherwise. The piecemeal acreage the Broadmoor is offering is a liability to as well as little if any use to the resort. The city should anticipate expenses on the Cog whether they own the land under it or not. The Broadmoor "declined" to renew the easement for the Incline to the city of Colorado Springs in 2012 and put up private property signs. That is what is commonly called posturing. Are they going to fence that small section of an international trail that brings millions of dollars to the local economy every year? The additional parcels have similar factors and too lengthy to address at this time.

In the past a gentleman's agreement was all that was necessary to solve these kind of easement issues, which are very common in the region. It is a matter of integrity and doing what is right. If the Broadmoor is not willing to share these varied and of little use to them, small parcels for the common good there are funds available to purchase them, but not at the expense (pun intended) of the existing park we fondly call Strawberry Fields.

This particular parcel of Cheyenne Canon could be like none other in any of the city parks for the disabled community. With a little creativity and work, the lower section of trail could be developed into a universal trail for a WILDERNESS experience for ALL instead of a wilderness experience for an elite few. Now that is a win/ win!

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Posted by Joleen Thompson on 02/10/2016 at 1:40 PM

Re: “More angst over Drake scrubbers

This entire boondoggle can be laid at the feet of Jerry Forte and former Mayor Lionel Riviera. I was in the Utility Board meeting when this bill of goods was sold to Rivera. He was so starry eyed with the idea of rate payers funding Neumann Systems Group that he could hardly contain himself. Now rate payers are rate PRAYERS hoping the cost will quit escalating. What a boondoggle.

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Posted by Solar Sam on 02/10/2016 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Football injuries, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, snow plowing, and more

Eric L. Nabors, just an FYI, but the quote you have attributed to Hitler has been debunked for a long time.

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Posted by Odin on 02/10/2016 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Colorado College professor wants to aim reliable data at human-trafficking policies

A majority of sex workers are willing participants.
Prostitution is not human trafficking, but prostitutes need help too.
Amnesty International has called for the decriminalization of sex work.
Real people need your help - Protect vulnerable prostitutes from abuse.
Decriminalize ALL consensual sex between adults. Traffickers like gangs and pimps can't compete with a legal service. Prostitutes feel safe to report crimes to the police.

Posted by Gnostic on 02/10/2016 at 12:02 PM
Posted by Joleen Thompson on 02/10/2016 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Building 3 Coffee Roasters joins upcoming Lincoln School development

Mmmmm... Beer, coffee and bakery. Can't wait to move our office there. Should start dieting now.

Posted by JO_Urbanist on 02/10/2016 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Strawberry Fields in Cheyenne Cañon is on the table for a swap with The Broadmoor

No way should this ever be traded, sold, given away to anyone, it will be ruined and the wildlife that lives there will be in danger. There is so many beautiful places that humans ruin in the name of progress. Don't let this be one of them!!!

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Posted by Monica Parker on 02/10/2016 at 11:30 AM

Re: “More angst over Drake scrubbers

Thank you for helping to open the public's eyes to these dark deals being done at our expense!

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Posted by lvanderpol on 02/10/2016 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Kink in Broadmoor-city land swap

Shocking....painting a city swap with the loss of a beloved open space as providing public benefit when another deal already grants public legal access to that same area!! (which people currently access now anyway!)

Sign the petition and email city council!
allCouncil@springsgov.com


https://www.change.org/p/colorado-springs-city-council-the-broadmoor-hotel-anschutz-entertainment-group-no-to-the-broadmoor-land-swap-deal-our-historic-wildlife-open-space-is-not-for-sale

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Posted by Sienna on 02/10/2016 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Strawberry Fields in Cheyenne Cañon is on the table for a swap with The Broadmoor

Perhaps a city name change to Broadmoor Springs should be proposed, along with naming Anschutz king? The mayor and city council already seem to enjoy kissing his ring, might as well give him the crown as well.

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Posted by Sheri Powers on 02/10/2016 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Olympic City USA effort launched

Gary, where do you get your information? The reason why there are 23 National Governing Bodies headquartered here in Colorado Springs is because the USOC and the Olympic Training Center are located here. These 23 sports organizations, the USOC and the Olympic Training Center employ hundreds of people, many are young professionals. Sporting competitions, tournaments and conferences choose to hold their events here because of our sports culture, which is directly related to these Olympic sports organizations headquartered here. Colorado Springs is home to over 60 sports organizations and the USOC, the Olympic Training Center and the 23 NGBs are definitely a contributing factor as to why all these organizations choose to call Colorado Springs home.

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Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 02/10/2016 at 9:13 AM

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