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Re: “Against a downtown city stadium? Sign here

Dear Indy and Mr. Miller and Mrs Zubeck,

Fine you are against it but what are your ideas to bring our city forward. politics in our city remind me about 3 year olds i do not like it.. What i expect is solutions to be found, ideas to be discussed and in teh end bringing our community forward

5 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Alyson Hartwig on 10/10/2014 at 9:43 PM

Re: “Starting over in Fort Lyon, the Gazette and Doug Lamborn, and more

Bill Ray has a point, but the point is we need to find a way to encourage our utilities to get on board with financing Solar. I would cheerfully pay an extra 25 a month if I had solar on my roof, reducing my family's carbon foot print, and giving my utility company breathing space to improve the grid and possibly retire that big, blue, carbon hog downtown without needing to build a replacement. Think seriously about profiting from reducing greenhouse gases, making a much more reliable grid, and reducing our dependence on hydrocarbons; be they coal, fuel oil, or natural gas. Those precious resources need to be husbanded away for the precious things we need from them, such as medical plastics, water filtering, synthetic medicins, joints, etc.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by marge on 10/10/2014 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Monument's DeVine Grill casts to seafood lovers

Took my wife for our anniversary dinner. Food was good, but portions were odd, her portion seemed very large, and mine seemed too small. Blackened Ahi was good but nothing too special. Steak was ordered medium but sent out rare to medium rare. They informed us that the shrimp wasn't good enough to serve so they substituted scallops, and the scallops were excellent. The soup was good. Restaurant was pretty empty on a Friday night. We got there at 6:15 and there were ~5 tables. We left about 7:30 and maybe 2 more tables had been seated. Overall happy with dinner but not too high on the "we will go back again" scale.

Posted by Wayne Pittman on 10/10/2014 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Starting over in Fort Lyon, the Gazette and Doug Lamborn, and more

Ditto for what Kay Jones-Hutchins says about Rep Lamborn - he is categorically unfit to be in the United States House of Representatives. I hope Halter cleans his clock.

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 10/10/2014 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Maggie's Farm does $2 million in marijuana sales in Manitou Springs

Awesome!!! Thank you Maggie's Farm!!!

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Judith Posch on 10/10/2014 at 4:56 PM

Re: “French Fry Heaven feels corporate through and through

I've had the fries at Green Line Grill and they are delightful, so are their burgers which are fried along with the onions. Take my word for it and try the place. If you're on Wahsatch and you see Habitat for Humanity's place called Restore, you are across the street from Green Line Grill. Try it and report back how you liked it.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 10/10/2014 at 4:52 PM

Re: “French Fry Heaven feels corporate through and through

I, too, was very disappointed. French Fries are my favorite food. Literally. And I was hoping for yummy. Mine were not. I'd like to think that I could differentiate between fresh cut and frozen, but maybe I'm mistaken. I'll have to test that one out. I didn't like these fries. They were clearly frozen dumped out of a brown bag in my sight, so we have to give hurrah's for transparency! I was disappointed in not being able to put my own salt and vinegar on.

In my book, best fries in town are at Manitou Brewing Company, but I'm going to try Green Line Grill soon.

Mr. CEO, I have to call you out on one accusation you make. Taking a negative restaurant review and saying it " really only injures the local franchisee who is a local business person trying to make their way." seems a little unfair. Restaurant reviews are not personal with no desire to hurt a person or the franchisee, but simply reflect a review of the food and service received by the reviewer. I'm most certain that no one, in reviewing this franchise, had an intent to harm this franchisee -- simply to comment on french fries that were not to their liking.

11 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Sarah Bowles Stacy on 10/10/2014 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Maggie's Farm does $2 million in marijuana sales in Manitou Springs

COS could permit an RMJ store in NE COS, far away from downtown and located within the 10% of the city where sales tax collected would not be siphoned off to build the C4C stadium. Then 100% of the sales tax revenue collected on RMJ would go toward legit govt services.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by curious on 10/10/2014 at 3:15 PM

Re: “French Fry Heaven feels corporate through and through

I work at a local restaurant (The Green Line Grill) that fresh cuts every fry. I have to call shenanigans on what the CEO said about freezing them being necessary. As our patrons will tell you, our fries are amazing, always crispy outside, soft inside. It takes all of 15 minutes to cut a 50 pound box of potatoes into the best fries I've ever had. And we don't even have a freezer, so obviously they are miss informed about how fries work. "Belgian style"? More like cheapest way to make a buck. If I were this guy I wouldn't be so quick to insult Belgium.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Danielle Lavina on 10/10/2014 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Maggie's Farm does $2 million in marijuana sales in Manitou Springs

WOW!!! So please tell me again why Colorado Springs isn't letting RMJ to be sold here when it could raise the much needed taxes to cover our bad storm water situation? Oh, yeah, that's right, we can't tarnish our image for the C4C stadium project that a majority of citizens don't even want.

22 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by guruD on 10/10/2014 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Fault lines

"Garden of the Gods is being defaced, and the city says it can't keep up"
"MANY years ago, the CSPD had a "Parks Police" that patrolled the city parks."
Yet more wonderful TABOR success stories. The assholes who vote R and to kill any tax increase won't be happy until this whole fucking city is just a pile of rubble.

22 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 10/10/2014 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Fault lines

MANY years ago, the CSPD had a "Parks Police" that patrolled the city parks. That was disbanded in the late 80's when traffic through the parks was MUCH less than now. It seems that it's time to bring the Parks Police back, and put a stop to this behavior and the numerous car break-ins occurring at virtually every park in town.
At the very least, CSPD officers assigned to the schools should be dedicated to the parks when school is out (or replace other officers who are assigned to the parks).
While the parks are safe from violent crime, things are getting out of hand with property crimes and unlawful behavior from visitors with an overabundance of "entitlement" complex.

17 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by HikingBob on 10/10/2014 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Fault lines

Perhaps climbing should not be permitted.

13 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Lalahartma on 10/10/2014 at 10:20 AM
Posted by Lalahartma on 10/10/2014 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Councilor proposes banning severance pay

This is a great action from Helen Collins as money redistributions should occur in an honest way. I think that individuals should not get benefits from social labor. Everything should be honestly organized. And if governors need money to cover any financial operations let them take if from their income or use

Posted by Kim Henry on 10/10/2014 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Off to the races

thank god for sanity in the again while the gazette not only blocks comments and steals stories they have the extreme gall to endorse a candidate who wants to rape our land for the almighty oil and gas dollar...I sure the hades dont want colorado to look like oklahoma or texas...but it will once boopreaz gets done with it...just a barren desert wasteland ...while he is laughin all the way to his climate controlled bunker ..

13 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by harley883 on 10/10/2014 at 8:41 AM

Re: “El Pomar gives $10 million to Olympic museum

I get dislikes too and I don't know why. I assume my dislikes are coming from the stadium proponents. I leave a dislike ONLY when a blogger has verbally attacked a fellow blogger or heaps scorn on public figures I respect. I assume your dislikes are coming from C4C proponents who don't want you going to Miller for info. Hey ho and a bottle of rum.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by curious on 10/09/2014 at 5:39 PM

Re: “El Pomar gives $10 million to Olympic museum

I went to Councilman Miller's website ( I appreciate his transparency and the information provided. It, at least, provides a starting point for future research. He lays out the costs well. I'll continue to search for an economic impact analysis.

On an unrelated note, why the dislikes for my previous post? What does it say when a request for objective data is met with criticism? It must've been those dogmatic anti-tax purists.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by John Gladney on 10/09/2014 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Tell me again why you love Trader Joe's?

Rachel: What is your source for "walmart owns whole foods" as I find nothing.
What I do find is that Whole Foods is widely held by institutional investors:

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 10/09/2014 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Rock of ages

Our band, The Seeds played several concerts at the Auditorium. Our agent was Micky Jolsen who did work at Miller Music. We bought lots of equipment there ... I still have most of it. What happened to Frank, Micky and the store?

Posted by Todd H. Ballantine on 10/09/2014 at 3:47 PM

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