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Comment Archives: Stories: News

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

Audrey, the council is driven by public opinion, at least the opinions of those who get out and vote. I agree with you about added rules and regulations hampering the budget, but it's the squeaky wheels that get the grease and Suthers is pretty conservative...

There are too many people and too few resources (natural and otherwise) to cover all the bases. This problem will continue to grow because that's all it can do. Fearful people (the squeaky wheels) will continue to promote paranoia and "stronger enforcement of the laws" as we move steadily toward authoritarianism. Personally, I'm anti-disestablishmentarian myself - I'm for government that works for everyone!

Posted by Vietnamized on 08/27/2016 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

"55% of the budget is spent on police and fire" perhaps if council and Suthers didn't need to waste time and money making new ordinances over plants, there wouldn't be as much money spent? Looks like some more propaganda excuses from Suthers as to why...

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Posted by Audrey Hatfield on 08/27/2016 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

cosgringo, I have been in and out of CSpgs since 1951. I went to Queen Palmer, East and Wasson at various points in my life. I can say for certain that observing the cultural, economic and sociological changes in this once-great city are glaringly obvious. some 4 decades ago I built one of the early "new development" apartment complexes "out east". Out east? I used to hunt dove out there when I was in high school. I knew there was something wrong with the state when I came back a few years ago and got a good look at the infrastructure...that remained after TABOR. I was, and still am, aghast. The inability of the state (city, county, nation) to raise revenue based upon current realities and projected population/usage demographics has been devastating to the state. I went up Pikes Peak recently for the first time in decades - I knew the road had been paved, but I didn't realize that the City of C Spgs could hold my access to a National Park hostage...but the real kicker was that the PP toll road was in far better condition that 95% of the streets in the city. Whassup wit dat?

As far as the food scenes in Denver and C Spgs, I tend to disagree. I'm not a chef, but I'm a damned good cook, and I've eaten all varieties and levels of cuisine on three continents and in many different areas on those continents. I'm a foodie (of sorts). I think the issue is that you've experienced all that there is to experience in the area and it IS time for a vacation. As far as your health is concerned, I wish you the best! Be proactive with your attitude and do the best you can for your body food and exercise wise. Safe travels! It's the people that make a place, and this town still has some good ones. Turn off the TV, throw away the paper, move to the country, build you a home. Eat a lot of peaches, raise a lot of children. Learn to love Jesus (or Buddha, or Jehovah, or that which resides within your own spirit) on your own! (Partially thanks to John Prine...)

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Posted by Vietnamized on 08/26/2016 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

16 years here. Loved it. Getting bad. Truck stolen from under me. People living in it. Everyone is getting a CCP as they probably should- I've never seen so much road rage happen in front of my face and to me. It's really getting worse. I'll grant you where I am relocating is actually worse but I expect that with where I am heading. It saddens me to see the decline of this city that I was so thrilled to live in and proud, too.
Chain restaurants and cookie cutter homes are it's future. Food scene stinks and the culture is poor. I cannot enjoy the outdoors due to my health and suddenly I realize how hollow this town (city) can be. It's not a small town and it should not be suffering as it does such as the horrible food and lack of theater, etc.

Even Denver has a poor food scene and culture compared to cities of it's size but I understand we are in a very different location. I hope things improve so when I vacation I'll want to come back here if my health returns.

I am sure I will be in the gunsights for my comments but I've lived all around this country. I came here to make it my permanent fixture. I just realize it's not going in a good direction and it's a good time to sell not to mention again once you start being a victim of crimes you lose faith. I live on the North side to top it off. It's not safe anywhere here any longer. Why don't we ever hear about the constant crimes on our local news?

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Posted by cosgringo on 08/26/2016 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

It is interesting to see some numbers, but the small number of police on patrol has been the norm for at least a decade - as anyone who has called the police about a property crime can attest.

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Posted by LivesLocally on 08/26/2016 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

cutting police and having defence lawyers drag cases out over trivialities is all part of Satan's plan to cause havoc and make people angry at God.

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Posted by Rose White on 08/26/2016 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

"Suthers says he plans to use money now spent on overtime to hire more full-time officers"

Shouldn't this be Carey's responsibility?

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 08/25/2016 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Two women Dems looking to break political curse in county commissioner races

Electra Johnson has my vote! Her professional background, expertise, and passion for real people with real problems will help District 3 residents plan and implement reasonable growth in north western El Paso County. I especially look forward to her leadership with County Wildfire Code adoption, AND enforcement in our Wildland Urban Interface with Pike National Forest. We need new guidance in reducing the risk of wildfire, the resulting erosion, the flooding, and the destruction of infrastructure. She knows that what happens up here to Palmer Lake's reservoir, to the forested headwaters of nearby Upper Monument Creek, will affect everybody's water downstream--all the way to the Arkansas River! Republican commissioners have had their chance--for 46 years! On their watch, El Paso County endured Waldo Canyon and Black Forest Wildfires. Considering the risk of "business as usual," I will vote for constructive change: Electra Johnson.

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Posted by Judith Harrington on 08/25/2016 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

Libertyfor you new to try Somalia for a while. I hear they don't have much government there, and everyone carries a gun...of course though, most of them are Somalis. Send me a post card and tell me how you like a life without law.

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Posted by Vietnamized on 08/25/2016 at 7:06 PM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

Seriously, man? Figures don't lie...but liars figure? Is that what you're trying to say? OK - I get it already - you want to live in a "free society" where everyone fixes the streets in front of their house, puts out their own fires (including ones like Waldo Canyon), makes their own electricity, takes care of their own garbage and sewage...etc, etc. Face it - without the taxes we all pay we wouldn't have any of this and you would be in a world of hurt because you aren't smart enough to handle all of that responsibility. The streets of CSpgs are a mess because of the "I'm taxed too much crowd" and their jailbird hero Douglas Bruce. Give me a break!

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Posted by Vietnamized on 08/25/2016 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

this is total bullcrap. there is about 30 tax increases on the ballet and more to come IT NEVER ENDS you liberals think people are all billionaires and just need to turn over all our money to this horse crap cavalcade. WE HAVE ENOUGH COPS cut down on all the laws how about that? Oh no you cry babies have to call the cops 9 times a day.

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Posted by rocket625 on 08/25/2016 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

so now we are on the #1 teabagger list of cities... and will be flooded with more classless, ignorant and cheapass teabaggers around here... greeeeeat.

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Posted by happyfew on 08/25/2016 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

"freaking teabagger mentality is killing this town"

Actually, we're one of the most desirable cities in America, make "Best of..." lists on a regular basis and people reloctae here in droves because of the climate, cost-of-living, crime rates, recreational opportunities, etc.

The only deficient "mentality" is from self-absorbed, mypopic regressives that need Big Gov to provide their thoughts, words, deeds and cash, so they can remain happily detatched from any "heavy mental" lifting; thanks for demonstrating this yet again.

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Posted by LibertyForAll on 08/25/2016 at 8:02 AM

Re: “More litigation for county

Google Tiffany Huntz' name. She has nudes all over the internet. No credibility!!!!

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Posted by Holmes on 08/24/2016 at 6:38 PM

Re: “More litigation for county

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Posted by Holmes on 08/24/2016 at 6:33 PM

Re: “New operator of local for-profit college tries — and fails — to rebrand

I went to the fully-accredited for-profit University of Phoenix and I can honestly say I received an exemplary education and it was much better than any education at any not-for-profit state public universities I have attended. I learned amazing skills and consider myself a scholar who is published and notable in his field. The University of Phoenix curriculum was rigorous, meaningful, relevant, and applicable. Not all for-profit schools are "bad" and many schools are changing and adapting to the new rules, for the better! Oh, and let us not start a new form of discrimination where we discriminate against for-profit graduates. These are some of the hardest working Americans I know! And those who complain about not finishing UoPx… they could not handle the rigor. Do not ever undermine anyone’s education. I love the University of Phoenix, enrolling students since 1976, and so do its 1,000,000 Alumni!! Finally, DO NOT forget that the University of Phoenix educated the non-traditional students and I thank the University of Phoenix! The University filled a demand where “traditional” academia would NOT!

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Posted by Gabriel Flores on 08/24/2016 at 6:22 PM
Posted by Magua on 08/24/2016 at 3:52 PM

Re: “New operator of local for-profit college tries — and fails — to rebrand

So at CTU, only 16% graduate and the average student sinks with $35K of debt.

Makes perfect sense. Ain't capitalism great?

Posted by billd on 08/24/2016 at 3:29 PM

Re: “CO House District 18 race is assured

So we have a useless Clintonite incumbent in Lee, a Trumpster Diver in Forth, and a Libertarian in Norman Dawson, MBA.

I'll take the MBA Libertarian.

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Posted by Tannim on 08/24/2016 at 3:12 PM

Re: “ProgressNow opposes ColoradoCare

When even the liberals think it's bad, it's bad.

Vote NO on 69.

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Posted by Tannim on 08/24/2016 at 3:09 PM

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