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Re: “Elected city attorney measure passes muster

Not sure what I think of this measure, as I don't like this position to be the mayor's puppet, but don't like the idea of politicizing the position either.

I'm hoping there's is a way to resurrect the other proposal - making all urban renewal projects a voter issue - as I know that I would never have approved of a grass-covered field being designated as an urban renewal area.

Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 08/01/2014 at 5:38 AM

Re: “More best burgers in Colorado Springs

What is the name of the burger joint that is the last of a chain, that is drive up only, got a good write up in the Gazette recently? Thanks.

Posted by burger boy on 08/01/2014 at 2:44 AM

Re: “Elected city attorney measure passes muster

Name: City Accountability Measures of 2014?

Posted by Springy on 08/01/2014 at 2:40 AM

Re: “Marijuana: Senators pressure White House, federal tide is turning

At the very, very least marijuana should be immediately removed as a Schedule 1 substance. That action would not need anything from our do-nothing congress!

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Posted by COnative59 on 07/31/2014 at 9:23 AM

Re: “The Goat Cheese Lady's 10 ways for using goat milk

Nice post. I love using goat milk for cheese, yogurt, as well as homemade soaps.

Posted by Connie Meyer on 07/31/2014 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Lamborn stiff-arms Halter on debate invitation

Lamborn must be scared, if he is such a good representative why not show it by debating your opponent?

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Posted by Wes Delgado on 07/31/2014 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Longtime Benet Hill Monastery hosts spaces for repose, for anyone

A beautiful review of the Benedictines of Benet Hill Monastery. I stayed in Jesu Rama (Jesus-Joy) for eight months in 1994. This is truly a sacred space, commissioned to be built by Sister Naomi Rosenberger, OSB, then Prioress!!!! Great article, Kristen.
Patricia Ostrander, osb

Posted by Patricia Ostrander on 07/31/2014 at 4:30 AM

Re: “Indy's Best Of on Comcast Newsmakers

To Whom it may Concern,

I would love to honor my friend Angel Bradley. Her son was bullied by about 50 kids and committed suicide. She has chosen to take her tragedy and turn it into something positive. She is the MOST COURAGEOUS INSPIRATIONAL WOMAN I know! You see Devin did call out for help three times. Twice to the police line and was on the phone with his school counselor for seven minutes. He didn't receive the help that he deserved. Since then Angel lost her marriage (14 years) and her job as a social worker of seven years with a masters degree. Instead of worrying about what others may think she has opened her heart, her, Devin's, and her families story in order to save and help others! As the tears fall down my face I would give ANYTHING to honor her and have the Devin 4 Life Foundation become her full-time career. She has such a passion for people and a gift like no other! As we all know the bullying is out of control these days and suicide rate is way to high! I know you're HUGE against bullying and have such a heart for others as well! It's people like you and Angel that make a difference in this hard world we live in. I really hope she can meet you! Please check out Devin's story at Thank you for taking the time to read my letter! God bless! Much love to you and all you do for people! You're a true hero! Xoxo

P.s. She was also on The Judge Mathis show. Unfortunately she had to sew Devin's dad for half the funeral cost since he refused to help. You can look that story up to see that we're real and there's a few clips on YouTube of our foundation.

Karen Cibula
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Posted by nflbroncolover on 07/30/2014 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Tennessee man says quality of Colorado Springs weed 'is an absolute fraud'

Perhaps the Indy should hire a cannabis reviewer in addition to its many restaurant and beer reviewers.

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Posted by LivesLocally on 07/30/2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Marijuana: Senators pressure White House, federal tide is turning

"Simply pass a law..." Do you really expect this Republican-dominated Congress to break a perfect record by actually passing a piece of legislation? The best that can be hoped for would be for the president to issue an executive order and let Boehner add it to his frivolous law suit.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/29/2014 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Marijuana: Senators pressure White House, federal tide is turning

You don't need to pressure the White House if you simply pass a law that decriminalizes it in the entire US.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 07/29/2014 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Pueblo fights poverty and power

I considered moving to Pueblo, wasn't aware of utility issue... I think I will stay where I am at. I haven't heard anything good about the Black Hills company...

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Posted by Linda Shelley on 07/27/2014 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Two city ballot measures in the making

The Gazette actually gave Calef column space in January, which is odd that they'd print anything running counter to the good old boys who think they run this city.
Link here:…

Excerpt: "...City for Champions establishes a Regional Tourism Zone (RTZ) which covers about 90% of the city. A baseline will be established for the RTZ, and for 30 years, 100% of city sales tax collected over that baseline will go toward paying for C4C projects - that's according to data on Mayor Bach's last application to the state. Using a TIF in this manner could stagnate our local economy, while maintenance of roads, stormwater issues, and other infrastructure needs are neglected...."

Her article in the Gazette explains a lot about RTZs, Tax Increment Funding (TIF), MIL Levies, and other "devices" by which taxpayers support developers and their schemes. Comments by Michael Lowery are also helpful.

I'm sure the Gazette and its owner are all for C4C and gloss over gouging taxpayers when it's THEIR crowd that derives the benefit. Typical right wing hypocrisy.

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Posted by OldCrank on 07/26/2014 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Two city ballot measures in the making

HURRY! I hope we get to vote on C4C so we can stop this really bad deal.
Let private enterprise money build a soccer stadium, etc, on their own dime.
Leave Drake alone. If and when needed, we can replace it ourselves via CSU.
UCCS is building their own soccer stadium, why do we need two of them?

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Posted by OldCrank on 07/26/2014 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Pueblo fights poverty and power

If Mayor Botch, et al, deal away C.S.Utilities (CSU) to any for profit firm, expect OUR rates to rise 25-30% in short order. C4C is the Trojan Horse for this scam.

If we do need a new plant to replace Drake, CSU can do that on their own.

NOTE: Low utility rates are a PRIME reason that both FEDEX and Wal-Mart have moved large data warehouses to our area.

FEDEX is up at Voyager and Northgate; they've moved 2/3 of the data operation here from Memphis and plan to bring in the rest of it someday.

Wal-Mart data center is on Federal, east of Voyager Pkwy, south of Interquest, north of Old Ranch Rd.

Data warehouses require huge cooling capacity. Our cool dry climate lowers cooling costs for huge arrays of computing power and our low utility rates really sweeten that pot.

If Mayor Botch deals away CSU and rates go up, he'll kill a goose that lays golden eggs, and if that happens we can expect fewer or no data centers (and good JOBS) to come here.

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Posted by OldCrank on 07/26/2014 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Pueblo fights poverty and power

Those folks who actually read the WP article would have learned: "The overall problem: Since utility regulators authorize Black Hills to recover an 8.53 percent rate of return, it has every incentive to build excess capacity and pass the construction charges on to customers."
"In any case, Black Hills’ profit is on the rise, even as energy use has remained flat; its parent company’s earnings per share increased by 24 percent over last year in the first quarter of 2014."
"“Their shareholders don’t care.Their interest is return on investment, that’s how this works,”"
"But it’s not just the high rates, she says: It’s the fees Black Hills charges for initial deposits, late payments and reconnecting once the power’s been shut off.
“They owe $8.29. And a $50 reconnect, a $219 deposit, and now they owe $277.21. They can’t get ahead.”

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Posted by James Bowen on 07/26/2014 at 12:02 PM

Re: “'Casino night' for canine cancer cure tonight

Dr. Ariba God will continue to bless you more abundantly, for the good works you are doing in peoples life, I will keep on writng and posting testimonies about you on the Internet, I’m Helen Tolbert, I was a HIV patient, I saw a blog on how Dr. Ariba cured someone, I contacted him and also got my healing, kindly email him now on Or

Posted by Helen Tolbert on 07/26/2014 at 1:25 AM

Re: “Two city ballot measures in the making

Yeah!!! I was lucky enough to be a petitioner on this ballot!! Super excited to see it going to voters. The reason this is a GREAT thing is because we are standing up against getting force-fed officials. One less appointed individual and one more choice for the people. Kanda is definitely a great leader and admirably principled!!

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Posted by Alessandra Desiderio on 07/25/2014 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs has 'fastest-growing Millennial population'

What they are calling "millennials" - people ages 20-34 in the population are probably just the younger soldiers that are stationed at Ft. Carlson and the students that are attending the Air Force Academy, UCCS and Colorado College. Not necessarily the "young professionals" that Colorado Springs sorely lacks. Mellennials will never flock to Colorado Springs because there are no jobs for them here, and a culture that embraces the military, conservatism, the Republican party, fundamentalist Christianity and Evangelical Christianity, and wants to have a "do over" vote when it comes to recreational marijuana even though the majority of Coloradans voted in favor of Amendment 64.

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Posted by oldguyinWP on 07/25/2014 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Switchbacks FC break ground on new stadium

Mr. Lee Parking! If they have games at the same time there will be conflict or so Ive heard.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/25/2014 at 2:49 PM

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