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Comment Archives: Stories: News

Re: “Rally planned against Trump's new deportation order

Are you an immigrant to the United States and have become a citizen of the United States? Yes. Great! You have nothing to worry about. We are glad to have you here.

No

OK, are you a legal resident AKA "green card" holder or on a current visa? Yes. Great! Unless you commit a crime (usually a felony) violating the long standing requirements of the green card or visa, you have nothing to worry about. We are glad to have you here.

No.

Have you committed a misdemeanor or felony crime? No. OK, well you are probably here illegally and should really go home, but you are not the priority for being caught and deported.

Yes. Expect to get jailed and probably deported.

(caveat: the poster's mother is a legal immigrant to the US)

This is the law, not really Trump's policy.

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Posted by Dave H on 02/21/2017 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Media oppose mediation proposal for public records

This is a problem. In fact, related to the impending debt of $27 million for City for Champions that Mayor Suthers will sign onto, I requested communications between the City and a private entity who will benefit from the public debt. The City's lawyers denied the request based on a Colorado statute that they failed to follow in their denial. How do you mediate when the government doesn't follow the law? Do you get a mediator telling the requestor to be happy with only partial adherence to the law? Unfortunately, a lawsuit is the only recourse. Mediation about the extent to which the City or any public entity must comply with the law will result in loss of transparency and give governments another rock to hide under.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 02/21/2017 at 6:22 PM

Re: “CSPD cop's letter says department is a mess

Here's an idea: How about we legalize recreational pot sales in the city and use the increased tax revenues to pay our cops better and hire more cops?

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Posted by billd on 02/21/2017 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs has had 67 robberies so far this year

What areas of town were the robberies more prevalent?

Posted by PGirl on 02/21/2017 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Rally planned against Trump's new deportation order

And of course if you take the opposite view you can skip the protest and simply make a donation to the Republican party.

https://secure.gop.com/donate

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 02/21/2017 at 2:29 PM

Re: “CSPD hands a records headache to District Attorney's Office

A REMINDER from the Indy moderator: We generally view the Indy's comments zone as a free-for-all, but we reserve the right to maintain a reasonable level of respect among commenters.

SEE: http://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/User…... which includes this bit...

"We expect posters to refrain from inflammatory and/or hate language, which will be grounds for deletion. Please be considerate and stay on-topic, particularly in comments. Personal attacks will not be tolerated."

Those commenters who can't abide by the rules they agreed to will find that their accounts have been deleted.

Please be considerate of other's opinions.

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Posted by Mary Jo Meade on 02/21/2017 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Prosecutor stuck with lifetime debt for collecting pension

Would be interesting if Mr. Zook found out if the employees at the Sheriff's Office that returned from retirement to work for Sheriff Elder had to pay back the retirement benefits they received.

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Posted by Facts on 02/21/2017 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs has had 67 robberies so far this year

Not so much, perhaps. A spike is not necessarily a trend. Using the numbers from the chart, and taking a global view of each year, we come with the period ending Feb 15 being 46 days, or 12.6% of the year. Using the total from 2016 of 439 cases we would then expect 55 reports to the selected cutoff.

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Posted by Michael Lindenbusch on 02/21/2017 at 11:42 AM

Re: “The resurgence of the radical left raises questions

Breitbart Editor Calls Milo Yiannopoulos Comments Indefensible As His Future With The Site Remains In Doubt

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/breitb…

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Posted by guruD on 02/21/2017 at 11:22 AM

Re: “The resurgence of the radical left raises questions

LMAO- Milo Yiannopoulos Disinvited From Conservative Confab, Loses Book Deal
Gay alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited from the Conservative Political Action Conference after videos surfaced of him defending sex between men and boys and making light of the sexual assault of women.
The videos have also cost him a book contract with Simon & Schuster and are threatening his position with conservative website Breitbart. KARMA IS A BITCH!!!

http://www.advocate.com/politics/2017/2/20…

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Posted by guruD on 02/21/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Venetucci family member issues plea for farm

It was my understanding that the plan was to shutter the farming operation out of abundance of caution until a determination could be made on the contamination effects on the produce from the contaminated well water that was used to irrigate the fields. If the contamination could be passed into the crops and cause health issues with the public... the liability of knowingly and willingly selling the product would put the future of the facility at financial risk. It was a smart if not the smart thing to do for future of the facility.

Posted by Jonathan Mead on 02/21/2017 at 5:35 AM

Re: “Gaebler snags Springs Professional Firefighters Association endorsement

She is dismissive, Does not keep her word and should not represent the people of this city.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 02/21/2017 at 3:09 AM

Re: “Venetucci family member issues plea for farm

Fort Carson and the Catholic Diocese needs to step up and help out. I met the Venetucci's years ago. When I was in elementary I went there for the pumpkins too.. My son for a couple years went to the farm as well. I am sad to read about what is going on there. I have since moved away from CO after 32 years. I moved away last year and am saddened and shocked as to what is happening. I think both Carson and the Church should help out. My father served at that post and I was a member of the Church. Anybody and everybody should help out.

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Posted by Christina Williams on 02/20/2017 at 11:44 PM

Re: “CSPD hands a records headache to District Attorney's Office

And the GOP is doing such a great job that it took that Libtard paper to figure out they dont even know how to file there own reports Or maybe its like that Sheriff that had a woman strapped around his waste while covering up a felony. Hot damn them some good ol boys they dont mean no harm. Whats the harm in wasting that tax payer money everybody does it.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 02/20/2017 at 9:47 PM

Re: “CSPD hands a records headache to District Attorney's Office

The GOP baby! Libtards are not welcome in Colorado Springs. Move to Boulder if you want governed by Snowflakes!

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Posted by Holmes on 02/20/2017 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Gaebler snags Springs Professional Firefighters Association endorsement

TruB - that is interesting - if I read the charts correctly and did the math right the five candidates supported by CSF are averaging 83.85% of their funds received being from members of the development groups.

Obviously, everybody is free to support candidates with as much as they feel they need to but it does seem to point to the need for the public to ask very hard and penetrating questions during whatever candidate forums are scheduled!

The next four years may see the need to resolve the details on the Banning-Lewis Ranch, which may come up as soon as the election votes are counted - what form will be used to tax us to pay for the $460M the mayor has committed to stormwater.

Does 85% of campaign funds to your account buy good judgement or just put you in line to follow orders? Maybe keeping the current council in place will eliminate the question?

Posted by Robert Gentry on 02/20/2017 at 1:38 PM
Posted by TruB on 02/20/2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “CSPD hands a records headache to District Attorney's Office

Nothing will happen just like when blood samples and evidence where not handled properly. No one will be held accountable. No accountability when the DA's are found to be out drinking and driving county vehicles.

Don't tell the dude calling people libtards who is charge of this town.

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Posted by TruB on 02/20/2017 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Venetucci family member issues plea for farm

The Venetucci Farm has great historical value to the Colorado Springs area. Perhaps best known for their pumpkins and produce, the Venitucci farm contributed far more then vegetables to the community.
On July 13, 1942 the US government initiated a condemnation action to acquire 815 acres of land from the Venetuccis as part of a military camp that eventually became Fort Carson,for $10 per acre. The original acreage of the farm was 1020 acres. Following the sale of the 815 acres to the army (El Paso County assessors office. 1942) the farm was left with only 205 acres. The willingness of the family to support the building of camp Carson allowed the city to bring a military facility to the area bolstering the economy.
The Venitucci Family also owned very valuable water rights that supplemented their agricultural income. In November 1941, they drilled their first water wells: No. 1, No. 2, and No.3. The first filings of these wells were made with the state water engineer on May 1, 1945 (El Paso County assessors office 1930 6B reception number 206157933, book number 287, page 673 Warranty deed 915). Additional wells were drilled after that time. Other farmers in the area, seeing their success, began to also drill wells.
During the early 1950s, a serious drought situation developed along the Front Range. It became particularly serious in the pikes Pikes Peak Region during 1954. The Venetuccis entered a 10 year contract with the city of Colorado Springs, beginning August 2, 1954 to have water from their wells pumped to the city. Before the pipeline was completed the drought had become so bad that that Broadmoor's putting greens were drying up and the Broadmoor was on the verge of closing their doors. An agreement was made between the Venetuccis and the Broadmoor and in June 1954 and trucks hauled water from the farm to the Broadmoor until August 2 of 1954, keeping the Broadmoor open.
In addition, the Family donated a portion of their land to the Diocese of Colorado Springs for the construction of a Catholic Church. The farm was also dedicated by Colorado open lands as a conservation reserve for migratory birds and animals that have been pushed to the farm from surrounding areas due to encroaching development.
In 2003, Bambi and Dominic Venetucci decided that they wanted to keep the farm just the same as it was despite urban encroachment in the Security- Widefield area, and quietly contacted the local philanthropic organization in Colorado Springs known as the Pike's Peak community foundation to make an arrangement with them to take control of the farm. It was a lease arrangement which was to be in place for 99 years. Eventually the farm will be placed in a conservation easement, ensuring that the farm will be protected and remain a farm forever.
" The Venetucci Farm, preserved in perpetuity through the efforts of the Pikes Peak
Community Foundation, shall remain as a living legacy to the spirit and generosity of its
founders Nick and Bambi Venetucci. Established in the 1930s, the farm gained recognition for
giving away literally millions of homegrown pumpkins to school age children throughout
Colorado Springs. The pikes peak community foundation aspires to uphold this tradition, as
well as to offer educational experiences and agriculture and to create a rural setting for
community gatherings."
(Pikes Peak Community Foundation. 2007. The Mission of the Venetucci Farm).

I had the honor of researching the Venetucci farm for my graduate thesis at UCCS, Geography and Environmental Studies in 2007.
"The Family Farm as a Community Resource: A Case Study of The Venetucci Farm"
The above information is just a small portion of the contributions the Venetucci have provided to the Colorado Springs Area.

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Posted by Cindy 1 on 02/18/2017 at 8:28 PM

Re: “CSPD hands a records headache to District Attorney's Office

Maybe someday this city will make police and fire the priority. The city is growing beyond the means of either Department. You get what you pay for! Don't complain when mistakes are made and crimes increase!

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Posted by Holmes on 02/18/2017 at 12:52 PM

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