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Re: “Same-sex marriage could add $50 million to Colorado economy

Pricilia, is there a spell to keep you from posting drivel on this blog?

Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/21/2014 at 9:38 PM

Re: “Same-sex marriage could add $50 million to Colorado economy

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Posted by Pricilia Flamini on 07/21/2014 at 4:41 PM

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

So the weed that you can get without fear of jail is not good enough for you? I suggest you return from whence you came. Please.

Indy.... how is this even a news story?

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Posted by imjohn on 07/21/2014 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Marijuana grow-lights cause problems for ham-radio operators

Paul T, actually LED lamps are a common source of interference for radios.

Posted by Dave H on 07/21/2014 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Cycling and the killing zone

Thank you John Olson and to Colorado Springs Urban Intervention for taking on the transportation infrastructure issues.

It is unfortunate that Colorado Springs was built out over the last ~20 or so years without adequate planning for non-motorized use and many of the larger intersections and corridors that one would use for transportation by human means are grossly lacking in protection for vulnerable roadway users.

I don't blame the city outright, it just wasn't something that they thought of, as cycling for the most part has been a recreational pursuit for a large majority of users. With our off-street trail systems, bike lane infrastructure already in place and beautiful climate, many in our region thought we already had enough to get people out and recreating.

We did. They recreated.

But a fundamental shift has been occurring in many regions in the US with the bicycle being adopted as much more than just a recreational pursuit. People are starting to use it as a means of active transportation and within cities most trips of the 3-5 mile length (the highest percentage), utilizing a bicycle as your means of transportation is not only possible, it many times can be easier.

The cities that have figured this out and have been investing in infrastructure that makes a bicycle a viable transportation choice for a wide swath of their residents are the ones reaping the greatest benefit from that very intentional choice. Instead of just building or refitting roadways for automobiles, they are making great strides to creating an environment which works extremely well for multiple modes of travel.

The "Killing Zone", the section of Tejon traveling south under the I25 overpass and down beyond Motor City Drive to the intersection at Cheyenne Blvd got it's name from me due to the many cyclists that I interact with over the past 13 years that feel safe riding through that area in a group but flat out avoid it riding singly "because I feel that I'd be killed". We're vulnerable roadway users for a reason.

A better term for the condition that has been allowed to persist, especially on the southbound leg where the bike lane (which is totally disregarded by a high percentage of the automobiles coming off the Motor City off ramp, rolling the red and driving diagonally across it) disappears beyond Motor City Drive is a "High Conflict Zone" as that is what you have when multiple types of vehicles are attempting to occupy the same space. I rarely roll through it without encountering some form of conflict that while easy enough for me to manage is not a comfortable situation for less road-savvy cyclists to negotiate and those are the ones that will create a more cycling-friendly Colorado Springs when they feel safe to head out onto the roadways.

Look for more regarding High Conflict Zones in the future as our cycling advocates work with the City to create a better, safer and more accommodating environment for all roadway users.

Pedal On ~ Allen

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Posted by Allen Beauchamp on 07/21/2014 at 8:48 AM

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

Hey....Jeff and Kathy, MS is caused by a long term highly acidic diet. If you want to stabilize and cure Kathy you have to learn about the body's alkalinity and it will take a plant based alkaline diet. Read the pH Miracle by Dr. Robert O Young and cure her. MJ will not cure MS alkalinity will !!!

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 07/21/2014 at 8:07 AM

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

i lived in colorado for the last year and its all a scam, i can get better smoke and its cheaper in wisconsin. I stopped smoking in colorado because it wasn't worth it and now have moved back to wisconsin for better jobs and better pay. Stay in your home state it will be a few years but it will be legal in this country soon.

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Posted by Josh Myers on 07/21/2014 at 7:59 AM

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

The Dr gives you a temporary red card which can be used the minute you get out of the office.

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Posted by Mike Sinko on 07/20/2014 at 10:43 PM

Re: “Network nightmare

The first hire should be a true system architect. You don't use managers, network engineers, database engineers, or software developers to design a system of this size and complexity, as they are experts in their areas but often cannot see the big picture. System Architects are expensive, but they only need to be here for a couple of years every 6-8 years. They also ensure you get a right-sized and secure system that fits your budget.

After that you bring in an IT manager to work with the architect on the initial and year-to-year budgeting and when that is done he can move on to hiring and overseeing your engineers, developers, helpdesk, and procurement staff.

Posted by LivesLocally on 07/20/2014 at 6:32 PM

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

At recreational Marijuana stores in Manitou Springs potency labeling is mandatory. You can't get stiffed on the quality when it is right there on the label what % of THC is in your flower or other Marijuana product. Our first Recreational Marijuana shop should be open soon. We also require contaminant testing nobody wants to smoke pesticides or mold. Alternatively if they are interested in trying edibles or concentrates I am sure we can find someone with experience that would be willing and able to help her learn how to regulate her dosage. We are in fact considering enacting legislation that will require this type of training before some people are allowed to purchase high potency edibles and concentrates. Marijuana legalization is new and there will be bumps in the road, but here in Manitou we hope to make the path easier and safer to navigate for any interested in traveling down it.

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Posted by Mike Burgess on 07/20/2014 at 5:49 PM

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

It is very possible that they moved here and got the referral they needed from a Doctor and have been purchasing their MMJ using their application as "temporary" approval. It's allowed when it's a new Red Card James MC with certain limitations like "can't purchase after 5pm" etc. I think they're just griping just to gripe. They can say whatever they want, I've had some pretty potent strains from Colorado Springs dispensaries, I don't think I could handle anything stronger. *shrug*

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Posted by Jinxx32 on 07/20/2014 at 5:47 PM

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

That's what I'm wondering, James. Took me longer than 10 days to get a red card. I also don't understand the move to the Springs area instead of Denver or Boulder, or any of the other states with MMJ. We legalized rec mj statewide, but again why CS for that, and since they weren't looking for rec weed, why not go elsewhere? If true, then they really didn't do their research, which probably explains why they are buying crappy strains.

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Posted by Charlotte Lyons on 07/20/2014 at 5:43 PM

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

Should have moved to Boulder.

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Posted by Ben Freedom on 07/20/2014 at 5:37 PM

Re: “"Close Drake" proponents submit arguments

Let's put an end to the "Shall the city keep it or Mothball Drake" discussion. Ask 3 environmental firms, with no ties to Colorado Springs, to do a 100% cost assessment with timelines for removal of the facility including mitigation costs (removal and disposal of waste). Construction and financing costs for a new turn key replacement. Then cost out the projects to the rate payers in terms of higher utility rates and watch the "Deer in front of the headlights" expressions on the faces of the citizens who don't want pay for anything.

Until this community wakes up and realizes that "stuff" cost money and eventually we will all have to pay the piper for the "sins of our fathers" and their lack of courage in looking down the road of Colorado Springs future by preparing for the Future. A person in the know said, "The front range will become a megalopolis but my fear is that Colorado Springs won't be part of it."

It's past time for the city to shed TABOR like the 23 year old out of style rag that it is.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 07/20/2014 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Olympic museum strikes deal with USOC

Bill, there you go again! Reading! Bringing up facts! How dare you try and pop the bubble of these "movers & shakers" that this will be an end all to our problems of bad roads, flooding, IT problems, and the list goes on.

Just where are these $70M in donations coming from? Colorado Springs doesn't have the industrial or corporate headquarter base that Ohio does. Venture capital funds fly over Colorado Springs. Doubt if the existing non-profits will donate with the exception of the El Pomar or one of Anchutz's organizations. Maybe they'll start passing the hat at council/utilities meetings or the Gazette will start holding bake sales at the Farmer's markets.

This community has already sunk $31M into the USOC with very little return. If the USOC will not fund their own museum, then it's time (as one Washington Post article said) to send the USOC down the road.

From a learned friend, "Cheerleading or Boosterism are bad journalsim and business."

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 07/20/2014 at 3:14 PM

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

The couple moved here a week and a half ago.

Pray tell - just how did they get a red card that fast? It takes getting a Colorado ID first - and that alone would take at least 10 days, then you have to see a doctor, mail that mmj application in and then wait for the redcard in the mail.

I am calling BS on this.

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Posted by James Mc on 07/20/2014 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Freedom by bondage

Tejontech I think your a little to uptight to haemorrhage a "redhead" avatar. BDSM doesn't lead to abuse and less civility, a world of discontented selfish people with no personal accountability do. When we create a culture of playing the victim and always blaming others the moral fabric starts to decay. We have communities of houses and no one knows each others name. We have social media that emboldens people because of anonymity to say horrible and disgusting things to each other. We have a lack of education and critical thinking skills as well. So all this is to say BDSM is not the cause of anything.

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Posted by David Gould on 07/20/2014 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Trouble to the west

Like it or not Cimarron is long overdue for a make over. As the entrance to the Rocky Mountains it should have always been a majestic drive. At this time it is a great example of urban blight with empty buildings, junk yards, an abandoned factory, a fence that forbids exit off this road and a creek that has not seen flood control in a 100 years. The crime is Colorado Springs was allowed to treat this portion of the west side as a dumping ground and will be barely responsible for its recovery if this 2 year construction project achieves that. There aren't that many homes along Highway 24 that will be directly affected unless you consider the mobile home parks. I won't miss seeing these unsustainable aluminum boxes. The concern for me is the construction and recovery will stop at the mouth of Ute Pass. This Pass should be further developed with biking and hiking trails and businesses that support this tourist activity. Why this opportunity has escaped the attention of Colorado Springs for over 200 years is the real mystery. It indicates the only sustainable thing CS city government can offer is ignorance.

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Posted by Estaven Shepard on 07/20/2014 at 8:35 AM

Re: “Food fight: Manitou's Local First Grocer battling internal tensions

I am simply not surprised. I waited, watched and from experience both with the natural foods industry and BOD and all that comes with it, there are bound to be these sorts of issues.

Posted by Karen Lakes on 07/20/2014 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Cycling and the killing zone

I live on the east side of the Springs and often commute to work on a bicycle from my home in Stetson Hills down to the airport where I work. Except for one sad "bike lane" on Tutt, by the Sky Sox stadium, there are no bike lanes at all, anywhere, that I have seen, east of Powers, or even near Powers. Only a loony would even think of riding a bike on Powers, but fortunately for me, I've found back roads to commute on. Most of the area I ride don't even have sidewalks, never mind an honest to god bike lane. I'd love to see better infrastructure of any kind here, but good luck getting the tax averse citizens of this town to even think about funding it.

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Posted by Pesqueeb on 07/19/2014 at 3:43 PM

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