I want Jerri Marr
Colorado Springs is the land of rape and assault.
Sadly the message will fall mostly on deaf ears given that this city just elected a wife beater for mayor and the "religious" crowd sees women as belonging at home, not out jogging like some uppity liberal.
Such an important article. Thank you, Kirsten. I realize it may become lost due to the tragedy of the Black Forest fire, but I'd argue it's even more important now with so many women displaced by the fire who may be newly at risk in shelters, hotels, and the homes of acquaintances, strangers, friends and family. There are also children at risk in these environments, afraid and vulnerable, already victimized by the fire, with parents who may be distracted or distraught.
This does not diminish the tremendous compassion and generosity we see in our community in the face of this tragedy. But this article does serve as a good reminder, and potentially a comfort to someone who really needs it right now. I hope that we can pick up this topic after the fire is out and take a hard look at how we as a community, a society and a culture can change for the better.
For those who think about how it can happen over and over, there is a clear excuse for why. Humans have set the stage for this stuff with a dangerous atmospheric deviation. It is the hand we have decided to play.
By statute, this is how last year should have been, Maketa, the sheriff, in charge. But Bach wouldn't allow it, and the now retired fire chief said the city could take care of it...and you all saw the result. Maketa is the only public official in this town you can trust knows what he is doing!
How many people actually needed this sort of playing to the ineffective; the government assistance crowd, last year?
And remember how little assistance actually went to victims last year...
um wow. Making up news are we?
Why does it matter if he is in the army? Its the few bad apples that give the rest a bad name. Plenty of "non military" people doing the same crap. Its just easy to group military and point the finger.
I agree with Craig, the food scene here does suck. Looking forward to all the offerings over at Ivywild.
It is so refreshing to have information reported on the locations and extent of the fires. Maketa is on top of this fire! The reports on this fire are a vast improvement from what the "officials" wouldn't tell us during the Waldo fire.
I was evacuated during the Waldo fire and I could get no information about the fire location, boundaries, homes impacted, etc. I hope the people in charge have learned that if you keep people in a vacuum, the void will be filled with something. Bach, Forte, Marr, et. al., are you observing and learning?
If you don't want an assault rifle, don't buy one. I don't want tofu, but it doesn't mean you can't by it.
The best thing assault rifles is keeping the IRS and TSA at bay when Obama sends them after us.
I am not Cynthia Burbach.
You are a moron.
However, I did get quite a laugh out of your rant and your mistaken conjecture as to my identity.
I am an individual who does has 100% direct knowledge of the entire situation and has all the names of all of the intelligent people I mentioned in my prior post, who also have more knowledge than you do about the situation and Ms. Burbach.
Thank you for posting your ignorant and misguided comments.
It is refreshing to know that that you come from a lower intelligence level, so we should not expect intelligent posts by you.
While KDVR posted libelous statements regarding the report that they linked in their article, at least they have several intelligent posters on that site, who know what they are talking about.
When are the NRA nuts going to get a clue- WE DON'T WANT ASSAULT RIFLES OR AMMO ROUNDS SOLD IN THIS COUNTRY- your article was great, and to the point.
I can't wait to go back and have all the memories of my years spent there come flooding back to my mind. Mrs. Lane (Eggleston) IS Ivywild Elementary. Both of my siblings and myself attended Ivywild from the late 80's into the 90's. There is still a tile that I made in an art class taught by Mrs. Lane-Eggleston on a wall of the old school turned brewery, along with many others that students of Ivywild made. Those tiles still being there as the school is transformed reassures me just how much this school has meant and still means to so many people!
Robert...last year, none of the donated money went to fire victims, it was totally absorbed by administration making rules to make it so hard to get the support that no one got it.
Colorado Springs employees, ESCAPE!
I shake my head and wonder why an article like this has to be written about evacuating due to a forest fire. How is that GD dumb? A list of what to take with you includes money clothes food....really?? Take money? Other websites have people volunteering to store horses! If you own horses you have a lot of money unless you are super stupid. So, take the burden off the insurance companies that have collected money for years and donate so that State Farm et al can keep the cash they charged homeowners. Such nice folks we have around here that they would help insurance companies in their time of need... "GI Joe Pork chop sandwiches" is a youtube search term for you to use
Good fire coverage on the Denver Post web site, apparently they have a reporter on staff, in contrast to the Gazette that simply has someone with scanner sitting in an office downtown.
they still know how the Waldo Canyon fire started...
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