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Re: “Stormwater measure draws $200K

It seems to me that it’s government who has to solve such problems. Unfortunately today people are in very difficult financial situation. The wages are very low that is why many of them take financial help. As for me I also often turn to such service. I often take loans here: . It’s very good money service which helps even people with bad credit score. You can take these loans 24/7.

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Posted by Jennifer Brown on 12/10/2014 at 3:36 PM

Re: “10 apply for Council, another announces at-large candidacy

These people running for council seem to be double dippers, lawyers, an big business where are the common men or women? The town is already run by land & hotel barons let's not let in the military too! Then this town will really will be screwed, we need a person that is native or real close to being. This person should also have deep pride and care for the people in this community rich or poor.

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Posted by B.B. on 12/10/2014 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Yes, it's asbestos

When I was young, this area was called Fred's Shacks. There were all sorts of old cabins, TB huts, etc., and Fred rented them out to the homeless. No telling what they will find if they keep digging.

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Posted by John Murphy on 12/10/2014 at 2:07 PM

Re: “America's shame, high in Manitou, a fond farewell, and more

Dave, Odin, why try to employ reason and statistics about what constitutes and categorizes certain types of weapons and how law enforcement uses them, here?

Many readers, and contributors, insist upon believing a certain way--facts and logic be damned!-- and maintain an indignantly self-righteous mind-set they suggest lends them intellectual and moral superiority.

And although this closed-mindedness always results in ideological failure for it's adherents, it's great fun to observe and point out!

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 12/10/2014 at 1:28 PM

Re: “America's shame, high in Manitou, a fond farewell, and more

Gonna add to what Dave said about shooting to wound. In addition to the fact that wounded people can still be very dangerous and the skill/difficulty factor in shooting to wound, consider the following:

The use of a firearm is always considered lethal force, regardless of if the person shot dies or not.

In order for police, or generally anyone for that matter, to be justified in using lethal force, there needs to a perceived threat of death or great bodily harm to a person, be it the defender or a third party. (castle doctrine being the exception) Basically, it is a kill or believe you will be killed type of scenario.

If a cop shoots someone with the intent of just wounding them, it is basically an admission that the use of lethal force was not necessary, meaning the shooting is unjustified.

Nearly ever time a cop shoots someone, we hear/read some uninformed person opining that the cops should have shot to wound. People need to quit thinking TV is real life and they need to come to grips with the fact that COPS DON'T SHOOT TO WOUND! IT IS A VIOLATION OF NEARLY EVERY FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL USE OF FORCE POLICY TO SHOOT TO WOUND!

Please, teach your kids and your friends that if a cop points a gun at you, it just got very, very real. You better stop what you are doing and comply immediately cause they aren't playing around.

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Posted by Odin on 12/10/2014 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Sealed with a diss

I've been trying to figure out what's wrong too...maybe its the fact that it doesn't have Gazette in the name?

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Posted by Ryan Hannigan on 12/10/2014 at 12:40 PM

Re: “America's shame, high in Manitou, a fond farewell, and more

For those who have never seen those AirSoft handguns, many of them are incredibly realistic, virtually indistinguishable from the real thing from more than a couple feet away. It is almost like the manufacturer made a mold from the real deal. And most of them do not have any orange parts to indicate they are a toy. This is why my kids were not allowed to play with those items. If they wanted one, it had to have a bright orange marking and they had to use it in a designated area, not an open public park.

And Dave is correct, they are not really BB guns.

A BB is a specific size of pellet, roughly 4.4 to 4.6 mm and in BB guns the pellet is usually copper coated steel. Many BB guns are quite dangerous and can easily kill small animals or cause serious injury to a person and some have a maximum range of over 300 yards.

AirSoft guns, on the other hand, are designed so that they cannot be used to fire BBs, instead they fire 6 mm plastic pellets that really can't cause much injury except to the eye.

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Posted by Odin on 12/10/2014 at 11:50 AM

Re: “The real reasons for Curry Leaf's move

I just recently discovered the Curry Leaf restaurant in Briargate that she said had been open for 6 months. I liked the food so much I ate lunch their 3 times in about a week. Last ate there Monday, but when I went again Tuesday, the place was completely empty of furniture with an eviction notice on the door. I'm sad for my taste buds. It's too bad she didn't or couldn't take care of the business and employees.

Posted by Eric on 12/10/2014 at 10:46 AM

Re: “America's shame, high in Manitou, a fond farewell, and more

CO...59, I disagree that there still exists an "endless chasm" dividing us. Even the POTUS acknowledged decades of progress:

"In an interview with BET, the president described his conversation with a group of young civil rights activists, including a leader of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, he hosted last week in the Oval Office.

Obama said he told them that "this is something that is deeply rooted in our society, it's deeply rooted in our history."

America has made gains, and that "gives us hope" of making more progress, he said.

"We can't equate what is happening now to what was happening 50 years ago," Obama said, "and if you talk to your parents, grandparents, uncles, they'll tell you that things are better, not good in some places, but better."

Things are still far from ideal, but bridges are being built daily that better connect us to others.

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 12/10/2014 at 10:32 AM

Re: “America's shame, high in Manitou, a fond farewell, and more

The "Hard Talk" that we ALL need to have with our young children today, and the example that needs to be set, is the one that teaches equality and compassion for all, regardless of any and all of our differences (race, gender, sexual orientation, rich/poor, etc). If we do not teach this to our children now, we have failed yet another generation and the seemingly endless chasm that divides us will just continue unabated.

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Posted by COnative59 on 12/10/2014 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Elder outlines sheriff's new team

Ms. Stanley – As a taxpayer and member of this community, this sickens me. Where did you get your information?

The Sheriff’s Office DOES NOT have 7 Bureau Chiefs nor have they ever! Actually they have 3 authorizations for 3 Bureau Chiefs – 1 in Detentions, 1 in Law Enforcement and 1 in Support Services. This equals 3, not 7. Therefore, incoming Sheriff-elect Elder will be adding an additional Bureau Chief for a total of 4.

Secondly, this idea that Larry Borland will replace Cardarelle is a HUGE mistake! She isn’t even a Bureau Chief let alone a Commander … but Elder is going to replace her with a Bureau Chief? Obviously he has no clue! I can tell you right now, Mr. Borland nor will anyone else in that office, for that fact, provide the level of financial work that Ms. Cardarelle does. She has a wealth of knowledge and has done exceptionally well as Comptroller. Mr. Elder needs to set aside his bias and be a true leader and embrace those types of employees rather than snuggle up with the like of Commander King, who has a file cabinet of internal affairs investigations for his misconduct. In addition, he would embrace the legal knowledgebase that Charles Greenlee provides to that Office instead of getting rid of another employee who otherwise was not part of the “boys club”.

Speaking of “boys club” … Elder is surrounding himself with all men. Either he is homosexual or sexist! Quite honestly, there are a number of Elder’s new Command Staff that are nothing more than useless. An example of this uselessness is Commander Bob McDonald, who mind you is being promoted to Bureau Chief, which only provides more evidence that Elder is just fulfilling political promises, which is unethical!

Lastly, this “will likely result in an additional high-level position," which really means that Todd Evans, Chief of Police in Fountain, is coming over as a second Undersheriff. This idea that there is going to be salary savings is misleading, which further confirms that Elder can't do his math corectly. Regardlessm, the Sheriff’s Office is due to implode and the taxpayers and members of the community are going to get stuck with the bill. Employees at the Sheriff’s Office need to do their jobs and not consume themselves with back-door politics and creating a top-heavy agency, which will eventually topple over.

Bill Elder has NO idea what the definition of leadership is and how to be a true leader himself. Just you wait. The Sheriff’s Office will implode soon enough.

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Posted by Asher777 on 12/10/2014 at 10:04 AM

Re: “America's shame, high in Manitou, a fond farewell, and more

"If we really needed a group of people to do something that required strength, we luckily have a few to choose from: blacks and Latinos. These folks have had to weather centuries of poor treatment and still keep plugging away"

Yes, Mr. Clow, Asians, Pacific Islanders, those of Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern descent...and of course, Caucasians/Europeans...have never suffered in the entire course of human history, and don't possess sufficient "strength" to overcome hardship and diversity.

Rendering one's own contribution moot in the opening paragraph is a pretty ineffective way to launch a viewpoint; perhaps another strategy would serve you better next time?

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 12/10/2014 at 9:22 AM

Re: “America's shame, high in Manitou, a fond farewell, and more

Ms. White, you suggest that the tragic deaths of three young men hinge on race, so I must ask:

-Officer Pantaleo's on-scene supervisor was a black, female sergeant with the dept. and she never told him or the other officers to cease attempting to apprehend Garner. So, how could this be racially motivated?

-Mike Brown had commited a theft, assaulted Wilson, attempted to escape, then charged Wilson again after repeated warnings and multiple wounds. His death wasn't due to pigmentation; it was from repeated denials to comply with what a uniformed, official member of law-enforcement commanded.

-How could the officers responding to Tamir know the weapon he posessed was just a BB gun? They were called there by a concerned resident that was unsure of the weapon's potetntial lethality, and although they certainly acted/reacted in great haste and excessively, where is the racial component to their actions?

This isn't about bigotry, it's about more effective policing, and to intentionaly juxtapose the two only obscures and degrades the discussions that need to be held.

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 12/10/2014 at 9:14 AM

Re: “America's shame, high in Manitou, a fond farewell, and more

"Officers need to use stun guns or shoot to wound," -- Sharlene White

Again the "shoot to wound" myth raises its idiotic head. There are very good reasons why police do not "shoot to wound".

First is that a wound person can still be a lethal threat. Cops and others have been killed by wounded attackers, even by fatally wounded attackers.

Second is that kind of precision shooting only exists in Hollywood. In a life or death shooting situation, it is hard enough to keep all the shots from a handgun in a 12 inch circle at 10 feet away, much less to hit a much smaller shoulder or knee, especially when they are moving. Cops do not "shoot to kill", technically the "shoot to stop", but that means they aim at the target they are most likely to hit (usually the torso) and is most likely to cause the threat to immediately cease (upper torso). Unfortunately, these incapacitating shots are also the most likely to result in a death.

Please, take the time to learn some facts and not believe what you see in TV shows and the movies.

"shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice for playing with a BB gun."

Airsoft gun, technically not a "BB gun" -- an actual BB gun would be more dangerous than an Airsoft gun as the Airsoft fires lightweight plastic pellets, whereas a BB gun fires much harder steel BBs. And an extremely realistic replica, so realistic that some places use them for training and so realistic that from 5 feet away, it is almost impossible to tell the difference from the real thing.

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Posted by Dave H on 12/10/2014 at 9:05 AM

Re: “The answer is blowing in the wind

More turbines,
Less pipelines!

Posted by Jah Dave on 12/10/2014 at 2:29 AM

Re: “The answer is blowing in the wind

I worked at the Waste Management Midway Landfill half way down between the Springs & Pueblo during the '90s and we regularly got 40-60 mile an hour winds. I asked many times when they would start doing wind turbines on top of the filled cell that you can't do anything much with the land.... and they never did. That was 15 years ago and I bet they still haven't done this. Over some used landfills in the South, they can tap them for methane gas.

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Posted by guruD on 12/09/2014 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Stormwater management, burning wood for power generation, and more

Jeff and Stacy, a little thing called the Monroe Doctrine has allowed the U.S. to play at will in Latin America. There's more than one book written about it. Stacy's right, though -- I do have tin foil on my head, once a month when I get my hair highlighted.

You might both do the same -- lighten up a little.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 12/09/2014 at 1:28 PM

Re: “The answer is blowing in the wind

Thanks to common-sense, successful policies like the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), American wind power provides enough power for 18 million homes.

That growth has spurred the creation of 73,000 well-paying jobs (on average over five years) supported by wind power and an average of $17.3 billion dollars in added private investment to our economy.

Adding to that great return on investment is the creation of a brand new domestic manufacturing sector with 500 factories in 43 states. By continuing this successful policy, we can keep this blue-collar manufacturing jobs in the U.S. and produce more of our own energy right here at home.

Rapidly-scaling up wind power also helps create consumer savings, as utilities flock to add more to their portfolio at fixed prices for up to 20-25 years and hedge against uncertain fuel costs. It's like having a fixed-rate mortgage instead of an adjustable-rate mortgage. In fact, a May 2013 Synapse Energy Economics report found doubling the use of wind in the Mid-Atlantic and Great Lake states would save consumers close to $7 billion a year.

To learn more about the benefits of wind power with the PTC in place, visit

David Ward, AWEA

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Posted by David Ward on 12/09/2014 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Mayor fundraising launches with a whimper

My son's school has been trying to come up with some different fundraising ideas . I think that the school, and me as well, were tired of working with the fundraising order forms for cookies and other such things. Regrettably, the debate is still out there, and they are still trying to decide what they should do about the different things that they need to do to raise money for the school. Laura from

Posted by LauraKnight on 12/09/2014 at 8:50 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Motorcycle group leader not giving up on Captain Jack's

What a shame. I've ridden the Captain Jack/Jones Park trail on motorcycle since I was a kid back in the early seventies. The trail always amazed me how well it held up, before it got popular, before the environmentalists moved in. So now it's "protected"?, to the point of having trail cams mounted to prosecute. You environmentalists are a bunch of selfish pricks, to say the least. You started ruining the place way back when, popularizing the "Don't Californicate Colorado" bumper stickers, when they first came out. Instead of driving in from out of state and spending my money, I'll go elsewhere. But then I wrote Colorado off a long time ago...

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Posted by Jim on 12/09/2014 at 8:45 AM

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