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Re: “Ryan Flores launching local indie label

So how is he any different than any other musician promoting and recording himself?

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Posted by Colin Hardersen on 08/09/2014 at 8:50 PM

Re: “Marijuana and Manitou

People who don't like the smell of marijuana should probably should have been avoiding social events in Manitou long before this past week :-D

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Posted by Judith Posch on 08/09/2014 at 8:13 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs is Top 10 for douchebags

• Nickelback (6th) -- Not really my musical preference. More of a Blue Oyster Cult fan.
• Monster Energy (13th) -- Tried one once. Tasted like crap and gave me a headache.
• Axe (brand) (15th) -- Cute commercials, but I don't use their product.
• Don Ed Hardy (13th) -- Who? Since you used three names I am assuming an infamous killer.
• Vin Diesel (21st) -- The actor? Pretty one dimensional
• Chris Brown (83rd) -- He was funny in those Jackie Chan movies.
• Tosh.0 (9th) -- Who?
• Mixed Martial Arts (18th) -- Meh....
• Bluetooth (74th) -- The wireless technology? Convenient sometimes.
• Dane Cook (6th) -- Who?

4 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Dave H on 08/09/2014 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Coffee resources for beginners

Roasting is easy with a hot-air popcorn popper, and the results are fantastic.

But more importantly, why not mention some local sources for green beans? I get mine in person at Firedance Coffee ( on North Prospect and at Purple Mountain Coffee Roasters ( under the bridge on West Colorado. Colorado Coffee Merchants ( on Filmore said they'd sell green beans, but I haven't tried theirs.

Comparing costs is misleading. It's true that green beans are cheaper per pound than roasted ones. But it's also true that the beans get lighter when roasted, so 1 pound of green beans yields less than a pound roasted. I generally get around a 7/8 ratio, so for 16oz green I'd expect about 14oz roasted.

Posted by atomicbird on 08/09/2014 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Congress takes a vacation

Mr. Wyman, you ask happyfew, "What prompted you to refer to 'the black guy' and not use name or title?" Obviously, he is presenting the point of view of the racists. Perhaps it would have been clearer had he put the entire phrase in quotes, but he does not even bother to capitalize letters where appropriate (and he may have a broken shift key).

"That is one form of racism." Indeed. That only goes to show he got it right.

However, we all know that real racists do not use the term "black" because that would be too respectful. Racists would use the n-word.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 08/09/2014 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Drivin' on sunshine

If it was funded by the federal government, you would love it. You're only skeptical because it is privately funded. You fear that government funding could be put out of "business" by private funding. The Independent has never approved of private charity or funding no matter what the cause is.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by RevJim on 08/09/2014 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Happy birthday, beleaguered bandshell

I love the bandshell. I don't love the HBA.

Posted by imjohn on 08/09/2014 at 12:00 PM

Re: “One in five adults admits to peeing in the pool

Speak for yourself, buddy. I'll swim in her pee all day. She can pee in my lap. Piss is fucking sterile when it exits the body. It's also fun.

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Posted by A. Nonny Mouse on 08/09/2014 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Defending Peggy Littleton, a vote for Jariah Walker, miller moths, and more

Hey Dave H. If your buddy's name is John I got his questions to him yesterday. As much as I would love to blame my campaign manager :) it was completely my fault that I got them to him so late. Hope you have a great weekend. :)

13 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jariah on 08/08/2014 at 9:52 PM

Re: “Congress takes a vacation

happyfew: you state "clueless redneck racists.... " (INSERT GENERALIZATIONS HERE) then end with "the black guy in the white house".
Speaking of clueless! What prompted you to refer to "the black guy" and not use name or title? That is one form of racism. Then you got "white" into the other half of the reference! Freudian?
Hightower himself has a vision problem when he blames a large group of people for every "problem" implying the other large group have the answers but the other group just wants to be meanies.
To be paid to write in generalizations and be paid again and again! Who is the idiot with the checkbook??
That other large group must not have the answers after all or they are "clueless" about communicating or hearing. Everyone is open to workable solutions not cockamamie fantasies. Reality is that their proposals are just not sound and they know it. Instead of being proved wrong they convince their myopic followers it is the other group being stubborn so their "brilliance" goes by the wayside. Better than their idiocy being exposed by enacting their proposals and they know it.
To blindly follow party lines is as foolish as arguing them or believing in any politician. Congress can come back in September...2015...
To fail over and over is perhaps time to reassess the methodology or approach and stop blaming the "other side". You or I will never get everything we want. Accept that fact. The person in the White House cannot do much, thankfully. They can irritate everyone on earth quite easily though.
Can you guess what political party I am registered as?

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 08/08/2014 at 9:19 PM

Re: “City for Champions still controversial

Anschutz owns more stadiums and event centers in COS than he and his entertainment impresarios know what to do with. He is the proud owner of: (1) the Broadmoor Event Center Complex - various venues totaling 285K sq ft; (2) the World Arena - an 86K seat multi-purpose arena & event venue plus an adjacent ice rink; and (3) the Norris-Penrose Event Center - a 36K sq ft indoor arena and a 10K seat outdoor stadium.

There is nothing unique about stadiums. Tourists don't come from thousands of miles around to visit a stadium. Every city already has a stadium or two or three. COS is not lacking in stadiums, but what makes COS truly unique is that we don't have a DOWNTOWN stadium, and even more shocking, we don't want one. The mayor, City Leaders, and developers, THEY want a downtown stadium, but not us. And we - the unenlightened, the skeptical, the dullards - don't think it's very sporting of the mayor and City Leaders to force us to pay for a redundant, superfluous, asphalt, concrete, fake grass, graffiti plastered, panhandler infested, garbage strewn, iconic and visionary stadium/event center.

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Posted by curious on 08/08/2014 at 6:56 PM

Re: “The waterfall no one wanted

Why has he not purchased flood insurance?

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Posted by Chuckie46 on 08/08/2014 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Finalist for city public works chief a mystery


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Posted by Andres Pico on 08/08/2014 at 1:50 PM

Re: “A transformed Fort Lyon promises homeless a second chance

Having worked directly in urban settings with homeless convicted ID drug users for years I can tell you that the Fort Lyon model is simply brilliant! Remove the homeless from the temptations/habits of their urban setting and they will experience and then demonstrate healthy behavior change!

Jack Broderick/FTT

Posted by FITT Inc. on 08/08/2014 at 11:09 AM

Re: “The waterfall no one wanted

Soil moves on and near mountains. If you need examples, look at the terrazzo at the AFA or some of the mitigation at UCCS, as well as residential areas. Mountain areas are subject to natural disasters. If water rolls down that hill that way, think about what a fire would look like. Mining usually occurs in these areas. It's lovely to live there but any thinking person would know you pay a price for it.

It will be interesting to see how those vast new developments planned for the Mesa affect that ecosystem with its shifting soils and steep drainage. Developers are likely to skirt needed engineering and buyers are likely to daydream rather than be hardnosed about water and soil issues. Here we go again?

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 08/08/2014 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Help state decide where to spend $199 million

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Posted by Joanna Nash on 08/08/2014 at 7:33 AM

Re: “The waterfall no one wanted

Isn't it nice that we have no bothersome government regulations to stifle the local economy?

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 08/07/2014 at 6:00 PM

Re: “The waterfall no one wanted

Pam Zubeck - a map showing the location of the preservation area in relation to both the townhomes at Pebblewood, the Pinecliff Townhomes, and the Chiaramontes' lot would have been useful. Also, right now it would seem that the city needs to block-off that curb/gutter drain up on Golden Hills Rd to stop rain water from going down the 18-inch storm sewer pipe which runs through the Pebblewood complex; of course, having said this, I don't know where that water from Golden Hills Rd would drain to if they did that.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by boomer47 on 08/07/2014 at 5:53 PM

Re: “The waterfall no one wanted

Clara McKenna - you left one out; Rockrimmon also has large areas of dolomite clay soil and homes were built in those areas anyway without having proper foundations. When this clay soil gets wet it expands and has wrecked havoc with hundreds of homes in that area. Neither this, nor the numerous mine shafts underneath that area stopped the city from approving development. City government has played a major role in alot of the problems homeowners currently have.

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Posted by boomer47 on 08/07/2014 at 5:43 PM

Re: “The waterfall no one wanted

"This home went through foreclosure prior to the Chiaramontes buying it." - Pam Zubeck

Yes, but banks don't have to play by the same disclosure rules that we have to.

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Posted by boomer47 on 08/07/2014 at 5:20 PM

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