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Comment Archives: stories: News: Cover Story

Re: “Trashed

I have a great solution to this issue for our city. In New York state, the garbage is city regulated, so they allow each household to toss out 2 to 3 car tires along with other trash once a year in front of their home. And if you don’t want to return your cans or glass for recycling, their homeless folks will go around and pick them out of the recycle bins and they make good money, since each can or glass bottle has a 5 cent recycle fee that they can claim at a recycle station. If we did this, it would create jobs and keep broken glass off of our streets. Easy Pizzy.

In CS, If we legalize RMJ and collected tax revenues, we could the money to pay people with pick-up trucks to be outsource contractors by allowing each household one pickup dump per year. The city sends a coupon to each household in the mail and they give it to the contractor to take their load of trash to the transfer station at South Circle & I25. The contractor would get $50 per load to cover time and gas money. The city pays for the trash dump fee and the contractor fee out of this RMJ tax money. This would not only get the citizens of CS to clean up their act, but it would also help us to create new part time jobs for folks that could use some extra cash. The citizens win and the city wins. What about it Mayor Bach and City Council ???

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by gurudori on 03/27/2014 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Pinned Down

Such a sick and sad story, unfortunatly all to common in America. A lot of kids have been sent to this place for minor problems, as long as there is money to be made by locking people up this will comtinue.
America has a serious institutional abuse problem.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Yukon Cornileus on 03/25/2014 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Hard landings

The public is best served by a highly trained military protecting us from foreign foes.

Freedom is not free and if the should of rotor blades is too high a price for someone, screw him.

The rest of us want peace through strength, which will never happen if we organize ourselves around the whiney dopers inManitou.

2 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by TejonTech on 03/20/2014 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Hard landings

I have to ask, which is more likely to cause a forest fire: An Army helicopter crashing or some dumbass hiker/camper lighting a fire or throwing away a burning cigarette? Maybe the BLM are looking at banning the wrong people from the forests.

8 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by flatlander_andy on 03/19/2014 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Hard landings

This is a classic case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing. There are plans in the works to cut the number of Army Combat Aviation Brigades (CABs) by 3. Meanwhile money is pouring into a new CAB at Fort Carson with all the buildings, helicopters, drone aircraft and ground vehicles that add up to a $3 billion package. That is what pork barrel lobbying by the likes of Lamborn, Udall and Bennet will get for you. All claim to be budget deficit hawks. Guess you can take that phrase a couple of different ways.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Gopher on 03/19/2014 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Cheer up, it's just the end of the world

Pretribulation Rapture is Biblical By David J. Stewart

*1st Thessalonians 4:17, “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

The Bible plainly teaches that the Rapture of the Church (all born-again believers) from the earth will happen BEFORE the Tribulation Period. God removed Noah and his family before flooding the earth, pouring out His divine wrath upon the wicked. Again, God delivered righteous Lot and his family before reigning down fire and brimstone upon the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. God never destroys the righteous with the wicked. And rest assured, God has promised to deliver believers from the wrath to God, which God will pour out upon the wicked during the Great Tribulation.…

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by gurudori on 03/05/2014 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Barrel roll

Culinarian and Corey: I am in touch with chef Matthews and do indeed base my journalism inside of factual reporting. Which is why you don't see me reporting on Matthews being booted from the Bourbon Brothers realm. I already conveyed this to Corey inside of a personal correspondence. If you have information that you would like to bring to light, feel free to contact me at the INDY.

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Posted by Matthew Schniper on 02/27/2014 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Barrel roll

Seriously CSIndy??? The departure (whether voluntary or not) of the covergirl of this story less than two weeks after Bourbon Brothers official opening would seem to merit at least a side dish mention. And while this is clearly a small town and small fish issue... please stop publishing V. Matthew exaggerations and partial truths as "fact checked truth". His primary product is his own story and people spend real money based on his "tales". From the young adults (and the military veterans who he directly markets to) who enroll in his culinary school based on his questionable credentials; to the investors in Palapas, to "culinarian" above who has clearly had first hand issues with Matthews claims, almost everyone in the local industry has long since called bullshit . Maybe now the Indy will too, but probably not. Everyday that Paragon Cooking School continues to advertise Victor's BS "credentials" as a reason to come to the school they commit a fraud and every time that the Indy republishes those claims they facilitate that fraud. Of course all of this is not presented as fact, and is just my opinion. Lastly I wonder how many disgruntled ex paragon students it would take claiming fraudulent misrepresentation before a class action was filed.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Corey Wilson on 02/26/2014 at 11:26 PM

Re: “Sea of holes

My business is in this end of town. It is not a dismal place to be. The people here are kind, considerate, and dedicated citizens. And tax payers. And, so am I.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Liz Rosenbaum on 02/20/2014 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Red, white and green

The best way for the military to save energy is to permanently close some more bases.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 02/20/2014 at 7:21 AM

Re: “Red, white and green

Imagine reading a well-researched article praising the cleanliness habits of burglars; detailing how much time and energy they spend preparing for and then actually wiping their feet, putting on gloves, and bringing their own cleaning supplies for after their work was done. I think most folks would wonder why the article didn't mention their ultimate action and it's effects. Your article doesn't mention what the military DOES---war---and that it is the worst possible thing for the environment. Militarism, like racism and sexism, is a sickness in our culture. I hope that one day we'll be able to recognize that it is the water we swim in and that we need to reject it.

5 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by EvanW on 02/19/2014 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Red, white and green

No way for the military to greenwash itself. It's the dirtiest, fuel inefficient, largest user of hydrocarbons on earth and paid $500 per gallon for diesel in Afghanistan using tax payer's money.
On the other hand, through our mostly Big-Oil-bought-and-paid for legislators, we do have some minor ability to demand an evolution toward greener technology that OUR federal funds pay for and stimulate growth in the industry, so subsidized by us now.

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by CSaction on 02/19/2014 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Red, white and green

Very disappointing to see the Indy got reeled in by the Pentagon's green washing machine.
""In Afghanistan," Hunt says, referring to reports that are a few years old, "one in every 24 [fuel] convoys sustains casualties ... So this is literally putting people at risk today." This sums up the baseline for critiquing this story and this campaign. "Make Americans safer while they blow up things and kill people in foreign lands." Even the few softball questions which get asked get non responsive answers and no follow up questions. A parallel story could be written about solar and wind powered drilling rigs for fracking operations. And Wal Mart has a similar pr campaign. The list goes on and on.. Seems the Indy has signed up with the military/industrial complex's pr wing.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Gopher on 02/19/2014 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Sea of holes

The city is rotting from the inside out - just another example of how new homebuilding is economic fools gold.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by LivesLocally on 02/16/2014 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Sea of holes

The only thing that will enliven south academy is if the area residents stop shooting each other and the neighborhood becomes safe again...they could start making the stores and services looked a little less like little Juarez.

2 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by TejonTech on 02/16/2014 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Sea of holes

A few thoughts:

- James is right; Pace was a warehouse club like Costco (Yay!). It was K-Mart's attempt to enter the big box and warehouse club businesses. There was a companion big box hardware store (Builder's Square). K-Mart closed both chains in one of its serial efforts to cut losses and find profitability.

- IMO the CSC was put into a very wrong location when it went into the old Intel chip fab plant up on Garden of the Gods. CSC is a government "basic service" and belongs centrally located in the downtown area where it can piggyback on the transit center at Kiowa and Nevada. Putting CSC downtown eliminates the ludicrous 2.5 hour trip from the city's southern region, plus it improves the critical mass of existing routes and ridership. Bringing CSC visitors into a walkable downtown will support nearby downtown businesses, especially eateries. There's a big empty parking lot along Pikes Peak, btw Weber and Nevada, catty corner from the bus depot / Wyndham Grand, that could support a mid-rise office location for the CSC, a modern cafeteria serving healthy food, and maybe a few more small businesses.

- I still hope the Intel plant can become a maker of solar electric photo-voltaic panels which seems a compatible use with the former processes of making silicon wafer chips. Here is where a public-private partnership with SoCol governments (EP, Teller, Pueblo counties, etc) the local utilities and a panel maker could bring some decent jobs INTO the area. Even if locally made PV panels cost a bit more than Chinese imports, getting people off of food stamps and unemployment should still provide taxpayers a net benefit and cost avoidance.

- I'd like to see S. Academy do well, but doubt it can happen without our larger society first experiencing a renaissance to provide the underlying prosperity to fuel the change process.

- Ms. Littleton should do more than just consider a stop at the V.A. Center. Such a stop should be an absolute requirement. Our Vets deserve no less from us.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 02/16/2014 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Wound Up About Fluoride

We obviously have "Newby" reporters and commentators. This is the exact same argument, controversy, chemical, and players we went through in 1999-2000 when CSU wanted to fluoridate the same exact water systems. Fluoride has only been shown to be effective with cavity's using topical application not systemic ingestion. CSU will get the fluoride from smokestack waste products. And know we have a few wacky dentist claiming tooth decay foul in the face of mountains of sugar! (those dentist's loved putting ultra-toxic mercury in your mouth for a century!) This is a horrible joke on the public, shame on you city council.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 02/15/2014 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Sea of holes

We just heard from Commissioner Peggy Littleton about her idea for a county-sponsored bus route from the South Academy corridor. She had this to say:

"I just mentioned my concern of an extremely long transit time from the SE corridor of City of Colorado Springs to the CSC at the PPRTA meeting today. I noted that there is a 6.3 million dollar transit carry over from 2013-2014 that, according to Richard Marcus, Planning Supervisor for the [city] Transportation Advisory Board, is for sustaining the new services that are being implemented and for additional services. I will be meeting with Rich and Craig Blewitt and County staff to see how we might collaborate in having an express service from the SE side of COS to the CSC. I have County staff compiling a cost analysis for how we might assist and what we might be able to bring to the table to get this service considered and implemented.

"According to Rich, the next expansion of any transit services will be in Sept, so this will give us 6 months to hammer out details. While I would like for this express bus to the CSC to be expedited and implemented much earlier than Sept, this looks like it will be the realistic timeline. At least we are moving forward on a solution.

"I think we should even consider making a stop at the new VA clinic part of the express service."

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Posted by Pam Zubeck on 02/12/2014 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Sea of holes

Looks like the Jenkins' investment in Bach's election is paying off.

First they'll make a killing on whatever land they own in the area for the C4C Stadium. Next they'll be stockpiling land in the S. Academy corridor, waiting for Bach's handpicked urban renewal authority to declare the whole place blighted, and fund it for redevelopment. Then Veitch and Norwood will turn it into another Powers Blvd./First and Main.

16 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by goldsabbath on 02/12/2014 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Sea of holes

Pace was a store much like Sams, NOT a hardware store.

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Posted by James Bowen on 02/12/2014 at 9:24 AM

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