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Comment Archives: stories: News: Cover Story

Re: “Cock of the walk

The one person who has NOT been mentioned in all of these stories about our horn-dog sheriff is - his wife. Are they still together? Does she live here in the Springs? Has she retained the services of a good divorce lawyer?

17 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Brenda Kay Richards on 06/12/2014 at 2:13 AM

Re: “Cock of the walk

The fact that this article is subtitled "Cock of the Walk" is the funniest thing I have seen all day..and accurate. Maketa and Presley are examples of true psychopaths at their worst. Much worse than many of the "criminals" they detain in the jail. The disgrace and liability they bring to the county won't soon be fixed. Hoping the DA steps in to get them out of EPSO as soon as possible. Great article!

23 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Sophia Wright on 06/11/2014 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Cock of the walk

Well, there goes the money for pot hole repair.

17 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Timothy Gore on 06/11/2014 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Cock of the walk

These allegations could extend to criminal convictions. When placed on the stand, everyone takes an oath of honesty. If personnel were promoted due to factors other than capability, a smart defense lawyer would be looking for other cracks in the shell. If any of the aformentioned individuals testified under oath and their honesty is questioned, we have really opened a can of worms. Was all the evidence handled properly? Did they speak from knowledge or privilege? Everyone should brace themselves even if we have 'controlled' the environment by not letting "true outside arbiters" review the data. Only a special grand jury would have the power to get to the truth. And I guarantee no one on the County Commission wants that. Its easier for us to pay the fine!

17 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by wpmurrayIII on 06/11/2014 at 3:23 PM

Re: “The Earthships are coming

Pretty rad project, glad to see it so close to town. Will definitely give it a look when it's done.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Aston Reynolds on 06/06/2014 at 8:57 PM

Re: “The Earthships are coming

I'd feel pretty silly living in an earthship that I had someone else build for me. Kind of misses the whole point of those things.

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Posted by Allen on 06/06/2014 at 11:51 AM

Re: “The Earthships are coming

Nothing wrong with being naked as long as you enjoy it and can handle it. We are all born that way! http://www.LocalNudistSingle.com is the best choice for you!

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Posted by Sara Brown on 06/05/2014 at 11:37 PM

Re: “The Earthships are coming

And why isn't this being built in the URA area downtown? Our city leaders tell us that downtown needs VISION and REVITALIZATION. This developer's plan is NEW and EXCITING and one that I can support. And, unlike the C4C proposed stadium, it is not 100% publicly funded, which even under the most optimistic of event/attendance projections, will be unable to generate sufficient revenue to service the debt to build this asphalt ringed duplicate of the World Arena.

Housing is being planned not for downtown but for east of the city. The future of COS is along the Powers corridor and eastward. No amount of state, county, and city govt money used to build skyscrapers will be enough to "revitalize" downtown. If the URA area is to be developed as an urban neighborhood, the impetus will come from entrepreneurs who envision the potential for profit and are willing to put their own money at risk. The C4C proposed stadium is an economic development scheme between govt and its developer partner that will not turn a profit and will require public money and a continuing public subsidy that will be paid for by US from OUR future sales tax revenue.

The Earthships project intends to use cisterns to collect rain water. This is an obviously practical solution for our high desert area but one that faces a major hurdle, namely Colorado water laws. Our legislators need to revisit these laws, recognize that the "science" behind them is nonsense and revoke them. Joel Salatin, in his book "Folks, this ain't normal" writes, "Perhaps no state has a more wrongheaded, antiwater environment than Colorado. According to official Colorado govt idiocy, if you impound water, you're hoarding a public resource." This quote is from the chapter "Grasping for Water". The entire book is a combination of science and common sense from a farmer and advocate for sustainability and the rightness of traditional farming and ranching methods that once upon a time in America produced healthy people who could take care of themselves, their family, their neighbors, and their community.

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by curious on 06/05/2014 at 9:39 AM

Re: “The loan rangers

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Re: “The loan rangers

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Re: “The end of school

I hate to be that guy, but feeling "like a genius" does not equal being a genius. As a teacher, I am a little agitated that a back-talking attitude during school time is being rewarded here with couch time. In honesty, what happens to someone who thinks that their own vision of right and wrong matters more than the rules that govern our society and the knowledge we are expected to possess in order to live and work within it? We need free thinkers that are willing to be held accountable for their growth as thinkers.

Of course, schools tend to go the whole "Accountability = Testing" way, missing the point of building a competent thinker in the first place. The single most important 21st century skill is the ability to seek the skills needed to resolve an authentic problem, not the possession of said skills in the first place. The problem here is that these students may or may not be getting the resources to look for the skills they need, and there is literally no way to know whether any of this is good until they succeed or fail. And even if it works, one program is not like another.

For the sake of Kody and Katy, I hope it works.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ian Davis on 05/31/2014 at 8:52 PM

Re: “The end of school

School has just let out for the summer. The ultimate merits or problems of unschooling have yet to be determined, but it seems to me we have very little to lose if we set up some school buildings as unschools just for the summer recess months to see what happens.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/30/2014 at 5:32 PM

Re: “The end of school

I unschooled for over two years and the gains my kids made were beyond belief. Founders and Mentors of Proprius, you are visionary! On behalf of all the children who will benefit immeasurably from Proprius, I thank you!!! Parents; trust your heart and your kids, support their interests and get out of the way! For parents at a cross roads I found "The Unprocessed Child: Living Without School by Valerie Fitzenreiter" an empowering and reassuring resource. That book weighed heavily in my decision to unschool.

People who say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it. *And people who have never tried it shouldn't speculate on how it can't be done.*

6 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Catherine Lee on 05/28/2014 at 11:18 PM

Re: “The end of school

Many of these kids are victims (yes victims) of an unstructured family life. Their parents have more money than a willingness to give their kids the structure necessary to prepare them for adulthood.

Here is an education concept that says, "You never had the strength or willingness to take away your child's video games or cellphones when it was necessary. So for a price, we'll trick your kid's video game and cellphone addicted brains into learning something...you're relieved of guilt and they learn just enough to get by."

God help these kids when it's time for them to be thrown into a structured corporate setting.

14 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Daren Daniels on 05/28/2014 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Star treatment

Terry met his wife Vicki and married in 1986; they have two children, Katie, 25, and Brian, 21 and two grandchildren.

call his daughter and ask what she thinks:
http://www.whitepages.com/name/Katie-L-Maketa/Colorado-Springs-CO/7rifa1v

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Pueblo Potter on 05/28/2014 at 7:37 AM

Re: “Gone to the dogs

I guess the moral of the story is to keep your pets confined or on leash, especially if you live in a heavily populated complex where it's easy for pets to get themselves into trouble just being what and who they are without owner supervision. An ounce of owner responsibility would have avoided this whole thing.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by PinColorado on 05/25/2014 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Gone to the dogs

Praying for Justice for Mashka. Rest in peace beautiful baby. ALL the owner wants is some compassion shown. Shame on Joe Mahor. HE should not be above the law. I repeat, Praying for Justice for Mashka!

16 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Vicki Howell on 05/21/2014 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Paint the town

Bravo, Edie, on a well-written story about the Pueblo Arts Scene.

We have a second home in Pueblo and especially enjoy the First Friday events and activities at the Shoe Factory and Kadoya Gallery. Gregory Howell is a hoot and his work on the "Artery" is particularly impressive--glad you gave it more exposure.

It would be great to get your article re-printed by our Pueblo Chieftain so that more community members become aware of how a little creativity can make communities like Pueblo be so GREAT!

Being named a State Designated Creative District (under the leadership of Susan Fries and the Pueblo Arts Alliance) is huge for Pueblo. The Creative Industries are the fifth fastest growing industry in Colorado, and it is refreshing to see a grassroots effort to build a new industry (and brand) in Pueblo without depending on PEDCO or the Chamber to do it. Here's hoping that we'll see more participation/presence and vocal support for our arts scene by our Pueblo leadership.
Julie Ann Woods
Snowmass Village

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by elkmtnplan on 05/05/2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “The art of craft

The Wild Goose is my least favorite place in Colorado Springs.

The goofy way you have to go up front to order each time you want another beer and then are forced click a box for 10-30 percent tips for this no service when no tip is warranted is just for starters.

The tables are so close together it is impossible to move around. The place is noisy and chaotic, while expensive.

It is clearly survival of the fittest while fighting your way through lines at the front, around tables on the floor, and to have enough money to pay all the "tips" extracted.

5 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by TejonTech on 04/23/2014 at 5:42 PM

Re: “The tick and the time bomb

Can anyone recommend a LLMD in Colorado?

Posted by marsblack007 on 04/23/2014 at 4:33 PM

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