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Comment Archives: stories: News: Local News

Re: “Soldiers' advocates take to court to fight Carson ban

This is and has been a travesty that defies all logic. NPR did an in depth report on this too. It is something that not enough folks think about because we all get distracted. Kudos to the Indy for covering this!

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Timothy Gore on 05/26/2014 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Utilities' emergency czar was canned amid Hurricane Sandy for alleged abuse of authority

I hope Mr. Berry and the Colorado Springs Utilities validated Mr. Kuhr’s resume. People make mistakes. His job performance should speak more than the Tree Incident. Mr. Kuhr is able to put much behind him with this job and Mr. Berry should have negotiated a lower salary and a probationary period.

Mr. Berry's reaction of ""no validity" to the allegation" of The Tree incident is troubling. Mr. Kuhr is noted as having made a mistake in making that phone call. Jerome Haur very nicely and politically responded to the after report for sandy. It is getting harder to tell when people are working and playing the system when saying no validity because the IG report is unavailable perhaps through legal process it will not be disclosed.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by TruB on 05/26/2014 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs pot delivery stretches the law

I have ordered a few times from Southern Colorado Marijuana, and the delivery came in a totally stealth package to me in Florida in three days. Amazing world we live in now. Hope they keep it up.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by parisdoll on 05/24/2014 at 11:58 PM

Re: “Mayor Bach's town halls go dark

Hizzoner doesn't want to face the people about various issues:
- A majority voted for recreational MJ sales but he won't allow it;
- He said 6,000 new jobs per year, but few jobs have shown up;
- He wants to avoid scrutiny on the C4C scam, er, I mean "improvement"

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 05/24/2014 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Mayor Bach's town halls go dark

The key issue with this city is jobs - and Bach doesn't want to be reminded that he hasn't created any.

The difference between other cities and Colorado Springs is that they have high paying salaried jobs and we do not. Sure, there are many people making a good wage in the city - but most of this city is made up of retirees, social security recipients, low paid military, and service industry people.

Real economic prosperity is created by having low priced utilities, highly educated people, access to raw materials, business tax incentives - and a willingness to sell them.

Denver has leveraged all of these - thus it prospers. Colorado Springs, on the other hand is a doormat due to its poor leadership.

Hire a City Manager to pave the streets and keep the lights on - Hire a Mayor to make this city prosperous.

14 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by CSIndyReader on 05/23/2014 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Utilities' emergency czar was canned amid Hurricane Sandy for alleged abuse of authority

Hopefully this person has a planning job only and not an operational one - as how can you have any faith that in an emergency this person would not do the same thing again - i.e., send responders to HIS house versus someone who has a greater need?

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 05/23/2014 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Soldiers' advocates take to court to fight Carson ban

I wish an advocate had been available to my son when he was criminalized rather than treated for issues stemming from PTS & TBI. My son was pushed to plead guilty to a crime he didn't commit to avoid excessive sentencing and discharge threatened by military prosecutors. He was stationed in Hawaii with 25th ID.
The military is archaic in their legal system, and criminal in medical mismanagement. Documents about his medical mismanagement can be found at:

15 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by topesmom on 05/21/2014 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Independents say they've been locked out of primaries for too long

" the top three vote-getters, and any other candidate with at least 3 percent of the vote..."

So in a state where one political party is dominant you would see only candidates from that party? Doesn't sound like much of a choice to me.

How about we instead remove party affiliation from the ballot altogether and allow all candidates to run who collect 5000 registered voter signatures. That way we remove big money and automatic party sponsorship from the equation.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by CSIndyReader on 05/19/2014 at 6:36 PM

Re: “Downtown streetscaping advances

Kudo's for the city getting rid of the sod and putting in low maintenance and no water waste pavers!!

Posted by Harry Roundabout on 05/19/2014 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Veteran politicians show interest in Colorado Springs' top job

Richard Skorman is a better candidate than any of the bluenoses mentioned. Unfortunately, he is too much a reasonable moderate to win in this, God's Waiting Room for Retired Colonels.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by JohnKoury on 05/19/2014 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Veteran politicians show interest in Colorado Springs' top job

I'm just as informed or ill-informed as anyone else who reads the Gazette. And thanks for taking a moment to correct my spelling. I wouldn't want to make THAT mistake a third time.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by curious on 05/18/2014 at 6:44 PM

Re: “Veteran politicians show interest in Colorado Springs' top job

Curious, your rant might be a bit convincing if you knew that the past mayor of NYC is Bloomberg, not Bloomsberg. As it is, you just look mean and ill-informed.

4 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Owen on 05/18/2014 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Veteran politicians show interest in Colorado Springs' top job

Mrs Lathen's role in working to prevent the public from exercising their right to petition government in the term limit issue is a matter to keep in mind.…

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Staci6 on 05/17/2014 at 6:15 PM

Re: “Veteran politicians show interest in Colorado Springs' top job

Veteran politician and political careerist Amy Lathen is thinking she might run for the $100K job as mayor. She says "a lot of people" have talked with her about running. How many of these talkers are "city leaders" and real estate folk who appreciate her solid backing of C4C and her enthusiastic approval to use public tax money to build a downtown stadium? Lathen also says, "I have a very good sense of what the people want . . ." Does she have a "very good sense" that the taxpayers don't want a stadium that will consume our future sales tax dollars? But Lathen, as one of the "city leaders", is paying attention to only her fellow "city leaders" and it is THEY - not US who have to pay for it - who will decide to build the stadium and on whose property to place it.

Zubeck's 5.7.14 Indy article, Question #8, makes it clear that even were it to accomplish the impossible goal of booking 469!!! events a year, the stadium will not generate sufficient cash flow to service debt. Lathen needs to read and study Zubeck's article instead of the Gazette's PR editorials.

Another Lathen shocker I read in Gazette this week is her goal to change the law so that govt employees - such as herself - can opt out of social security. She says, as we all know, that SS is a sinking ship and she wants off. What about US? Why jump ship and leave the rest of us to go down with the Titanic?

Should Lathen throw her wig into the mayorial ring, I will be voting for her opponent, no matter how Bloomsbergish he/she might be because I know what to expect from Bloomsberg and therefore won't be disappointed. I might even be happily surprised.

13 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by curious on 05/17/2014 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Veteran politicians show interest in Colorado Springs' top job

teabaggers, religious fanatics and crazy county gun nuts and combinations of all of these.... greeeeeeeeeat!

26 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 05/14/2014 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Veteran politicians show interest in Colorado Springs' top job

Of the potential candidates for Mayor referenced in Ms. Zubeck's article, which do you feel would have the strongest chance to win ? A one-minute Quick-Poll. Thank you!…

7 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Staci6 on 05/14/2014 at 4:56 AM

Re: “Drake fire causes 'major damage'

One hundred years of operation with not a single safety issue - yet a convenient major fire just when Big Development needs to shut it down so that it does not interfere with big profits.

I'm not buying it.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by LivesLocally on 05/12/2014 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Getting the 411 on C4C

It is pretty clear - the stadium/events center will not generate the revenue required and the UCCS and AFA venues should be paid for by State and Federal sources - not the local taxpayers. Why is this not evident to the mayor? Is he stupid or just bought and paid for???

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by LivesLocally on 05/12/2014 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Getting the 411 on C4C

I agree. Spending money to make the city a good place to live would be much more valuable than making it a good place to visit. In fact, tourists are more likely to visit us if we have a beautiful city, than if all we have are beautiful attractions in the middle of an ugly city.

13 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/12/2014 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Getting the 411 on C4C

Wasn't moving the USOC downtown and spending all those millions so the City could use the rings on city letterhead supposed to bring in more tourists also?

Spending the money to improve our existing parks and build more youth sports facilities would benefit this city more than moving a baseball field downtown.

10 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Can O'Korn on 05/12/2014 at 6:44 AM

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