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Re: “POPs measure on land swap in court

A press due to the presence of The Indy. Hopefully the town will grow to the point where it can support a real daily paper.

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 11/24/2016 at 9:52 AM

Re: “POPs measure on land swap in court

On this Thanksgiving Day ... I am grateful for a free press .... for spectacular land ..... and for the freedom to fight for that land.

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Posted by doonya on 11/24/2016 at 9:33 AM

Re: “El Paso County Democrats make slow progress on local level

its sad the the democratic party used to be about workers and protecting people, now its all just hand outs and endless fees and taxes. if they never get another office i won't be too worried.

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Posted by rocket625 on 11/21/2016 at 4:20 PM

Re: “District looking for answers after failure of bond, MLO

Some odd comments on here. First, a Bond isn't exclusively (or even often times, anything to do with) building NEW schools. It's more commonly to support the upkeep of existing, in some cases quite antiquated buildings. Surely we don't want our children being educated for the 21st century in buildings barely fit for the 20th century?

I don't remember the district anywhere down-playing the cost, or suggesting that it the proposed additional taxes weren't 'a big deal'. They simply tallied up their needs, focused on those that were a most pressing priority, costed them accordingly, and presented that to the taxpayers.

What about the benefit to tax payers when they see an increase in their property VALUES? When you live in an area where the schools are modern, high-tech, and in high demand, local home owners benefit? What's the value of that?

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Posted by Melchett on 11/21/2016 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Homeless shelters and programs in Colorado Springs

I am about to be homeless I am a 35 yr old male with the ability to work and all proper documentation I need a reliable place for shelter while I seek employment and get a paycheck at which time I will seek my own place please someone help me I am willing to do chores as well as handyman work for lodging I have experience in plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and painting

Posted by Christopher Dirk on 11/20/2016 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Lefties emerge from grief and despair for a post-election "affirmation parade"

"It's a diversity stroll!"

And the more the trolls strolled, diverse it got...

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Posted by Tannim on 11/17/2016 at 2:12 PM

Re: “El Paso County Democrats make slow progress on local level

"Are the county's Democrats doomed to stagnation in perpetuity?"

Until they get off the socialist bandwagon and embrace freedom, yes.

Until they quit the lip service to minorities, yes.

Until they learn what actual economics is all about, yes.

Until they ditch the Clinton Machine, yes.

Until they re-embrace classical liberalism instead of the racism and theft policies of Jackson, Johnson, FDR, and Wilson, yes.

Until they stand for rule of law and blue-collar/white-collar street reality instead of ivory tower philosophy that has no success in reality, yes.

Don't hold your breath.

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Posted by Tannim on 11/17/2016 at 1:46 PM

Re: “District looking for answers after failure of bond, MLO

Marijuana taxes contribute $0 to school operational funds, the money that pays for teachers, books and technology. The marijuana tax law stipulates a maximum of $40 million goes into school construction. D11 has no need to build a new school at this time, and because of our assessed valuation as a major consideration in applying for these funds, D11 is likely to never see a dime of this money.

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Posted by Devra Ashby on 11/17/2016 at 12:44 PM
Posted by Bill Burns on 11/17/2016 at 9:38 AM

Re: “District looking for answers after failure of bond, MLO

The district might not think that an extra $100-$200 a year in property taxes is a big deal, but to many people it is, especially considering that insurance, utility bills, phone bills, cable rates, etc., are also on the rise. It was also a bad idea to think that people would swallow the whole $235 million pill all at once, especially since it was possible to look at the districts spending plan for it and see items that simply didn't seem that critical. A separate school maintenance bond would likely have passed since people can clearly see how the district has let the schools crumble in order to move money to other areas.

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 11/16/2016 at 5:07 PM

Re: “District looking for answers after failure of bond, MLO

The school capital construction only applies to building a new building as I have understood it. this does nothing for the needs of d11 that already has too many schools. most school districts get nothing from the pot fund as it currently stands.

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Posted by happyfew on 11/16/2016 at 1:22 PM

Re: “District looking for answers after failure of bond, MLO

Why do you need this money? Remember this?

Amendment 64
Use and Regulation of M arijuana
Ballot Title:
Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution
concerning marijuana, and, in connection therewith, providing for the regulation
of marijuana; permitting a person twenty-one years of age or older to consume or
possess limited amounts of marijuana; providing for the licensing of cultivation
facilities, product manufacturing facilities, testing facilities, and retail stores;
permitting local governments to regulate or prohibit such facilities; requiring the
general assembly to enact an excise tax to be levied upon wholesale sales of
marijuana; requiring that the first $40 million in revenue raised annually by such
tax be credited to the public school capital construction assistance fund; and
requiring the general assembly to enact legislation governing the cultivation,
processing, and sale of industrial hemp?

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Posted by birchlead on 11/16/2016 at 11:59 AM

Re: “POPs ballot measure in limbo

So sad to see how big money and politicians that are in their back pocket operate. We vote our mayor in but he won't allow the people to vote on a ridicules land swap that the majority of Colorado Springs doesn't want to go through! Ugg so frustrating! It's just the start of Anshutz land grab, wait till he gets rosemont reservoir and all it easements for the pipeline that goes right down Cheyenne Canyon. I'm sure it will be a great new horse trail from his new horse stables through seven fall up Cheyenne Canyon, to his new reservoir over to Emerald Fields and over to cloud camp! It will be epic ( for his guests) (all of which were once owned by Colorado Springs) He will be the proud owner of ALOT of land in c/s! I guess we can't do anything about it with a strong mayor and a very very rich man. "Cheyenne Canyon Master Plan".

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Posted by el jef'e on 11/15/2016 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Should we prepare for another Waldo Canyon or Black Forest in 2017?

Should we prepare for a disaster is the question! Golly, I don't know. If one lives in a house a fire extinguisher that functions is handy. A house in a forest an extinguisher is not going to quell a fire outdoors. The USFS fire suppression practices are what causes these fires to burn so intensely and for so long. What else does the Forest Service do? They sell timber. And I saw one officer recently trying to manage a forest by searching an older vehicle in a parking lot in a small town 100 miles from a forest. I would not have known it was a ranger but his monster 4x4 truck said so on the front fender. The military style he was dressed in including the standard shaved head were all calculated affectations to intimidate.
Then R.C. Smith, El Paso County's deputy chief of operations for the Office of Emergency Management and the county recovery manager makes a comment which seems to allude to global warming. Based on his childhood memory about it snowing every Halloween in the 1960's he is scaring citizens. It does not nor did it snow every Halloween. But fear monger they must.
Here is what it looks like
Avg Oct temps in the 2000's 84 79 79 84 74 83 81 83 78 82
Avg Oct temps in the 1960's 80 78 84 83 86 79 76 84 81 81
Global warming?? For fun look at 1948/50 averages:
1948 80 77 83 79 79 80 83 82 83 80
Global warming? No.
Dismantle the USFS and then watch the forests renew.
Lousy research dept at the indy...

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 11/14/2016 at 2:55 AM

Re: “10-year-old is seizure-free after one year of cannabis oil

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Posted by Loveth Mable on 11/14/2016 at 12:43 AM

Re: “POPs ballot measure in limbo

As always, thank you Pam Zubeck and the Independent. You have our gratitude for your commitment to the story of Strawberry Fields. It's not over yet!

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Posted by doonya on 11/10/2016 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Residents with contaminated drinking water struggle to get tested for exposure

Incredible article Nat Stein!!! Thank you for reporting on this.

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Posted by KyleJS on 11/09/2016 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Springs Rescue Mission opens beds

there are 1000's of them here a few beds isn't even a bandaid

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Posted by rocket625 on 11/09/2016 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Muslims Get Threats, Support

The warmth and character of my fellow citizens of Colorado Springs never ceases to amaze me. Faith doesnt matter, we are all citizens of the human race. Im proud to call this city home.

Posted by topfurnacerepaircoloradosprings on 11/07/2016 at 2:25 PM

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