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Comment Archives: stories: News: Local News

Re: “DUI, gang and other units shift to the streets as crime rates surge, response times lag

Pitiful. The city has entered YOYO territory, i.e., You're On Your Own.
Meanwhile, the Mayor runs off to AZ, telling them not to legalize MJ.
Is there a "bathroom bill" due soon from our enlightened leadership?
Major companies are beating down the doors to move here. NOT!!

13 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 09/21/2016 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Cyclists say their lives are at risk from road-raging motorists

Most of these so-called bikers are a menace to the public.
It is time to force bikers to be licensed, carry liability insurance, and to pay road taxes like the rest of do.
I've seen bikers----the large majority---run stop signs, weave in and out of traffic, kick cars for no reason other than spite, so on and so forth.

2 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Ray Jackson on 09/21/2016 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Couple wants dogs who bit back, saying there's more to the story

One thing the authorities cannot do is continue to return known vicious dogs back to irresponsible, delusional owners until someone is DEAD. The dogs should be put down. Public safety MUST come before the self imagined right to own a well documented vicious breed. People who failed to control their dogs once will fail again.

13 likes, 37 dislikes
Posted by Kathryn D on 09/21/2016 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Couple wants dogs who bit back, saying there's more to the story

Pit bulls are never appropriate pets ever. Don't be fooled by the lies pit proponents propagate that "pits are just like other dogs". Sadly, pits are nothing like other dogs. Pit bulls maul, maim and kill more people, pets and livestock animals than all other dog breeds and mixes combined. Choose your pet dog carefully. Choose life.

13 likes, 52 dislikes
Posted by Mary Ann Redfern on 09/21/2016 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Regional Building Department would inspect construction of its business partner


Mr. Jenkins is NOT going to use HIS funds to build anything. He is going to use taxpayer funds, this is a pattern with him. Taxpayers pay for his developments, he profits, and we are stuck with his tasteless, whitebread vision for the city. Hello to more chain restaurants and meat market bars coming soon. Goodbye, bookstores, art galleries, and anything resembling culture..... Pure corporate welfare.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by hippyhelper on 09/20/2016 at 9:11 PM

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

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Posted by Liz Sousa on 09/20/2016 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Regional Building Department would inspect construction of its business partner

I have lived here for about 4 years now. Coming from the Western Slope and other places in the country, the local government here seems abnormally corrupt. As a liberal democrat, I am at an odd crossroads where I actually won't vote for tax increases, due to the amount of obvious corruption in COS.
The C4C project literally came from nowhere and is up and running- without any input from the taxpayers. The citizens voted for recreational MJ, the city leadership decided to not respect the vote and overturned it. St. Francis hospital sells for 50k. The list goes on, and on, and on.
OldCrank- you sound like an Old Fool. Is this an attempt at propaganda or is this how your reasoning actually works?

COS needs to elect officials who desire to actually serve our community- with a few good leaders it wouldn't be hard to fix up our city. Cancel the corruption, the buddy buddy deals with developers like the Jenkins, and we ought to be ok.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by KyleJS on 09/20/2016 at 7:23 PM

Re: “D-11 says it needs more money to make schools safe, educate students

Tannim, I do not remember you ever coming to a D11 Budget Subcommittee meeting. However, the next one is September 27th at 6pm in the BoE room. Come, participate and become learned as to where the money goes in the District. I assure you, the spend on overhead is NOT there.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by groebke on 09/19/2016 at 10:52 PM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

Less police means more crime? Is that what I gleaned from skimming over this article? I was unaware that police stopped crime and thought they mostly investigated crime that had already occurred. I also thought that police here had the number one spot on the budget followed by the mayors office. (Go figure that one out, or I am reading everything wrong and if I am reading everything wrong then happy day! I can finally start to fit into society!)
A large city's police force should be self-sufficient but that cannot happen when "tools" are always being purchased to fight the War on ___________________ (fill in the blank). I would love to contract with the city to enforce traffic laws. There is a killing to be made writing traffic tickets but that won't happen because historically, at least up until a few years ago a ton of crime was solved, fugitives arrested etc all through simple traffic stops. Not roadblocks or SWAT teams or undercover investigations lasting years....
Don't get me wrong, I support legitimate law enforcement but not Rights violations, profiling or the tricks that are used to turn a simple incident into an arrest.
I was also wondering, how fast do the new patrol cars go?

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Robert Wyman on 09/19/2016 at 9:35 PM

Re: “D-11 says it needs more money to make schools safe, educate students

I'll be voting no on a permanent mill levy override.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 09/19/2016 at 7:44 PM

Re: “CSPD to beef up patrol

I strongly disagree with that statement. The community impact unit can be saying hi to kids when they don't have a call. Glad to hear changes. From south Texas, Corpus Christi, gang population is off the charts and yet you can always get a hold of someone on the non-emergency number and response times are much quicker. Not the only change needs to happen, but it'll keep us law abiding citizens safer as the city government does their job.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Caleb Ryman on 09/19/2016 at 9:58 AM

Re: “D-11 says it needs more money to make schools safe, educate students

What ever happened to all the $$$ that was going to be saved by closing 9 schools back in 2009? I've never seen any report on what that move did to give D11 more funds. Now they want more?

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Carolyn 1 on 09/18/2016 at 10:30 PM

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

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Posted by Patricia Warren 2 on 09/18/2016 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Cyclists say their lives are at risk from road-raging motorists

I was riding downtown in a 25mph zone in the right lane of a 3 lane, one way rd. - bijou. Passing the YMCA doing bout 15mph - fast 4 a bike, approaching Nevada & a lady in a car behind me blew her horn hard enough 4 me 2 get so pisses off I slammed my brakes on stopping dead in the middle of the rd making her slam her brakes. She screamed -get the f out of the rd it belongs to cars. I said f u this whole lane is mine kiss my a. She says not if your not going 25mph. I said its my lane at 5mph or 25mph & u can go around me. I spit on her car & she tried running me over & I smashed my bike in her window as she flew by. Car drivers its legally our lane b4 urs. Leave earlier if bikes r making u late or learn a lesson when I smash my $2k bike thru ur ignorant 2 the law window

10 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by zumascoot on 09/18/2016 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Case file paints picture of a "neighborhood watchman" killing in self-defense

My last name is Garcia. NO MATTER what happened b4 he walked up 2 the window & whether r not they knew each other, if he's got a permit 2 carry & some1s tailgating him he has a right 2 defend himself. Period. If lunged at thru ur window by any1 -ur mom or the Pres of usa- & u "say" u felt threatened 2 the cops afterwards it is the law that u r protected under. Period. The prob is punk kids -& adults who think its their right 2 punch some that says words 2 u u dont like. Racist r not. 1st amendment covers speech, not punches 4 words. Ppl might think they're gonna teach a racist old man a lesson with their fist. Better learn - ur gonna get a bullet in ur head legally

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by zumascoot on 09/18/2016 at 11:14 AM

Re: “D-11 says it needs more money to make schools safe, educate students

Lost my job in D11 because I have a Masters degree and the other teacher did not. Spent many years teaching in some capacity in the district and it came down to money. I am not badmouthing the district, just trying to bring to light that funding does impact more than you think. They can't retain highly qualified teachers without funding.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Tracy Borst on 09/17/2016 at 9:46 AM

Re: “D-11 says it needs more money to make schools safe, educate students

Wrong. That is not why they are short on funds. Look at the facts before you spout your pseudo libertarian gibberish. Administration funding does not come from the same pot as capital improvements. As far as labor overhead look at the comparison of D11 with similar size districts and you will find a model of fiscal responsibility. It's time the D11 teachers end their $ 500,000 a year subsidy to the residents of D11. Subsidies of the 1000 plus employees using an average of $500 a year of their own hard earned money to adequately educate the children of this district.

16 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Robert Duensing on 09/16/2016 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Jenkins wants more from Utilities

The city does not have the power advantage. The land in question is being used for a pipeline that will deliver the water that Mr. Jenkins needs to develop Lewis Banning ranch, it mainly benefits him, though we all paid for it, tax payers paid 825 million for a pipeline to serve Mr. Jenkins property, and somehow he feels wronged! Lewis Banning Ranch is in a flood plain and will require around a billion dollars in infrastructure to make it safe for development, this is why it has not been developed yet. The Colorado courts recently ruled that Mr. Jenkins is responsible for paying those costs, unless city council changes its incorporation status, in which case the tax payers will pay the billion dollars instead. Any guess how that's going to go down? The developer cartels own the mayor and city council; so,its not the city with the power advantage. The land was likely not worth 2 million, but,
$320,000 in attorneys goes along way to getting your way.

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Posted by hippyhelper on 09/16/2016 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Case file paints picture of a "neighborhood watchman" killing in self-defense

The moment Jesse leaned in through the window of Rogers vehicle and (presumably) tried to grab Rogers gun he made it a self defense act on Rogers part. Rogers is not legally obligated to leave an area just because someone he is in conflict with is there. Why didn't Jesse leave when he saw the gun? Maybe Jack Rogers is getting away with murder, but Jesse Garcia made it easy for him.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Richard M. Shirley on 09/16/2016 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Big Johnson open space inquiry ordered

If taxpayers are going to fund anything for the reservoir then it should be made for public access. There is not a lake in this area and it would be great for nearby communities to have one close by.

Posted by Paula Beth Ortega Quattlebaum on 09/15/2016 at 5:36 PM

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