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Re: “Centennial Boulevard project would link Fillmore and Fontanero west of I-25

I'm not sure how much wildlife there is given the hundreds of 4 wheel drive vehicles out there tearing up the native vegetation and creating erosion and all of the illegal dumpers filling the erosion with garbage and old refrigerators. having the road in and the area somewhat developed might give the open space areas a chance to recover and we might get some wildlife to move back in. I think some responsible development of the area would be the best thing for it... before all of it's hillsides and habitat are washed down to Pueblo.

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Posted by Mike Woelke on 06/23/2016 at 8:15 PM

Re: “Though Bernie's campaign looks busted, local delegates are still with him

Hillary 2016, lets go! Time for Sanders supporters to get behind the Democratic nominee and stop the real enemy, Trump. Sanders ran a good race, but he lost. Any person who cannot see the benefits of Hillary Clinton for president over Trump is probably a Republican racist, just like he is......

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Posted by prairie chix on 06/21/2016 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Manitou has recovered, maybe a little too much

The roads do need fixing, but it's not going to happen during tourist season, unless it starts interfering with business. If these people are moving to Manitou due to the fact that cannabis is legal, just to break the law in another way, then they should have stayed where they were because they're still breaking the law. We need more industry in both the springs and Manitou and fortunately or unfortunately the Cannabis industry is the only game in town. If we want to get these people off the streets the best way to do that is to make it so that they can always find a job with reasonable pay. People that are busy are less likely to get into trouble fact of life.

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Posted by TiredColoradoan on 06/21/2016 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Manitou has recovered, maybe a little too much

Restaurants in fixing but it's not going to happen during tourist season. If these people are moving to Manitou due to the fact that it is legal, just to break the law in another way then they should have stayed where they were because they're still breaking the law. We need more industry in both the springs and Manitou and fortunately or unfortunately the Cannabis industry is the only game in town. If we want to get these people off the streets the best way to do that is to make it so that they can always find a job with reasonable pay. People that are busy are less likely to get into trouble fact of life.

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Posted by TiredColoradoan on 06/21/2016 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Millennial firebrand Calandra Vargas wants to kick Lamborn to the curb

I reached out to Ms. Vargas' campaign website in an attempt to get clarification on a few inconsistencies on positions I noticed on her website. After two messages and several weeks with no reply I reached out to her via her Facebook page. After pointing out these inconsistencies her reply to me was very defensive and borderline verbally abusive. She accused me of being "closed minded" and being a "woman hater". I then replied to this message letting her know I was a proud Democrat. Therefore by definition I am open minded. So open minded in fact that I was reaching out to her campaign despite her being on the other side. However her response to this was to have one of her cronies attack me (with atrocious spelling and grammar mind you) then block me from her page. Regrettably this proves to me she is no different than any other racist, bigoted and just plain evil Republican. She is shutting down civil discourse on her campaign's Facebook page. What does that tell you about the kind of representative she'd be?

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Joshua Paez on 06/20/2016 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Though Bernie's campaign looks busted, local delegates are still with him

We will never ever vote for Hillary or Trump. Trump is insane and Hillary is exactly the same as a 1980's republican. I didn't vote for her in 2008, and I won't vote for her now. A vote for Clinton is a vote for a republican. I just can't hold my nose and pull the lever for this woman. Trump...there are no words to describe the insanity that this man represents. Trump and Clinton(s) have been friends for over 30 years. Don't let her false denials sway you...oh yes, they are friends indeed.

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Posted by AccountantInAurora on 06/19/2016 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Though Bernie's campaign looks busted, local delegates are still with him

I believe Bernie is a man who has the heart and consciousness of a woman. Hillary has lived in the shadow of man power for so long it is difficult for her to understand the perspectives Bernie represents and is so passionate about: The poor woman and man begging on the street, the senior citizen on Social Security who must continue working until they die, the single mom working two and three jobs to barely get by, the person who uses the Emergency Room as their doctor because in 2016 they still are without insurance. Bernie has emerged from the ashes as a Phoenix. He holds the promise of a transformed Nation! One where each individual matters. One where there is no 'class' difference. One where we are all truly equal!

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Gail Black on 06/17/2016 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Chernushin's suicide doesn't stop bankruptcy action from moving forward

Sad on many levels.

Posted by Amy Middleton McCord on 06/16/2016 at 9:31 PM

Re: “Springs LGBTQ community unites to benefit Orlando victims

Props to the community for raising $3,000 for the families so quickly. Nice work.

Posted by MarkM on 06/16/2016 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Two El Paso County candidates lead group of five seeking Senate GOP nomination

Even if Blaha wins, he won't last long. He is pandering to racists.

"Robert Blaha is the first candidate for federal office to voluntarily hold himself accountable for fixing illegal immigration. If he can’t help achieve a 50% drop-off rate in illegal immigration to the United States, he will leave Washington at the end of his first term."

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Posted by Chucklebaby on 06/16/2016 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Though Bernie's campaign looks busted, local delegates are still with him

PLEASE SHARE THIS POST!

Since Bernie Sanders won't be the democratic nominee, short of an indictment, we Bernie supporters should consider doing the following:

1. Take the Bernie or bust pledge by clicking on the link below. Basically, the pledge states if Bernie's not the nominee, you agree to either write in Bernie's name on the general election ballot or vote for Dr. Jill Stein, of the Green Party. It's highly recommended you vote for Dr. Jill Stein as write votes will NOT be counted.

https://citizensagainstplutocracy.wordpress.com

2. The day after the July democratic convention, all Bernie or bust supporters should register as Green Party. The Green Party agenda is identical to Bernie's. If the Green Party can get to at least 15% in the polls, Dr. Jill Stein would be invited on the national stage to debate with the republican nominee, Donald Trump and democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. This would be great not only for the Green Party, but more importantly, the entire country, as the electorate would be able to hear the Green Party's ideas for the country.

Below is the link to the Green Party website which will provide you with information on their agenda and platform.

http://www.jill2016.com

Since the Green Party, like Bernie Sanders, accepts no money from special interests, such as Wall Street, big oil, health insurance companies, etc., the Green Party would only need to receive at least 5% of the general election votes in order to be eligible for public funding of tens of millions of dollars to finance their future down ballot candidates and if necessary, future presidential candidates.

Please consider voting green to make your voice heard and your vote count! Please share this far and wide. If every single Bernie Sanders supporter voted for the Green Party in the general election, and turned their back on the corrupt two party system, in January 2017 we may have the first unbought woman president, Dr. Jill Stein.

#BernieGoGreen

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Posted by Gen Xer on 06/15/2016 at 11:06 PM

Re: “Though Bernie's campaign looks busted, local delegates are still with him

"That campaign fatigue is setting in at a time when people should be getting more excited and more involved," Schmitt says, admitting concerns about the Bernie-or-Bust crowd. "But it's my hope that people will understand the importance of preventing Trump from getting in the White House."

Nope; we understand the importance of preventing Clinton AND Trump from getting in the White House. #StillSanders #StillFighting It's up to superdelegates to decide if they want to win in Nov. or not.

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Posted by Victor Tiffany on 06/15/2016 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Two El Paso County candidates lead group of five seeking Senate GOP nomination

There hasn't been much change with the Commissioners outside of Bensberg and Bruce no longer being the on the Board. And, with their departure, it only brought in more waste (i.e. Peggy Littleton and Darryl Glenn).

El Paso County government won't move in a positive direction if we continue with the status quo and support career politicians who can't even keep the promises they made to the voters. This goes beyond the local level. We see it at the State level and even the Federal level. It just needs to end. So, with that said, the likes of Darryl Glenn do not belong in the U.S. Senate. He showed no value at the local level and won't in the Senate.

And good riddens to Lathen, Hisey, and Clark. Too bad they can't take with them some of the trash employees that work for El Paso County as well. And, as many others would agree, County government needs to be flushed out and rebuilt.

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Posted by Asher777 on 06/15/2016 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Two El Paso County candidates lead group of five seeking Senate GOP nomination

Asher

Are you not pretty much describing the entire set of Commissioners dating backto 2005?

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 06/15/2016 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Two El Paso County candidates lead group of five seeking Senate GOP nomination

Let me start out by saying, we don't need anymore career politicians in government let alone people like Darryl Glenn, who have far too often been inspired to abuse their power, make under the table deals, give favors to their friends, etc. They talk the talk, but don't walk the walk. We all have seen it. Politicians make promises that they just don't keep! Our governmental system is screwed up. Let's not continue to add fuel to the fire by electing some useless career politician like Glenn. We need major changes in government, that will result in a governmental system that isn't run by corrupt politicians anymore, but one that runs more effectively and effectively. One that works for the American people, not for the politicians!

Regardless, Glenn is nothing more than an egotistical compensating "short, short-man" POS. He was a poison in City government and has been a poison in County government. El Paso County, the State of Colorado, let alone the country doesn't need people like him in elected leadership roles. He has done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING for the people of Colorado Springs and El Paso County, but talk out of both sides of his mouth and cozy up to other like corrupt wanna-be politicians like Elder and Lathan, whom endorsed him, which sends the message that corruption supports corruption. His endorsement from Sarah Palin is pathetic at best. Let's get real people. We don't need the likes of Darryl Glenn in the U.S. Senate let alone anywhere in government.

Again, he has done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING of value as a City Council Member, has done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING as a County Commissioner, and is destined to once again do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in the U.S. Senate. Plain and simple!

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Posted by Asher777 on 06/15/2016 at 7:35 AM

Re: “CSPD suspended from military surplus program based on accountability glitch

Sounds more like sour grapes on your part. I havent seen or heard of any fraud charges or even accusations of fraud leveled at her except from you or the folks shes reported on. If you know of any please do tell. Sure seems reporters like her are the ones that bring to light the karma thats deserved.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/12/2016 at 12:47 PM

Re: “CSPD suspended from military surplus program based on accountability glitch

Pam's a fraud. She will reap what she sows. Karma's a biatch.

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Posted by Holmes on 06/12/2016 at 10:54 AM

Re: “CSPD suspended from military surplus program based on accountability glitch

Ya know Mr. Holmes thats a damn shame to even think something like that. First off its her job and duty to report the things that go on in our community and with our public servants. Second there was a time when most reporters took there job to that level and felt it was a duty. I for one am glad she does because otherwise we wouldnt know about these things. Last I hope our police force wouldnt be that petty or chicken shit. They have a duty as well.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/11/2016 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Waller, Geitner set their sights on county commissioner seat

Mark Waller is a career politician. Time for some new blood with new ideas. Making a career out of supporting corporate welfare is not the way. VOTE GEITNER!

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Posted by LadyLiberty on 06/11/2016 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Tyler Walker added to 'Brady list'

She got what she deserved!!

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Posted by Holmes on 06/11/2016 at 10:12 AM

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