One can only hope. Lamborn had his time; it's past time for some new blood and representation.
For years I managed a small and local Colorado organic farm on the Western Slope. Afterwards I spent years in the corporate world working with the states largest and most influential farmers. I can say, across the board, farming is one of the hardest jobs to do. Mike Callicrate gives a dang good assessment of the Food Maven situation.
I absolutely see how Food Maven's model simply encourages super-markets to continue ordering too much food, and simply allows them to sell it for a profit to restaurants and other businesses which should otherwise be ordering from a smaller and local farm. All under the guise of environmental responsibility.
Thanks Mike for a good read and another perspective on this discussion.
leloupe ..... Colorado Springs is behind and at odds with Denver and Boulder. That's always been true. One can't help but wonder if that's related, in part, to the fact that the Broadmoor Hotel has always played an overweighted part in CS politics. And when I say Broadmoor, that includes El Pomar. I was recently told by a person familiar with the political scene here (for decades) that, "Nothing happens in Colorado Springs without the blessing of El Pomar."
If this has been going on for a long time then perhaps we should thank Mr. Anschutz for his bold and brazen attempts to run this city. At least we can see what he's up to. And fight back.
Yep. Completely ridiculous spending taxpayers money on something that is not needed. Hope everyone in that church is praying for our children to get fed and educated.
"We are no different than Rome and we are going to fall just like them."
I once heard, (but cannot confirm), the poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti once said, "Rome was never like this!"
"Well it shows you how the Progressives think..."
I hardly think two bloggers are a representative sample of so-called "Progressives" (with a capital P). If it is any consolation, I do not think you are ignorant.
But I do think it is a great mistake to lump all progressives together, just as it is for progressive wannabes to lump all conservatives together, as if there are not often huge differences between any given two, who both proudly call themselves conservative.
"CPB I just found out likes to give money to stations who are able to raise the most money."
Does it surprise you that CPB is not in the business of funding losers? Doesn't fit in with your personal stereotype of capital-P "Progressives?"
" The only people that are allowed to manipulate in the Progressives world are the do gooders like those who run public broadcasting and our Government in general."
You forgot to mention the Russians, who are allowed to use trolls and bots to manipulate our elections by drowning out all opinion, conservative as well as progressive, in favor of delusional conspiracy theories.
Such a waste of money.
Oh and the CPB I just found out likes to give money to stations who are able to raise the most money. I know this because I personally talk to a person that worked in public media.
Public Broadcasting does allow some what advertising....they can't do Call For Actions or as Prairie Chix says manipulation. The only people that are allowed to manipulate in the Progressives world are the do gooders like those who run public broadcasting and our Government in general.
No I am the dumb one. Well it shows you how the Progressives think they are smarter than everyone else. After all they use "other peoples money" to piss on the rest of us. We are no different than Rome and we are going to fall just like them. How do you know that I am uneducated??? Just because I don't agree with your worldview. I am a conservative, but not a FOX News fan. Their are other Faux News so called that hold to my worldview just as NPR and then some hold to Progressive World views.
If anyone is the adult in the room, its the Conservatives not the Progressives who think they are on the side of the Greater good. Look at how many of the upper crust of public broadcasting are quite wealthy.
The author doesn't realize that the chapel has U.S. National Historic Landmark status or that his 'argument' is so off the wall as a reason he feels millions could be better spent.
Mr. Harry Miller - the upper chapel is Protestant and I am not sure what you are on about that it is some sort of religious bias. Then again you seem to think the upper Chapel is full of glitz. You also mistake the Buddhist chapel for Muslim.
This UC Health monster continues to grow.
Boulder and Denver economy are surging, not so in Co springs. thanks to Bruce types who are slowly dying off we hope.
Mr. Sulzman clearly and purposely misquotes the Constitution which makes NO reference to a separation of church and state. That is a later interpretation of law. As written in the 1st Amendment of the Constitution, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,". Almost all military bases have on-site churches/chapels built to support their military community. The AFA having one is no different, but as a high visibility national facility, all the structures of the campus were built beyond normal costs and aesthetic/artistic planning considerations.
Not You, I hear there are meetings in Cave of the Winds, but you have to go on one of the spelunking tours. About half way through, get to the back of your group, hide behind a corner, wait til they leave without you, then turn off your light and crawl on your belly through the smallest cave on the left. Even when it gets smaller, don't be scared, just keep going, and you will find the meeting place in an open cavern, full of like minded anti-progressives. You will know you are on the right place when you hear them talking - it sounds like "h-ollum" or "k-ollum" Trust me on this one!
A little rain and a dead phone and it becomes The Camping Trip from Hell? Time to man up.
The religious bias is actual a bit more so when you realize that the big showy part of the chapel is the Protestant part. Underneath all that glitz is the much smaller and more austere Catholic chapel. And then you have to go down a hallway to find the Jewish Temple (a nice medium size room) and the Islamic Mescit (prayer room). Several years ago I assisted a friend of mine who had the maintence contract for the large pipe oragn in the main hall, which contains 4500 pipes and the Catholic chapel's organ which has 2600 pipes. No ostentatious pipe prgans in the Jewish or Muslim rooms.
The chapel was designed and built to be a showpiece for the Academy. Most of the $68 million is to redo the roof which although impressive, it has a couple of design faults one major one being that it's made of aluminum which tends to expand and contract alot and considering the temperature variations of the region, it has been problematic since day one. The large pipe organ has the same fate because we would tune and adjust it in the cool mornings then the tuning would change once the metal structure warmed up. Talk about your basic high maintence wife!
Old Crank, I find the retired military community to be diverse in viewpoints and outlooks, not a monolith. However, Knight and Pico seem to represent one part of the culture, that is, a mindset that actively discourages experimentation and trying new ideas. This mindset might be useful in a military context, but it makes our city less competitive, and damages the 'brand'. Those people who are willing to take risks with business, art, etc. see that mindset and look to places that are more dynamic.
I do agree that our elite evangelicals damaged the 'brand', but I see that slowly starting to fade, partly because recreational marijuana has stolen the headlines. Yet, our bizarrely stubborn and pointless official viewpoint on this does nothing but reinforce perceptions that our community is run by well meaning, but smugly dated fathers (and mothers). I do find it common to run into cloyingly sincere bible studies in coffee shops north of Woodmen, but overall, our evangelical elites seem to have moderated somewhat.
Maybe I missed it, but I have not heard any of our leaders or political elite reflect on why Google and Amazon have offices in Broomfield, why Boulder is a leader in entrepreneurship, or why construction in downtown Denver is still on a tear (and it poached the BP headquarters from Houston!). Look at the comments on recent election results here and the Anschutz daily - sadly provincial comments about the new council making C. Springs like Boulder, as if that were remotely possible. Our power elite don't seem to look and ask "What are those cities doing right?" and seeing if we can adapt those successes to our community. Their biggest concern is gaming the federal budget for more military spending and building single family homes on the backs of current rate/tax payers. Meanwhile, our poor business writers have to gin up excitement about call centers.
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