Narrow Search

  • Show Only

  • Category

  • Narrow by Date

    • All
    • Today
    • Last 7 Days
    • Last 30 Days
    • Select a Date Range
    • From:

      To:


Comment Archives: stories: Columns: Between The Lines

Re: “City Council's first challenge: How to make an immediate difference

Lofty goals be damned -- I'd be happy if someone, anyone,, would just fix the streets so you could drive on them.

Posted by Clara McKenna on 04/24/2017 at 11:47 PM

Re: “City Council's first challenge: How to make an immediate difference

Recreational MJ not until Nov 2018??

Why would we want to send all that sales tax revenue to Manitou Springs??

Think!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by billd on 04/24/2017 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Olympic Museum and ... what else in southwest downtown?

What a mess. I don't think the Olympic Museum is a good idea and I am willing to wager it won't draw many visitors. I think this whole City of Chumps debacle should be scrapped and, in it's place, invite actual community dialogue. Personally, if we are stuck on building a museum, then we should start with a children's science museum, including the influence Tesla, who lived in COS and has an awesome history here. But that's just my opinion, among the other opinions of all the thousands of people who live in the area. Why has this project come in so fast? Routons' article highlights that all contingencies are planned for- when was the public ever even consulted? What a mess

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by KyleJS on 04/19/2017 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Olympic Museum and ... what else in southwest downtown?

Routon again proposes a STADIUM - this time to rebuild the aging AFA Falcon stadium downtown. What WONT the proponents of downtown revitalization think of next. Thankfully, as Routon says, this idea has no traction.

SW downtown's redevelopment, which has languished for 2 decades, has for many years had America the Beautiful Park and now will have the Olympic Museum as catalysts for redevelopment. And, as a URA. it is the recipient of City dollars. What is the reason that SW downtown is unable to fulfill its promise to provide infill housing and retail for COS?

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by curious on 04/19/2017 at 4:42 PM

Re: “City Council's first challenge: How to make an immediate difference

What is so depressing about CS is not so much the Right Winger nuts here all over... because we expect them to do as they do. But it is the supposed opposition to them that is even worse dealing with since they're such milquetoast Right Centrist Democrats.

'You could feel the instant anticipation, almost palpable, after the results came in April 4 for the 2017 Colorado Springs city election.'

Jesus. The instant boredom of people like Routon, Weiss (Indy publisher), and Skorman is that there is actually no 'palpable' change ahead in anything here locally. These folk are also MIC lovers, too. Sick.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Tony Logan on 04/12/2017 at 8:50 PM

Re: “City Council's first challenge: How to make an immediate difference

Nice wish list. All cost money.
Nothing about creating jobs and expanding revenues?

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by R Wehner on 04/12/2017 at 9:56 AM

Re: “A message to city voters: Rise above the negativity

" - - -we could be looking at turnouts as low as 15 percent in District 4 and only in the 35 percent range for the other closely contested district races."

On the date Mr. Routon posted this article ( 6 days from the election) the overall rate of return of ballots (voter turnout) was at 18.47%.

What do you feel is the impact of negative advertising on local elections? A five minute grass roots survey. You can also check the current voter turnout for your city council district - Thank you.

http://projectoneunity.homestead.com/Negat…

Posted by Staci6 on 03/29/2017 at 2:11 AM

Re: “Beware the Gazette after blatant editorials, mistakes

Kipper:

"At least the Gazette isn't trying to run the Transgendered Queer perversion agenda down everyone's throats like the marijuana rag does on a weekly."

High praise indeed. Is that the best defense you can muster for the Gazette?

"sounds like a personal thing?" Your hostility to the LGBTQ community is the "personal thing" in your post.

14 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Bill W. on 03/25/2017 at 6:56 AM

Re: “Beware the Gazette after blatant editorials, mistakes

At least the Gazette isn't trying to run the Transgendered Queer perversion agenda down everyone's throats like the marijuana rag does on a weekly. Funny that Ralphie has such an axe to grind with a newspaper he worked for for several decades...sounds like a personal thing?

2 likes, 25 dislikes
Posted by Kipper Doug on 03/24/2017 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Beware the Gazette after blatant editorials, mistakes

Why in the hell are the Gazette and GOP crowd here so afraid of Mr. Skorman?
Really, what is the source of their snarling hatred of that guy?

22 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 03/23/2017 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Beware the Gazette after blatant editorials, mistakes

So then the G is kind of like the 'Archie Bunker' of newspapers?

15 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Robert Gentry on 03/22/2017 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Beware the Gazette after blatant editorials, mistakes

Thank you Ralph Routon and the Independent. I have been following a blog being written and posted online by John Schroyer (former Gazette reporter) with great interest. But not knowing his background or circumstances beyond the blog, I've been cautious about giving one hundred percent credence to what I read there. Your description of the Clearing the Haze series matches his. I'm now convinced that we who are deeply concerned about Phil Anschutz's Gazette are all on the same page - that our suspicions are based on provable fact. I'd like to encourage anyone who is interested in the journalistic integrity of the news we here in Colorado Springs are receiving, to check out Mr. Schroyrer's blog. It's called "Phil's Gazette".

You can find it here:
http://philsgazette.blogspot.com/2017/01/p…

What's happening to our news in Colorado Springs is not just worrisome .... it's alarming.

22 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by doonya on 03/22/2017 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Beware the Gazette after blatant editorials, mistakes

The Gazette is only concerned with part of the community. 40.31%, to be precise. Thus the disinterest in accuracy and journalistic ethics. Those items are not valued by their readers.

Registered Voters in El Paso County as of 3/20/2017

Colorado Democratic Party 94,289 21.54% Major Party
Colorado Republican Party 176,476 40.31% Major Party
Unaffiliated 157,349 35.94%

Source: http://car.elpasoco.com/Election/Pages/def…

Not that there's anything wrong about that...the First Amendment applies here. But for those looking for balance and accuracy...the Gazette is not going to be your source of news.

As for me, I just don't read it because it's a) not a reliable source, and b) it aggravates my chronic blood pressure issues.

22 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Bill W. on 03/22/2017 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Beware the Gazette after blatant editorials, mistakes

Good one Ralph.

23 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Gopher on 03/22/2017 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Beware the Gazette after blatant editorials, mistakes

"Uncle Ralph" has had enough! And good on him!

It is indeed refreshing to find a male in the local 'caspar milquetoast community' of spineless weaklings who have something besides warm whipped cream stuffed down their nutsacks who will actually stand up and say something when it's obvious something needs to be said!

While everybody else is huddled up at the El Paso Club or Plaza of the Rockies.

Ralph and Pam: couple of jalapenos stuck in the middle of the bland vanilla pudding!

29 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by R Wehner on 03/22/2017 at 3:01 AM

Re: “A solution for improving Colorado's roads and bridges

Couldn't have said it better myself!

Posted by Tina Kohler on 03/19/2017 at 12:57 PM

Re: “A solution for improving Colorado's roads and bridges

The problem with our transportation infrastructure isn't lack of funding, it's that we spend the funds we already have in an extremely wasteful manner: adding more miles of pavement, or extra lanes to a busy road, intuitively makes sense as a way to reduce congestion and travel times, but in practice building more roadway always invites more traffic over time ("induced demand") and so we get a very temporary benefit at very high cost. If the goal is to improve network capacity and average speeds within and between cities, we should not be throwing money at one of the least efficient modes of intra-city transport available and should instead be investing heavily in commuter rail, buses, and infrastructure that invites walking and cycling (the exact opposite of what we have now, infrastructure which imposes extra burdens on anyone not traveling via automobile).

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by David E on 03/17/2017 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Colorado's election influence might be running cold

So you know she bought educational materials but that isn't good enough.
https://www.lawessayshelp.co.uk/law-assignment.php">Assignment Writers UK

Posted by HenryFlynn on 03/08/2017 at 10:40 PM

Re: “Fresh hope for Springs' City Council in election

Who do you think will win in each district - and what importance do endorsements have on your decision on issues and/or candidates? A three minute quick -poll. Thank you

http://projectoneunity.homestead.com/2017-…

Posted by Staci6 on 03/08/2017 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Fresh hope for Springs' City Council in election

This is one of the first times I've done my research on my candidates before reading endorsements. I'll be interested to see how my opinion will be swayed between now and when I submit my ballot.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Matt 2 on 03/08/2017 at 1:47 PM

Today | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
New Spring Art Classes at S.P.Q.R. Art Space

New Spring Art Classes at S.P.Q.R. Art Space @ S.P.Q.R.

Tue., April 25, 5:15 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

All content © Copyright 2017, The Colorado Springs Independent

Website powered by Foundation