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Re: “Lamborn sought chairmanship of veterans committee

Such a light weight his own party wont promote him ....

But El Paso County you deserve him ..... NOT !

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Posted by actionjackson on 01/03/2017 at 6:11 AM

Re: “Update: Tim Mitros leaves his city job

I'm very sorry to see Tim leave. He was one of the good guys and did what was in his opinion right for the citizens. Very nice guy to work with and talk to. Best wishes to Tim in his future endeavors

5 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by sandmarc on 01/02/2017 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Should city ask voters' permission to keep refund? Murray says "no."

If Mr. Suthers jumps ship (as county politicians are prone to do when they have signed on to serve the public but serving their own careers is more important) takes the Federal Judge position that the Republican Attorney General Association has recommended, then the line of succession will move the President of Council to the Mayor seat. How do you feel about having Merv Bennett as your Mayor?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/01/2017 at 10:48 AM

Re: “City closes deal with The Broadmoor for Strawberry Fields

It's not quite over Ms. Palus. Perhaps don't count your chickens just yet.
But thanks for the heads up.
It's always good to know where things stand.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by doonya on 01/01/2017 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Should city ask voters' permission to keep refund? Murray says "no."

"Murray also notes that Suthers has said he believes anything that doesn't require a vote of the people should not be placed on a ballot..........

Now, Murray says that given Suthers' stance, why would the mayor ask voters' permission to keep the money?"


Because the mayor does not really have a stance. The mayor, like any skilled politician, says whatever will advance his agenda - and his image - in any given situation. These words are as fleeting as the wind and without substance.

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Posted by doonya on 01/01/2017 at 8:13 AM

Re: “Stop the damage, and free ride, from grazing of public lands

In his final days in office Obama MUST come forward and create binding legislation and measures to enforce against the constant flaunting of current legislation and guidelines. If it was up to me I would allow NO livestock grazing AT ALL on public land. You want beef? Eat less and pay more.

Posted by Giulia Latini on 12/31/2016 at 11:57 PM

Re: “Western Museum cuts ties with Haunted Mines after 10 years

Mr Ducote,
The Indy called me to ask what happened. I answered. They called WMMI to ask what happened. They answered.
We are parting ways and both businesses moving forward. We both had a chance to speak - and we did so.
Its interesting to me that you haven't been at WMMI for a year; however, you feel that you are able to tell a story you are not part of. Don't recall you as a part of any board meetings for either business? Certainly you do not know me personally to be able to speak on my character or my actions. In 10 years at the HM, I don't recall you at all.
Your personal opinion of an individual you do not know and a situation and a business relationship you are not involved in - is of no concern to a newspaper. She reported what she got.
Gossip is for The National Enquirer. Not The Indy.
Please refrain from further comments about myself. My staff. My business. Unless of course you would like to ask me directly? Since you know me so well, you should already have my number.

Good evening.
Angel Nuce
Haunted Mines

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Posted by anuce on 12/31/2016 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Western Museum cuts ties with Haunted Mines after 10 years

In response to Doug's comment:

As a volunteer at the Haunt, I have seen firsthand the lengths to which Angel will go in order to care for her volunteers and provide a professional environment for guests and partners alike. The "cleaning out" of volunteers to which you allude may be referring to a number of volunteers who either chose to leave because they were, under Angel's new management, being held to a higher standard of professionalism OR were asked to leave because they were behaving in an extremely inappropriate manner toward customers and/or toward other volunteers.

What you are labeling "entitlement" in regard to the property is, in fact, immense pride shared by all of the Haunt volunteers for this organization and the substantial funds it has raised for the community.

Angel is one of the best supervisors I have had the pleasure to know and work with, both in employment and volunteer experiences. I am saddened to see anyone attempt to drag her name through the mud under the guise of "objective reporting"... especially considering the high road all the Haunt directors have chosen to take throughout this transition.

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Posted by Liz I on 12/30/2016 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Western Museum cuts ties with Haunted Mines after 10 years

Doug, your words could not be more true. I am glad that I am not the only one disappointed with the lack of research from the Independent.

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Posted by HauntedFamily on 12/30/2016 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Western Museum cuts ties with Haunted Mines after 10 years

Whatever the reasons behind it, I'm sorry it's come to this.

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Posted by jbmonco on 12/30/2016 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Western Museum cuts ties with Haunted Mines after 10 years

Having read this article several times through, I can say that I am disappointed in the Independent for not doing a bit more research. I was a very involved volunteer at WMMI and the Haunted Mines for quite sometime, and was witness to the degradation that was created by Angel's 'leadership'. Once she became the Executive Director, relations between Haunted Mines and the WMMI board became extremely stressed. Internal to the Haunt, her new management team cleaned out any of the volunteers that did not agree with her new, corrosive management of the organization. One of those forced out was a man who helped to create the haunt, both fiscally (he was one of the three that bank-rolled the first year) and with years of work. On the museum side, she was extremely arrogant and aggressive at every interaction. From the beginning, the understanding was one of a lease of the property. Angel and her team began to act extremely entitled towards the property. As this lack of professionalism came to light, the board at WMMI made sure their ducks were in a row, to allow a quick dissolution of the contract. It appears that they waited two years to enact this change, to allow for realignment of the Haunted Mines to the productive and friendly organization it had been. Obviously this realignment failed to happen and the museum chose to separate itself from the haunt. I would like to state that I have been absent from the museum for over a year now, and have no desire to defend them. This comment is just help the Independent to maintain truthful reporting.

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Posted by Douglas Ducote on 12/30/2016 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Should city ask voters' permission to keep refund? Murray says "no."

Why are Taxpayers being billed for Stormwater from Sand Creek and farther East when
they reside in Fountain Creek/Templeton Gap Drainage ? Any new Stormwater Fee
needs to exempt the Westside of the City of Colorado Springs.

Developers/Taxpayers in these new areas around Powers Blvd. should pay for their
own Drainage Improvements like Citizens have done on Westside for 100 yrs.

Mayor not speaking objectively, no reason to Vote on Tabor Refund.

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by frank1946 on 12/30/2016 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Lamborn sought chairmanship of veterans committee

Lamborn is useless and know-nothing.

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Posted by Lalahartma on 12/28/2016 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Lamborn sought chairmanship of veterans committee

Good thing Mr. Lamborn DIDN'T get this committee post. During Lamborn's tenure he has voted to cut the SNAP program which some of our young military families and retirees depend on. He has voted to cut Women's, Infants, and Children's funding which some of our young military families depend on. He supports Concerned Veterans of America which is an AstroTurf organization funded by the Koch Bros that wants to privatize the VA plus requiring veterans to carry their own medical insurance. He doesn't really care about our military personnel and their families.

He is funded by the oil & gas industry, real estate interests, and the military industrial complex. His legislative accomplishments are mediocre to say the least. He has had far better opponents challenging him yet refuses to have honest and open debates. He's quick with a talking point that has very little substance. He's detrimental to those who vote him in especially military families, veterans, and military retirees.

He's called the President derogatory words yet will stand next to him for a photo-op. He refused to attend a State of the Union. He is not a deep thinker. So the question is: "Why is he returned to Congress when there are much better people, Republicans, Democrats, Independent, Libertarian, etc., that the people of CO5th can send to Washington?"

Pisst! Don't tell anybody but Mr. Lamborn is a Socialist. He has his universal medical which you don't have. He has his salary for life if he retires from Congress along with his free medical which you will have neither.

18 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Gary Casimir on 12/28/2016 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Update: Tim Mitros leaves his city job

Good luck in your future endeavors Tim. Thank you for your service to our city.

Jim Mullen

City manager 1996 - 2002.

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Posted by Jim Mullen on 12/28/2016 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Update: Tim Mitros leaves his city job

I come to praise Mitros, not bury him. He is one of the good guys.

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Posted by Jim Bensberg on 12/27/2016 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Update: Tim Mitros leaves his city job

The current regime should commend people like him. What Tim did is what government is supposed to do.

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Posted by NoMoBart on 12/27/2016 at 9:20 PM

Re: “Update: Tim Mitros leaves his city job

Mitros worked tirelessly during the 2013 floods. Too bad he was unable to ingratiate himself with the current regime.

10 likes, 32 dislikes
Posted by Jim Bensberg on 12/27/2016 at 5:38 PM

Re: “City kills bike lanes on Research Parkway

Have you considered the city's statements on why they terminated this poorly planned project? It wasn't motorists rejecting bike lanes. Everyone I know talked about the dangerous design. My family was nearly broadsided twice. That never happened in the previous decade. See how how I can describe the issue without even saying "bike lanes"? But I know what you're thinking, I hate bike lanes because my family almost got killed by a broadside.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Scott 1 on 12/26/2016 at 9:52 AM

Re: “City kills bike lanes on Research Parkway

Glad the imbecilic move is coming to an end. I've seen some Bonehead moves in the past, this one qualifies as a leader on the list! Lets restrict flowing rush hour traffic, increase the roadway risk, increase the difficulty of access, (motorists making right turns for access) blame it on speeders, end lane approaching bike zone with no warning, etc. What gets me most was the dangerous multiple long right turns motorists have to make for access to Research. Somebody should be fired yesterday!!! I'm not sue happy, but I would have to support a victim or fatality of one of those long right turns!!!

13 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by George Simon on 12/25/2016 at 2:13 PM

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