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Re: “UPDATE: Lamborn skips veterans' forum

When the military retirees and active duty that vote here realize that Doug Lamborn is not their friend, then and only then, can we make the changes necessary to improve military lives. Lamborn says he "FIGHTS" for us, but in reality he fights for only Doug Lamborn and financial backers that don't include 'the troops'. His voting record proves that. He's voted to cut programs that help our active duty and military retirees plus all cilivian retirees and young and not so young families.

Remember, at election time, Doug Lamborn is only for Doug Lamborn NOT you or me! We need to send Doug Lamborn packing because he's fed at the public trough (state & Federal) for too long. It's time for him to join the "private sector" to see if he can survive.

16 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Gary Casimir on 09/06/2014 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Cassiani chosen to lead "turn around" of Springs

As the Colorado Springs Forward movement builds, as a 'community cohesion building' process, interaction and cooperation with the next Mayor will be important. Of those who have expressed interest in running for Mayor of Colorado Springs, which do you feel might have the strongest chance at being elected? A "Quick Poll". Thank you.…

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Staci6 on 09/06/2014 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Cassiani chosen to lead "turn around" of Springs

"... organizers say only 7,000 jobs have been created here in the last 15 years while the population has grown by 20 percent, whereas 26,000 jobs have been created in Fort Collins, which has half the population of Colorado Springs" -- are these figures meaningful? What are the comparative net employment figures?

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by RayK on 09/05/2014 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Shit hits the fan for Meadow Muffins

They used to have the best wings in town.. now, not so much. Went there for the first time in a while a couple of weeks ago.. too bad how far it's fallen... but ya gotta keep the name!

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Posted by ofrocker on 09/05/2014 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Shit hits the fan for Meadow Muffins

Meadow Muffins was a landmark for most of us west-siders. It was our "Cheers", where everyone knew your name. I remember standing in lines wrapped all the way around the corner at Michael Garmin's just to get in. It was ruined by the last owner, however. He completely changed it, and all for the worse. I'm sad to see Muffs go but excited to visit it once again under new ownership, as I haven't been there in years. It was a place where many of us got together and will hold a place in our memories forever. Those that were there know who you are, and "that" Meadow Muffins will be missed. This one will not. I understand the new owner is the current owner of "The Hatch Cover", another landmark bar and grill in town. To you sir, I say, good luck, and listen to your west-siders. If you haven't decided on a new name yet may I suggest, "Colin Brown's". He was a long time employee of the "memorable" Meadow Muffins that recently passed away. I promise you those of us who frequented Meadow Muffins then would flock to your doors in response to the name. Colin Brown's... It has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by timstires on 09/05/2014 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Public should vote on stadium, councilman says

There's already a city-wide boycott of downtown that's been in existence for decades. That's the perceived problem - but building a stadium is not the solution. Right now, from the comfort of your home, you can do something that will prevent our mayor and City Leaders from doing further damage to downtown. And it doesn't involve standing in a picket line. You can email city council and tell them to vote for councilman Miller's ordinance that will give US the right to vote the stadium in or out. Send email to all of them in one swoop at

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by curious on 09/05/2014 at 3:45 PM

Re: “New biz group rides to Springs' rescue

Why not run for city council if they believe that our current city council; you know the council elected by the people is not doing a sufficient job. Or perhaps the problem is that council is doing what the folks that elected them wanted. I am happy to see the council fight for the people and stand up against these robber baron developers and their whore of a mayor. In the meantime may I suggest a boycott of properties owned by members of this group.

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Posted by obliosupercat on 09/05/2014 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Public should vote on stadium, councilman says

We can vote. We can vote to not patronize downtown. We can identify properties owned by the Jenkins and their robber baron cohorts and boycott them. We can inform tourists of the evil that is taking over this city and steer them in the Direction of Manitou. Mostly though I see people just leaving. Check out how Pueblo is developing, feels a lot more authentic than that bad rip off of 1980s mall architecture that is currently causing an eyesore downtown. How was a building so estheticlly unpleasing allowed to be built by developer who claims to promote the arts? I have lived downtown for 16 years it has become more generic and plastic every year. You think at some point these silver spoons would have developed some taste. Other than a taste for booze and cheesy places to drink it, judging by all the bars downtown that have come to replace the bookstores and art galleries

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Posted by obliosupercat on 09/05/2014 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Update from Andy Tirado on Open

We're planning THE BIG REVEAL for members only at 5:30p on Sept. 16 and then the public opening on Sept. 17.

Posted by Warren Epstein 1 on 09/05/2014 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Shit hits the fan for Meadow Muffins

We took our family there about a month ago on a Sunday afternoon for their delicious
( well used to have) burgers famous rings and a pitcher of beer..after we ordered- the waitress brought the pitcher (s) , she came to tell ys they are only serving single serve cheese pizzas! we decided to leave and tried to ask to be compensated for the beers and the bar tender lady was rude and said something so stupid that , "they don't buy back beer"..
we paid for the beer we didnt drink and left.
we have a big family so about 7 of us (our kids and their spouses).
Couldn't believe what happened.we are natives and been going to MM for years, not sure what happpened but aafter that I can see why They closed!

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Nativer on 09/05/2014 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Shit hits the fan for Meadow Muffins

Sad news! Great memories at Meadow Muffins. And some of us did go for music when it was live and early on a Friday night. Sorry to see the name go and hope the atmosphere of the front room kinda remains.

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Posted by TruB on 09/05/2014 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Shit hits the fan for Meadow Muffins

I worked there a little over a year ago, in the kitchen, and told my husband that the owner was going to run the place into the ground. He had no concept of how to run a business, and would not listen to logic. I can't wait to see what the future has in store! I loved that place growing up, and it deserves a little justice done to it. That kitchen has a ton of potential. If the new owner needs a kitchen manager, look me up!!

10 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Bree Macoubrie on 09/05/2014 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Shit hits the fan for Meadow Muffins

My friends loved the fried pickles (?) right? bummer

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Posted by Liliana Petra on 09/05/2014 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Shit hits the fan for Meadow Muffins

Wow place was nostalgic for those of us that have been here 30 or more years. Hopefully with new owners they can bring it back. Since the fire it's not been the same. And yes that smell could go to. :)

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Posted by Laura Tart on 09/05/2014 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Shit hits the fan for Meadow Muffins


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Posted by Leonna Trantham-Winkler on 09/05/2014 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Shit hits the fan for Meadow Muffins

It's sad to see it close, but it was unbearable to watch Meadow Muffins decline as it has over the past few years. Hopefully the new owner can get the smelly mess under control and we can welcome a better venue in its place.

20 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by emilydianebailey on 09/05/2014 at 7:15 AM

Re: “Makepeace mulls a mayoral run

Anyone who thinks this is news and not a liberal hack job didn't read the part in the article in parenthesis. is this supposed to be an opinion piece? #LiberalBias

5 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Richard Weakland on 09/04/2014 at 8:00 PM

Re: “A Utilities rodeo? What a gas

Who is paying for this? The rate payers?

2 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Tad on 09/04/2014 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Makepeace mulls a mayoral run

Come back to us Marylou! We need a strong moderate like you to run our city to stop all this madness and get us into the new millennium instead of these dark ages we have been forced to endure since you have been gone!!!

26 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by guruD on 09/04/2014 at 3:10 PM

Re: “More Incline alternatives, and a few kid-friendly trail suggestions

I have to say, I sure don't miss the extra traffic over here.

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Posted by Roger Charles Hall on 09/03/2014 at 10:29 PM

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