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Re: “Reader: The homeless issues aren't getting any better

Do you hand your dollar to the beggar standing on the median or do you hand it to a non-profit homeless organization. At the moment neither seems to be a solution.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 02/13/2017 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Reader: The homeless issues aren't getting any better

homeless charitys are fake......thay say thay give but thay do not

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Posted by Aaron Silverstein on 02/13/2017 at 1:19 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Together for Colorado Springs launch draws over 500

Ok? is socialist republican? Wuut? But the article says "you don't have to be Democrat"...hmmm. I say every person gets one acre when born, no silly governments.

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Posted by jwalker on 02/13/2017 at 9:00 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Together for Colorado Springs launch draws over 500

Really? Third term? How about strict term limits and transparency? Progressives like Bernie promise free college in health care..wuuuuht?
Old crank?

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Posted by colohgram on 02/12/2017 at 7:10 PM

Re: “Waldo Canyon off limits to public for foreseeable future

We live in a culture of instant gratification. For many, it is hard to accept that after five years, Waldo Canyon is still off limits and might be for quite some time. But you can't rush Mother Nature. As the article states, "human activity in the canyon can also disturb the fragile eco-systems, further inhibiting the recovery of the canyon." The revegetation of Waldo Canyon should always supercede the public's *desire* to hike there.

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Posted by Sharon Foster on 02/12/2017 at 4:27 PM

Re: “The law of the land

Um the thought of local law enforcemwnt taking on this extra reaponsibility will result in lawless in the forest. Have you ever had to dial 911 lately, "your call is very important to us. Please stay on the line, your call will be answered in the order it was received." Local law enforcement does not have the budget or staffing levels to do this.

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Posted by Suzanne Howell Burkle on 02/12/2017 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Waldo Canyon off limits to public for foreseeable future

It's not only the unstable soil/sediment that poses a hazard, but now the tress have become unstable. The tops and whole tress are now falling & breaking when there are high winds. I've seen tops falling off & trees falling over at the roots that are now rotting. Any trails in the burn area would need trees cut up to 100 feet on either side of the trail so that hikers are safe. Rebuilding a trail on unstable soil also posses issues. Without ground cover the soil sloughs very easily and would require a lot of trail maintenance. I'm seeing all these issues at the Flying W Ranch were I built a 6,000 LF equestrian trail for a waterline. I understand people want to hike in Waldo Canyon, but be patient & let the regrowth help stabilize the soil. I've been in Waldo Canyon do mitigation, and have see the devastation.

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Posted by Dave Dombach on 02/12/2017 at 10:56 AM

Re: “I Am Not Your Negro

Why is this film not playing here? On to Denver, I guess.

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Posted by annmmc on 02/12/2017 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Together for Colorado Springs to help candidates, support issues

I'm all for free tuition at state universities! AND SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE! Super!

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Posted by coloradostrward on 02/11/2017 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Jorge's will get you day-drunk

Grow Up

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Posted by Noah Cox on 02/11/2017 at 9:45 PM

Re: “The law of the land

The issue is somewhat different than explained. Generally, local control is better than federal control for issues such as parks because the citizens that use the parks are the ones that care the most. Local control is better than federal control because citizens have the ability to meet with local elected officials for any issues.

The threat of hikers being arrested by untrained forest rangers is concerning. There are many recent examples where the threat of enforcement has been used by the U.S. Forest Service against the local hiking community:

---At the public meetings for Jones Park, the U.S. Forest Service prominently displayed signs at every meeting with the penalties (jail time and fine) for hiking in the area. While the public continued to use the area, the threat of enforcement was used as an intimidation tactic. No one was arrested, but why threaten the thousands of users that summer? [even Doug Lamborn was run over by the USFS on this issue - his office did hike in protest of the ban].

---At the Bear Creek Roundtable, the U.S. Forest Service continues to push for enforcement of penalties against local hikers (proposed ordinance against off-trail hiking was recently discussed). The Historic Trail is scheduled for closure this summer, and the U.S. Forest Service maintains that local hikers will be dragged into federal court if they hike off-trail.

In the example cited at Mount Herman, I do not understand why the county sheriff would not be able to enforce a ban on shooting. The law to reimburse local agencies for the cost of enforcement seems reasonable.

Misuse of the power of enforcement is the concern. I prefer local control, supervised by an elected official, to what I have seen by the U.S. Forest Service. The criminal activity cited is: local hikers being off-trail. Not much of a crime except to the federal government. Why not leave this to the discretion of the local sheriff?

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Posted by MChaussee on 02/11/2017 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Bulletin Board

Bulletin boards are commonly used in schools, colleges and office depots etc. to gather and transfer information. In todays time, it is not possible to convey our message individually so these boards are very helpful, one just need to stick the matter on the common bulletin and everyone will get the news. For all this, use inventive material to make them more eye-catchy and you can easily get such stuff from I hope you all will like them too.

Posted by JaidenBenjamin on 02/11/2017 at 2:03 AM

Re: “Jon Orr draws on occult and scientific archetypes to explore his ideas

I read an early draft of Ghostland in 2014 that was written by Jon Orr and Brandon Laney, and I really enjoyed it. Hopefully Brandon gets some credit for his work if this book takes off!

Good luck with it, Jon!

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Posted by Colin Higgins on 02/10/2017 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Game over

So many great memories and lifetime friends were made was just talking about the bar to my sister in law and we both were there but didn't know each other at that time. v Thank you very well written article

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Posted by Anthony Gonzales on 02/10/2017 at 12:07 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Together for Colorado Springs launch draws over 500

Minor nit-pick. I believe that Dawn Haliburton-Rudy was referring to the Colorado Springs Women's March, that drew 7,000 people of all genders and hues, not 700 as indicated in this blog. This is perhaps the largest local march since anti-Viet Nam war protests of the early 1970's.

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Posted by JgW on 02/09/2017 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Parting words from the Sage

John, I've always enjoyed your perspective and your wit. I will miss your column in the Indy.

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Posted by Deborah Muehleisen on 02/09/2017 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Parting words from the Sage

Much love my friend!

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Posted by Krista Heinicke on 02/09/2017 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Coloradans conflicted on Trump's Supreme Court pick

I have no problem believing it was a joke. The social and political climate in the 1980s was nothing like it is today. Back then, it was cool to be left wing--further left than the liberals in the Democratic Party. The further to the left, the cooler.

One of the sadder aspects of the times was a propensity to call anyone with even moderately conservative views, a fascist. It should not be surprising that victims of this name calling would adopt the label as a backhanded compliment.

Furthermore, no real fascist organization ever operates under its true identity. They adopt mild names like "Alt Right," because they know no decent person will give a second look if they use words like fascist, nazi, or racist in their names.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 02/09/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Downtown stadium off the table, new City for Champions project announced

You're right that marijuana sales are a major factor in the rise of tax revenue. But it doesn't account for the high-occupancy rate reported by the hotel/hospitality sector. Legal marijuana is also a major factor in the rise of "homeless" vagrants migrating to COS.

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Posted by curious on 02/09/2017 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Downtown stadium off the table, new City for Champions project announced

the fact that there has been an increase in tourism is due as much to marijuana being legal here than any other reason. when the other states, and smart cities, see the tax advantages of legal pot this tourism source will go away. we will go back to being a quiet back woods retirement community that we were and many still strive for us to remain. our old fart thinking and bigoted anti-tolerance attitudes will continue to hurt the chances of anyone under 75 wanting to come here.

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Posted by happyfew on 02/09/2017 at 8:14 AM

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