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Re: “Traffic volumes grow, but I-25 widening project is beyond local control

We really could use some form of light rail connecting the Front Range. The focus on widening I-25 is absurd- a light rail is more environmentally friendly than increasing vehicle traffic- it is safer- it is reliable. It does require a working inner city transit- again COS- get your head out of your behind. I have absolutely no clue how the city was bamboozled into the 'City for Chumps' project so quickly as we everyday sat through traffic looking at our failing infrastructure. And city leaders somehow have the tenacity to say 'we need to find funds'- well no- you need to stop blowing our taxes on corrupted projects.
Sorry- but really COS- get a frigging light rail.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by KyleJS on 10/13/2016 at 10:59 PM

Re: “Changes at Pikes Peak Community Foundation hang charities out to dry

I wonder if the deputy director of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Abby Sienkiewicz, is related to the world-renowned Polish author, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Nobel Laureate and author of "Quo Vadis" and other famous novels. Is there any chance the Indy could ask and let us know?

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mr. K-- on 10/13/2016 at 10:25 PM

Re: “Trump's 'tinkle-down' economics

This is a true assessment.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by MarkM on 10/13/2016 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Predictions for the non-apocalyptic election

Rosenbaum will win District 4. Ask the voters down here

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Liz Rosenbaum on 10/13/2016 at 9:41 PM

Re: “USAFA Cadets take time to volunteer locally

Many thanks to the cadets for their efforts.

Posted by John Howell on 10/13/2016 at 7:37 PM

Re: “It's open season (next season) for farm stands in Colorado Springs

Government has to have their hands in everything. If the stands sold bad food, the whole neighborhood would know. Another ordinance which the city doesn't have the time to enforce. It's a sad world when the only way you can get to know your neighbor is through a city permitted and safety food course.

7 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by LadyLiberty on 10/13/2016 at 6:30 PM

Re: “2016 Best Of Colorado Springs: Nightlife

@Dance: Winners in the music categories will be announced Oct.19, along with shopping&services and community winners. We'll update the index that's already live with next week's names and add few more content pages.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Craig Lemley on 10/13/2016 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Two women Dems looking to break political curse in county commissioner races

We NEED the energy and new thinking that both of these candidates bring to the table! Liz will be an exceptional addition to the county!

Posted by rainydays on 10/13/2016 at 12:33 PM

Re: “New ice arena planned by Colorado College

Great. More historical homes removed to allow further expansion of CC into the residential neighborhoods. The colleges and developers run this town.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by JustALocal on 10/13/2016 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Springs Rescue Mission caves to city pressure, forces tent city to disband

Suthers has been anti-homeless from day one. "Insurmountable" is his way of saying get them gone. He has been a waste of a mayor, and gets worse every day.

13 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Rhino2 on 10/13/2016 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Homeless population swells

I agree with both Catherine & Micheal.
Being a residentially challenged person in Colorado Springs myself, i have been told numerous times by others that the only reason they moved here is because MJ is legal & they thought they could open up the next"hot dispensary" but those plans fell through & they never really had a plan B for their life. So in that aspect, i have heard from at least 35% of the homeless population here. Most of the people who have said this also stay at the New Hope Center(RJ Montgomery) where their is case management to help those who genuinely want the help to get on their feet & aren't afraid of putting in their portion of effort to obtain independent living.

Micheal... I understand your frustration with lack of support from the city here. At least you got to leave!! Lol.
I have lived here in C.Springs since Nov 1, 2000 & been a part of the "tent city" here in Colorado Springs since the end of July this year. My personal story i will not get into here, just my experiences.
Thank whoever you want to for finally building more facilities for the homeless population!! It's about damn time this city realizes the issues here. A warming shelter in the winter months & only being a place to rest from 8pm-7am with no case management or other facilities (ex.Showers,laundry,food,ECT.), while it's great to get in out of the cold, it seems counterproductive. For those who choose this lifestyle, it's great!! No commitment, no overhead,ECT. Those who are trying to get their lives together again, it's almost like a false sense of security... Like the saying"you don't have to go home but you can't stay here!" So then when these places aren't open from March 31st-Nov 1st... Then what?? Many panhandle for hotel room money when they know a cold night is coming but there are so many that have taken advantage of the communities kindness, most people roll up the window & pretend like they don't see you. It's been hard for myself to get even $5 for gas if I've absolutely needed it. I don't personally like don't it unless it's absolutely necessary, like I've already ran out of gas. I personally live in my vehicle, a 1996 Chevy 1500 extended cab with a topper on the back to hold all my belongings. I can attest to some of the fighting among campers & personal property damage as well. Labor Day, some random(probably on some form of illegal substance)late 30's male threw a cement block into the windshield of my truck. Cops say it's a civil matter because it happened on "private property" belonging to the mission, no arrest for vandalism, no ticket written & the individual continued to live in a tent on the property. Four days later, I was told I could no longer park my vehicle anywhere on the "Rescue Mission" property by Bill, one of the higher UPS in the office & had police called there as well...
Police see my windshield broken & tell me I have to keep it on private property because they could impound my vehicle/my home due to obstruction of view & deem my vehicle inoperable to be on the street. Where I was supposed to move to, without driving my truck on the street & to another private property.... Because some asshat of society broke my windshield!! He continued to live there until yesterday!! This has kept me from seeking employment in which I had a job interview the day after this happened but had to cancel due to not having sufficient transportation now. The Rescue Mission won't even lift a finger in anyway to help me get I it fixed either. The one thing holding me back from getting on my feet now & not one agency in this entire town will help me!! Ridiculous!!
Meanwhile, I've sought refuge at the local Park & Ride under the I-25 bridge so I'm protected from the weather, can't drive my vehicle & praying everyday that it doesn't snow or rain cause I know the windshield is definitely going to leak!! Alot!!

Posted by MamaBear1982 on 10/13/2016 at 11:28 AM

Re: “2016 Best Of Colorado Springs: Nightlife

Where is there an index to all the other categories? For example, who won the cover band category?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by DanceRevolution on 10/13/2016 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Busy ballot, tough choices for Colorado voters

Tannim, you had me until here:
Proposition 107: Presidential Primary: NO
Proposition 108: Primary Elections: NO

What is the rationale behind objecting to improving the democratic process of presidential primary voting in CO? This would take the power away from the Party leaders and put the power of the vote back in the hands of people of the state. Your other positions lead me to guess that you lean either/both Libertarian or Conservative, so it kind of surprises me that you would not want to introduce proper primary voting to the state. I am all ears.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Dan 1 on 10/13/2016 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Councilor Tom Strand allowed a city-funded agency to pay for an out-of-state trip

Traitor Tom showed his true colors during the North Cheyenne Canon Park giveaway. Like our mayor, Traitor John, he is simply another political plant supporting the interests of the Broadmoor and Norwood organizations. They are not interested in Making Colorado Springs Great Again. #MCSGA

25 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Donald T Rump on 10/13/2016 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Changes at Pikes Peak Community Foundation hang charities out to dry

The only personnel left at PPCF have no experience running a community foundation. Butterworth, who is a CEO of two people, started his tenure as CEO by taking the first six weeks off. Its clear he is not competent to manage this organization and this transition is clearly a loss for the community.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Joe123 on 10/12/2016 at 7:19 PM

Re: “Busy ballot, tough choices for Colorado voters

71 is horrific. We should all vote no on this. this is been laid out by special interests from outside the state..... oil and gas you better reread this. I am voting resoundingly now

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Margaux S Milchen on 10/12/2016 at 6:44 PM

Re: “2016 Best Of Colorado Springs: Welcome and Winners Index

Did your reviewer even visit Nara Sushi or Eim Thai?? Those two places far outshine your best picks. You had better get more thorough next time!

5 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Mr. Meeseeks on 10/12/2016 at 6:33 PM

Re: “Clinton urges working together during Pueblo stop

Great post!!! Thanks so much, Pam!!!

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Big Cat on 10/12/2016 at 6:19 PM

Re: “New ice arena planned by Colorado College

Or does school own it all?

Posted by missjoanne on 10/12/2016 at 6:09 PM

Re: “New ice arena planned by Colorado College

Location doesn't make sense. West side ofNevada between Dale and Cache la poudre? Tearing down/buying the private houses and school buildings?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by missjoanne on 10/12/2016 at 6:07 PM

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