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Re: “Castle Rock's example of building great parks with diverse funding

Thank you Bob.

Posted by Anna Seufer on 02/28/2017 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Reader: Get over it, Hillary (and Obama) lost!

I agree, you Trumpers got played like his show The Apprentice and now our country will pay for this major fubar! God help America!

14 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by guruD on 02/28/2017 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Reader: Get over it, Hillary (and Obama) lost!

sorry bub, the promises the meow grabber lying sac made to you will not happen. all he will accomplish is to enrich himself, his family and his rich buddies... not you hillbillies that fell for his lies... sorry but you gullible bumpkins were taken by a big city billionaire. you messed up... you trusted him... bwaaahahahahaha!!

16 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 02/28/2017 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Reader: Get over it, Hillary (and Obama) lost!

Lol...the electoral college doesn't represent majority opinion. Trump won the shitty states because liberals are fleeing the confederacy and rural states to be in decent places like CA, WA, CO, and OR. This is a trend. Also, do you not know any queer people? If you did, you wouldn't be saying "get over it." I beg you, please leave the west side. Why do you hate academics so much?

"Those who hate him are lost souls." Nope, we just care about equality, knowledge, and the environment. You don't care as long as there's a hideous white man in charge.

"I hate Hillary and Obama because they know things that I don't and they speak like professors! I want my president to represent me as a racist, homophobic, knowledgeless fool!"
Tyler

18 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by tylers1992 on 02/28/2017 at 9:40 AM

Re: “UPDATE: CSPD cop's letter says department is a mess

CSPD is understaffed and over worked. Legalizing pot is one of the causes. Their alarm load and crime have gone up since pot was legalized. The population of undesirables (putting it politely) has sky rocketed. Pot shops are broken into daily and one of the cities most recent murders was directly related to breaking into a residence while the owners were away and a friend was staying at the house who was brutally murdered when they surprised him. All you idiots that voted for it now reap the benefits. Other crimes are being committed so these idiots can support their pot buying habit.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Bill Pellegrino on 02/28/2017 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Parting words from the Sage

John;
Ive enjoyed many of your columns that dredged up the nostalgia and my "old geezer" memories of growing up in the Springs more than 60 years ago. My, how things have changed................

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by asawatcher on 02/28/2017 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Outdoor recreation and child development

Great post, Bob. I recently wrote about the same topic after reading Richard Louv's "Last Child in the Woods".

https://www.remainrestless.com/single-post/2017/01/27/Outdoor-Education-and-Its-Effect-on-Students

Posted by Outdoor Scott on 02/27/2017 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Castle Rock's example of building great parks with diverse funding

Bob, thanks for your blog. What jumps out at me is Castle Rock's willingness to invest in a park - significantly, and make it a "budget priority." They get it! I've visited this park on a weekend and it's packed with active people. You better believe realtors are bringing out of town perspective buyers to see this park. I'm sure business leaders are doing the same with companies considering relocation.
I'm not saying we need to build a new $30 million dollar park. But we need to invest more in what makes this community great - our parks!

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Posted by Susan Davies on 02/27/2017 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Reader: Spare us from a Robert Dear execution trial

religious freaks defending murder... WOW!!

the law will never be changed and planned parenthood does a lot of good work for women who need it. please keep your fairy tales to yourselves and get over yourselves and stop acting like fundamentalist, bigoted, racist, holier than thou, clueless and ignorant bullies.

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Posted by happyfew on 02/27/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Castle Rock's example of building great parks with diverse funding

This may be the first time I've disagreed with anything Mr. Falcone has written, but in this case I don't think Colorado Springs should be faulted in this case:
The way that people use parks (and recreate in general) has changed dramatically over time - Garden of the Gods used to have observation platforms drilled into several of the rock formations, there used to be a dance/picnic pavilion just below Cheyenne Canyon, and much of Monument Valley Park goes unused because it was designed for the way people liked to stroll in the 1890's. On the positive side, the city hasn't actually stopped keeping up with some of the recent trends, we have do have BMX/Freestyle/DJ bike parks, Pickleball courts, frisbee golf courses, and modern playgrounds in the most popular parks.
The kind of development currently taking place in Castle Rock is a very modern kind of style based on the way people currently want to use parks (as outdoor fitness centers heavy on the equipment). How much do you want to bet that all the things they're putting in now will still be popular in 30 years when trends have changed again? If anything, Colorado Springs is incredibly fortunate that our current park system is open, simple, and adaptable. We have our many neighborhood parks and some fantastic open spaces which have retained their charm and utility for many decades even if they lack the latest fancy amenities.
If the city is to be faulted for anything, it's that the further south and further east you go, the amount of space set aside as parkland decreases and parks are often isolated instead of being part of a more continuous system - but those are flaws associated with the sprawling development, not specifically the result of a failure to seek out more public-private park development. Yes, we need more parks, and yes, the parks need more funding to preserve what we already have (have you seen the erosion occurring in north Pulpit Rock O.S. caused by inadequate stormwater drainage?), but building fancy new facilities in select public parks isn't going to save the system - in fact it might actually draw off funds that could be used better elsewhere.

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Posted by David E on 02/26/2017 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Time has come for Trump's revolution, and reflections on a Trump presidency

America has been conned by the PT Barnum of our time. Promising both sides they will get what they want is the mantra of a true huxter and many in this country fell for it hook line and sinker. Now as he pushes an agenda that endangers everything this country stands for as he sweetens the flow of cash back to the 1% he is a member of. How can anyone even think this man is honest on any level when he has spent his whole life cheating and disenfranchising thousands of people to amass his ill gotten fortune. Now to keep prying eyes from reporting the depth of his corruption he holds the press and media at arms length while pumping lies out at a rate that is staggering to anyone who still has a sense of what is ethical and good. Yeah I got the message that you don't like Hillary but to put this mentally ill bag of wind in charge of the nuclear codes is nothing short of suicide.

Posted by Albe Johnson on 02/26/2017 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Rep. Lamborn won't hold town halls

To be on Lamborn's list of approved voters one must be GOP, have contributed to his campaign of terror and must not be angry about any of the mindless legislation he either fostered or rubberstamped. He knows in his heart of hearts that the GOP majority of the CS area will undoubtedly continue to vote against their own self interest to keep his corrupt keaster in office until the cows come home. SAD

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Posted by Albe Johnson on 02/26/2017 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Rally planned against Trump's new deportation order

When people invade a barren land, they are called pioneers, not immigrants. The Native Americans who inhabited this land before it was "discovered" by Europeans, were pioneers.

The Europeans who invaded and settled here were not immigrants either. They were colonists and conquerors. In fact, they could be characterized as "illegal aliens," as they never bothered to participate in any native rituals that would have made them official members of one of the many Native American tribes. True to the modern stereotype, the illegals formed gangs, introduced alcohol (that is, mind-altering drugs) into the community, and terrorized the indigenous citizenry with impunity.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 02/26/2017 at 4:20 AM

Re: “Trash and trash-talking derail community conversation about homelessness

Such a good point..Disrespecting the environment isn't exclusive to the homeless population.

Posted by Katherine Ligas on 02/26/2017 at 12:42 AM

Re: “Lamborn: My big fat abundant life

Directly out of the theology of wealth playbook. A belief practiced by many Evengelicals that to justify their money.

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Posted by Jim Melzer on 02/25/2017 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Castle Rock's example of building great parks with diverse funding

Cities and counties shouldn't be taking on DEBT to build parks.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 02/25/2017 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Rally planned against Trump's new deportation order

Spot on correct, Odin!

Using Bill Burns' asinine theory even the Aztec, Sioux, etc are immigrants since humans all came to the Americas from somewhere else. In fact, humans would be immigrants everywhere except the savannas of Africa.

To try to claim that a person is an immigrant because their forebears came here from another county is patently absurd and demonstrates an inability to think beyond soundbites and Facebook memes.

3 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by JohnEB on 02/25/2017 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Castle Rock's example of building great parks with diverse funding

I am sad to observe that there doesn't seem to be a town or city in Colorado which doesn't far exceed Colorado Springs in this regard. And that despite the fact that in terms of natural gifts of nature, Colorado Springs is the most blessed. It's all about the leadership. And luckily for us, that is subject to replacement and change. Vote.

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Posted by Mur on 02/25/2017 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Reader: Spare us from a Robert Dear execution trial

Donald Spitz:

False equivalence. Diversion. A fetus is not "people."

Dear's actions are criminal. Abortion is legal. If you can't see the difference, you're not looking hard enough.

Your argument is why guys like Dear do what they do. They believe murder is justified to "save the babies." I repeat. Abortion is legal. Murder is not.

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Posted by Bill W. on 02/25/2017 at 8:21 AM

Re: “Reader: I am ashamed of Rep. Doug Lamborn

Add my name too.

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Posted by Kim Garren on 02/25/2017 at 8:19 AM

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