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Re: “Parents battle The Classical Academy over son's coveted locks

Kevin Douglas,

As Charlie's father, and as a TCA parent for 12 years, I am well aware of the dress code. If you read the article, it says that the senior contract, which Principal Shields agreed to, allowed an exception to the dress code. Charlie has been "abiding by their terms". The issue is that their terms changed, and not only did the terms change, they did a very poor job communicating that fact.

The TCA School Board decided last week that they would not hear our appeal. We had agreed to comply with the board's decision, so Charlie got his hair cut. We thought it was important that we keep our word, even if the administration and the board place a higher priority on short hair than keeping your word.

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Posted by Patrick McGrath on 03/31/2014 at 2:05 PM

Re: “MMJ and retail centers

For those headies out there. What would you consider the the most potent sativa or sativa hybrid out and about????

Posted by oldpower on 03/31/2014 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Parents battle The Classical Academy over son's coveted locks

I have extremely long colored hair past my bottom and guess what, I hold a PhD and a full time job! Your hair or even tattoos does not prevent you in this day and age from being a productive member of any community! Hair does not magically grow in a few weeks or months, he has had long hair for a while now and even though this is a charter school they could have and should have said something at the beginning of the year NOT now when it is 4th quarter, this is just dumb, let it go change the "contracts" for next year and move on. I wonder when this town is going to get out of the dark ages?

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Posted by Tina M Abeyta Phd on 03/31/2014 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Parents battle The Classical Academy over son's coveted locks

He needs to be allowed to keep his hair. He is a senior who has probably been going to this school for the last 3 and a half years and has probably had long hair for a long time. It is not like his hair has grown overnight and is now suddenly too long. Change the dress code for next year and make it more specific but there are just a few months left of this school year so they shouldn't be able to change the dress code now.

My high school (a Lutheran high school) even allowed boys to have long hair. The rule was that it could not go past the bottom of the collar of a button up shirt. Maybe something like that could be in the dress code but for the coming year.

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Posted by Lisa Appleyard on 03/31/2014 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Parents battle The Classical Academy over son's coveted locks

Nobody at TCA was assigned to go there by district maps or anything. You go there because you chose to and agreed to abide by their terms. This is a charter school that you have to choose to go to. If this were a regular high school where the kid didn't have a choice to go to, then I wouldn't take the schools side.

My kid goes to TCA and he has always wanted to shave his head (with a razor), but the dress code doesn't allow for it. So, he just gets his high and tight instead.

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Posted by Kevin Douglas on 03/31/2014 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Hazlehurst, C4C, and retail pot in Manitou

Bravo to Judith Lee and Bob Powell for telling it like it is. Hard to understand why Hazlehurst is so pro C4C, other than the fact that we have to use carbon dating to determine his age. I'm withholding final judgment on C4C, but I am quite confident that real estate developers are behind the event center, and that warrants caution.

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Posted by Dave Gardner on 03/30/2014 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs settles Memorial case for $885,000

Oh dear, I need to amend my own comments to note that it was NOT Chris Wheeler's comment, but rather the one by Tricia Patterson, that was so judgemental.


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Posted by Jan Andrews VanHorn on 03/30/2014 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs settles Memorial case for $885,000

You certainly have proved that having only partial facts doesn't have to get in the way of a quick story! What was the big rush to print this without getting the full set of facts???

As to Mr. Wheeler's off-the-top (very cruel) comments: I hope you never experience the pain Nancy and her family have endured as a result of the overdose.

And, for Pam Zubeck: With your rush to print only half a've opened the door for people who have only what you provided to make their own hasty, nasty rushes to judgement. Please, in the future, wait until you can write an objective whole story before you subject others to this kind of "journalism".

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Posted by Jan Andrews VanHorn on 03/30/2014 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Manitou Springs applying to be a Creative District

Let's be honest. Downtown CS is a creative district for ONE reason and ONE reason only: the S.P.Q.R. community entertainment center and the M.O.D.B.O. rockin' art museum. If it wasn't for these two alley holes there wouldn't be ANY art downtown worth looking at at all. They have all these old-timey paintings of cool stuff like bourgeois furries and ugly underwear models and, I don't know, bug-eyed coal miners and shit. Go check em' out or go die.

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Posted by Dub Stepdad on 03/30/2014 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Legislators want to expand a grant for school counselors

As someone who has a Masters degree in School Counseling, Im glad to see this profession becoming more valued.

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Posted by lisaczelatdko on 03/30/2014 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs settles Memorial case for $885,000

Seriously? Shame on you The Independent for writing something with only a fraction of information and not knowing what repercussions could come from private disclosures. How incredibly insensitive and thoughtless!

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Posted by Kathy Macoubrie on 03/30/2014 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Our trash: Where's it all go?

Incredible what will get thrown away in the trash! We need to redefine what trash even is. Take an item out of the garbage can, and voila!, it ceases to be trash anymore.

I work at a glass recycling company called Clear Intentions, and we are working to take glass, an incredibly useful material, out of the "trash," and turn it into a usable product. We've just moved to the Colorado area and need residents on board.

Posted by Todd Lehman on 03/30/2014 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs settles Memorial case for $885,000

cognitive impairment? WHAT????? I think that was present prior to her visits to the hospital. Another leetch looking for a handout!

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Posted by Tricia Patterson on 03/29/2014 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Hazlehurst, C4C, and retail pot in Manitou

The proposed stadium is a smart move - for the mayor, property owner, developer, and "community leaders" - and an outrageously expensive and dumb move for the citizens. Building a stadium adjacent to ATB park will prevent the surrounding area from being developed as an affordable urban neighborhood where people will want to live, work, play, and shop. Land prices will zoom up but Trader Joes - who could afford the higher land cost - will not want to be there because of a lack of urban residents needed as steady patrons. Instead, Trader Joes will go to the U Village 7 miles north of downtown where there is free parking and dozens of other restaurants and retail. And skyscrapers containing condos won't be downtown either because the prospective young professional tenants won't be able to afford the rent. Doctors, lawyers, and indian chiefs - their eye on the bottom line - will also balk at the high rents. The best use of this downtown area is to convert it into an urban neighborhood and this goal can be accomplished by letting young professional entrepreneurs - not a New York architectural giant - design and build what WE want. And at the top of the list of what WE want is a public market - open all day every day - which will serve the neighborhood and everyone else in COS. And it's known - even by SOM - that public farmers markets attract tourists - lots and lots of tourists.

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Posted by curious on 03/29/2014 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Councilor pushes for more urban agriculture

Food security amongst residents is amongst the most critical needs of any community, for without there are moderate to severe impacts on public health, local economy, academic performance and quality life. Government plays a significant role in addressing this growing problem via public policy. Councilor Gaebler knows this and is to be commended for taking a proactive approach - grabbing the goat by the horns if you will.

As for all you big/any government involvement equals bad government people out there, this proposal should even appeal to you, as it will involve NGO's, faith-based organizations and the like and empower the individual to "lift themselves up by the bootstraps".

The answers are amongst us. With support from local government we will address some core issues that benefit all citizens and put the b-a-a-a-d behind us.

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Posted by LiberalForThisPlace on 03/29/2014 at 7:38 AM

Re: “Herpin vs. Merrifield, thoughts on hunting and fishing, Russia in Ukraine, and more

Actually I too have had experience with cattle as I believe it may have been implied I did not. Nobody asked. Raising, buying at auction, herding, branding, inoculations, polling, cutting, grilling and never saw one painted. Did not say it could not exist or never has been done but the writer stated it as though it was common. I have hunted big game for many years and never mistook a slow elk for a real elk. I have never seen anyone make the mistake either. I do believe I have seen the "Larimore" name attached to many letters of this ilk printed in newspapers.
I have seen as well a trend toward rudeness and stupidity in society. Manners and courtesy are scarce. The writers paid by this publication display ample amounts of arrogance, bias and very little in the way of facts or fairness. I assume very little but I know what I see, I just cannot say why it is becoming such.
The instigator of the comments feigned a "cruelty" to innocent, defenseless wildlife singling out hunters as the culprits. Drunken, hungover, running rampant practicing a "tradition" he/she deems out-of-date. How much does this person care about animals anyway? Is this person one who takes in all manner of strays and adopts the numerous throw-away pets from the misnamed Humane Society? Or is this individual a bitter, hateful, ugly to the core lazy cretin? The contrary comments they make indicate a hatred for hunters, a bigot, one that thrives on hating the stereotypes they have invented. The bizarre part is writing to a publication to have their farcical delusions addressed as a reality. If this person has family members nearby they should arrange medical advice and treatment. The Indy should stop wasting space with letters from disturbed and obsessed persons and devote it something useful. Celebrate Diversity! What a crock of shit.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 03/29/2014 at 5:22 AM

Re: “Parents battle The Classical Academy over son's coveted locks

He could wear a dress, and some lipstick,....who knows, he might get lucky! Rules are rules....cut the hair!

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Posted by Stewed on 03/28/2014 at 9:23 PM

Re: “One local man's goodbye to the NRA

If Broadway Joe (hello to Al Kaufman, LT White, Cpt Turner and the rest of the 3/8 Cav from 1976) is against this, well I'm joining the NRA next week. The guy is always on the prod for publicity, not stability. NRA...check is on the way; and I believe in the 2nd amendment anyway. When Joe's GG-grandfather was back in the old country, mine was with Gen'l Sullivan defending the right Joe seems ready to throw away. Don't tread on me.

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Posted by Gary on 03/28/2014 at 7:02 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Bible verse gets Mikey going, again

Mr. K. It was Chappynash who pointed out the info regarding the Virginia Statute for a Religious a Freedom. Also, I believe that Tennessee was the state the forbade clergy from serving in legislature, but it also denied Athiests and dualist a place as well. You can talk of God, Providence etc. but the undeniable fact is that the religious foundation that lay the ground work for our system of government was Christian. Now our founders recognized the need to protect all faiths hence the Establishment a Clause and Free Exercise Clause, however, in today's liberal thinking, there is a very REAL push to remove faith expression from all public/government entities. It is a purge that guys like Mikey seek, not freedom.

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Posted by Chappynash on 03/28/2014 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Commenting on Craftwood Inn's closure

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Posted by alexandra30 on 03/28/2014 at 2:44 PM

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