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Re: “Opponents make final pitch before City Council land swap vote

Anybody making book on where the council members stand on this issue? - for1:44 pm MDT on 21 May 2016 a.d, could this be the tote:

Against: Mr. Murray - Ms. Collins
For: Mr. King - Mrs. Gaebler - Mr. Pico - Mr. Bennett
Undecided: Mr. Knight - Mr. Bagley - Mr. Strand

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 05/21/2016 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Opponents make final pitch before City Council land swap vote

Too bad Manitou Mayor Nicoletta wasn't there to represent her long suffering constituents on Ruxton Ave.

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Posted by Jim Bensberg on 05/21/2016 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Curbside Cuisine to close at month's end

This sucks. It'd be cool if Tejon St was shut down to traffic on Friday and Saturday nights, like 6th St in Austin, and all the food trucks parked in the middle of the street.

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Posted by Matt 2 on 05/21/2016 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Sierra Club opposes city-Broadmoor land swap

.... Will common sense and honesty be reflected by council. Or will it be pandering to the UBER RICK #43 in the US on Forbes List Anschultz already has US Senator Michael Bennet writing a bill for an Anschultz property acquisition on other property HE wants, yes a US Senator doing a Billionaire's bidding. And now it's newby Mayor Suthers selling out honesty....transparency in appraisals ..... and blockage of a true public process,,, all for a billionaire. Hey Suthers..l.how about representing the other 600,000 people in town ! ....

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 05/21/2016 at 4:33 AM

Re: “A Story Worth Living

Amen Brother, burn 25 dollars, crawl through a sewer and save yourself the trip.

Posted by Jetdrvr on 05/21/2016 at 3:56 AM

Re: “A lot to give in Manitou

Lee Milner makes a great argument on this issue, which has virtually been overlooked. And Jim Bensberg, I hear that Manitou took a stand in favor of the swap (according to Corrine Toll tonight).
Pam Zubeck, if all the council members read your articles, this land swap would be off the table. Thank you for your persistent, dedicated work in wringing the details out of this deal.

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Posted by Linda Hodges on 05/20/2016 at 8:45 PM

Re: “Lathen leaving BOCC early to head C.S. Forward

Interesting but not out of character.

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 05/20/2016 at 6:14 PM

Re: “A lot to give in Manitou

Since when, tragically, has common sense had anything whatsoever to do with governmental decisions?

I'm so disillusioned with the way the land swap proposal has unfolded .... it's not acceptable for a city government to be this unresponsive to what the public is telling them.

I know, vote the bums out. But that won't save Strawberry.

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Posted by doonya on 05/20/2016 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Lathen leaving BOCC early to head C.S. Forward

Interesting that she is going to head the same organization she accused of offering her the Suthers' Chief of Staff job if she would just resign from the mayoral campaign. The same group who also threatened to drag her family into the mud over Terry Maketa issues if she refused. It's amazing what people will do in search of a job.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 05/20/2016 at 5:27 PM

Re: “A lot to give in Manitou

So, where was Manitou Mayor Nicoletta last night? She should have been representing her constituents on Ruxton Ave.

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Posted by Jim Bensberg on 05/20/2016 at 5:22 PM

Re: “A lot to give in Manitou

Why not generate money from parking fees to help support the massive continuing costs of the incline?

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Posted by Mike Dorsey on 05/20/2016 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Sierra Club opposes city-Broadmoor land swap

It's nice to know that the Sierra club can't be bought like our traitor mayor. Excellent points made. Thanks to Jim and the rest.

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Posted by Mike Dorsey on 05/20/2016 at 5:14 PM

Re: “A lot to give in Manitou

YES!!! Start working toward making the 2-3 million back the city put into the Incline, remember the BroAdmoor has put NOTHING in for repair, preservation or maintain.....on parking that makes sense!!!! My first out cry with the land proposal in January had to do with what the BroAdmoor receives....the two parcels are all to make $$$$$ and the BroAdmoor is only giving land in the swap that the public would have to spend money on (a money pit/s).....City Council wake up!!!!!!

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Posted by Rubia Rowell on 05/20/2016 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Opponents make final pitch before City Council land swap vote

It was a packed house. Lots of great new information including an awesome conceptual trail plan provided by the people, something that the parks department seems unable to do. Not a proponent in sight and thanks to the 5 council members that gave their time to learn the truth. See you tuesday! Keep up the great reporting Pam!

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Posted by Mike Dorsey on 05/20/2016 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Bonny and Read elevates ocean fare downtown

Hmmm, they still have some way to go.... Hit or miss with the quality of their food.
It's more like try it to know you DON'T like it rather than you DO.

Posted by skyskier on 05/20/2016 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Council won't come clean

So that begs the question Mr.Hazlehurst, Have you ever smoked or otherwise used marijuana? If so, do you continue to do so? And if so, would you describe yourself as an occasional, frequent or heavy user? And finally, medical or retail? Looking forward to your responses!

'Crickets chirping'

Posted by skyskier on 05/20/2016 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Sierra Club opposes city-Broadmoor land swap

I do not wish to see this unequal swap take place at all.

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Posted by Carol Cromie on 05/20/2016 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Sierra Club opposes city-Broadmoor land swap

" All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost. "
~ J R R Tolkien ~

Back in 1885, those citizens of Colorado Springs saw something in this land that many of us have overlooked in the zeal for development. The urban-wildlife interface in this area is deeply stressed. An article in the Denver Post points out that in the last year, Colorado has lost more wildland to private development than the whole of Rocky Mountain National Park.

A stable, a wedding events center are development and that land is lost once the shovels turn. Those people in 1885, long gone, sent us a message about what would be important in the future. We cannot afford to ignore it.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 05/20/2016 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Sierra Club opposes city-Broadmoor land swap

Fantastic - should help with the exposure of what seemed to be a back room deal put forward with only a veil of public input and correct procedure.

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Posted by Jim Walters on 05/20/2016 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Lathen leaving BOCC early to head C.S. Forward

springs forward takes step backward...hiring a homophobic ass hat...good work

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Posted by carolyncathey on 05/20/2016 at 9:46 AM

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