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Re: “Surreality show

WHO in Govt Watch paid $65K to get Collins off the city council? Is it known WHO are the members of Govt Watch? It's likely that Jenkins and Anschutz are 2 of the WHOs. How about asking these 2 City Leaders if they paid all or some of the $65K?. Is John Suthers, one of the City Leaders, also one of the WHOs?

As for Laugeson filing a complaint with the Denver Police Dept alleging Bruce assaulted her, my amateur legal advice is for Bruce to file a complaint with the Denver Police Dept against Laugeson alleging harassment.

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Posted by curious on 04/15/2015 at 11:43 PM

Re: “Change in the air around Fort Carson

The Army is environmentally conscious. Plus the Army has a Land Rehabilitation Program imbedded with it’s Integrated Training Area Management. I see more physical damage by 4x4s and wood getters.

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Posted by Jim Sweatman on 04/15/2015 at 9:55 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Arrest warrant issued for Bruce in Ohio

Doug, the felon, Bruce needs to be back in jail. He is a vile, rude nasty and corrupt person. I hope he ends up back in jail. Doug and his buddies have ruined our city with their immature and illegal behavior. Unfortunately, the ignorant people that approve of this felon, are more concerned about their wallets instead of what is good for our city. hopefully he will end up back in jail where he belongs. I have never encountered a more unethical, selfish, vile human being in my life. I hope he does not pay his taxes so that he can go back to jail where he belongs. What a piece!

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Posted by Helene on 04/15/2015 at 8:23 PM

Re: “Toke of the town

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Re: “Toke of the town

great read, Grifin! glad to have you at the Original Canna Club. the future is now. join us. the end of prohibition is now:…

Posted by on 04/15/2015 at 7:12 PM

Re: “UPDATED: Gazette employees reportedly could be fired for commenting on marijuana stories

Phil Anschutz strikes me as a talented, driven guy.
I suspect that, even if he hadn't been a $ 400 Million trust fund baby,
he still woulda made something of himself.
Others might say that his case makes a strong argument in favor of the estate tax.
the Gazelle ceased being a community resource some time back.
It is now an advocacy tool for the wealthiest folks in the city.
one of the richest folks ever in this area, maybe the richest, is Russ Wolfe, owner of the Flying W Ranch. He married into the Wilson family that owned half of the land in the City west of I-25.
Always the shrewd businessman, he chose to not buy insurance for his tourist attraction.
through no fault of his own, it burned down.
Then the Gazelle tried to recruit volunteers to go rebuild the property of this private property owner. The paper made it look like the tourist attraction was a publicly owned facility. Russ could have paid contractors, but the Gazelle owners told him don't bother, the little people can do it for free.
Now the City is rebuilding the Summit House, another privately owned tourist attraction, and the Gazette is cheering this government charity donation on.
Who owns it ? It used to belong to the Hill family, also fabulously wealthy.

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Posted by Brian Scott on 04/15/2015 at 6:33 PM

Re: “NORAD returns to Cheyenne Mountain bunker, sorta

know-nothing opinion here:

it seems obvious that moving any function or activity from under Cheyenne Mountain to either Peterson or Schreiver would have to save money.
every support function in the Mountain, from providing flush toilets to serving midnight meals, would cost less at a normal base.
The heating bills would be lower; the facility maintenance costs would be lower.
That's assuming that there was no problem with accepting the greater vulnerabilities to EMP, to someone lobbing mortar shells in, to a plane accidentally crashing into the base.
I take your point about these vulnerabilities, but General Keating may have had direction to cut costs, regardless.

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Posted by Brian Scott on 04/15/2015 at 5:55 PM

Re: “More issues with Gazette's marijuana opinion series

can I register with the Indy using the screen name
"the world's greatest authority on melba toast ?"

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Posted by Brian Scott on 04/15/2015 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Surreality show

there's something that I would like "Colorado Springs Government Watch" to look into.
Over the coming years,
Colorado Springs City Council seems to have promised to spend $ 1 Million to rebuild the Summit House atop Pikes Peak.
But I think that property belongs to a private party. It used to be the Hill family, who also used to own Seven Falls, and maybe the Cog Railway.
Please check if it is private property,
and if it is,
then explain why the City is giving them money.

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Posted by Brian Scott on 04/15/2015 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Seceding from the Springs

Maybe the new blood on the Council will be able to get a couple of initiatives passed before the Old Guard shuts them down. There is a short honeymoon period when new ideas are welcomed even encouraged. The last time last honeymoon produced the Community Solar Garden Tariff that started SunShare into business in the Springs.

Unfortunately, SunShare moved to Denver when the present council reduced the renewable energy budget for CSG from $10M to $2M.

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Posted by Solar Sam on 04/15/2015 at 4:41 PM

Re: “BooDad's becomes better, bolder on its march Westward

My wife and I ate there last week and it was cold and bland. Yet another disappointing cajun restaurant in Colorado Springs.

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Posted by Josh Derr on 04/15/2015 at 3:26 PM

Re: “More issues with Gazette's marijuana opinion series

I assume the screen name, "journalism professor," is intended to be ironic, as I very much doubt an actual professor of journalism would teach his students to insert abusive epithets into the names of persons with whom they disagree. Neither would a true journalist refer in passing to "a litany of inaccuracies" without enumerating several of the most egregious examples. Finally, the single example of an inaccuracy that he does provide is a quibble over how much air time Wayne Laugesen got on FOX and "all over the national media." Not even a hint about the real crux of Bryce Crawford's article, that the Gazette is trying to pass off a highly specious opinion piece as hard reporting.

It must be extremely annoying, not to mention embarrassing, for a "great metropolitan newspaper" to be exposed by a puny "vanity publication." Go back to school, Mr. "journalism professor."

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/15/2015 at 2:26 PM

Re: “More issues with Gazette's marijuana opinion series

Speaking of "ankle biters," consider the Gadsden flag, depicting a snake and proclaiming, "Don't tread on me!" Seems our revolutionary forefathers were rather proud, and loud, about being "ankle biters."

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/15/2015 at 1:49 PM

Re: “'John-shaming,' voter turnout, Helen Collins, and more

"Uber-liberal Pueblo has experienced far more sluggish growth than the Springs..."

The most recent article I could turn up in a cursory search of the internet is dated March 2014. According to a "report from Colorado State University’s Regional Economics Institute (REI)... Colorado Springs... has 7,400 fewer jobs (a 2.8% decrease)... than pre-recession levels." (…)

There is no mention of Pueblo in this article, possibly because they "suffered lighter job losses in the downturn than much of the rest of the state..." and recovered all of the jobs lost by the end of 2011, according to an internet article dated January 2012. (

By the way, I have never before heard Pueblo called "uber-liberal" but as of March 2014, "Fort Collins-Loveland (4.3%) and Boulder (3.4%) have shown the largest job increases..."

" you ignore realities that don't fit your prejudicial narrative?" Really!

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/15/2015 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Challenging our new leaders


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Posted by Mia715 on 04/15/2015 at 12:41 PM

Re: “More issues with Gazette's marijuana opinion series

The book will be verbatim what ran in the G. So not only was it disguised editorial content instead of journalism, it was a disguised book excerpt.

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Posted by Oinkety on 04/15/2015 at 12:13 PM

Re: “More issues with Gazette's marijuana opinion series

Off topic, but "ankle biter" might be the most adorable phrase ever.

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Posted by Bryce E. Crawford on 04/15/2015 at 11:26 AM

Re: “More issues with Gazette's marijuana opinion series

Another hatchet job by obsessed wannabe journalist Bryce "Ankle Biter" Crawford, in a vanity publication funded mostly by pot ads and one old trust funder. Among a litany of inaccuracies is this one: "FOX News talk show Fox & Friends bit, so Laugesen did four-and-half minutes with them."

Laugesen did their show Monday and Tuesday and has been all over the national media with this.

It's a sad fact of life for Bryce, but The Gazette's pot coverage has already reached a larger audience than all issues of the Independent combined in the vanity tab's entire history. Get a real job, Bryce.

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Posted by Journalism Professor on 04/15/2015 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Nadia Bolz-Weber's good news

I recommend her book Pastrix for good aha and laugh out loud moments.

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Posted by R squared on 04/15/2015 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Seceding from the Springs

Sign me up!

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Posted by Andrew Barilla on 04/15/2015 at 9:52 AM

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