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Re: “Maybe next next year for progressives

I would point out, as a CC alum, that most CC students are registered to vote in their home cities which typically would not be the Springs. I voted in Ohio the whole time that I was a student there.

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Posted by MVB on 05/13/2015 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Testing compromise passes, Maketa-related payouts considered, more

Testing deal reached? So what does prohibit assigning an accreditation rating (based on test scores) to school districts actually mean? Are districts not going to be evaluated at all this year?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Gordon Reichal on 05/13/2015 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Let the electoral games overlap

Fact check on Bob's dishonest statement: "I've opposed Obamacare from the very beginning and continue to do so." No, actually Bob Gardner was the only Republican to co-sponsor Obamacare with 32 Democrats and put it forever into Colorado law, HB13-1266, proof document posted at gordonforcolorado dot com. Bob publicly admitted my document was accurate, so now he contradicts his own public admission with a phony denial. If he's dishonest about his record now, how can he be trusted in the future?

2 likes, 28 dislikes
Posted by Gordon James Klingenschmitt on 05/13/2015 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Standardized tests, potholes, cattle and water, and more

It takes 1.1 gallon of water to produce ONE almond. Americans eat millions of almonds every year. And we eat millions of pistachios and walnuts. 80% of California's water is used to grow vegetables and other produce.…

Grasslands build topsoil and sequester carbon - both good for the environment. My conclusion: to save water and build healthy bodies - eat pastured meat and dairy.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by curious on 05/13/2015 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Standardized tests, potholes, cattle and water, and more

Jennifer from Norfolk, Virginia and PETA activist: you need to educate yourself about eating meat. Pastured meats & dairy are essential for good health. Begin by reading Joel Salatin's books, and also go to Do this, and then comment.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by curious on 05/13/2015 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Our trail system's missing link

Volunteering is always #1 because we assume people will "just volunteer" and volunteers are free so for volunteers! (but sorry, no time to volunteer). There is an old saying in trail with your shovel.

But the bigger problem is this: Our Parks Department is understaffed and runs on an uber tight budget. I've had the joy of working directly with this staff over the last few years and they're some of the hardest working people in town. But they need help. They don't need volunteers, they need a say we want them to be able to hire more people and have a bigger budget. We want our parks better maintained. We want clean ups to happen faster. It's simply time to build our Parks Department back up to what it once was, and then have a goal to help them be one of the best in the state.

What we need is a community led push to fund our Parks Department better. To show our support and that we love what they do. So let's make that the priority.

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Posted by Jon Severson on 05/13/2015 at 1:01 PM

Re: “He's buried under her feelings dump

"Eat, pray you'll shut up, love"
-a gentleman's POV-

The guilt and insecurities are normal, no foul in doing some research on your man; it's a crazy world, no doubt!

But... why would you tell him about the girl friend search, or insecurities?
-what is your motive? are you instigating rough waters? did you WANT to test his patience or boundaries?

Never lie about the research or your actions, defend them. You can be brutally honest about your insecurities too... when the time is right- when he, or she, identifies your actions an issue. The research may not be received as foul- maybe they did their research on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc. too!

You presented your actions as foul, therefore a foul reaction should be expected- it seems justified. Had you presented your investigation as...
"duh, it's a crazy world and I wanted to be sure you weren't a psychopathic serial killer, so YES- I dug into your social media accounts... by the way your ex is pretty hot..."
Most men would respond- 'only the best for me!' not only would one avoid conflict, but one would also be placed in a class of the BEST!

-Love yourself first ladies and gentlemen!

Lots of love,

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Posted by Boricua Dharma on 05/13/2015 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Standardized tests, potholes, cattle and water, and more

Jennifer, what is your source to back up your 2,000 gallons per pound of beef? Documentation I read state about 445 gallons per pound, which still seem like a lot, but 75% less than your claim. Just wondering.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mia715 on 05/13/2015 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Grass, guts and guitars: Your guide to 2015 Colorado music festivals

If you plan on going to Colorado Springs to go to one of their incredible Music Festivals and need discount hotel or air fare rates, here is a good tip!

I used to like sites like Travelocity, but I quickly found the better way to find deals is to go to the second level - those sites like who compare hundreds of booking sites in one single search. You not only receive Trivago or Expedia deals but ALL of them in one place.

Posted by Nanci Felthauser on 05/13/2015 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Grass, guts and guitars: Your guide to 2015 Colorado music festivals

I wrote an app for festival goers this year:

Posted by Giles Lloyd on 05/13/2015 at 7:00 AM

Re: “Barring a lawsuit, 800 wild horses to be rounded up in Wyoming

It was more than 1200 horses that were rounded up. Ran for miles, the older and very pregnant and young perished during or later in the holding pens. Many of the stallions died during botched castration. They say only 4% died, it was more like 20% not counting the new foals born in awful captive conditions that died before being accounted for. Now, also invited by our Sec. Of Interior the Gov wants the other few minor herds gone. So far in court this has been stopped. Colorado only has 2 main herds left in a area that has 8200 cattle leasing with land desinated for our horses. There are just over 300 left in these areas. 300 out of 5000 in 2002, out of 10,000 plus in the 1980's. The more you learn about Wild Native to North American horses the more you will be amazed. Speak up. Colorado has on a plan to have 0 within 10 years.

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Posted by mustang on 05/12/2015 at 7:13 PM

Re: “A road home

Hi, Mrs. Austin-MacKenzie:

Thanks for your comment, and for reading our story. To get further questions answered about how the trust operates, I’d suggest contacting the organization directly at 447-9300 or

Kirk Woundy

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Posted by Kirk Woundy on 05/12/2015 at 1:54 PM

Re: “7 Wonders: Building a Hell of a Time, Every Time

Yes, my blog focuses exclusively on designer/hobby card and board games. There are a lot of killer ideas being put into board game design these days. It's a Renaissance era.

Posted by Nate Warren on 05/12/2015 at 12:44 PM

Re: “7 Wonders: Building a Hell of a Time, Every Time

I am a game designer I do mainly video games but am open to new ideas

Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 05/12/2015 at 12:26 PM

Re: “7 Wonders: Building a Hell of a Time, Every Time

Thomas: That's right. Every time I think I have this one figured out...I go winless for months.

Jay: Not sure I understand your question. Care to clarify?

Posted by Nate Warren on 05/12/2015 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Barrier method

only two kinds of people vote for religious freak republicans... rich people and religious freak idiots.

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Posted by happyfew on 05/12/2015 at 11:10 AM

Re: “7 Wonders: Building a Hell of a Time, Every Time


Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 05/12/2015 at 8:21 AM

Re: “A road home

Hello, Ms. Akens. In the interest and spirit of journalistic integrity and, if possible, please provide a follow up response to my following questions:

When a Land Trust homeowner decides to sell their selling the home "to another eligible buyer" the ONLY requirement of being able to sell the home? Respectfully, I would like to see this piece of journalism "dig a little deeper" and investigate, for the sake of potential program participants and truth, just what are the precise terms, financial and otherwise, that are stipulated for a RMC Land Trust "homeowner" to sell what is described as THEIR real-estate (property)?

Thank you kindly,
Mrs. Angel Austin-MacKenzie

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Posted by AMACk_74 on 05/11/2015 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Suthers out-raises Makepeace again

Jan Martin spent 8 years on Council and has NOTHING to show for it. She was vocal about abuses of the Mayor and the City Attorney in the new form of government, but when it mattered, she voted against doing anything about it in order to not be "divisive."

As chair of the committee in charge of handing over millions of taxpayer dollars per year to the Conventions and Visitors Bureau, she promised for years to demand some sort of accountability to the CVB, but they still get a free pass and still get the corporate welfare.

She has lambasted the Regional Business Alliance for getting involved in political issues (rightly so), but when it came time to funding them at their full requested amount, she was there with a yes vote every time.

She was also there with a yes vote for a half-a-billion dollar salary for the Utilities CEO and favored a no-compete contract to bilk CSU ratepayers for a solar subsidy because she "liked" the young professional who ran the company who would receive the dollars.

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Posted by Liberty for COS on 05/11/2015 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Shooting blanks

"Some schools, especially charters and alternative schools, had alarmingly high rates of exemptions."

Some schools that aren't convenient dropoff points and require careful effort and consideration for your child's future. Hmmmmm.

Posted by Optional Entry on 05/11/2015 at 12:59 PM

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