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Re: “Colorado Springs Forward holds fundraiser for select council candidates

What about electing replacements for Dist 2 and Dist 3 - and vote to keep the current council members in place? They are predictably ultra-conservative and regressive but they have not been part of the problem - with the exception of Bennett and the public is stuck with him anyway - none really seem to be total "roll-over votes" for the power groups. For the 'trust' problem that seems to be a regular topic of conversation, is that not at the top and the Chief of Staff?

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/19/2017 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Commissioner egos, mental health resources, a letter to Lamborn, and more

Mike Endres: You don't get it; the Indy didn't go by actual gender, they went by identified gender!

Harold Mason: Respectful cooperation goes both ways, so bug the Democrats on that; a serious budget was killed in each of the past 5 years by the Democrats, too; expanded health care coverage is not a federal delegated power (read your Constitution); infrastructure spending is a state issue; AGW is a political joke; equal pay for women is a marketplace issue, not a government issue; promoting alternative energy is the job of the marketplace, not government; essential regulations as defined by whom?; common-sense gun control is not made by regulation and restriction but by training and education; women's health is not a federal government issue; and immigration policy is a mess.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Tannim on 01/19/2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Ballot issues in Colorado Springs city election

In short, vote No, No, and No.

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Tannim on 01/19/2017 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs Forward holds fundraiser for select council candidates

If CSF supports it, then the smart and correct position is to oppose it.

The better slate will be the ones put forth that are backed by the cannabis businesses.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Tannim on 01/19/2017 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Prime 25 opens in Ivywild; Red Leg announces new brew

The minimum wage for cooks and back of the house restaurant staff will be $9.30 this year. I loved Marigold, but if they can't find the means or the heart to pay their staff this much, then good riddance.

I wonder if C. Springs can support Prime 25, The Famous, Cowboy Star and McKenzie's, all of which feature entrees in the $30+ range. I would look for at least one of these to close this year, especially with C. Springs per capita income lower than it was in 2005.

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by leloupe on 01/19/2017 at 1:22 PM

Re: “UPDATE: New website blasts El Paso County Sheriff Elder

More circus act behavior from third-rate grifters elected by third-rate voters.

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Posted by OldCrank on 01/19/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs Forward holds fundraiser for select council candidates

People of Colorado Springs: WAKE UP.

CSF is NOT your friend and does not mean you well.

Developers, greedsters of all sorts, and lying politicians want to steal CSU out from under us. Remember how they tried to steal Memorial Hospital System and GIVE it to McEvoy? We put an end to that crap; we need to stop this crap.

They will privatize CSU, jack up rates, and laugh all the way to the bank.

Is it so horrible that CSU rates are 25% cheaper than Pueblo, Denver or Boulder? Is it terrible that CSU service is excellent? Is it a crime that money we spend on CSU stays local? Do we want to muddy the best water in the country? Do you want to pay 25% more?

They foisted the "strong mayor" on us and now they want their bought and paid for mayors to pick a Utility Board of their own scammers which will be the pathway used to steal CSU out from under us. Do NOT forfeit your right to vote on the future of CSU.

If we need to replace Drake we can do that without term-limits crook Lathen, the cabal of developers behind her, and phony organizations like CSF.

Do NOT be fooled by nice sounding names put on false-front organizations, the only thing they plan to move "forward" is their own wealth.

WAKE UP. Do not let them steal CSU for themselves and their pals.

9 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 01/19/2017 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Cirque du Soleil's OVO impresses

Cirque shows are amazing; we've seen two of them, they are part of the reason Ringling Bros just announced they are folding their tents and shutting down.

Once Ringling stopped elephant acts last year ticket sales declined notably; the rest of their show isn't competitive with "Cirque" or the horse-based Cavalia shows.

If we want to see lions, tigers and elephants we can go to the zoo.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 01/19/2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Local developers make two picks for Colorado Springs City Council

People of Colorado Springs: WAKE UP.

Developers, greedsters of all sorts, and lying politicians want to steal CSU out from under us. Remember how they tried to steal Memorial Hospital System and GIVE it to McEvoy? We put an end to that crap; we need to stop this crap.

They will privatize CSU, jack up rates, and laugh all the way to the bank.

Is it so horrible that CSU rates are 25% cheaper than Pueblo, Denver or Boulder? Is it terrible that CSU service is excellent? Is it a crime that money we spend on CSU stays local? Do we want to muddy the best water in the country? Do you want to pay 25% more?

They foisted the "strong mayor" on us and now they want their bought and paid for mayors to pick a Utility Board of their own scammers which will be the pathway used to steal CSU out from under us. Do NOT forfeit your right to vote on the future of CSU.

If we need to replace Drake we can do that without term-limits crook Lathen, the cabal of developers behind her, and phony organizations like CSF.

Do NOT be fooled by nice sounding names put on false-front organizations, the only thing they plan to move "forward" is their own wealth.

WAKE UP. Do not let them steal CSU for themselves and their pals.

18 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 01/19/2017 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Local developers make two picks for Colorado Springs City Council

Doonya:

Good Points and Well Taken!

Is this a strong field?

http://projectoneunity.homestead.com/Temp-…

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/19/2017 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Local developers make two picks for Colorado Springs City Council

Robert Gentry:

Respectfully disagree. There is a third choice. With any luck, there will be at least one candidate for each seat who is neither "yes sir Mr. Mayor - as you say" nor bought and paid for by wealthy developers. The former invites another Strawberry Fields (Rosemont?) and the latter invites further unbridled and uncontrolled urban sprawl in a town which even now cannot support its infrastructure.

Our job, in the next three-and-a-half months, is to determine if such candidates are running. I personally accused our Parks Department of not doing due diligence on Strawberry Fields. That cuts both ways. This IS a critical election, and the future of Colorado Springs rests upon the willingness of voters to do their due diligence and know exactly who they are putting in office.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by doonya on 01/19/2017 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Quartet of Jazz Death returns to forever

This show at Stargazers with the Charlie Milo Trio will be broadcast live on local internet radio station www.KCOSDigitalMedia.com as well as streaming live on YouTube on the Southern Colorado Musicians and Artist's Cooperative channel.

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Posted by Mark White on 01/19/2017 at 9:49 AM

Re: “2016 Best Of Colorado Springs Vol.II: Welcome and Winners Index

Thanks for the information..

Posted by emilypfeifer on 01/19/2017 at 4:30 AM

Re: “Local developers make two picks for Colorado Springs City Council

"Utilities Board Members would be appointed by the Mayor"

An 'All Appointed Board' for Colorado Springs Utilities:

Is that a healthy choice for the community?

When voting on candidates supported by Colorado Springs Forward, understanding the goal of a 'slate of candidates' under control of Colorado Springs Forward and Nor'Wood might be a matter to give thought to. The current city council members did a workmanlike job of keeping this group at bay and thwarting their effort to gain control over our Utilities.

With Nor'Wood Development being the 'defacto' executive branch of city government - with Jeff Greene second in command and Amy Lathen the CEO of Colorado Springs Forward - keeping in office those they hope to unseat might assure a more measured approach to the future governance of Utilities!

http://www.csbj.com/2014/09/08/colorado-sp…

12 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/19/2017 at 2:54 AM

Re: “'Guys, I'm going through something here'

My name is Jessica and I went to school with Dee. She was one of my best friends. I am truely sorry for what has happened not only to Dee but also her family. My heart to this day is filled with sadness, over losing a great and beautiful friend that I have ever known. She would give you the shirt off her back if ever you needed anything. Always had a wonderful smile on your face. Dee will always be in my heart and greatly missed. Friends 4ever, Jessica

Posted by codream on 01/19/2017 at 12:24 AM

Re: “UPDATE: UCCS will host Milo Yiannopoulos — but only because it must

Check out this INSANE footage of the anti #MiloYiannopoulos protest @UWM MUST WATCH PLAYLIST: https://youtu.be/CtG56fkz-4E?list=PLoQTg3m…

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Daniel Duerst on 01/18/2017 at 9:33 PM

Re: “Commissioner egos, mental health resources, a letter to Lamborn, and more

Mr. Endres-

Frigging priceless, dude.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by KyleJS on 01/18/2017 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Springs Ensemble Theatre's costume design process

The costumes were amazing and added to the brilliant production.

Posted by Debbie Meldrum on 01/18/2017 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Springs Council considers making certain medians off-limits with an untested new law

a fine of $500? My god - this city can't take a step in the right direction without two in the wrong.

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by KyleJS on 01/18/2017 at 6:10 PM

Re: “A look at cannabis use among 60-somethings

Great article and a great photograph for it! I am laughing looking at the picture

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Posted by KyleJS on 01/18/2017 at 6:02 PM

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