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Re: “Opinion: Vote Yes on 1A

The county parks department doesn't have the budget to maintain the parks properly now. It doesn't make sense to add more new parks. It's like having a car with a bad running engine. You can't afford to get it fixed, but then you buy 22" wheels and tires. It just doesn't make sense.

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Posted by Chico on 10/06/2014 at 4:02 AM

Re: “Hidden influences in elections, money for parks, 'unresponsive' Lamborn, and more

You are correct, Mr. Faltz, when you say, "I still don't see... what curricular issues are apparent with the board's proposals." So far no one has addressed those questions. I was not planning to address them either, but since you insist.

Let me begin by exposing your trick question. You demand examples of "specific passages, textbooks, topics" that the Jefferson County School Board wants "censored or excluded/included" in the curriculum. We all know that they called for the formation of a committee to examine the Advanced Placement History curriculum. So, there could be no actual proposals on the table until after the committee is formed and meets, studies the curriculum, and subsequently deliberates. The offense at the time of your post was that no teachers or students would be allowed to serve on this committee.

Your contempt for students--"easily-duped charges"--is apparent. You accuse teachers of resorting "to faux-indignation about non-existent curricular issues" as a way of opposing merit raises. You are parroting the head of the school board. If you paid any attention to the students, you would have learned that the AP History curriculum is set by the College Board, not the individual history teacher, school, or school district. Any significant deviation from that curriculum could result in the course losing its accreditation, meaning the students who did the extra work expected in an AP class could end up with no college credits to show for it.

Now, Mr. Faltz, it is your turn. We know that conservatives nationally have taken offense at the new history curriculum presented by the College Board, and that the Jefferson County proposal is no innocent, isolated action. Please explain to all of us why.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 10/05/2014 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Hidden influences in elections, money for parks, 'unresponsive' Lamborn, and more

Mr. Faltz, first you claim, "I still don't see any explanation of how these merit increases are somehow 'unfair' to the teachers," but then you quote the opening sentence of that very explanation, and furthermore pronounce it to be "Correct!"

Finding nothing wrong with my actual explanation, you proceed to put words into my mouth, "...and when majority liberal boards make proposals, they should be simply accepted without question..." For someone who demands "facts and examples" from others, you are certainly cavalier when it comes to proving your own points. Exactly where and when did I ever even hint that liberals serving in government are somehow immune to the corrupting influences of power? Please provide specific examples from this blog with the title of the thread and the date of the post.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 10/05/2014 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Hidden influences in elections, money for parks, 'unresponsive' Lamborn, and more

I still don't see any explanation of how these merit increases are somehow "unfair" to the teachers, and what curricular issues are apparent with the board's proposals.

C'mon regressives, provide something, ANYthing beyond a lock-step: "Conservatives bad, Liberals good!" subservience. This goes double for you, Mr. K.; back your rhetoric with some juicy, tangible facts and examples of conservative overreach.

"The school board is a branch of government and the school is a public institution which makes it an extension of government" - Correct, and when majority liberal boards make proposals, they should be simply accepted without question, because of the inherent benevolence and enlightenment of the members?

Hypocrisy is alive and well; thanks for definitive proof!

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 10/05/2014 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Last resort

What a wonderful program and why not give it a chance, lord knows the standard treatments have proven to be very ineffectual. Bravo!

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Posted by Timothy O'Hara Casey on 10/05/2014 at 10:03 AM

Re: “A moving story

Nicely written. Want more!

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Posted by Sven West on 10/05/2014 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Asbestos lurking

If you are uncertain if something you are going remove or teardown like a wall or duct/pipe insulation contains asbestos call the government immediately
OR put on a respirator, coveralls and wet the object down, tear it down and bag it up and send it to the landfill.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 10/04/2014 at 10:21 PM

Re: “French Fry Heaven feels corporate through and through

I went to French Fry Heaven on my recent trip to Colorado Springs and I was very disappointed with the taste of the fries. To be honest I can make better fries in my oven with Ore Ida. Sorry Scott that is the truth.

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Posted by Julitta Coerbell on 10/04/2014 at 9:01 PM

Re: “Asbestos lurking

sbestos is everywhere- That wall you tore out in your home built in the 30's, 40's and 50's? The "popcorn" ceiling you had in your swanky 70's Brady Bunch House? The insulation that looks like a cast on your duct work? ALL ASBESTOS. Ten inch tiles are made with asbestos fibers in them and pose no risk unless you power sand them and huff the dust. It's all about litigation and "protecting" people.

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Posted by Chas Lamborghini on 10/04/2014 at 8:56 PM

Re: “French Fry Heaven feels corporate through and through

Twice cooked fries or nothing for me. If I want Ore Ida's I will make them at home.

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 10/04/2014 at 6:27 PM

Re: “The new green thing

Really great to see more information and education about the benefits of raw, juiced cannabis is getting out and around! Keep up the great work.

Posted by Joey Dunburry on 10/04/2014 at 2:46 PM

Re: “A moving story

Is there more to follow.

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Posted by dowlingtk on 10/04/2014 at 2:26 PM

Re: “El Pomar gives $10 million to Olympic museum

The mayor and City Leaders hope to capitalize on the fact that the USOC headquarters is in COS, and has been located here since 1978, a total of 36 years. The USOC has no objections to the citizens of COS building a new Olympic Museum, which will be an expanded version of the museum currently located at the OTC just east of downtown. It is expected that the USOC will contribute artifacts for the museum as well as collect their yet-to-be-determined share of the revenue generated from ticket and gift shop sales. Whether it will attract new out-of-state tourists is irrelevant to the goals that the mayor and City Leaders have for the redevelopment of the URA, goals that include skyscrapers to house the affluent.

Does the USOC love COS, its host city that has treated it like the favorite nephew of a billionaire uncle? During the Winter Olympics this year, was COS ever mentioned as being connected with the USOC? Does the USOC in their PR materials ever mention COS? Does anyone, other than the grumbling and ungrateful taxpayers of COS, know that our city has a relationship with the USOC?

Despite the foregoing, it's OK with me if El Pomar and Anschutz and philanthropic City Leaders build the Olympic Museum because 100% of the money is THEIRS not OURS.

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Posted by curious on 10/04/2014 at 2:02 PM

Re: “A moving story

Gazumping is the pits. Can't do in Scotland either. Enjoyed the article.

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Posted by pidge on 10/04/2014 at 11:37 AM

Re: “A moving story

Even though I'm English I had no idea you were allowed to "gazump"! Another good story Mark! I always enjoy your posts :)

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Posted by Nicola Roark on 10/04/2014 at 11:18 AM

Re: “A moving story

Good stuff, I can beat you on the moving thing though, from being 16 to now I have moved house 22 times, in 40 years. Three countries, but we are finally settled in Texas/Paradise. shame you missed out on the Peak district it is lovely, we spend a lot of time there with family when we go back to visit.

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Posted by John Robinson on 10/04/2014 at 11:04 AM

Re: “El Pomar gives $10 million to Olympic museum

El Pomar is putting $10M into the Olympic museum. It is putting $zeroM into the stadium. Why won't El Pomar "invest" in a stadium for the good of COS? Because it has seen the financial data on the stadium. Instead, El Pomar, the mayor, and City Leaders will let the taxpayers- whether they want to or not - "invest" in building Bach stadium.

The mayor told the State that the stadium/event center would host as many as 20 Olympic training events annually, events which would draw new out-of-state tourists. Wouldn't it be smart to test the assumption that Olympic training events will attract ticket buyers by holding some Olympic training events in the World Arena, advertise them in national press, and see how many tourists and locals show up?

The stadium/event center needs to host 250 events annually to be self-supporting and to cover R & M over the 30-to-50 year lifespan of the bond payments. Also, sales tax revenue will be collected from ALL businesses across 90% of the city with a portion going to build the stadium. That's a lot of revenue that has nothing to do with C4C, the stadium, or tourists. That's $200M of revenue spent not on infrastructure etc but on an empty useless redundant ugly state-of-the-art-as-of-2015 and out-of-date-20-years-before-it's-fully-paid-for iconic and visionary stadium.

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Posted by curious on 10/04/2014 at 10:31 AM

Re: “'The stars have aligned'

The years in which Makepeace was mayor were downright magical....I was excited about the future of springs and there was an actual positive energy in the city...you really felt it...we need to remove the cloud that has blocked the sun...get rid of the "sky is fallin, jesus condemns you" control that the current band of thieves has over some of the feeble minded...life is good and the progressive energy in the Denver area proves it...the place is booming..

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Posted by harley883 on 10/04/2014 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Another expensive exit

In my opinion (cma) the tea panties relentless attack against the true americans who live in springs to have a voice is humiliating to our beautiful city...the good ol boys (bach,lamborn,,littleton...etc) are going hit karma head on one day and the huge heap of b.s. that comes piling out...well even maketas press secretary couldnt shovel fast enough..and now the "pulitzer prize " winning gagzette is banning comments again..(unless your rev. faltz..butt kisser extraordinaire..)as a democrat I say vote Makepeace and get this city back to way less batshilt crazy..and thanks indy for proving where the real journalists work......

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Posted by harley883 on 10/04/2014 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Lamborn draws fire again, stormwater pros and cons, oil and gas panel starts

the tea panties relentless attack against the true americans who live in springs to have a voice is humiliating to our beautiful city...the good ol boys (bach,lamborn,,littleton...etc) are going to hit karma head on one day and the huge heap of b.s. that comes piling out...well even maketas press secretary couldnt shovel fast enough..and now the "pulitzer prize " winning gagzette is banning comments again..(unless your rev. faltz..butt kisser extraordinaire..)as a democrat I say vote Makepeace and get this city back to way less batshilt crazy..and thanks indy for proving where the real journalists work

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Posted by harley883 on 10/04/2014 at 8:29 AM

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