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Re: “Reader: Leave the yard signs alone

It is happening everywhere and I'm sure to more than Richard.
The first time signs disappeared his opponent signs had sprung up over night.

Parents are setting a bad example. Stop trespassing!

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Posted by TruB on 03/20/2017 at 5:58 PM

Re: “What's with those bent trees?

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Posted by Barry Trester on 03/20/2017 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Reader: Leave the yard signs alone

So, unless those signs were burned, they still exist somewhere. In a car trunk, in someone's garage, in a landfill? Who knows? But I'll keep my eye out for them just the same. If I spot them there will be the dickens to pay. I wish there was a "find my iPhone" app for political signs. It's a sad state of affairs in our city that that last sentence found its way into print. PS If you are on good terms with your trash collector you might want to ask the guys to let you know if they should see them... and from where they were picked up.

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Posted by Mur on 03/20/2017 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Homeless shelters and programs in Colorado Springs

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Posted by knoxrb on 03/20/2017 at 3:03 PM

Re: “10-year-old is seizure-free after one year of cannabis oil

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Posted by Cassie Burgess on 03/19/2017 at 11:57 PM

Re: “A solution for improving Colorado's roads and bridges

Couldn't have said it better myself!

Posted by Tina Kohler on 03/19/2017 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Spotlight on dark money in Colorado Springs city election

So, judging by the comments seen here, there are people in Colorado Springs who clearly see what is happening right under our noses. Good for us. The question then becomes, what is to be done about it? If you allow that the outcome of this April's election will either stem the council take-over tide or facilitate it, doesn't it become in a very real sense a critical election? I think it is. I have said so before.
You can bet that the folks who are supporting Fowler et all are not reading this article (past the first paragraph or two) nor are they commenting here. For my part, I'm going to try and engage in a little old-fashioned horse trading. Off my rump in front of the machine and out into the community to talk to people who may not vote unless I reach out to them. Get out there and bring in new voters. And if you can, put more dollars where they need to be as well.
This election is nothing more or less that a referendum on Philip Anschutz and his activities, goals and ambitions w/r to OUR CITY. His minions, in the personages of John Suthers and Karen Palus and Jack Damioli seriously overplayed their hand in the way they conducted the Broadmoor Land Swap throughout 2016. They offended the majority of Colorado Springs citizens! Now it our job to take advantage of that fact.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

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Posted by Donna Strom on 03/18/2017 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Campaign money, Skorman endorsements, and voter turnout in the City Election

If one disregards the dollar amount and looks at the 'number' of individual contributions from private citizens as an indicator of public support - Mr. Skorman and Mrs. Gaebler are up in the hundreds. The developer candidates, well, they are up in the - - - twenties!

Mr. Skorman has served on council in the past - and has served the community in various capacity for decades.

Colorado Springs Forward can raise money but have they really done anything to actually benefit the community ?

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 03/18/2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Spotlight on dark money in Colorado Springs city election

They are spending an inordinate amount of money to get control of the City Council. That job pays less than $7000 a year. Something big must be in the works for them to need their people in those positions. Time will tell what it is. Corruption stinks! Thank you Pam for giving us information that we would never get otherwise.

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Posted by katm on 03/18/2017 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Campaign money, Skorman endorsements, and voter turnout in the City Election

I think that the Gazette is secretly supporting Chard Skorman, the Healthy Choice for City Council. Everytime they publish a negative editoral about him, he receives many contributions.
Perhaps next time they will also publish his website, info@richardskorman.com, so that people can donate to Richard.
Many thanks to the Gazette! Keep up the good work!

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Posted by What's the Word? on 03/18/2017 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Gazette predicts big things for Elton John

An area with 750,000 netting 9,000 tickets for a big name of decades standing as Elton John: The 'Stones' may not book the city for their 75th Anniversary Tour.

Posted by Robert Gentry on 03/17/2017 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Can Colorado Springs get a cannabis-friendly City Council?

District 6 candidate Melanie Bernhardt has clarified her stance on recreational cannabis and has published a page in favor of this at https://melaniebernhardt.com/platform/reta… Don't let these candidates get away with voting against the will of the people on this issue.

Posted by Ed Sanders on 03/17/2017 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Spotlight on dark money in Colorado Springs city election

Voting against the 'slate' candidates of Basham, Crow-Iverson, Fowler and Hendrix might encourage them to move to Greenwood Village to be closer to their handlers forcing the local power money to spend another four years seeking candidates they can control.

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 03/17/2017 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Spotlight on dark money in Colorado Springs city election

I'm sickened by how corrupt our city Politics are, and continues to become, more so with every passing year. Just look at who's running this year's campaign? That says it all. I'm sickened by how easily those who run for public office can be "bought" (mostly Republicans, by developers). That our CITY FATHERS GOT IN BED WITH DEVELOPERS AND KNOWINGLY ALLOWED HOMES TO BE BUILT ON LANDSLIDES is beyond disgusting! And what happened to THEM...NOTHING! but innocent people have already and will continue to, lose their homes, and their property values. I will never understand why there has been NO class action lawsuit. The City should give remuneration to EVERY homeowner whose home sits on a landslide! I'm sick of politics, and the bad guys winning with lies and big money donations.

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Posted by mbomcar on 03/17/2017 at 1:59 PM

Re: “A solution for improving Colorado's roads and bridges

The problem with our transportation infrastructure isn't lack of funding, it's that we spend the funds we already have in an extremely wasteful manner: adding more miles of pavement, or extra lanes to a busy road, intuitively makes sense as a way to reduce congestion and travel times, but in practice building more roadway always invites more traffic over time ("induced demand") and so we get a very temporary benefit at very high cost. If the goal is to improve network capacity and average speeds within and between cities, we should not be throwing money at one of the least efficient modes of intra-city transport available and should instead be investing heavily in commuter rail, buses, and infrastructure that invites walking and cycling (the exact opposite of what we have now, infrastructure which imposes extra burdens on anyone not traveling via automobile).

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Posted by David E on 03/17/2017 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Spotlight on dark money in Colorado Springs city election

Pam Zubeck has done an admirable job of uncovering important and relevent facts. Compare this thorough and factual reporting to what is coming out of the Gazette. As a result of this one article, Id bet that there are voters who have already mailed in their ballots who wish they had not been so quick to do so. Thank you Ms. Zubeck and thank you Indy.

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Posted by Mur on 03/17/2017 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Spotlight on dark money in Colorado Springs city election

Thanks for getting the info out!

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Posted by Rubia Rowell on 03/17/2017 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Campaign money, Skorman endorsements, and voter turnout in the City Election

It may be there were several pre-ballot drop polls being conducted - the one RO references seems to be fishing for information that could be used to help drive the Skorman campaign and another similar poll had questions seemingly related to a 'push poll' asking similar questions but so worded as to 'disinfluence' voters from Skorman and direct them toward Fowler. 'Disinfluence' may not be a real word. It is now.

With all that has been written about the $300,000.00 plus dollars in this campaign, it will be interesting to see what the grand total is to include what must be a hundred of so (?) precinct walkers going door to door to make personal pleas to vote for Candidate A or Candidate B. That cannot be cheap.

With a great need for the sales tax revenues to support local government being available primarily from a great increase in 'Quality Wage' jobs - why are the independent and developer candidates asking questions about marijuana and sanctuary cities?

Regardless which candidate one votes for, it looks like there will be a collection of elected officials who will not be able to move the jobs needle anymore than the last bunch has not really moved the needle. Marijuana and goats seem to be the pressing issues.

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 03/17/2017 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Campaign money, Skorman endorsements, and voter turnout in the City Election

FYI,

I recently answered my phone and was asked to participate in a poll which I did. Apparently this inquiry was sponsored by Skorman et. al. There were only two issues about which the poller addresses. First were questions regarding marijuana, whether recreational should be made available for sale in the Springs and others.

The second and most concerning question I fielded was whether I would support his view in making Colorado Springs a Sanctuary City.

I haven't heard or read one iota about this in the paper or on the news. True, I suspect I could have missed any or all reporting on this issue but, I am fairly competent observer of the news. Just thought I would put this out there.

Something to think about.

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Posted by Resident Observer on 03/17/2017 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Spotlight on dark money in Colorado Springs city election

As third generation of my family to live in this community I am sickened by the poisonous comments of special interest funding groups with too much money funding the campaigns of candidates they believe they can control. Local politics historically, has been driven by issues. Voters have the right to select candidates who will represent their home, neighborhood, schools and community, equally. Any effort to have our lives micromanaged by a few wealthy individuals is contrary to the principals of this Democratic Republic. Jeffersonians would argue that no Republic can tolerate inequality and survive. In the words of President Andrew Jackson,"It is to be regretted,that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes."

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Posted by Missye Bonds on 03/17/2017 at 9:14 AM

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