Sounds like we got a ruff decade coming ( we need more domestic american militias like sbl mob
THIS IS VERY SAD- THEY JUST ANOUNCED ON THE RADIO THAT THE ELDERLY ELEPHANT DIED IN TRANSIT TO COLORADO SPRINGS.
EXACTLY. ALL ZOOS ARE PRISONS. Despite best intentions, and love of the animals by the employees (no question they do)... ZOOS SUCK. CIRCUSES SUCK.
The Toronto elephants suffered dearly on thier over 70 hr transport and almost 8 months later paws is unable to integrate them. Furthermore they cannot even integrate the original toronto herd with each other despite the fact they lved together over 30 years. What does that tell you about transporting these animals over such lng distances?
The wording of Initiative 75 is way too broad and could mean anything. It says: "enact local laws protecting health, safety, and welfare by establishing the fundamental rights of individuals, their communities, and nature." The devil is in the details of defining what it is we need to be protected from.
I won't sign the petition and I won't vote for it as the wording lack specificity.
IMO this is a back door way for wackaloons to enact local "personhood" laws.
Learn more about State Ballot Initiative 75, the Right to Local Self-Government, and get involved here: http://www.cocrn.org/
African elephants are known to browse the sides of Mount Kilimanjaro - which can be snow covered year round. Cold weather is something that their high metabolism can handle with a mean internal body temperature of 109 degrees Fahrenheit. But, it is true that African elephants must have up to 30 km of walking exercise each day. Luckily, Cheyenne Mountain has a number of hiking and fire line trails - which any elephant can handle - and can help reduce dangerous flammable underbrush by eating it. Colorado Forest Service should consider an open contract for trail maintenance by the zoo's elephants. The only other requirement is deep human-elephant training so zoo keepers are in tune with each elephant's personality. As eldest female elephant, Joni, will be expected to be the matriarch of the herd - and she will need to earn it from the current matriarch. That is an adjustment that might be difficult initially - especially if the elephants speak slightly different dialects of African elephant language. But generally, female elephants learn to get along quickly. A benefit of high altitude living for Joni will be a reduced risk of developing tuberculosis because the air is less humid than Greenville. If the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo could consider a larger exercise program for the elephants, and give them a chance to help protect the local communities from forest fires, the African elephants should be quite happy living there.
She belongs in a warmer climate with a sanctuary that offers roaming space. Also PAWS has seasoned caretakers and are able to accommodate aging elephants. She has served her time and deserves to live out her days like an elephant instead of as a showpiece for a zoo. Hope Greenville does the right thing and has a change of heart.
After seeing the Toronto elephants THRIVING in California at PAWS, I don't see how anyone could decide to send Joni any where but there. shame on the Greenville zoo for not sending her to a sanctuary! I think she's earned it!
There are definitely a lot more than 12 people that are opposed to the Calhan wind farm. I should add that audubon and other wildlife / nature societies are opposed to this too. I doubt NextEra will maintain decent setbacks which will make this project a real nuisance for locals. People who DON'T live in this area think the project is a good one because they think they'll benefit by it, but, surprise, the energy is going to Denver and Denver truly IS big enough. ..... Not only that ...... supporters DON'T HAVE TO LIVE NEXT TO THE WIND FARM ! They'd change their tune if they did! I say pack the supporters into trucks and ship em out here to FEMA trailers.
Wind farm companies aren't green at all unless your talking about the huge subsidies and tax write offs they get. .....Energy conservation - What's that ? See lighting image at: http://imgur.com/d1K93Zj ... Keep as many high wattage lights on (all night) as you can.
Birds: The birds give us dumb people a free service. The small birds eat insect pests which of course includes mosquitoes which spread disease. The large birds kill mice and rats, which can also spread disease. I guess so called progress means more disease. Why not just push the envelope and see when the bubble bursts.
What a missed opportunity for CSU and Colorado Springs. All that El Paso County land will go for energy production for Denver Metro when CSU could have put Colorado Springs on the map as one of the nation's greenest energy cities (and actually retired Drake).
CSaction video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDRMClLL9O…
Bach needs to smoke a bowl, poste [sic] haste.
"the city should resurface 10 percent of its roads annually, rather than just 2 percent"
this is what teabaggers do!! this is where the blame lies... our teabagger mayor and city council.
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Alessandra is a huge role model. She is a great leader who gives back so much to her community. Thanks for featuring her story!
This is Bach's "modern" government?
This is how I see things-Bill Murray
Whereas: The City Code of the City of Colorado Springs, Part 3- Power and Duties of the Mayor, item 1.2.313: CONTRACTS, subpart E. states “No City contract shall be approved or executed under this section unless and until sufficient funds have been appropriated by the City Council and are available for the contract. (Ord. 11-18)”
Whereas: The City has applied for a contractual relationship (C4C) with the state’s Economic Development Commission, which commits the city to fund any shortfall, between the EDC award and final cost of any/all projects (approx. total $250,603,000).
Whereas: As noted in the Dec 16th EDC draft resolution “ None of the Project elements have a detailed funding plan, committed capital structure, or development pro-forma which demonstrates their viability with RTA funding and their lack of viability without funding.”
Whereas: The contract with the state of Colorado EDC does not and will not provide sufficient funding for the entirety of the City for Champions proposal as presented by the applicant (City of Colorado Springs).
Whereas: The applicant lists only potential Funding Sources and not sufficient funds available for the contract. (Ord. 11-18)
Whereas: Several listed potential funding sources require City Council approval and the applicant has failed to acquire this approval.
SSTIF Funding $47,500,000 19.0%
CoCOS RTA TIF $32,500,000 13.0% (requires City Council approval)
El Paso County RTA TIF $16,800,000 6.7%
CSURA $48,680,000 19.4% (requires URA rewrite/City Council approval)
CoCS Parking Ent/Garage $29,500,000 11.8%
Philanthropic $48,228,000 19.2%
All Other $27,395,000 10.9% ????
Thereby: Until such a detailed funding plan is provided and certified by the City Council, the Mayor is restricted from either approving or executing said contract with the EDC.
How can they run an independent investigation and be biased when they have helped keep it quite for so long. One of them said its a "very open secrete" I would like to know why. Sounds like collusion to me. The golden boy will more then likely walk away untarnished. Plenty have in our part of the State.
Here's the Independent's original story about the detective, which ran in March 2010:
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