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Comment Archives: stories: News: Local News

Re: “Cyclists say their lives are at risk from road-raging motorists

As a driver and a biker I understand that physics is the only law that matters in vehicle vs bike encounters. I'm not willing to bet my life that human laws will prevent drivers from running me over. There are some roads in town that have no shoulders that many bikers frequent (30th from GoG to Filmore!) and are high traffic roads. I've seen RV's going in opposite directions cause accidents because they're passing each other and there is a biker on the road. Sudden braking and maneuvering to avoid collisions cause collisions. Drivers need to be aware of bikers - and bikers need to be aware of traffic flow and physics.

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Posted by Darrell Judd on 09/08/2016 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Cyclists say their lives are at risk from road-raging motorists

There are far too many cars on the road for cycling. Whenever I use to ride, it was as far on the shoulder as possible, or on the sidewalk. I got use to it because it was the safest thing for me. If these morons can't get it through their thick heads that most roads aren't bike friendly, then they deserve what they get.

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Posted by Josh Mchasserson on 09/08/2016 at 7:43 AM

Re: “City inspectors watch contractors to be sure road projects are done right

Nice of them to take a bow, but guess what? The repair job done on the Austin Bluffs Parkway at Union Blvd was very poorly done. It will clearly require additional work. Apparently nobody can be trusted nowadays.

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 09/07/2016 at 6:19 PM

Re: “City inspectors watch contractors to be sure road projects are done right

They could go a long way towards keeping the roads in good shape if they simply pulled the blasted weeds out of the medians and shoulders...

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Posted by Tannim on 09/07/2016 at 2:50 PM

Re: “CC and the FAC finalize details of takeover agreement

I wonder how many of the artists represented in the worlds great museums have terminal degrees........

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Posted by hippyhelper on 09/06/2016 at 4:14 PM

Re: “CC and the FAC finalize details of takeover agreement

This move is nothing more than an act of desperation. Entities like this need to foster community interest, something that the FAC mostly failed at. Unfortunately Colorado College isn't much better at it, thus I expect this place to continue as a backwater destination instead of the jewel it really could be.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 09/06/2016 at 11:27 AM
Posted by TruB on 09/02/2016 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

People going out of their way to tell you what to do, or think are_______
Unless of course you agree with their thoughts.
What is freedom?

Posted by 4Common Sense on 09/02/2016 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Efforts are underway to improve mental health care in Colorado, but there's a long road ahead

Here’s more on mental health parity: Check the safe harbor for outpatient benefits at --

Posted by JEngdahlJ on 09/02/2016 at 3:23 PM

Re: “CO House District 18 race is assured

Pete, thanks for the great representation you have given us! It's been a pleasure knowing you have our backs. We have yours in November!

Posted by Paula George on 09/01/2016 at 12:55 AM

Re: “Explosives, junk contribute to Vista Grande neighborhood tensions

The article on John Britten was missing some important details I was interested in finding out. How long has Mr. Britten's family been in the Springs, what about the father (i.e. past military), which schools did the family attend (i.e. D11), past employers, who introduced him to drugs in the Springs, etc. In short, was Mr. Britten and his family typical long term residents of the Springs or are they from another community where these issues are also a problem and they came to the Springs on their slide down the ladder (continuous police, courts, and jail cycle)? Please let us know.

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Posted by TFC on 08/31/2016 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

My Lord is coming to earth from glory. I am waiting for that home coming day. Exactly what the Bible is telling us. Having an open BIBLE on the desk at Peterson Air Force base
gave more and more time of reminding that our only God was the only God from the beginning and the end.

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Posted by Aaron Alokoa on 08/31/2016 at 5:07 PM

Re: “Fountain Creek district is poised to tackle a long list of flood-control projects

Trying to restore to the past what Nature has decided to make into the present is a fool's errand.

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Posted by Tannim on 08/31/2016 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Efforts are underway to improve mental health care in Colorado, but there's a long road ahead

With the advent of DSM-V declaring everything to be a mental illness, this initiative needs to fail, period. Using vice taxes to influence behavior simply doesn't work, and the first key to mental health reform is not more money but smarter diagnosis and treatment by unbiased and competent professionals, of which the profession is sorely lacking.

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Posted by Tannim on 08/31/2016 at 11:05 AM

Re: “When students develop intellectual property on campus, who owns the rights?

No one. Ideas are non-scarce and therefore not subject to private ownership. "IP" is illegitimate property rights.

Posted by Mike Morris on 08/30/2016 at 4:12 AM

Re: “Tyler Walker added to 'Brady list'

How the hell he still have a job????

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Posted by Rafael Rodriguez Jr. on 08/28/2016 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

Audrey, the council is driven by public opinion, at least the opinions of those who get out and vote. I agree with you about added rules and regulations hampering the budget, but it's the squeaky wheels that get the grease and Suthers is pretty conservative...

There are too many people and too few resources (natural and otherwise) to cover all the bases. This problem will continue to grow because that's all it can do. Fearful people (the squeaky wheels) will continue to promote paranoia and "stronger enforcement of the laws" as we move steadily toward authoritarianism. Personally, I'm anti-disestablishmentarian myself - I'm for government that works for everyone!

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Posted by Vietnamized on 08/27/2016 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

"55% of the budget is spent on police and fire" perhaps if council and Suthers didn't need to waste time and money making new ordinances over plants, there wouldn't be as much money spent? Looks like some more propaganda excuses from Suthers as to why...

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Posted by Audrey Hatfield on 08/27/2016 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

cosgringo, I have been in and out of CSpgs since 1951. I went to Queen Palmer, East and Wasson at various points in my life. I can say for certain that observing the cultural, economic and sociological changes in this once-great city are glaringly obvious. some 4 decades ago I built one of the early "new development" apartment complexes "out east". Out east? I used to hunt dove out there when I was in high school. I knew there was something wrong with the state when I came back a few years ago and got a good look at the infrastructure...that remained after TABOR. I was, and still am, aghast. The inability of the state (city, county, nation) to raise revenue based upon current realities and projected population/usage demographics has been devastating to the state. I went up Pikes Peak recently for the first time in decades - I knew the road had been paved, but I didn't realize that the City of C Spgs could hold my access to a National Park hostage...but the real kicker was that the PP toll road was in far better condition that 95% of the streets in the city. Whassup wit dat?

As far as the food scenes in Denver and C Spgs, I tend to disagree. I'm not a chef, but I'm a damned good cook, and I've eaten all varieties and levels of cuisine on three continents and in many different areas on those continents. I'm a foodie (of sorts). I think the issue is that you've experienced all that there is to experience in the area and it IS time for a vacation. As far as your health is concerned, I wish you the best! Be proactive with your attitude and do the best you can for your body food and exercise wise. Safe travels! It's the people that make a place, and this town still has some good ones. Turn off the TV, throw away the paper, move to the country, build you a home. Eat a lot of peaches, raise a lot of children. Learn to love Jesus (or Buddha, or Jehovah, or that which resides within your own spirit) on your own! (Partially thanks to John Prine...)

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Posted by Vietnamized on 08/26/2016 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

16 years here. Loved it. Getting bad. Truck stolen from under me. People living in it. Everyone is getting a CCP as they probably should- I've never seen so much road rage happen in front of my face and to me. It's really getting worse. I'll grant you where I am relocating is actually worse but I expect that with where I am heading. It saddens me to see the decline of this city that I was so thrilled to live in and proud, too.
Chain restaurants and cookie cutter homes are it's future. Food scene stinks and the culture is poor. I cannot enjoy the outdoors due to my health and suddenly I realize how hollow this town (city) can be. It's not a small town and it should not be suffering as it does such as the horrible food and lack of theater, etc.

Even Denver has a poor food scene and culture compared to cities of it's size but I understand we are in a very different location. I hope things improve so when I vacation I'll want to come back here if my health returns.

I am sure I will be in the gunsights for my comments but I've lived all around this country. I came here to make it my permanent fixture. I just realize it's not going in a good direction and it's a good time to sell not to mention again once you start being a victim of crimes you lose faith. I live on the North side to top it off. It's not safe anywhere here any longer. Why don't we ever hear about the constant crimes on our local news?

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Posted by cosgringo on 08/26/2016 at 2:02 PM

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