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Comment Archives: stories: News: Local News

Re: “Surreality show

there's something that I would like "Colorado Springs Government Watch" to look into.
Over the coming years,
Colorado Springs City Council seems to have promised to spend $ 1 Million to rebuild the Summit House atop Pikes Peak.
But I think that property belongs to a private party. It used to be the Hill family, who also used to own Seven Falls, and maybe the Cog Railway.
.
Please check if it is private property,
and if it is,
then explain why the City is giving them money.
.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Brian Scott on 04/15/2015 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Ban on conversion therapy dies in Colorado

I spent my teens and 20's desperately involved in "conversion therapy." I was a true believer. At 31, I had a girlfriend...but there I was, taking the elevator to the top of the Empire State Building and thinking the unthinkable. I just didn't see a way out. My truth was abominable to the Church and shameful to my family should they ever find out... While it's often called "reparative therapy," it almost destroyed me. Bryan Christopher (Author, Hiding from Myself)

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bryan Christopher on 04/15/2015 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Got the message?

The city has policies. They are not followed. The reason for not following them? We don't want to trouble the public with how the city is actually run: back channel deals, nepotism, and overpaid positions for unqualified employees. Didn't you get the memo?

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by rangesaf on 04/10/2015 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Legally, it doesn't take much for a guest to stake a claim to your home

It a law that protects you if your roommate or landlord wants you out This prevents them from changing locks, taking your property or shutting off utilities. Only a Judge can order an eviction even if you have violated your lease nobody can bounce you out.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Robert Wyman on 04/10/2015 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Tides of green

Maggies is a joke, impersonal service, rude budtenders and the shady aspects of an illegal buy. Move em in and out and take it or leave it seems to be the attitude of staff at Maggies. I'll take my business elsewhere!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Kyle Wentworth on 04/10/2015 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Got the message?

It is amazing that the city council looks the other way on this. Public officials should use official email accounts for everything except personal business.

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Posted by LivesLocally on 04/10/2015 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Breaking the code

That photo above was taken by me... you didn't ask permission or give me any credit. Where did you obtain it?

Posted by allid13 on 04/06/2015 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Rein check

That is a give-a-way to the Broadmore.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Lalahartma on 03/27/2015 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Collins criticized for K.C. buildings

OldCrank and Zen: Let's hope it's "OUT she goes" and that the power of this gang of slugs is indeed "diminishing." Yet, Collins remains very much on City Council. Voters in council District 4 will have their chance to remove her from office in the April 7 recall election—but only if they return their ballots!

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ion Cscityhall on 03/26/2015 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Don't fear the taxman

Property taxes should be abolished.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by LivesLocally on 03/25/2015 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Collins criticized for K.C. buildings

Slum lords, like birds of feather, flock together. Dirty birds indeed. OUT she goes.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 03/25/2015 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Collins criticized for K.C. buildings

Doug Bruce apparently taught her well. How sad that these kind of people used to have so much power in the Springs. Happy to see it diminishing.

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Zen on 03/25/2015 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Rein check

Very bad idea. Horses will damage the trails more than can be managed by available staff. I have had a horse for 20 years, in a variety of places with trails, and have observed the impacts. They just dont belong in City parks.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by LTH on 03/25/2015 at 6:29 AM

Re: “Election influencers: Hiding in plain sight

It's always all about the money - in all levels of government. No wonder people don't even bother showing up to vote.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Nicole Rosa on 03/20/2015 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Internet, where art thou?

Atomicbird is right that the PUC isn't *yet* regulating broadband, and they will tell you so when you call. However, they *are* tracking these complaints internally and sharing them with other departments as needed.

4 million people inappropriately submitted comments to the FCC recently but it was still enough to sway their policy making in a big way. As a populace we can only continue hammering that same nail until these abusive broadband providers either get their act together or get placed under legitimate regulation.

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Posted by Canterbury on 03/20/2015 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Internet, where art thou?

Calling the Colorado Public Utilities Commission won't help-- the FAQ on PUC's web site includes:

"I need faster Internet service and the phone company won't provide it. Can you help?"

"No. Broadband (high-speed Internet service) is not a regulated/required service."

This is from http://cdn.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/DORA-…

Posted by atomicbird on 03/20/2015 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Clearing the air

While this is happening, why doesn't the CSU board look into financing rooftop solar on every home in the Springs that wants to participate? We have an opportunity to make money, phase out the coal fired plants, and put the interest money into hardening our part of the grid, while reducing our carbon footprint, and even prove solar as a viable electrical sale to oter utilities off of our grid.

4 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by marge on 03/19/2015 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Internet, where art thou?

Things aren't any better even in the center of Colorado Springs. Just a few blocks from Colorado College, Century Link offers the same speeds as Chris Davis gets. It's not just outside the city, their service is lousy everywhere.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by atomicbird on 03/19/2015 at 6:08 PM

Re: “The golden eggs

The Council is far to important to allow all the focus to be on the Mayor's race. How come no one has asked Merv Bennett why he was so unsuccessful as one of our Council's leaders? Or researched his promises from 4 years ago. If we award poor performance what does it say for the future? Is this a forgive or forget? Let's try new eyes and ears on the Council. We need a can-do Council not a will-do Council.

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Posted by wpmurrayIII on 03/19/2015 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Internet, where art thou?

I live in black forest and someone told me Century Link has lots of fiber somewhere around here? I can only get 1.5 and they said I won't be qualified for anything faster. I never thought I would miss Qwest, but I just don't see how anything improved with this new company.

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Posted by ohiocateyes56 on 03/18/2015 at 6:46 PM

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