What a strange statement from Mr Holmes...all the studies show it is the conservatives who are the most generous. Without getting political about it, it is simply a proven fact that conservatives actually give more to charities than do liberals, and Christians give more than secularists.
The important and ignored point in this entire discussion is that all these laws will do nothing to stop the crimes we all want to stop...it is show boating at the expense of freedom and the only result our inconvenience, like taking our shoes off at the airport accomplishing nothing.
Criminals will do as they please and buy in the way they do everything from cocaine to guns. And while the police are busy assuring target shooters don't have an oversized clip, criminals will be murdering, and mad men will be on their killing sprees.
Come on folks...we are all smarter than this.
Beauty, as described in the story, the water would come down Fountain Creek and out of Williams Canyon. It would likely overflow the banks of Fountain Creek and spread out from there. Williams Canyon is a real issue because the water flows into a pipe that runs underground through town before meeting Fountain Creek. The pipe is too small and could easily be clogged in a storm, which would lead to water flowing directly out of Williams Canyon into Manitou. Hope that helps.
Good grief! how many major decisions have been made by city council the last 6+ years without knowing or understanding all the facts (i.e., the USOC debacle for one). Once the city found out that it couldn't sell Memorial outright and pocket the funds to do whatever they wanted with it (i.e., hopefully for capital improvements) then the whole process of leasing it should have just been stopped. What a mess!!!
"The city needs to buy 25 acres for a pump station, 29 acres for a permanent easement for the 66-inch pipeline, and 32 acres for a temporary construction easement."
If Ultra doesn't want to play ball and sell the land to the city (for a reasonable price), the city should just say to them - "heh, Ultra, you ever heard of eminent domain".
This land was annexed into the city so I think this would be quite legal to do.
That storm last year brought a scary amount of water through Manitou Springs. I live on the west side and the scenario described terrifies me. I saw what it did to Rainbow Falls, a storm any bigger could wipe out most of old Manitou.
I wonder: Would the water come right down Manitou Ave, or would it go down 24 and spill over *onto Manitou, in the area around the old entrance to Cave of the Winds. I hope the Indy will give us folks on this west side more info when it becomes available.
Part of my contracting and restoration Colorado Springs company would've been on this if it had been approved. I like business, but at the same time, I'm kind of glad it didn't go through.
Open space is the only sensible solution.
Most would say that yes the magazine thing is kind of a over reach. I will say that I bet if these Sheriff's find they can use these laws for a conviction they will enforce them.
Regarding the quote of Green Mountain Falls "arsonists burned down its historic town hall" my I also include a fact. Here I'll write it in quote for you "arsonists involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement burned down its historic town hall". There, fixed it for you.
I HOPE YOU PEOPLE OF COLORADO ARE SUPPORTING SHERIFF MAKETA AND GET THIS SCUMBAG MORSE OUT OF OFFICE ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE DEMOCRAP TRAITORS.
TAKE BACK YOUR STATE AND FREEDOMS BEFORE ITS TO LATE.
This is a scam. There are still several people working at Memorial right now who knew of these payments. People who knew of and signed off on these payments until the UCH takeover.
There are also still people working at Memorial right now who haven't retired yet, but were in on this deal, counting on the secret payments when they retire.
Will there be any accountability for those who knew but kept the secret? Pam, can you find out if there are any on the list who have not yet retired, yet will receive money from this accounting?
We fail to see the significance of the problem since the county continues to keep Rampart Range Road closed and have kept us from seeing anything of the devastation.
Not to mention the coverup around how fire started...my hunch being because the DEA was burning MJ and it got out of control and Obama doesn't want to pay for 356 houses.
So, tooth, just like your buddy Obama, your answer to everything is to increase the size of government? Are you too thick to realize that jobs come from the private sector and not from more government spending and more government employees?
The City should control it's own future!
As usual, a well-researched. well-written article by J. Adrian Stanley and the Independent.
As the matter of stormwater gains momentum as both a fiscal matter and more and more as a political football, would you care to share thoughts as to how you feel this need should be funded and managed? Thank you.
Here's an idea: let's reinstate the WPA or the TVA system, get folks working and get this behind us. One way or THE other this is literally do or die for this entire area.
So am I underpaid compared to my production, but I actually do the work unlike the police who are pretty much an entrapment squad.
living in district 6 is like living in a Walking Dead episode- there's just nowhere to turn.
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