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Comment Archives: stories: News

Re: “Fed up!

Now I see why she Hates Sheriff Maketa and takes every chance she can to attack him in the Media. He did not support her group or her boy friends causes and actually called them out. Seems Telling that she accuses him of not managing the county's money when he attends the same conference for 1/5 of what she charged the county.

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by david.slanton on 07/28/2014 at 12:05 PM

Re: “A major hitch

How much is actually contributed to the military families?
Does anyone actually know?

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Simon Moore on 07/28/2014 at 9:40 AM

Re: “AFA picks visitor center site

So glad the City has so much money after paying for road repair and storm water drainage that we can pay for a welcome center for the federal government, a hall of fame for a Swiss company that raked in over $8 billion between 2009-2012 and a $90+ million stadium for no team.

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Posted by Navan Meath on 07/27/2014 at 9:55 PM

Re: “Jonesing for open space

So what would happen theoretically, if the property in question was held by a private owner? Could they still be sued by CBD?

Posted by Ryan Wolfe on 07/27/2014 at 3:50 PM

Re: “A new accreditation affirms the Humane Society's practices

They have an ok program called tnr for trap nuter and release, I say ok because it reduces the feral cat population overall, but I am SOOO disappointed and angry that stewie is worth such an expinsive heart surgery, but kittens that need bottle fed are trash. I realize it is hard work, I did it with 4 never having had a cat before and being disabled and I was able to get them all fixed and adopted on my own because HSPPR said they would be killed if I brought them in. I then wrote them and was told that wasn't their policy, it must have been a misunderstanding or miscommunication, but on my tnr re-registration form it isright there in blac and white that if you bring in an unweaned kitten, they will be put down. My other problem with this programs with this program is I was asked to sign if I saw a member of my colony was ill, I was to take it to the vet at MY OWN EXPENSE, find my own food + commit to feeding forever, if I am admitted to the hospital (as I often am, incoherent, I am to find a sub, and I'm never allowed to let them know I am done), and the last thing I think is ridicules to ask of people is to come check at there building to see if any colony members where there, well I don't control wild cats that don't belong to anyone and I don't see them regularly, so I would have to go twice a week and guess if that black cat or calico cat that isn't mine and I don't have an attachment too, so I don't know how I would even recognize it...being disabled all of these things make it impossible for me to sign and say I will do stuff I know I can't do....I think it's ridiculous to expect these things of people that just want to help with the over population...so now I just do what I can without HSPPR, and I tame kittens over 8-10 weeks old that aren't suposed to be tamable and get them placed with a no kill group....and lower the numbers of feral kittens given up on. Just my $.02, but I would love everyone to go to a no kill shelter first and donate to them...

Posted by Jenner Dreismeier on 07/26/2014 at 4:26 AM

Re: “The shadows know

Wow, I am a bit surprised that citizens trying to make a positive impact on our fine community are being condemned. We should be happy that any citizen willing to get involved regardless of their financial background should be celebrated. We all have the ability to make a difference, in our own way. It takes a village.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by martham on 07/25/2014 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Here's Peggy

Good article on Peggy Littleton, although I don't necessarily agree with the public workforce center needing additional funds either, because there are lots of capable employment agencies in Colorado Springs and room for private workforce centers to spring up too.

Posted by Alessandra Desiderio on 07/25/2014 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Fed up!

Nothing between the ears but a Tammy Faye Baker make-up job, and that alone will get you elected in this county.

18 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by rangesaf on 07/25/2014 at 10:18 AM

Re: “AFA picks visitor center site

The only reason to go to the AFA museum is to watch the cadet formations - at lunchtime on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Other than some historical material on the building of the AFA the contents of the museum are utterly forgettable - thus when they move this offsite the first tourists are sure to wonder why they wasted their time in it.

16 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by LivesLocally on 07/24/2014 at 10:03 PM

Re: “AFA picks visitor center site

hall of fame? to cheats and drugs? oh you meant OTC, not USAFA

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Posted by apathetic on 07/24/2014 at 2:13 PM

Re: “AFA picks visitor center site

Because you know... fuck grass and open fields.

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Posted by Dave Elizi on 07/24/2014 at 1:43 PM

Re: “A major hitch

What a tangled web we weave...

Anschutz should pay Norris the $1M as a side matter when buying the property, but as this unfolds we'll see how much honor the man has. What's $1M out of $8B?

I went to the rodeo, once, as a newcomer here. Didn't like the sermon preached at the end of the show. Never went back. Never will.

No article in the Gazette. Bwahahahaha....guess we know how much honor he has.

15 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 07/24/2014 at 11:45 AM

Re: “A major hitch

A nice piece of reporting on a topic missing from the Gazette. Good job!

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 07/24/2014 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Damn shame

Stop oppressing the helpless and stop making false accusations and spreading vicious rumors. Feed the hungery and those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as day. Isaiah 58: 9-10

Posted by distinctivelydifferent on 07/24/2014 at 9:19 AM

Re: “The shadows know

Mr. Snider and Ms. Jan Martin nailed it. This is the same group that keeps renaming itself because of past failures. These people are desperate to feel like they have actual influence in the City when they do very little except write donation checks, serve on boards, and get drunk at another Regional Business luncheon. Colorado Springs is bullshit and very little action. The sense of power of a few is pathetically reinforced and encouraged by reporters of both local papers. Collaboration and improvement isnt wanted. They maintain their positions and influence because they feed the dysfunctional relationships of local officials while still getting the City and Utilities to give money for their budgets and projects. Fools.

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Academygrad on 07/23/2014 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Taking the 'fed' out of 'freedom'

Sorry, Dave. I thought your comment implied it was explicit. Good elaboration.

Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/23/2014 at 7:43 PM

Re: “Taking the 'fed' out of 'freedom'

"The Constitution does not explicitly give the Supreme Court the power of judicial review."

Did I say explicitly? No, I said "via". However, since you went there, "The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;" Now, while it does not explicitly say "judicial review", it pretty well describes exactly that.

And please note that Marbury was not the first case of judicial review. Marbury was the first case where judicial review struck down a law.

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Posted by Dave H on 07/23/2014 at 7:29 PM

Re: “Fed up!

Peggy Littleton is one of the politicians that give Colorado Springs it's reputation as a haven for right wing loons. In any other jurisdiction she would not have been elected dog catcher, but COS loves the right wing fringe dwellers, they hate gummit, but do everything in their power to ensure that the flow of federal dollars that keep El Paso County afloat continue.

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Posted by Peter Lotto on 07/23/2014 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Taking the 'fed' out of 'freedom'

Dave H, you are mistaken. The Constitution does not explicitly give the Supreme Court the power of judicial review. Chief Justice John Marshall, in the case of Marbury v. Madison, ruled a provision of the Judiciary Act of 1789 unconstitutional, reinforcing the doctrine of judicial review, which had only been a theoretical power before.

According to Wikipedia, "Historians mostly agree that the framers of the Constitution did plan for the Supreme Court to have some sort of judicial review; what Marshall did was make operational their goals."

The irony of the situation is that the provision the court struck down would have expanded the power of the Supreme Court.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/23/2014 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Taking the 'fed' out of 'freedom'

"Who gets to decide what the U.S. Constitution really says?

A legal scholar would tell you that's the job of the U.S. Supreme Court. "

When it comes to legal precedent, the US Supreme Court is generally the correct answer -- ironically a power given to them via the U.S. Constitution, the very document they are supposed to interpret and apply.

However, it is really the people of the United States who are the final arbiters of what the Constitution actually says.

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Posted by Dave H on 07/23/2014 at 3:27 PM

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