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Re: “UPDATE: Is Richard Skorman really in bed with 'Big Marijuana?'

This is a spot on analysis. Richard gets my vote. I used to write for a newspaper called The Bottom of the Bird Cage. As owned by Anschutz, the Gazette has become my chief contender for that location.

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Posted by Mur on 03/10/2017 at 12:56 AM

Re: “Resident suggests plot be labeled 'Suthers Park'

I am calling on John Suthers to admit publicly that he was mistaken when he repeatedly claimed that the land swap was good for the community. Why has the Mayor refused to respond to yet another email that I sent to his office just this week? The City cannot accept the appraisal that the Broadmoor submitted for that deal. You can see my most recent email that the Mayor has ignored at the Facebook page I manage COS Land Swap. The questions and facts in that email are legal questions and cannot be ignored by the City.

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Posted by Carl Strow on 03/09/2017 at 9:51 PM

Re: “Resident suggests plot be labeled 'Suthers Park'

Wonderful- Suthers Park!! He worked hard for it so he should have the credit. Let's start a petition to name it that. I will gladly donate the ribbon and scissors for the opening ceremony, as well as a plaque for his name. I will also provide a photographer to memorialize the momentous occasion. I assume the parks department has plans to update the abandoned structure (Suthers Hall ) on the property where we can hold his reception.
Great idea!

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Posted by katm on 03/09/2017 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Resident suggests plot be labeled 'Suthers Park'

Long may Suthers Park be free and open to the public! This is a brilliant piece of work.

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Posted by Suzanne Howell Burkle on 03/09/2017 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Resident suggests plot be labeled 'Suthers Park'

Thank you for printing this! Satire is one of the truest art forms, and this letter is brilliant. Suthers Park has such a nice ring to it, and will preserve his legacy in perpetuity!

16 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by suesun on 03/09/2017 at 4:46 PM

Re: “The Gazette lifted our jail food story

Way to call it! Thank you Pam and the Independent for another example of fine investigative journalism. It's sad that you have to waste time investigating the path of other journalists (Cora request tracking) who copy your work without giving credit where it was due.)

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by CeCe Beauchamp on 03/09/2017 at 1:53 PM

Re: “CSPD's academy flunks eight due to failing the driving test

I'm curious as to how much drive training they get prior to the test? It didn't specify, just that it was inaccurate. The whole trainer flying the drone thing should raise some eyebrows within the police hierarchy.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Silky Johnson on 03/09/2017 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Al Gore continues to build an army, battle climate change denial

Solar Minimum started in May 2016, Al Gore will "Chill Out" !

No other choice.

Posted by frank1946 on 03/09/2017 at 6:07 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs Council race draws mystery poll

CSF hired homophobe Amy Lathen as their voice. All their candidates are spouting the same crap. I smell 1992...No companies moving here because of their backward thinking. Fowler screwed his neighbors after the Waldo fire, through the HOA board. Crow is government welfare queen, drug tests government employees. Never gonna have legal pot with her around.

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Posted by carolyncathey on 03/09/2017 at 12:11 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs Council race draws mystery poll

The GOP uses Springs Forward and pays other 'activists' to work their agenda locally. The local developers and Oil companies want their hands on decisions about our utility company. There are development opportunities for In fill and revitalization and these folks want to give themselves subsidizes to do it.

I think Jill and Richard will help this town.

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Posted by TruB on 03/08/2017 at 9:41 PM

Re: “CSPD's academy flunks eight due to failing the driving test

"If equipment (uniforms, guns, tasers and body armor) is factored in, one recruit guessed the bill at about $200,000."

Do the recruits get to take their gun, taser, and body armor with them when they leave? I doubt it, so just sensationalizing for reaction?

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Posted by Ely Slade on 03/08/2017 at 9:37 PM

Re: “Follow the money in the Springs' city election

To me, it is incredibly scary and sickening that so many candidates are in bed with Developers. After all, it was the CITY along with their financial backers (Developers) who KNOWINGLY ALLOWED HOUSES TO BE BUILT ON A LANDSLIDE! And to make matters worse, are now planning to build a LOW INCOME housing project in the very same area; so that properties in Broadmoor bluffs will lose ALL of their value!!!

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Posted by mbomcar on 03/08/2017 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Tenacious advocate for the homeless leaves behind an outsized legacy

She was a beautiful soul, a rare treasure indeed. I came out from Guam and was able to spend 4 days with her. The streets had been so harsh to her and she was worn down to a nub. A flickering Candle about to be extinguished. I poured all the food,love, and encouragement I could had into her in those 4 days. She was a fighter and she took in the truth of who she was and rallied around to Take On The World. She herself was in awe of what she was accomplishing. I was not. I like to think I had a part of this great accomplishment of hers in this last year. Even if my only contribution was to love and not judge. That was her message. More Love, be less of a judge.And don't sit in your ivory white tower thinking you don't need to do anything. That this battle does not concern you. It concerns us all. We must all do whatever we can. Even if that is a look into the eyes of someone who is struggling. A look that says I see you, You're a person,you are valuable You Are Not Alone. I was so honored to be loved by Raven we talked almost every day. her love made me feel special. I have lost my dearest friend and my greatest treasure. RIP my Neni Girl, Hu guaiya hao, always and forever

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Posted by Linda laba on 03/08/2017 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Tenacious advocate for the homeless leaves behind an outsized legacy

Thank you for writing this. She would've loved it.

R.I.P., Raven. Hu guaiya hao, neni.

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Posted by Rick S. Agustin on 03/08/2017 at 10:27 AM

Re: “COS Airport adds more Frontier flights

Until COS can compete on price with DEN, the convenience will be too expensive for many flights and fliers. Sample:

DEN to London Heathrow, travel late March return early April: $881 .96 Round trip (Delta).

COS to London Heathrow, same dates: $1,567 .06 Round trip (British Airways/American Airlines).

Source: Expedia

The 75 mile distance between COS and DEN is no justification for nearly doubling the price, but that's the reality.

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Posted by Bill W. on 03/08/2017 at 8:01 AM

Re: “COS Airport adds more Frontier flights

I am rather excited about this. And I am still hoping for a direct flight to SNA out of COS by any of our local carriers.

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Posted by Elle Ameno on 03/08/2017 at 5:50 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs Council race draws mystery poll

If developers and big oil are backing a candidate, then the 98% that won't benefit should vote for the other guy. Get big money out of politics! Mr. Skorman has been a local small businessman for a long time. Last night's debate showed a lot of differences between the candidates. Don't be swayed by big money "alternative facts". Vote for who will make this city better for you!!!

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Posted by happyfew on 03/07/2017 at 10:34 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs Council race draws mystery poll

Mr. Skorman is very honest, forthright, open, transparent and responsive. He does not have to use 527's to hide payment for mystery push polls

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 03/07/2017 at 8:15 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs Council race draws mystery poll

As the paper went to press, there was no response to the Independent's inquiry about the mystery poll from Fowler. Compare that to a timely and forthright response from Skorman. Which person do you want representing you on council?

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Posted by Mur on 03/07/2017 at 7:56 AM

Re: “Friends and family of slain man push for the release of video evidence

I am sorry to tell you that people are changing so much that honestly really nobody knows anyone as well as they think and there are other situations that have happened before all this happened that is not being said by the police. Okay I may not know they parties involved but it sounds like there are lots of things that are and have occured but when a situation takes place it takes actions from both sides for the reactions to occured. I would really appreciate it if you don't blame everything on one person when it takes both parties. A lot of people have done things that nobody knows about and has there deep dark secrets. I am being respectful. There are also many different stories about this whole thing and so it is hard to tell exactly what really happened but to me it sounds like there are a lot of things that are being kept secret about the whole situation. With the video situation the family could have stepped out when they showed the video to the people that were in the court room because I understand that it could really hurt the family but this is just from my point of view. There is a lot that is fishy about this whole case.

Posted by Karma Roze on 03/06/2017 at 10:08 PM

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