"1,172-mile infrastructure project piping crude oil fracked from the Bakken shale formation"... Be sure the word "fracked" is in there to make i as bad as one can. Then call themselves "water protectors" to sound good. Then they all hop in their pickup trucks and drive the protest site for a project that is almost complete which is an oil pipeline. Oil is stuff that powers their pickups, heats homes etc., all things we demand. Stop driving then. Make government regulate it some more to drive up the costs,eliminate the jobs and have skeleton crews working hard prone to mistakes while the company cuts corners because of profits lost by regulating. The stuff that heats homes has no better way to get to those homes than a pipeline. You won't have water in a frozen home.
1000 mile pipeline is a short run considering there are over 2 million miles of pipeline in this country. So this protest is over perceptions of maybe future problem or protecting water? No. It is protesting on private land which will get one arrested for trespassing and then perhaps a cash payoff to go away so the 10% left to go can be finished. Then protesters can wash their pickup trucks with precious water and drive back to their warm home knowing they have driven up the price of heat, wasted water and will not have to sit in the tipi when the temperature hits 20 below. 2 million miles of pipeline yet to inspect if they are worried about water. We are safe now, except for that damn fracking which if you do not like you can disable your thermostat and walk everywhere. Idiots.
What law they choose to be derelict in there duties ! Along with there administration of Dems . , easier then doing their jobs !
Why is 1.9 million less criminals living here illegally a problem?
A press due to the presence of The Indy. Hopefully the town will grow to the point where it can support a real daily paper.
On this Thanksgiving Day ... I am grateful for a free press .... for spectacular land ..... and for the freedom to fight for that land.
AMERICA DOESN'T NEED TO BRING THIS OIL PIPELINE THRU THEIR LANDS AND RISK POLUTING THEIR RESOURSES! New survey finds twenty billion barrels of oil worth up to $900 billion under west Texas in largest continuous field ever discovered in the U.S.
its sad the the democratic party used to be about workers and protecting people, now its all just hand outs and endless fees and taxes. if they never get another office i won't be too worried.
Some odd comments on here. First, a Bond isn't exclusively (or even often times, anything to do with) building NEW schools. It's more commonly to support the upkeep of existing, in some cases quite antiquated buildings. Surely we don't want our children being educated for the 21st century in buildings barely fit for the 20th century?
I don't remember the district anywhere down-playing the cost, or suggesting that it the proposed additional taxes weren't 'a big deal'. They simply tallied up their needs, focused on those that were a most pressing priority, costed them accordingly, and presented that to the taxpayers.
What about the benefit to tax payers when they see an increase in their property VALUES? When you live in an area where the schools are modern, high-tech, and in high demand, local home owners benefit? What's the value of that?
The old boy network is alive and well here. Be nice if they would do stuff for all of us instead of just lining their wallets.
"Members shall not be entitled to vote," because CSF's decisions are reserved for the board.
I am about to be homeless I am a 35 yr old male with the ability to work and all proper documentation I need a reliable place for shelter while I seek employment and get a paycheck at which time I will seek my own place please someone help me I am willing to do chores as well as handyman work for lodging I have experience in plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and painting
Typical myopic EPA action. They could instead be offering matching grants to incentivize action, but they'd rather flush a few million down the drain on lawyers than have cleaner water.
While this particular administration, and council, has solved no local issue - but has handled most issues in a manner to generate legal action and lawsuits - they ARE NOT responsible for the stormwater mess - it has been years and many past administrations in coming! This is an inherited fiasco dumped in the lap of the current administration who are now faced with dealing with the public on how best to pay for 30 years of failed policy.
The $23M (or $33M with the Fed Suit) has been pledged- now, how will we best accept a manner of generating the revenue stream to honor that pledge and not pull the funds out of the General Fund?
So when an individual ignores the Fed, it's a felony, but when a city council does it, we should just let it slide. Screw that. The city shouldn't pay, the Council should pay for their decision themselves.
Rms--"everyone who lives in this community should have the opportunity to speak their ideas and concerns and in so doing help make this area successful." 100% agree!
Joel - you missed the major point of my comment - I did not call Springs Forward a political group only said they were the "funders" of the party in charge of all things El Paso County. I have lived here over 40 years and in all that time the democrats have never been in control of anything - however if they had been the ones in control I would make the same statement - the argument is not about which party is in charge - it is about giving those who disagree with your views a voice at the table and the opportunity to make suggestions for solutions which if given a chance might improve things for the entire community and not some powerful action group paying to have their best interests put first above community needs. The partisan politics of Washington has trickled down and taken over all levels of government to the great detriment of our nation. In truth I believe we would be much better served by non-patrician local governance. Everyone who lives in this community should have the opportunity to speak their ideas and concerns and in so doing help make this area successful.
"It's a diversity stroll!"
And the more the trolls strolled, diverse it got...
Colorado Springs Forward is nothing more than a new front group for the old Iron Triangle, and is still business as usual in the good old boy network of Colorado Springs and El Paso County:
Yes, they got elected a drug-warrior clueless career politician mayor. Still no cannabis revenue in the city, either.
Yes, they got changed the city manager system in the city to the strong mayor form of government--which has been a disaster.
Yes, they got raised taxes for roads because they can't manage a budget properly.
Yes, they want to screw up the downtown with City for Champions, which nobody outside the Iron Triangle developers want or need.
Yes, they hide in the background, because if the Iron Triangle were exposed, and there would be a political revolution in the city and county to toss out those people who are most responsible for the decline in the local infrastructure and the forced economic dependency on federal defense and tourism dollars instead of diversifying the economy into more manufacturing.
Yes, they were behind Amendment 2, and the area still hasn't shaken that, two decades later.
Yes, they've let development go amok in every direction, which is why east of Academy the streets run in every direction and we still don't have an east-west expressway.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss...
"Are the county's Democrats doomed to stagnation in perpetuity?"
Until they get off the socialist bandwagon and embrace freedom, yes.
Until they quit the lip service to minorities, yes.
Until they learn what actual economics is all about, yes.
Until they ditch the Clinton Machine, yes.
Until they re-embrace classical liberalism instead of the racism and theft policies of Jackson, Johnson, FDR, and Wilson, yes.
Until they stand for rule of law and blue-collar/white-collar street reality instead of ivory tower philosophy that has no success in reality, yes.
Don't hold your breath.
Marijuana taxes contribute $0 to school operational funds, the money that pays for teachers, books and technology. The marijuana tax law stipulates a maximum of $40 million goes into school construction. D11 has no need to build a new school at this time, and because of our assessed valuation as a major consideration in applying for these funds, D11 is likely to never see a dime of this money.
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