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Comment Archives: stories: News

Re: “Old North End and Colorado College urge city to "safety size" four main thoroughfares

I'm all for making this city safer for pedestrians and cyclists, but I am afraid that this change will mean more traffic for smaller streets like El Paso. Please also consider what these changes mean for streets like that!

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Posted by Hanna Atencio on 05/16/2016 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Gardner faces Klingenschmitt in Senate District 12

It's interesting how these comments are so one sided; Gordon is more conservative than Gardner (Bob); yes these facts are undeniable; Gordon was and is a former 20 year veteran and former Air Force Academy graduate, and former Navy Chaplain; yes he did pray a prayer "In Jesus Name" and got into hot water for that! Yes, he votes with conservatives 88% of the time; Gardner his opponent (who calls himself conservative but is not) votes with conservative 54% (just over one half ) of the time. That does not seem very conservative to me. Lets say I come home to my spouse 54% of the time. Bob G gets two F's the last 2 years on the conservative scorecard; Gordon gets a A-or 88% of the time he voted conservative!; I dont care much about what a politician says, just how do THEY VOTE... Vote for Gordon Klingenschmitt

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Posted by Timmy H on 05/16/2016 at 12:47 AM

Re: “Gardner faces Klingenschmitt in Senate District 12

Gordon K is a great representative; HE IS A RETIRED NAVY CHAPLAIN; FORMER AIR FORCE ADADEMY GRADUATE; VOTED 88% OF THE TIME with conservatives; while Bob voted only 54% of the time with the conservatives (and Bob G voted for OBAMAcare; making it a law. Yes, Bob has tried to cover it up). Gordon has been voted the most conservative representative in the EL PASO county by the conservative scorecard. #1. Yes, he is guilty of being too conservative! I will also say I am ultra conservative; worked for Abe Lincoln and it will work for Gordon

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Posted by Timmy H on 05/16/2016 at 12:12 AM

Re: “Philip Anschutz's influence knows no bounds

Back off people. Why all the hate? This is a country of power and money. His power and money has done more for this city then anyone of you bad mouthing him. What have you done to ensure jobs, tourism, a beautiful view. Are you taking care of the issue at hand, no didn't think so. With pot legalized more people come here to live, which his money has created jobs, visiting, which his money is fixing things that draw in crowds while you just wait for the city to fix problems. I bet if he paid for all the messed up roads we still have you would thank him because our tax money isn't getting the job done. So be thankful he's doing what he's doing to better Colorado Springs. Ungrateful people. Wow.

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Posted by Tomas Reyes on 05/15/2016 at 4:59 AM

Re: “10-year-old is seizure-free after one year of cannabis oil

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Re: “10-year-old is seizure-free after one year of cannabis oil

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Posted by Monica Scotty on 05/13/2016 at 3:21 AM

Re: “Terms of St. Francis Hospital sale included donations to a nonprofit foundation

COS has some darn good reporting. Pam Zubeck- J. Stanley and Nat Stein are doing a great job telling the residents of COS the devious nonsense going on. Who's going to call this to action? We need police force on this, judicial type of crap we pay taxes for.

Bribery folks- it's illegal. Why it's not being prosecuted god only knows.

Posted by KyleJS on 05/13/2016 at 1:29 AM

Re: “Racial disparities persist in marijuana arrests

Police Chief Marc Vasquez says "there is no blanket explanation[for increased police action with minorities in respect to marijuana related criminal offenses]"

Blanket... explanation--
www.cnn.com/2016/03/23/politics/john-ehrli…

lets just stop the friggin nonsense and elect Bernie Sanders, please!

Posted by KyleJS on 05/13/2016 at 1:13 AM

Re: “City settles with ACLU after jailing people too poor to pay court fines

In Denver when you can't pay a traffic fine, you have the option of going to jail while they claim not to run debtors' prisons or else work scrubbing toilets, mopping and vacuuming floors and cleaning drinking fountains in the city and county building to work off the fine at a rate of $10 per hour. It wasn't too much fun, but I am a poor person and not too proud to do it.

Posted by Laura Avant on 05/12/2016 at 11:07 PM

Re: “City and Broadmoor emails don't explain how land swap evolved

Thanks Pam for your comprehensive, investigative stories on this land swap which obviously is a backroom deal. We would be very disadvantaged without your reporting. As for Les W. Gruen, he served on the City Planning Commission for years - and he does know that the development process does require a plat and city zoning approval of the proposed building site before a building permit is issued (even for a deck!). His comment made me wonder if the Broadmoor aims to circumvent that process too - just like they routed around City Planning Commission to the Parks Board. Pam, so glad you don't write for GT controlled by Anschutz or we'd never be informed about our community.

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Posted by Politico on 05/11/2016 at 11:59 PM
Posted by Stephen D. Hamer on 05/11/2016 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Police commander collects severance pay, even as the city throws him a retirement party

Lovely, more dirty politics and wasteful spending. Unfortunately, it's what the City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County Government has become so well known for. They are all just a bunch of dirty rotten scoundrels.

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Posted by Asher777 on 05/11/2016 at 8:51 AM

Re: “City settles with ACLU after jailing people too poor to pay court fines

What about community service as a substitute for a fine or jail time? A lot of litter might get picked up.

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Posted by John Howell on 05/11/2016 at 7:18 AM

Re: “10-year-old is seizure-free after one year of cannabis oil

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Posted by Mercy Lara on 05/11/2016 at 2:34 AM

Re: “10-year-old is seizure-free after one year of cannabis oil

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Posted by Robert Martin on 05/10/2016 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Could limiting solitary for juveniles heal Spring Creek?

It is very encouraging that so much effort is being put into finding ways to interact with youth rather than isolate them. There is no one "right" way to interact with youth. However, putting youth in conditions of complete social isolation is unlikely affect their lives for the better.

One of my favorite West Wing episodes involves the wholehearted and sincere efforts of the character "C.J." to interact with a young man, "Anthony." The character of "Anthony" is completely at loose ends. He is a very good kid with a great heart who is rapidly heading down a road to some real trouble. "C.J." is understandably very concerned and empathizes with his situation and wants to spend time to help him.

Her efforts to tolerantly and patiently understand him and help him turn his life around are completely ineffective. She is very humane, has a great heart, and is making no head-way. The episode continues with the character of "Charlie" basically telling "Anthony" that his life is going down a really bad road and he's way out of line. Then "Charlie" basically says he is now willing to spend many hours of time he really doesn't have in order to support "Anthony" in turning his situation around. "Anthony" takes him up on this, and things improve.

As a person who is naturally a lot more like "C.J." in this kind of situation, I think it is worth pointing out that this approach did absolutely nothing to positively impact "Anthony's" life. In other cases, though, it might have worked wonderfully. The point is that everyone is different.

Having a humane perspective towards life doesn't mean that we all need to act in the same ways. It means that we need to recognize the humanity in our fellow human beings and try to help them as best we can. Neither "C.J." nor "Charlie" advocated locking "Anthony" in a closet and hoping for the best. That is not a humane solution.

Sometimes we need to try lots of different things to try to help people. If we are not succeeding we need to recognize this and let others try as well. We need to see the inherent dignity and worth of every single person. No one is a lost cause. No one grows from being locked in a closet. If something is not working, we should try something else.

A gentle attitude towards life does not mean that there is one way of doing things. It means that we see in each person the same wonderful humanness that we see in ourselves. It means that we truly want the best possible future for every single person. We want everyone to be all that they are capable of, feel cared about and be happy. We want everyone to be able to contribute something to the world. What this gentle attitude towards life looks like for each of us will be different, based on our own personalities. None is right or wrong as long as our way of being leads to healing, growth, and happiness for others, and doesn't tear people down and make them feel miserable.

Locking people in small spaces and hoping for the best is not a constructive way of relating to life. No one is to blame for this practice, as it has been going on for a long time likely without a great deal of discussion or opportunity for change. But it is good we are now thinking about.

Socially isolating people is a way of giving up on people for sometimes prolonged periods of time. It is not a gentle attitude towards life. This is why I am very glad that things are changing so that every person has the opportunity to live, and grow, and be happy.

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Posted by zoewyse on 05/10/2016 at 12:31 AM

Re: “City and Broadmoor emails don't explain how land swap evolved

....And to add to this slime.....all of this dancing .... all of this weaseling is to benefit the 43rd richest American Philip Anschultz listed in Forbes at $10.9Billion. Isn't it incredible all of these city employees, Mayors and State Senator are at the bidding of a greedy billionaire. What is it the top one-ten -thousandth of the top one percent. The city and it's employees now have to hide the facts....... all for a billionaires bidding! SHAME ON YOU!

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 05/09/2016 at 8:17 PM

Re: “10-year-old is seizure-free after one year of cannabis oil

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Re: “10-year-old is seizure-free after one year of cannabis oil

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Re: “10-year-old is seizure-free after one year of cannabis oil

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Posted by Marie Williams on 05/08/2016 at 11:22 PM

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