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Re: “A solution for improving Colorado's roads and bridges

The problem with our transportation infrastructure isn't lack of funding, it's that we spend the funds we already have in an extremely wasteful manner: adding more miles of pavement, or extra lanes to a busy road, intuitively makes sense as a way to reduce congestion and travel times, but in practice building more roadway always invites more traffic over time ("induced demand") and so we get a very temporary benefit at very high cost. If the goal is to improve network capacity and average speeds within and between cities, we should not be throwing money at one of the least efficient modes of intra-city transport available and should instead be investing heavily in commuter rail, buses, and infrastructure that invites walking and cycling (the exact opposite of what we have now, infrastructure which imposes extra burdens on anyone not traveling via automobile).

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Posted by David E on 03/17/2017 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Reader: Vote to keep our town moving forward

While I support the same candidates as this letter writer, I really dislike the tone. These candidates have done an excellent job of presenting themselves and their credentials without resorting to the smear tactics of their opponents.

As supporters, let's do the same, please!

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Posted by Elle Ameno on 03/17/2017 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Reader: Vote to keep our town moving forward

I will be voting for them! Though I'm still waiting to get my ballot that was mailed last Friday.

Posted by Judith Posch on 03/16/2017 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Reader: Vote to keep our town moving forward

>Chuck Fowler in District 3 failed his neighbors during the Waldo Canyon Fire while working as manager of their homeowners association board.

What did he do?

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Posted by Matt 2 on 03/16/2017 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Reader: A reminder that Doug Lamborn is not representing the people

Put a $100 bill in an envelope and send it Lamborn. I'm sure that will get you in the door for a meeting with him. Another $100 might help him listen to you as well.

Sorry, but cynicism is a form of realism. In this case, the reality is that he doesn't give a whit about anyone but his donors.

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Posted by Bill W. on 03/15/2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Reader: Forget about the downtown stadium already

Personally, I have no problem with a downtown stadium, as long as our tax dollars are not spent to build and run it.

Posted by Elle Ameno on 03/14/2017 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Parting words from the Sage

How can I translate my feelings about your exit? Adios, Arrivederci, Auf Wiedersehen, Sayonara or just plain, Don't let the door hit you in the ass.

For years you've been espousing your leftist, out-of-touch Bullsh!t in this rag and now you're leaving, it's a step in the right direction for the Independent and yet the smattering of indoctrinated zombie drone followers you have can still follow your rantings at the even less popular and dwindling readership of the C/S Business Journal. Yeah, sounds about right, you're going out with a whimper......

You're are a failed Investment Banker, Real Estate Broker, Politician and now, Journalist...... Your accomplishments are even less than your insights. What a fantastic and insightful life you've had......
S-A-R-C-A-S-M button OFF.

If you really care for the city you claim to love then go to Tahiti, GO, BE FREE...... Maybe just maybe your idiotic rantings will be forgotten by your minions so that they can then become contributing members to society.

Buh Bye.......

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Posted by skyskier on 03/10/2017 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Emma Oosterhous webcomic tells stories of LGBTQ youth

Want to read an erotica/ fiction ebook by a local lesbian author set in Colorado Springs? Check out "Adventures of a GWF REBORN" on amazon. I really think our local LGBT would enjoy it highly to read about being gay in the 90's in CS back in the day!

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Posted by guruD on 03/09/2017 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Colorado's election influence might be running cold

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Posted by HenryFlynn on 03/08/2017 at 10:40 PM

Re: “Fresh hope for Springs' City Council in election

Who do you think will win in each district - and what importance do endorsements have on your decision on issues and/or candidates? A three minute quick -poll. Thank you

http://projectoneunity.homestead.com/2017-…

Posted by Staci6 on 03/08/2017 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Fresh hope for Springs' City Council in election

This is one of the first times I've done my research on my candidates before reading endorsements. I'll be interested to see how my opinion will be swayed between now and when I submit my ballot.

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Posted by Matt 2 on 03/08/2017 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Reader: Marijuana's impact on society is more than just dollars

Absolute nonsense. Your sources are slightly less credible than Reefer Madness.

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Posted by William J. Stewart on 03/07/2017 at 1:13 PM

Re: “One last shot at a downtown stadium

Just read the linked article provided by Jeff Hirtle about Fresno's stadium, which contained this chilling fact: "Stadium events outside of the Grizzlies initially were projected to generate $425,000 annually. In 2015, the amount was less than $10,000."

Regardless, City Leaders are proud of their beautiful stadium and consider it to be worthy of spending tax dollars to keep the red-ink stadium afloat while skimping on basic services that are the responsibility of govt to provide for its citizens. Stadium/event centers are not a profit center for any city that has one - instead, they divert tax revenue to debt service and maintenance. Stadium/event centers don't generate a profit for anyone other than the owners of nearby properties and the developer, who in the case of COS, is also the owner of numerous nearby properties.

Routon - and his fellow starry-eyed City Leaders who are determined to revitalize downtown so that it can compete with Denver - need to take off their rose-colored glasses and put on their thinking caps.

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Posted by curious on 03/07/2017 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Reader: Marijuana's impact on society is more than just dollars

in as far as keeping it out of the hands of minors YES.

Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 03/07/2017 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Reader: Marijuana's impact on society is more than just dollars

Soooo.... treat marijuana like cigarettes???

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Posted by happyfew on 03/07/2017 at 10:43 AM

Re: “From a nightmare to rebuilding a life

This should a shocking story about the abuse of power, but sadly this is our DA's office to a T. They'll take a case of sexual assault and try to ruin someone's life even if there is absolutely no evidence and even the jury agrees that it was ploy to win a custody in a messy divorce. And then will allow documented cases of felony perjury to just skate through the system. The biased nature of our local DA is overwhelmingly obvious. I hope that more stories like this can come to light and the DA office coupled with all of magistrates and judges that add to this local corruption can be brought to task. Instead of realizing this gentlemans purely circumstantial involvement in this case, the DA wasted time and our tax dollars pursuing a unobtainable conviction and feeding the defense lawyers that feed on defending people against these frivolous charges. We as a community need to call for reform. The DA office should be ashamed of this, but it's become so normal, that at this point, the only solution is a change in the administration.

Posted by Donny Coram on 03/06/2017 at 8:16 PM

Re: “Reader: Marijuana's impact on society is more than just dollars

Lol, anyone who thinks it was politicians pointing out the "uncomfortable love affair with addictive behavior in tobacco" knows not what they write about.

I'll bet Fowler is with some anti Marijuana group.

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Posted by TruB on 03/06/2017 at 7:50 PM

Re: “One last shot at a downtown stadium

The Jenkin's stadium refuses to drop dead because the dreamers won't wake up. There are numerous stadiums around town that could host the Switchbacks, and building this minor league team a $300M dollar stadium - to be built by taxpayer dollars without taxpayer consent - for the few times the team would play in the stadium is infuriating. What is the matter with Jenkins? Is not the Olympic museum and the parking garage under his skyscraper condo building enough of a carrot to incentivize the development of his 19 or more properties in the area? Furthermore, sports enthusiasts don't go to stadiums to watch their teams - they sit in their Lazy Boys, with a Bud in one hand and turn on the telly with the other.

The mayor is right in saying that there are already far too many URGENT demands being made on taxpayer dollars, such as stormwater and roads and now we learn that the number of police officers needs to be increased to respond to violent crimes. There is NO tax money available to pay for Jenkins dream of a stadium, the purpose of which is to increase the profitability on his 19 or more properties in the area. If Routin wants a stadium, let HIM and others like him donate the $300M dollars needed to build it.

"Let's quit worrying about C4C and start getting basic services in order." Clara's comments are spot on. As are those of Miller and other commenters above. Thanks.

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Posted by curious on 03/06/2017 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Reader: Marijuana's impact on society is more than just dollars

Ms. Ewing Fowler:

The only link you provide is to the "glowing report" about the benefits of legalized marijuana. You do not link to your sources claiming otherwise.

Just to be clear, you might have mentioned that the Office of National Drug Control Policy is NOT a neutral source of information. By law, that Office must oppose the legalization of any drug currently on schedule I of section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_of_Na…

That your argument is based solely on sources that oppose legalization diminishes your credibility.

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Posted by Bill W. on 03/06/2017 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Reader: Marijuana's impact on society is more than just dollars

Kathleen Ewing Fowler WHAT IS YOUR VIEW OF UNDERAGE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION? OR ALCOHOL IN GENERAL?

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 03/06/2017 at 1:00 PM

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