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Re: “Meals with Mayor Bach

They are getting rid of him so the can move Barry Noreen here. Don't worry, same liberal balderdash and shibboleths.

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Posted by Stacy in Woodland Park on 04/01/2014 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Hazlehurst, C4C, and retail pot in Manitou

Bravo to Judith Lee and Bob Powell for telling it like it is. Hard to understand why Hazlehurst is so pro C4C, other than the fact that we have to use carbon dating to determine his age. I'm withholding final judgment on C4C, but I am quite confident that real estate developers are behind the event center, and that warrants caution.

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Posted by Dave Gardner on 03/30/2014 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Our trash: Where's it all go?

Incredible what will get thrown away in the trash! We need to redefine what trash even is. Take an item out of the garbage can, and voila!, it ceases to be trash anymore.

I work at a glass recycling company called Clear Intentions, and we are working to take glass, an incredibly useful material, out of the "trash," and turn it into a usable product. We've just moved to the Colorado area and need residents on board. www.facebook.com/clearintentionsglass

Posted by Todd Lehman on 03/30/2014 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Hazlehurst, C4C, and retail pot in Manitou

The proposed stadium is a smart move - for the mayor, property owner, developer, and "community leaders" - and an outrageously expensive and dumb move for the citizens. Building a stadium adjacent to ATB park will prevent the surrounding area from being developed as an affordable urban neighborhood where people will want to live, work, play, and shop. Land prices will zoom up but Trader Joes - who could afford the higher land cost - will not want to be there because of a lack of urban residents needed as steady patrons. Instead, Trader Joes will go to the U Village 7 miles north of downtown where there is free parking and dozens of other restaurants and retail. And skyscrapers containing condos won't be downtown either because the prospective young professional tenants won't be able to afford the rent. Doctors, lawyers, and indian chiefs - their eye on the bottom line - will also balk at the high rents. The best use of this downtown area is to convert it into an urban neighborhood and this goal can be accomplished by letting young professional entrepreneurs - not a New York architectural giant - design and build what WE want. And at the top of the list of what WE want is a public market - open all day every day - which will serve the neighborhood and everyone else in COS. And it's known - even by SOM - that public farmers markets attract tourists - lots and lots of tourists.

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Posted by curious on 03/29/2014 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Herpin vs. Merrifield, thoughts on hunting and fishing, Russia in Ukraine, and more

Actually I too have had experience with cattle as I believe it may have been implied I did not. Nobody asked. Raising, buying at auction, herding, branding, inoculations, polling, cutting, grilling and never saw one painted. Did not say it could not exist or never has been done but the writer stated it as though it was common. I have hunted big game for many years and never mistook a slow elk for a real elk. I have never seen anyone make the mistake either. I do believe I have seen the "Larimore" name attached to many letters of this ilk printed in newspapers.
I have seen as well a trend toward rudeness and stupidity in society. Manners and courtesy are scarce. The writers paid by this publication display ample amounts of arrogance, bias and very little in the way of facts or fairness. I assume very little but I know what I see, I just cannot say why it is becoming such.
The instigator of the comments feigned a "cruelty" to innocent, defenseless wildlife singling out hunters as the culprits. Drunken, hungover, running rampant practicing a "tradition" he/she deems out-of-date. How much does this person care about animals anyway? Is this person one who takes in all manner of strays and adopts the numerous throw-away pets from the misnamed Humane Society? Or is this individual a bitter, hateful, ugly to the core lazy cretin? The contrary comments they make indicate a hatred for hunters, a bigot, one that thrives on hating the stereotypes they have invented. The bizarre part is writing to a publication to have their farcical delusions addressed as a reality. If this person has family members nearby they should arrange medical advice and treatment. The Indy should stop wasting space with letters from disturbed and obsessed persons and devote it something useful. Celebrate Diversity! What a crock of shit.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 03/29/2014 at 5:22 AM

Re: “Lifestyle change is working

Good job, sir!!

Posted by rdee on 03/28/2014 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Hazlehurst, C4C, and retail pot in Manitou

City for Champions is a dumb move. I loved living downtown and would never, evee consider living there again if this endeavor materializes. There are better ways to make money than spending a ton on what will result in the people who live there leaving.

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Posted by dav87 on 03/28/2014 at 3:36 AM

Re: “Hazlehurst, C4C, and retail pot in Manitou

Really? Two dislikes for simply pointing out the error in the title and two for acknowledging that they fixed it? Obviously there are a couple pretty lame people out there.

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Posted by Dave H on 03/27/2014 at 2:48 PM

Re: “City comes back for Studio A64, state regulators go to work for MJ industry, and more

Studio A64 is following all rules and codes as stated. The notion that "most" establishments are used for a certain purpose does not reign as a valid violation. What is exactly being violated here? I feel a social club that is in great standing with the owner. The owner even came to city hall to testify of how great a tenant K.C. Stark has been and how the police have never been called on Studio A64 and that there have never been any complaints. Studio A64 is a cultural establishment in Colorado Springs that is a treasure. There will be plenty of voices there to testify to that.

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Posted by Ingrid Henderson on 03/26/2014 at 10:21 PM

Re: “Lifestyle change is working

Congratulations, Ralph. Losing 59 pounds is no easy task. Kudos on your discipline!

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Posted by RJR on 03/26/2014 at 10:12 PM

Re: “Lifestyle change is working

Keep it up!

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Posted by Karen Carsten Zimmerman on 03/26/2014 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Lifestyle change is working

Good for you Ralph

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Posted by tanyashaw737 on 03/26/2014 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Hazlehurst, C4C, and retail pot in Manitou

Looks like they realized their mistake in the last couple hours and have since edited the title to read "Hazlehurst, C4C, and retail pot in Manitou".

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Posted by Dave H on 03/26/2014 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Lifestyle change is working

That's great news Ralph, good for you!

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Posted by KCMike on 03/26/2014 at 2:21 PM

Re: “City comes back for Studio A64, state regulators go to work for MJ industry, and more

Studio A64 based our foundation on American history. From the Bill of Rights to Private Property Rights. From the Founding fathers principles of life and liberty, to no taxation without representation, from Amendments 20 and Amendment 64. We are Americans. Not AmeriCan'ts. Join us.

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Posted by GoGreenCross.com on 03/26/2014 at 12:08 PM

Re: “City comes back for Studio A64, state regulators go to work for MJ industry, and more

A itsy bitsy fact of American history. Who would have known?

"The Elks had modest beginnings in 1868 as a social club (then called the "Jolly Corks") established as a private club to elude New York City laws governing the opening hours of public taverns."

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Posted by GoGreenCross.com on 03/26/2014 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Hazlehurst, C4C, and retail pot in Manitou

"Hazlehurst, C4C, retail pot in Manitou, and Colorado gun law"

Umm... as of 11:15 on the 26th, I don't see a letter about Colorado gun law.

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Posted by Dave H on 03/26/2014 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Big-timers could reshape Springs

Mark Twain said it first: "An expert is an ordinary fellow from another town". We have many talented and accomplished architects, engineers, planners, landscape architects and contractors in Colorado Springs. Think local.

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Posted by hillhomes on 03/26/2014 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Manitou Incline, private property rights, hunting and fishing, and more

In response to "Down on the Incline" ... the comment was made: "It provides only isotonic exercise, as in a weightlifting room, which does not represent the true movement of life."

I've probably been to 50+ different weightlifting rooms in my days and I've never once seen someone doing 2000+ reps (as is done on the Incline).

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Posted by Tim Couger on 03/25/2014 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Dissection of a dead end

Duncan Bremer...his brother RAPED AND PILLAGED Iraq, looking for WMD...I don't think a Bremer could assess anything fairly.

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Posted by carolyncathey on 03/25/2014 at 4:25 AM

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