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Re: “Lost in Choo-Choo Park

Thanks to Allison and Jessica for all that you do for those kids.

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Posted by Kelley Rodriquez on 06/30/2014 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Lost in Choo-Choo Park

So true. They get shoved so far up the system and placed just so DHS and PO's can move onto the next next kid. These kids have mental challenges, but they are so worth the extra time, effort and energy. Society gives up so quickly. They need a plan that motivates them.

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Posted by Kelley Rodriquez on 06/30/2014 at 12:21 PM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

Hey Publisher Where is this Mag. your publishing? The folks at the Downtown store said they havent got it I looked at the grocery store they dont have it two convenience stores said they didnt have it. Im curious about your magazine where can I find it? Whats your subscription and circulation numbers?

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/28/2014 at 2:43 PM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

Go ask the Gazette its there words not mine they are the ones that printed it not me. Yes I get there paper along with the Post, and the Star telegram from Texas. I am the 4th generation of my family to be born here raised here and had my family here. But I go outside I listen and learn. I dont shove my head up others hind ends and pretend they know whats best for me. The proof is right in front of you IF your willing to listen read and learn. No the Indy is not free its supported by advertisers and then we the people support the business's that advertise. I pay a subscription for the other three that I get in print plus pay for the others I read on line and I would pay for the Indy if they asked. Thats how people learn by listening, reading and opening our minds to others views.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/28/2014 at 7:54 AM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

"More suited to the mayor? What does that mean..." Are you really a publisher?--and do you mean to tell us you do not understand the meaning of that simple sentence?

"...did you even bother to ask?" Why would Mr. Rocky Smith ask when you are the one who does not understand? Did you expect him to ask on your behalf?

Would you waste an important manager's time by asking him to explain himself, when you could just as easily show some initiative and go look it up for yourself in the dictionary?

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 06/27/2014 at 11:17 PM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

By the way, Mr. Publish, here is a real good example of an opinion advanced as a fact with absolutely no proof: "...the INDY is a FREE newspaper and the reason they are is that folks do NOT want to put out money to get news or information."

You have made a point of pointing out that you do not want to pay more for your electricity--you'd rather choke to death first!--but you insist on paying good money to be lied to, when you can get perfectly good and accurate news for free.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 06/27/2014 at 11:02 PM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

Mr. Publish, at first I thought you did not have a leg to stand on, but then you pulled out your most intelligent argument, "Hmmm?" and instantly made all things clear! And if that were not convincing enough, you removed all doubts with your devastating follow up, "HMMMMM?" with five letters M--no more, no less; just the perfect number to make your point. One letter M fewer would not have been nearly as effective and one M more would have been seen as affectation. But as it stands, there is no retort possible to your prodigious grunt.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 06/27/2014 at 10:43 PM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

ROCKY - I was born and raised here - you?

Have you considered that you are making a bunch of assertions based on absolutely no proof. What does that say about you jumping to judgment? Hmmm?

More suited to the mayor? What does that mean...did you even bother to ask? Or just assume with NO PROOF to back up YOUR opinion which is based on nothing.

Shut out of a meeting? Was he or she invited? Was he or she supposed to be there? When I used to go interview the mayor, reporters from all the papers and magazines in the Springs were there so your supposition doesn't wash. And someone with a pulitzer would want to go where he can get more money. How do YOU know the Indy didn't try, HMMMMM?

Remember the INDY is a FREE newspaper and the reason they are is that folks do NOT want to put out money to get news or information. DO YOU have a subscription to the Gazette or do you rely on the Indy to provide info for FREE??

Go get some PROOF and not your unsound opinions to base your thinking on - otherwise you prove that your opinion is just that - blather.

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Posted by Publisherpikespeakregionlivingmagazine on 06/27/2014 at 4:46 PM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

Hey Goof ball publisher have you lived here long? Just recently the other paper in town pulled there long time city reporter and replaced them with one "more suited" to the Mayor (there words). Just recently an Indi reporter was shut out of a meeting about C4C. I was here when the folks that started the independent worked for the other papers in town and read the papers. The other paper finally told the story about Maketas magic pants. All hail the news Empire yet the Indy said it four years ago. Wheres that reporter now? O yea on his way to that Liberal Mecca New York. They didnt even try to keep him even with the Pulitzer prize under his belt. Wheres the follow up on the story that got him that coveted prize? Shhhh cant stir up our friends at the Army. Come on open your eyes or go quietly in the dark but in the least get real.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/27/2014 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Scorn from Planet Hetero, off-leash dogs, our 'mansion district,' and more

Britt - I have NEVER heard gun shots in the area so I wonder how you do? And dogs can respond to many stimuli and attack when they think they are doing good. Keep your dog on a leash and all will be well. Folks won't worry that they might be attacked and the dog won't have to worry about "protecting YOU" in situations where they face strangers. I agree with the fines - and think there should be a fine for folks who let their dog defecate on trails which I have seen a lot of them doing and for people who throw trash on the trails also! And FYI - open carry is allowed in Colorado and in most city park areas. If you are afraid of guns - go get trained and conceal carry. Then you have double protection - dog and gun.

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Posted by Publisherpikespeakregionlivingmagazine on 06/27/2014 at 2:50 PM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

Mark - These fools who waste their money on this drug will help the bottom line for the city in good conditions in terms of parking fees and in taxes. Let the free market reign. However, please keep your druggies out of Colorado Springs when they drive. If they kill or injure someone while under the influence, can the Springs then SUE Manitou for selling the drug? You know like bartenders can be held responsible if they serve too many drinks to drunks?

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Posted by Publisherpikespeakregionlivingmagazine on 06/27/2014 at 2:46 PM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

Robert - don't waste your time on folks like Brien Whismen - he is not worth your time or effort. He is another liberal who doesn't know his head from a hole in the ground.

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Posted by Publisherpikespeakregionlivingmagazine on 06/27/2014 at 2:44 PM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

Rocky - PROOF for your statement? How do YOU know what officials and leaders have done with regards to the newspapers in town? Ridiculous statement based on NO PROOF!!

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Posted by Publisherpikespeakregionlivingmagazine on 06/27/2014 at 2:43 PM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

Thank you for the letter, Mark Minerich! Manitou's already had so many tourists saying they came for the shop(s), but haven't been able to send them yet! I hope we embrace this competitive advantage rather than shun it. And COS may have a City Council trying to push this under the rug, but hopefully April will turn that tide!

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Posted by Judith Posch on 06/27/2014 at 1:44 PM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

Brien Whisman! You sound like a spokesman for a failed school system. Do you find reading slogans on t-shirts tiring or educational? I won't ask you to expand on your comment as it might lead to the proliferation of nonsense, which there is more than enough.
The NRA believes in your Rights including free speech. Obviously you do not care for the Second, which throughout America's history has protected the First. The First has allowed you display your thoughtful ignorance and to insult many good Americans. The very Americans you wish to control, limit and deprive. Guess how that is going to work out for you?
However, you do get the Indy's "Stupid Letter of The Week Award". A whole sentence! A groundless supposition that it is wholly and utterly preposterous based on nothing more than absolutely nothing at all. Did you have to do a lot of editing? Spell-check too? How many times? Are you a school teacher? An aspiring intern for the Indy? A Roads Skollar?
Thanks for wasting my time but who knows maybe somewhere someone might learn something and if saves just one life that will not be nearly enough.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 06/26/2014 at 10:42 PM

Re: “Cripple Creek's new gamble

Have worked up here in the Creek for 22 years...BTW, it was Craps and Roulette that were added when the limit went up...and have worked every joint in town and have been living up here since '97 and loving almost every moment of it.
Cripple Creek is still Cripple Creek because of one fellow who early on bust his butt and a few egos to keep it whole. Brian Levine steered the city away from the HORROR that Black Hawk/Central City became.
Glad to see the work on Bennett, it's good to see the city plan long term.

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Posted by Boomer49 on 06/26/2014 at 7:41 PM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

The officials and leaders of this city have ignored the Indy since it started. In case anyone that does not know the Indy was created because other local organizations were giving a pass on local dealings and only telling one side of things. So they started the Indy to counter things and boy that pisses off the establishment. Right on Pam keep doing what you do some of us do listen.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/26/2014 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Council delays recreational-marijuana decision, New York gains MMJ and more

Council people and the mayor of Colorado Springs are dumb, they are letting valuable tax revenue leave the county in favor of a home with their neighbors to the south in Pueblo county. http://www.healersfarm.com/

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Posted by Pueblo Potter on 06/25/2014 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Cripple Creek's new gamble

The issue is ACCESS to/from the town. Driving I-25 to the heart of Colorado Springs then fighting your way out Hwy 24 is a huge pain in the ass. It's a huge waste of time to get there and return. I'm surprised that no one ever notes this issue of getting to and from the town.

Cripple Creek's success required a limited access toll road from I-25 and Monument, over the foothills, connecting with Hwy 67 north of Woodland Park.

That will save an hour of driving for anyone from Denver and north of Briargate Pkwy. Need another good paved road from Cripple Creek to Canon City.

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Posted by OldCrank on 06/25/2014 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Closing Drake, Council and eminent domain, C4C, and more

Mr K - according to employees at the Drake plant, with the flip of a switch, we can convert to natural gas from coal if the worthless EPA tries to shut down Drake. The turbines were supposedly updated and refurbished and should run twenty years or more. If not, by then, hopefully someone with common sense will be elected President and will take away the egregious powers of the EPA and the Springs can have low cost energy on a source that is predicted to last around 300 years.

I am NOT doing a hatchet job on Bonnie Smith - merely asking questions. If she can't answer them or if YOU cannot answer them, then get some education behind you and find out if or if not the plant can last that long. I talked to actual employees - and don't rely on a report that may or not be biased. I suggest you do the same thing.

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Posted by Publisherpikespeakregionlivingmagazine on 06/25/2014 at 2:43 PM

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