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Re: “Do utility 'connect fees' unfairly punish smaller users?

New to the area and APPALLED at this charge....the larger metropolitan companies have an incremental fee component where after a certain amount of KWH the cost per KWH goes up - thereby giving us retired/disabled an ability to "take charge of our own destiny" by reducing our useage. This fee eliminates our ability to do this and unfairly burdens us. $30 a month on an income of $1000 is a huge unfair burden, while on an income of $4000 per month is a mere inconvenience....we need to stop this or our communities will die off even faster. Why should I pay an extra $30 per month and continue to put $$ into the community (Calhan) when I can pay the same rent being charged here and have the convenience of living in the Springs for less money? I retired to a rural community because I grew up rural, and like so many of our youth had to leave to live. I came back to try and support the community lifestyle that I loved-why should we be penalized?

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Posted by new in town on 04/10/2016 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Rise of the e-bike

Electric bikes are so fun and useful, I see them riding around the city all the time. It's interesting to think that these have been around for so long, but because they get such good mileage, and seem to go on forever, it make sense. I wouldn't be surprised to see more of these riding around the city as they start to get more popular, and people see all the benefits that comes with them. http://human-electric-hybrids.com/h.e.h.-home.html

Posted by Katie Anderson on 04/04/2016 at 1:03 PM

Re: “CSU report suggests Front Range could become 'the Silicon Valley of agriculture'

Agriculture on the high plains? Hickenlooper is from Pennsylvania and not a farmer in Colorado by any means. Food does not grow here very well. (hint:It is a desert) Cattle feed maybe and cantaloupes in Rocky Ford when the weather is just right. Wheat out east toward Kansas but Silicon Valley comparisons do not fly. If one knew how many vineyards and orchards were bulldozed in the late 1950's and 1960's to create San Jose's cheap tract houses which sell for millions now they would shudder at the thought of being compared. But the outlying wheat and cornfields once around Denver are all sprouting tract homes now and the larger homes house the folks who bought low in San Jose and sold "Silicon" high then moved here where their dollar bought a lot more house. They had plenty to spare and bought up local governments to do their bidding. It also drove natives out of once affordable homes in a process called "Californicating".

Posted by Robert Wyman on 03/21/2016 at 11:59 PM

Re: “How to pick the best summer camp for your kids this year

As Camp Owners of Swift Nature Camp and over 20 years in the business, I agree with all the information here. The only thing I would need to ad. Summer camps have a culture and this culture is not always highlighted on the website. So how do you differentiate between camps, because lets face it archery is archery. Here are few ways to help: Ask the director, look at camp size, ask other campers, and of course do a review search online. Hope that helps
http://swiftnaturecamp.com

Posted by Jola Lonnie Lorenz on 03/12/2016 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Eating vegan and vegetarian in Colorado Springs

Check out The Burrowing Owl.
Best Vegan Nachos in town.

Posted by Gabriel Mitchell on 02/15/2016 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Indy Music Awards 2015 winners list

Her name is Harriett (Americana/Multi-Instrumentalist) is spelled with two 't's. Clearly delineated on her FB page. Thanks!

Posted by Chatfield on 02/13/2016 at 8:46 PM

Re: “Get a life: Get a life

Good suggestions . BTW , if someone needs a SC DoR ST-390 , my family came across a blank document here http://goo.gl/Ms4ebj

Posted by Leonarda Kime on 02/12/2016 at 9:48 PM

Re: “Wana Sour Gummies, Leafs by Snoop Peanut Butter Gems, Incredibles Mile High Mint Bar

Chelsi, thanks for the advice, and thanks for your readership. Do you have any favorite edibles?

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Posted by Griffin Swartzell on 02/02/2016 at 12:06 PM

Re: “So you want to work in a dispensary?

I have worked with people who use mmm for pain management and been a qmap and cna wondering if any of this could up my chances on getting a job in a dispensary that's a lot of money to pay if you aren't sure if your chances to b considered!

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Posted by laylachapman2011@yahoo.com on 01/24/2016 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Wana Sour Gummies, Leafs by Snoop Peanut Butter Gems, Incredibles Mile High Mint Bar

You should never eat edible on a empty stomach, you will not digest it properly and it will not be able to absorb via the liver. Eating edibles after a full meal will help in this process of proper digestion, especially a greasy one this has been know to even intensify the high as well. If it didn't work the 1st time you tried try eating it with a fatty meal or a glass of milk. Not both, just figured it would help if you are going to continue to review cannabis edibles. Happy and safe edible consuming!

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Posted by Chelsi Long on 01/21/2016 at 10:49 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs' cannabis industry has not stop changing since 2015

Chuck Rosenberg. This latest incompetent idiot is just trying to take goosestepping out of the closet. Secret courts,Loyalty purges? The D.E.A. and F.D.A. have become the U.S. equivalent of Gestapo S.S.. The D.E.A. was a bad idea to start with and has only gotten worse ever sense. States are able to do their job. They don't need the D.E.A. I don't need the D.E.A. You don't need the D.E.A. .Nobody needs the D.E.A. They are misappropriating and commandeering billions of dollars of public funds that America can no longer justify..Their funding needs to be cut by,at least, ninety-nine percent and all need to be restructured to a much smaller and much more restrained gang of Authoritarian sociopaths.. This is a group of renegade law enforcement completely out-of-control .and way over-the-top.They are using the war on drugs as a smokescreen and a ruse to subvert our Civil and Human rights and increasingly more as a ruse to seize cash and property in their war on the American people.Also, through gross incompetence, have made it nearly impossible for a pain sufferer to get treatment without being thrown in jail.
mismanagement and unwise misuse of their responsibility has,nearly, completely destroyed the science and research of anything they don't approve of. If society is to survive these people must go. The drug war is just a ruse for an Authoritarian power grab. Other country's that allow easy access to pain medication do not have a major drug problem. It is these government villains here who are orchestrating this farce.

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Posted by Richard K Price on 01/20/2016 at 12:41 PM

Re: “So you want to work in a dispensary?

Valuable piece , I am thankful for the specifics - Does someone know where my business can acquire a sample SC DoR ST-390 document to use ?

Posted by Elie Fabs on 01/11/2016 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Rise of the e-bike

There is a new friction drive coming in the spring that adjusts the pressure of the roller to accommodate wet conditions: http://igg.me/at/shareroller/x/12713097

Posted by Nirmala Daniel Erway on 12/04/2015 at 8:35 AM

Re: “Trade Schools & Continuing Education

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Posted by tammymocal on 11/24/2015 at 6:52 AM

Re: “The play's the thing

Thanks for the profile, Griffin! Just to clarify: DESDEMONA and THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? were both nominated for awards, but we didn't win.

Posted by Sarah Sheppard Shaver on 11/14/2015 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Scrap-tastic

Wow! A dream come true! How fun!

Posted by Kirsten Oleson Friedman on 11/13/2015 at 9:06 AM

Re: “(Video) Though often misunderstood and sometimes feared, dry needling relieves pain

I am having dry needling for tennis elbow. Along with exercising and stretching. And the graston technique. The needling part has been the most effective part of my treatment program. Acupuncturists need to get over themselves and realise it may be the same tool used but it's entirely different procedure.

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Posted by Joe Eby on 10/16/2015 at 5:18 AM

Re: “So you want to work in a dispensary?

I need a job where would I apply for a trimmer job?

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Posted by Rebecca Banda Gonzales on 10/12/2015 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Following our follies

The design and culture of Colorado Springs can simply be described as short-sighted and close-minded. -Konrad Schlarbaum

Posted by Konrad Schlarbaum on 10/09/2015 at 10:25 AM

Re: “20 Questions

The pothole debacle this Spring, and the response that followed crystalized how things run here. Unfortunate and also true.

Posted by Sean Alden Fitzgerald on 10/03/2015 at 1:00 PM

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