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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

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

I have a possession charge that was expunged 2yrs ago in south carolina. I also have a possession and DUI that I plead guilty to over 7yrs ago in Kentucky. Will those stop me from getting a support license in Colorado? Would employers also be less likely to hire me? They are only misdemeanors and all fines were paid. I also completed DUI school if that matters. Hope it doesn't mess up my chances.

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Posted by mattC on 09/19/2015 at 11:44 AM

Re: “The Top 10 reasons our community should pursue a clean energy future

What's trivial about long-term saved money and escaping a commodity that is tied to external economic pressure for continual rate increases?
What's trivial about choosing the fruits of technology advancement. American society gave up the buggy whip to invest in the Model T long ago and hasn't looked back for the old technology.

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Posted by RayK on 09/15/2015 at 9:28 AM

Re: “The Top 10 reasons our community should pursue a clean energy future

Is this for real?
A bunch of cliches and trivial talking points?

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Posted by Jenni Lowe on 09/11/2015 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Stoney Bertz

StoneyBertz deserves to be #1! Congrats fam!Listen to StoneyBertz: https://stoneybertz.bandcamp.com/music

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Posted by Joe Davis on 09/09/2015 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Big draws

The Surface rocks!

Posted by DISTRAKT on 09/08/2015 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Taking a stand-up

This seems very similar to an article recently published by Julia Serano.

http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/08/19/op-ed-truth-about-political-correctness

Particularly the "don't punch down" part, but that's none of my business...

Posted by IliketogetHeii on 08/31/2015 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Welcome back to school

John Gordon. I too vote for Red Crags. Best B&B we've ever stayed in, and we've stayed in many all over the country.

Posted by bsjohnpg on 08/30/2015 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Welcome back to school

I vote for Red Crags! It is a wonderful scenic place! It is owned by my cousins. We went there and it is so beautiful. I vote for Red Crags to win first place!!

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Posted by Bonnie G. Maddox Moelter on 08/30/2015 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Invasivorism takes a food fight to the field

Two terms

- Non-native: A species that was brought to an area unintentionally or intentionally by humans. Non-native species can be invasive, but not all non-native species are invasive.

- Invasive: A non-native species which spreads and starts wiping out native species.

Some examples

- Pheasant: This non-native species has only a small impact on native species and is not considered invasive.
- Pig/Boar AKA hogs: This invasive species is extremely damaging and out competes many native species for resources. In some areas they are so bad that people have been paid to hunt them.
- Russian Thistle: Invasive weed which wipes out native species and increases fire danger.
- Cheat Grass: Another invasive species which some wildlife cannot or will not eat, thus putting pressure not only on native plants, but also on native animals.

Posted by Dave H on 08/18/2015 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Happy hours

happy hour BEST DEAL is $1 wells at CLEATS on Delmonico every night 11pm- midnight.... great staff and bar munchies Just moved here from NYS and i have no relationship to the place except a customer...

Posted by TS777 on 08/04/2015 at 2:03 PM

Re: “Deprivation station

What a beautiful story.

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Posted by Judith Posch on 07/30/2015 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Pikes Peak-area farmers markets for summer 2015

What happened to all the old standard farmers markets at Memorial Park and Powers? Half my friends have to go to the store to buy veggies because they can't find a market. They need to advertise or something.

Posted by Rea213435 on 07/26/2015 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Do it yourself

There is a farmers market in Fountain. Mondays, I believe.

Posted by Trich on 07/21/2015 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Do it yourself

Did anybody else notice the fact that there are no farmers' markets in the "southeast quadrant"???

Posted by Elke Lindner Dickinson on 07/18/2015 at 5:56 PM

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

I like your name "Local Beer 4 All".
Creating our basic needs on a local level including our Beer is always a good idea.

Now back to the issue of charging a monthly maintenance fee. We are not talking a few extra dollars for this fee. Charging customers close to $30.00 a month, close to $400.00 a year just to stay connected is excessive or so it seems and this "Fee" obviously keeps getting bigger.
To really break this issue down to the nuts and bolts of what is necessary to keep the grid maintained we need to right here in a public forum look at the real costs involved and how much would the true cost add to our kilowatt hour charge on our bill each month.

We can add the cost to our kilowatt hours to keep the cost fair for everyone.
Those who want to conserve will save money and those who use more power will pay for their usage.

So "Beer 4 All" how much is the true maintenance cost and how much would this add to our kilowatt hour cost?

Its just simple math - lets talk about this.
Do some research on the subject and get back to us.

E. Allen Owen III
N.U.D.G.E
New Urban Design General Education.

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Posted by New Urban Design on 07/06/2015 at 12:17 PM

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

Many in the Energy Industry are coming out against home-based renewables and net metering, because they claim that we use the grid as our battery for free. The Grid-access fee is how we pay our portion of the grid maintenance, whether we personally have net metering or not. I have no problem with the fee, and would rather have my bill broken out this way, as it promotes renewable sustainability. Do some research on the subject and get back to us.

Mountain View Electric is a great co-op, and a great model for how electric utilities should run in the interest of a community rather than for shareholders (or overly expensive monopolies like Colorado Springs Utilities).

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Posted by LocalBeer4All on 07/01/2015 at 11:59 AM

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

As a homeowner in Peyton, cutting their overpriced cord is one of the first things I plan to do. Especially with the new wind farm going up that, newsflash, cuts right through the town and provides 0 benefit to the town's electric customers in the process.

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Posted by Thomas Shea on 07/01/2015 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Mad Max rides into the West

Mad Max: Fury Road, was nothing but another brainwashing exercise, dressed in the usual attention deficit disorder genre of today's movie media.

Do not be told what to think. Think and act according to your own experiences/values.

Posted by CSIndyReader on 06/29/2015 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Pikes Peak-area farmers markets for summer 2015

Just went to the Monday Mining Museum, one stand does not make a market :(

Posted by Brooke Allen on 06/29/2015 at 9:59 AM

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