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Re: “Cycling and the killing zone

I live on the east side of the Springs and often commute to work on a bicycle from my home in Stetson Hills down to the airport where I work. Except for one sad "bike lane" on Tutt, by the Sky Sox stadium, there are no bike lanes at all, anywhere, that I have seen, east of Powers, or even near Powers. Only a loony would even think of riding a bike on Powers, but fortunately for me, I've found back roads to commute on. Most of the area I ride don't even have sidewalks, never mind an honest to god bike lane. I'd love to see better infrastructure of any kind here, but good luck getting the tax averse citizens of this town to even think about funding it.

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Posted by Pesqueeb on 07/19/2014 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Cycling and the killing zone

Sometimes it is those motivational fitness cyclists who endanger those of us who use bikes for transportation and just enjoyment. I have often been overtaken and pushed aside by packs of lycra wearing helmetheads who find my more leisurely pace in a bike lane too much, or rather, too little, for them to handle. Excellent article.

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Posted by DIna Wood on 07/19/2014 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Tennessee man says quality of Colorado Springs weed 'is an absolute fraud'

first of all, who goes to the springs for weed? they have the worst dispensaries down there...that buy all the worst leftover shit from other places in the state

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Posted by Barrett Rogers on 07/19/2014 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Tennessee man says quality of Colorado Springs weed 'is an absolute fraud'

Thousands of people benefit from Medical Marijuana in Colorado Springs every single day. Some guy from Tennessee can't find his way to a good source in his first week and it's a big news story ? A week on temp paperwork doesn't make you a marijuana expert.

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Posted by Are you kidding me ? on 07/19/2014 at 1:37 AM

Re: “A man searches Colorado Springs for roads, and what he finds will blow your mind

Dang looky there....we even have indoor plumbing...and most of us have a full set of teeth and went to school and can read past the 3rd grade.

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Posted by Harry Roundabout on 07/19/2014 at 12:05 AM

Re: “Grocer X: Violence in the produce department

This guy needs to get back to his day job. Instead of sitting around and nick picking every human idiosyncrasy he can think of.

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Posted by RadicalRaul on 07/19/2014 at 12:04 AM

Re: “Tennessee man says quality of Colorado Springs weed 'is an absolute fraud'

Ofcourse its Colorado Springs! Move to Denver and go to Kind Love or Denver Relief. Denver has much better quality. Just dont go to rec stores.

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Posted by Rusty Jay La Mar on 07/18/2014 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Food fight: Manitou's Local First Grocer battling internal tensions

While Elise Rothman d'Hauthuille did not create this cooperative single-handedly, she is by far the largest contributing factor to Local First Grocer being brought to fruition. The drama and chaos that has been created by the Board Of Directors is shameful and arguments against Elise are petty. She has done nothing illegal, unethical or otherwise. Her approach is both honest and direct (EXACTLY why she was able to pull off the grocer opening in the first place) and her assertive behavior is not new nor a surprise. However, after many months of commitment, sleepless nights, networking and promotion it is sad that the board wishes to simply replace her... knowing full well they never would have had the ability to open the grocer on their own. As a community member and small business owner, I have not shopped at Local First nor supplied wholesale goods since Elise's departing, additionally I signed the petition to remove the current board.

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Posted by Kristi Nowakowski Hayes on 07/18/2014 at 6:03 PM

Re: “"Close Drake" proponents submit arguments

Martin Drake is a dirty old man that will be put down soon. Take a look at the report and map at the links below. The EPA has it on it's radar to be shutdown.……

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Posted by Solar Sam on 07/18/2014 at 4:37 PM

Re: “"Close Drake" proponents submit arguments

Whether Drake stays or goes has almost nothing to do with "adverse economic and health impacts on the population" and everything to do with transferring the wealth of the city to a few individuals who will prosper from the demise of Drake. Building the C4C downtown stadium and demolishing Drake are not unrelated. For reliable and unbiased info that you won't get in the Gazette, go to councilman Miller's website…

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Posted by curious on 07/18/2014 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Olympic museum strikes deal with USOC

Friday July 17, 2014-The Gazette- “Olympic Museum deal with USOC may draw capital” Rich Laden
From the Project Summary, Dec 6 2013 EDC documentation:
“K. Before any use of RTA funds can begin on the Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame, the non-profit entity that will operate the Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame must obtain a long-term (period to the satisfaction of the Commission) license or other agreement from the USOC for the use of the Olympic name, trademarks, symbols and logos and the exclusive right to operate the Official U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame within the United States. Additionally the non-profit entity that will operate the Olympic Museum and Hall of fame must sign an agreement with the USOC and USOTC for coordinating exhibits, events between the facilities, sharing memorabilia and operating a shuttle service between the facilities for visitors. These agreements must be provided to OEDIT for Commission approval.”
From the Gazette article:
“A 30-year agreement to showcase Olympic artifacts and displays.”
“Gives the museum authority to create a logo that incorporates the USOC’s logo”
“USOC won’t donate financially toward the Museum’s construction but that providing valuable artifacts free of charge would amount to a significant contribution.”
“Another key step: The state EDC must approve a resolution, or contract, that spells out how C4C projects will receive state sales tax revenue.”

There is a clear disconnect here. Is this the official and exclusive U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame? Or a garage-hosting artifacts and displays? We should expect the USOC to put their money where their home is! We ponied up $31 million for the USOC to stay here. If this is truly ‘the official USOC museum’ we expect to see a money commitment as well.

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Posted by wpmurrayIII on 07/18/2014 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Student loans rob the future to pay today with wide-ranging consequences

Young people should make it a must to find out all the possible education financing options and avoid any kind of sensitive debt connected with studies, which is more than just a small consumer loan for a short term like this…. Otherwise they really risk their future.

Posted by Jull on 07/18/2014 at 1:44 PM

Re: “A man searches Colorado Springs for roads, and what he finds will blow your mind

What roads we do have are slowly crumbling into dust courtesy of TABOR, so, while these roads still exist all I can say is: drive 'em if ya got 'em. Meanwhile, TABOR continues on its merry purpose of destroying our governments and infrastructures.

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Posted by OldCrank on 07/18/2014 at 11:16 AM

Re: “A man searches Colorado Springs for roads, and what he finds will blow your mind

Hilarious. This guy is great. Michael Bloomberg needs to venture out of his elitist world once in a while.

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Posted by Kathy Winn on 07/18/2014 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Tennessee man says quality of Colorado Springs weed 'is an absolute fraud'

Jeff and Kathy Levy.. allow me to show you the exit if you're unhappy. Colorado is more than just MJ, especially Colo Spgs. If the only reason you moved here was for that purpose then you truly are missing out on a very special place. Further more, "I don't care about what it tastes like, smells like or what it's called. I'm talking about pure, flat-out potency" this quote sort of tells me perhaps you had the wrong expectations as the plant in question, which is easily found in every state, may not differ much in terms of potency for frequent smokers of "the best available". Sometimes to truly experience something different you'll need to change the tool that allows the medicine to enter your body.

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Posted by D-MF-L on 07/18/2014 at 10:29 AM

Re: “A man searches Colorado Springs for roads, and what he finds will blow your mind

Political sarcasm at its best. maybe Bloomberg should visit first. Loved your coverage of this issue. LMFAO

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Posted by Michelle van Gils-Cardinal on 07/18/2014 at 9:45 AM

Re: “A man searches Colorado Springs for roads, and what he finds will blow your mind

Well, in ex mayor Bloomberg's defense, it is hard to tell that there are roads in such a rural place as Colorado Springs, from the back of a chauffeur driven stretch limo.

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Posted by Rebecca Wheeler on 07/18/2014 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Tennessee man says quality of Colorado Springs weed 'is an absolute fraud'

Judging the entire industry by six dispensaries, and obviously limited experience in those, is like saying "white men can't jump", or any other prejudicial slur. Pure rhetoric, without any backup information or statistics. Publishing this equates to; Poor quality journalism, at best.

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Posted by Michael Shealy on 07/18/2014 at 9:13 AM

Re: “"Close Drake" proponents submit arguments

I am not afraid of Drake. But I am afraid of environmentalists and the adverse economic and health impacts their theories, when put into practice by coercive govt regulations, have upon a compliant, unquestioning, disinterested population.

Weise says Drake is a "highly polluting coal plant" that is responsible for adverse economic impacts - what?!! - and an adverse health impact on the population. COS Utilities website states that Drake has been in operation for more than 80 years. Data collected over the last 80 years supporting "adverse health impacts" needs to be presented and examined. There is mercury in CFL light bulbs, which makes those bulbs, when the break, have an adverse health impact on the population. Mercury is also in the silver fillings in the mouths of almost all people, fillings which are known to have an adverse health impact. COS is not in a basin, like LA or Tucson, and so polluted air does not blanket the city. Whatever pollutants are emitted by Drake in the STEAM are blown away by winds from the NW and SE. Toxic substances are in the air, in the water supply, in cigarette smoke, but primarily in the food we eat. We can ourselves purify the water we drink and bathe in and we can avoid pesticides and added chemicals in our food by buying or growing organic produce and buying pasture raised meat and eggs. Before our food supply became industrialized in the early 1900s, Americans were healthy, their immune systems were strong, and degenerative diseases were far less than today. Learn more about what to eat and why at

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Posted by curious on 07/18/2014 at 8:49 AM

Re: “"Close Drake" proponents submit arguments

Hi again Pam, I also noticed you left off one of the documents referenced in my first email that you posted today. You only posted 2 of the 3 attachments. You might also add that missing document for your readers, as it contains valuable, credible information about the severe, adverse health and economic impacts and costs associated with operating a highly polluting coal plant around a large number of people in an urban area such as we have with the Drake coal plant in Co Springs. As referenced in the letter that you did post, Drake emits pollution to the level of 3,415 tons of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx or NO2), 4,600 tons of Sulfur Dioxide (SOx or SO2), and 11 pounds of Mercury (Hg) per year. For context, one teaspoon of mercury in a lake is more than enough to poison the fish above a level that is too contaminated for human consumption.

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Posted by Leslie Weise on 07/17/2014 at 9:37 PM

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