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Re: “Pushing the plug

Mr. K-- ,

You are assuming that what happened was someone who accelerated immediately after a light changed. You can be cited for accelerating too hard even if you wait 5 seconds after the light changes. And the reason it was a warning was probably because the cop didn't feel like writing a ticket, nothing else. Accelerating too hard can be a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense.

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Posted by Dave H on 09/25/2014 at 10:52 PM

Re: “Pushing the plug

Actually JPWhite, many states have laws against "demonstration of speed" and "breaking traction". In Colorado it is called "speed exhibition" (CRS 42-4-1105). It states in part, ""Speed exhibition" includes, but is not limited to, squealing the tires of a motor vehicle while it is stationary or in motion, rapid acceleration, ... ."

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Posted by Dave H on 09/25/2014 at 10:48 PM

Re: “Pushing the plug

That's why it was a warning, not a ticket. The reason for the warning ought to be obvious to anyone who has done any driving on city streets. When the light changes there may still be a car crossing the intersection because the driver could not stop in time. It is always a good idea to wait a moment after the light changes before moving, to make sure there are no late arrivals running the yellow light as it turns red.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 09/25/2014 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Pushing the plug

A police warning for accelerating too fast?

What law is their against acceleration? Surly we have speed limits not acceleration limits.

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Posted by JPWhite on 09/25/2014 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Grand Crew

According to their website, Bestway's Material Recovery Facility is currently open only to commercial customers. It is not open for public drop off.

Posted by Mr. K-- on 09/21/2014 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Amalgam-nation

Since the economic down turn, business has dropped off considerably for the dental professionals.

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Posted by Ann Howell on 09/16/2014 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Amalgam-nation

The patients support group, DAMS, Dental Amalgam Mercury Solutions, works with dentists from the IAOMT and other holistic dental organizations to help educate the public about toxic dentistry and what one can do to avoid it. DAMS provides an information packet, information sheets about different choices you will need to make---removing mercury fillings safely, replacing missing teeth, root canals, cavitations, extracting teeth, first aid for the mercury poisoned, implants, choosing a dentist, etc

There is much to learn about holistic biological dentistry that involves mercury and other materials and procedures used in dentistry that may have a negative impact on one's immune system.

Before having any fillings removed or any restorative work done, please educate yourself first. Doing so can possibly save you a lot of costly mistakes, both from a financial viewpoint and from a health viewpoint.

For more information see DAMS' website:

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Posted by Marie Gray Flowers on 09/12/2014 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Amalgam-nation

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Posted by Barry Cohen on 09/12/2014 at 8:09 AM

Re: “When the numbers don't work

Unfortunately there is now the generation of IT technologies who don't pay much attention to the clearness of thinking and writing. Everything is done be the computer, so nobody needs to bother about spelling. However I think it will not lead to good results. Not saying about calculating your own budget and making some savings. You must know how to deal with money. Fortunately you may always contact your personal Internet provider and get specialized money help by giving all details about short-term loans.

Posted by Sandra Lee on 09/03/2014 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Drivin' on sunshine

if we put money into this america will become energy independent. we wont need oil or coal from the middle east or Africa and we can start selling most of our energy and foscile fuels. it will be a huge boost for america's economy.

Posted by vance_lion on 09/02/2014 at 11:41 AM

Re: “A different core curriculum

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Posted by KatyJordan on 08/28/2014 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Drivin' on sunshine

Posted by Jeff Lavin on 08/25/2014 at 9:25 AM

Re: “Just pluck it

If you are a frequent driver up Ute Pass between Manitou and Cascade, there is an area near the Waldo Canyon parking lot between the Eastbound and Westbound lanes where Fountain Creek splits the highway where there are bushes upon bushes of chokecherries every year. If you can get them before the bears do, they are lush and delicious. Used to make jelly out of them all the time.

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Posted by oldguyinWP on 08/21/2014 at 1:17 PM

Re: “The Urban Singletrack Project is more than just renewal — it's a sign of revival

Curious about the new trail and long term vision? This Monday we have a casual chill ride night aimed at all levels of riders. We'll have fat bike demos for all to try. Urban Steam is open late and we'll be there 5-7pm:…

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Posted by Jon Severson on 08/15/2014 at 9:56 AM

Re: “The Urban Singletrack Project is more than just renewal — it's a sign of revival

Great article Matt. The momentum for Cycling in the Springs is really starting to grow. Thanks for the shout out to help bring folks up to speed.

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Posted by CeCe Beauchamp on 08/14/2014 at 10:46 AM

Re: “The Urban Singletrack Project is more than just renewal — it's a sign of revival

Thanks for the great article Matt. This was a project that took 6 years to get going, another year for formal approval, and now it's moving forward fast. You're helping the dream and I appreciate it!

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Posted by Jon Severson on 08/13/2014 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Drivin' on sunshine

Cute idea, but it will likely be cost prohibitive.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 08/12/2014 at 7:52 PM

Re: “Drivin' on sunshine

If it was funded by the federal government, you would love it. You're only skeptical because it is privately funded. You fear that government funding could be put out of "business" by private funding. The Independent has never approved of private charity or funding no matter what the cause is.

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Posted by RevJim on 08/09/2014 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Drivin' on sunshine

I like the article Matthew, thank you for taking on the challenge of getting a discussion going about this potentially ground breaking (pardon the pun) innovative roadway surface.

I'm definitely a skeptic as I ride bicycles and motorcycles so a high-traction coefficient roadway surface is paramount in my book and I'm not seeing how these are going to provide that. But I'd pedal across them to test it!

Now, what I would love to see used more often that is decidedly less high tech is Terminal Blend Tire Rubber Asphalt.

Check out the .pdf on Springsgov right here:…

It doesn't light up and only uses passive solar heating to melt snow (which works pretty well!) but lasts longer, is much quieter and because it's permeable, much safer to drive and ride on.

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Posted by Allen Beauchamp on 08/06/2014 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Ama-zonked

Correction... The Leechpit has been selling vintage games and systems for over 10 years. FYI.

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Posted by adam.leech on 08/05/2014 at 10:59 AM

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