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Re: “Castle Rock’s mini-incline

Looks like fun

Posted by Nancy Mirabal on 12/27/2014 at 5:40 PM

Re: “Fighting fire starts by removing brush, and nobody does that more efficiently than a goat herd

I loved reading this story. I met this woman at Bear Creek and loved watching her team work with all of the goats.

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Posted by Judy Owen Walker on 12/26/2014 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Automobile dependence and the effects on the region

Chicago called and they would like their illiterate idiot back. Time for you to head east, johndenver2014 !!!.

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Posted by Odin on 12/25/2014 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Automobile dependence and the effects on the region

Huh? Care to try that again, this type in some kind of actual coherent language, preferably English?

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Posted by Dave H on 12/24/2014 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Automobile dependence and the effects on the region

hey folks .. i lived for 25 years in chicago land area they have the elevated there i drive from diversey there thye have the wayyyy better subways and bus trnspo u have ever ride on there !! uMMPHH here we dont have it its all cars and buses and what not we worry abt bachs golden folly called c4c and there are not one item going for transpo here in elpaso county just check the traffic along south academy there south academy highlands you say thats the future there with those 30 mountain movvers ridin along the hill takin precious ground and giving to what progress here in the county HUPMMP just U wait people on that section of south acad there you have a feroucious hEADACHE! and thanks to the people of the county too i want my light rail noww bach not c4c ughh . ill go back too ..

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Posted by johndenver2014 !!! on 12/24/2014 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Deborah Hendrix talks about Collins recall

She approached my husband and talked to him. He said she was one of the more friendly of the council people. So like the person above he had a different experience. I think people are out to get her because she is against C4C.

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Posted by inscrutable michie on 12/23/2014 at 10:01 AM

Re: “UPDATE: PT's reopens as Sick Puppy Saloon Saturday

Why the secret ownership?

Posted by Lalahartma on 12/22/2014 at 6:35 AM

Re: “Last minute gift ideas for the outdoor lover

Great list Bob!

Posted by Odin on 12/21/2014 at 5:22 PM

Re: “All I want for Christmas

That Bloomberg's Everytown group would lie about the number of school shootings should come as no surprise. Look at his previous anti-gun group, MAIG, which was repeatedly caught doctoring its rolls to include mayors who did NOT agree to sign up, people who were not mayors, and cities that did not exist. Furthermore, many of the mayors who did actually sign up ended up being charged with crimes during their tenure, including felonies, some of them firearm related.

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Posted by Odin on 12/21/2014 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Trinity Brewing insults Colorado Springs, social-media responds with fury

http://www.5280.com/news/education/digital…

Too bad Colorado Springs has been shown to actually be one of the most educated cities in the country, ahead of Denver by the way. The owner and the staff that works for him are way too arrogant for their own good, very chilly atmosphere for anyone who has been to this brewery, I certainly get the sense that he instills his feelings about COS and its residents in the employees.

Posted by WhiskeyTango on 12/21/2014 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Automobile dependence and the effects on the region

Regardless of speed limit, the traffic handling of a single lane of traffic is between 1800 and 2200 vehicles per hour. The only variances are for following distance (if everyone obeyed the law and followed at 2 second intervals, this would not be a factor) and vehicle length. This is what traffic engineers use as their baseline.

The average occupancy rate of personal vehicles in the US is less than 2 people (about 1.5 as I recall). That means the vast majority of vehicles on the road only have one person in them. This was a factor that led GM to build the two seat Fiero and tout it as a commuter car.

2000 vehicles per hour per lane x occupancy rate of 1.5 = 3000 people per hour per lane.

The only ways to increase the ability of people to travel by road are to 1) build more lanes or 2) increase occupancy rates.

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Posted by Odin on 12/21/2014 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Automobile dependence and the effects on the region

This community has an aversion to invest in itself. Until this attitude changes these same subjects will be discussed decades from now with no resulting improvements in the mean time.

There isn't a public transportation system on this earth that makes a profit or is self-sufficient. Government supports are needed. (Regional transportation?) How about this to help our public transportation system support itself: Ask the school districts if the public transportation system can deliver the children to school thereby relieving the districts of purchasing, maintainng, and insuring their buses? The school districts will pay the public transportation system a fee and reduce their overall transportation budget. Getting the kids to ride public transportation will get them to be the future riders helping to relieve future traffic congestion. A plus feature would be removing the school buses during commute times saving the public time and gas.

Add to the $900 million that is needed for road and infrastructure repairs the storm water needs of $534 million, the bill quickly rises to $1.4+ Billion and growing. That is acquired debt that will eventually have to be paid for. How will that be done? Our city leadership can go on bended knee begging the federal and state governments for grants and funds or the community can "Pull itself up by its 'Libertarian' boot straps" and say, "We can pay for this ourselves and don't need any Govmint help!" Sure. The likely scenario will be the former. Watch the continued deterioration of Colorado Springs in real time.

Infill is a nice idea, but what are you going to infill with? Unaffordable /unattainable/ bland housing? Is there a willingness to 'recycle' these Zombie malls and strip malls? (By 'recycle', I mean site clear the properties--start with a clean slate and put a little imagination into the projects.) There's only so many resturants and retail business to go around. A point of diminishing returns will be reach when these businesses will begin parasiting off one another.

So, John, keep up the quest. Creating discourse is positive. Doing nothing is tragic.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 12/21/2014 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Lamborn: My big fat abundant life

Update on Lamborn's latest vote which reflects his Christain values, or lack of, on the Omnibus spending bill. Pell Grants for low income students cut $300 MILLION. The EPA which protects our air and water cut $60 MILLION. I guess Lamborn's constituents don't need clean air or water. Women's, Infants, and Children (WIC) cut $93 MILLION. Some of our military families use this program, so we can assume Lamborn doesn't care about our young military families.

It follows that Lamborn ISN'T following the teachings of the Lord. He is beholding to Mammon.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 12/20/2014 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Last minute gift ideas for the outdoor lover

Gifting applies to all the celebrated holidays, don't justgo Christmas! Shalom.

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Posted by missjoanne on 12/20/2014 at 12:27 PM

Re: “All I want for Christmas

" In fact, since December 14, 2012, there have been another 95 school shooting incidents, many of them resulting in fatalities."

This claim, which was produced by the exceedingly anti-gun Bloomberg backed "Everytown for Gun Safety" (you remember Bloomberg, he was the guy who wanted to ban 32 oz sodas and who was behind the Colorado gun laws that led to recalls of several Colorado legislators) includes things like shootings that did not happen on school property, were unintentional discharges by school security officers, and shootings that may not have even happened at all. http://cdn.breitbart.com/Big-Government/20…

While no one is denying that children are shot and killed and that it happens too many times, the exact frequency of how often it happens is almost always overstated by the media and the gun control activists -- usually by including age groups that are legally adults.

Thankfully, the rate of children shot and killed has generally been going down for the last century, no help from gun control advocates, but rather due to actions of groups like the NRA who advocate responsible ownership and who provide lots of training and guidance, a lot of it for free.

If you really want to reduce this figure even more, then ask that firearm safety be taught in schools. Not marksmanship -- safety. Things like "Stop, Don't touch, Leave the area, Tell an adult for younger kids; things like basic safety rules and responsibilities for older children; and firearm laws to the oldest of them.

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Posted by Dave H on 12/20/2014 at 11:22 AM

Re: “UPDATE: PT's reopens as Sick Puppy Saloon Saturday

The place is beautiful!

Posted by Idalia Leza on 12/20/2014 at 12:06 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Official recall of Helen Collins started

Looks like an effort to stack the council with pro-developer forces.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 12/19/2014 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Deborah Hendrix talks about Collins recall

I'm not a district constituent, but Councilwoman Collins has always been responsive to my questions and concerns, even when we've disagreed.

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Posted by Jim Bensberg on 12/19/2014 at 7:41 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Official recall of Helen Collins started

Stand strong Helen. It sounds like sour grapes and nothing to do with representation.

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Posted by TruB on 12/19/2014 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Though 3-D printing may lead in new manufacturing processes, it lags in sustainability

"The filament, or string, that is fed through an extruder to print things three-dimensionally, is usually plastic, although some printers can use metal. "

Most metal printers use Selective Laser Sintering where a thin layer of powdered metal is spread across a platform and the powder is fused via a laser, not Fused Filament Fabrication/Fused Deposition Modeling as described above.

Posted by Odin on 12/18/2014 at 3:15 PM

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