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Comment Archives: stories: Columns: Ranger Rich

Re: “Meals with Mayor Bach

They are getting rid of him so the can move Barry Noreen here. Don't worry, same liberal balderdash and shibboleths.

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Posted by Stacy in Woodland Park on 04/01/2014 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Meals with Mayor Bach

Where is Ranger Rich? I miss his columns...

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Posted by Penkala on 03/13/2014 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Here's to our highway

I have so missed you! Moved to Phoenix a while back and you would find TONS to write about down here! I will guarantee you one reader and I don't mean Sheriff Joe! Keep writing, Rich!

Posted by Linda Lowman Mills on 02/17/2014 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Different look at Gary Flakes

Rich Tosches, I hope You and your Family BURN and ROT in HELL until ETERNITY!!!!
When you all burn and rot you can greet your friends Jeron Grant and Gary Flakes!
You are a sorry P.O.S!!!

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Posted by Dee Anderson on 01/25/2014 at 8:30 PM

Re: “The season for giving grief

Rich Tosches...I forgot to say...I hope you and your family BURN and ROT in HELL till eternity!!! Then you can greet your friends Gary Flakes and Jeron Grant!

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Posted by Dee Anderson on 01/25/2014 at 8:18 PM

Re: “The season for giving grief

Which is it Rich, are you against gun violence or for it? Last column i read from you was promoting Gary Flakes as a civic leader. You could care less for Flakes victims or their families with your Flakes rant. Yet you give him a full pass? Like one of the comments said in that article, you really need to take a good hard look at your hypocrisy in the mirror.
If someone brutally murdered your family would you be so willing to forgive?

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Posted by Dee Anderson on 01/25/2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Here's to our highway

Hey buddy, you wrote nearly the same piece when the speed limit was increased to 65 through town. CDOT raised the speed limit after studying traffic flow rates in the area. I know some people are just uncomfortable at higher speeds even if their chosen car is easily capable of 75+ mph. As far as your pinto- you may consider telecommuting, carpooling, or moving closer to the Indy. Please keep unsafe vehicles off our communal roads. Traffic has much the same properties as water; if the flow is impeded it will find a way around, left, right or on the shoulder is fair game when passing inept motorists, right?

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Posted by Chas Saulsbury on 01/01/2014 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Wind farm: a gift from up above

Stacy
Sounds like someone ran out of batteries.....
Your pal,
Rich

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Posted by richt on 12/30/2013 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Wind farm: a gift from up above

REALLY? So you bitch about burning coal. You bitch about nuclear, you bitch about wind power. No matter what anyone does, you bitch about it. Maybe renaming your column "Ranger Bitch" is in order.

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Posted by Stacy in Woodland Park on 12/27/2013 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Joining the winning team

Sarah Pali....I mean Lisa CVZXZWEVZXZXAJKTDO
Thanks for the long rambling note. I hope I am indeed alive and well in four years. ONE year would be nice. Anyway, thanks for your insight. You should have gotten involved in local politics.
Rich Tosches

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Posted by richt on 12/19/2013 at 3:03 PM

Re: “Joining the winning team

"From an actual letter to the state economic commission:" Really? You have seen actual letters and/or emails sent to the EDC? Regardless, agree that Bruce Jenner doesn't have the appeal of Garbo, Dietrich, Keaton, etal, to whom no shrines have been built.

During the blitzkrieg campaign unfolding to sell the wobbly benefits of building a stadium/museum complex, benefits that include putting COS on the road to duplicate the success of Oklahoma City, a city that just like COS had the empowering vision to build a stadium. Or was the success of OKC due to the obvious - that city's embrace of energy - not wind farms but OIL - and the revenue and prosperity for all that followed hard upon.

Our mayor says he wants the approval of the people, the very people who will be paying $350M and then some to build and maintain C4C for the next 30 years. City council is an important player in the decision making process. Let your opinion regarding C4C be heard. Contact them at allcouncil@springsgov.com

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Posted by curious on 12/19/2013 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Joining the winning team

"into something different. Frankly, anything different." Words that can be applied to why COS local government changed to a Mayor-Council form of government. Residents wanted any type of change for the City and approved a ballot measure despite the charter having numerous errors and being unclear on responsibilities between the executive and legislative branches. I think if you read the report and really listen to their comments, EDC gave COS the money in order for our City to recover. Despite having both a 3rd party economic analyst and EDC staff recommending lower amounts, as well as some of the official application criteria not being met, they approved the full amount. Why? Fire, flooding, and being the only City to apply got Colorado Springs that money. It wasnt who wrote letters, or traveled on a bus thru a wintery storm, or who even sang for some dollars. COS has a chance to make some monumental changes for the City and Im excited to see a fire lit in this City to improve it's situation. It's reminds me the deal my hubby and I made with our teenager. "If you get all A's and B's, only then you can have a phone." The offer and opportunity are there for COS but action still needs to be taken. Rich, if you are still alive nor senile in 5 years, hopefully you will be writing on the completion and successes of the 4 projects. The real work of planning, funding, and community conversations begin now.

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Posted by lisaczelatdko on 12/19/2013 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Joining the winning team

I don't think we should be using city bonds or local tax funds to build facilities for the state university or federal government.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 12/19/2013 at 7:02 AM

Re: “Joining the winning team

Buddy Buck- be careful of what you wish for. A poor plan is just that. Missy Palin once said the same thing about lipstick on a pig. In summary, I support any plan that might lead to any transformation of our village from a 1980s enclave of lousy jobs, Jesus nuts and gun loonies into something different. But Frank, if that's your real name, anything different is like the Colorado Springs no-name soccer team winning the world cup. I know, I know, it will produce 867 jobs. That's a hell of a mark up for $250 million. Why don't we just sell our own Mega Colorado Springs Lottery tickets. With 1 in 259 million odds, why we could pay for this entire City for Champions thing.

For I see now a day when we stride into our new Olympic museum and empty stadium, and see, right there in front of us, Jenkins' varsity shirt, Bruce Kardasian's purse and the signed letter from DeBachel stating "I shouldn't have eaten the whole thing". Don't forget Duck Dynasty Day at the stadium..brought to you by Bass Pro...

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Posted by wpmurrayIII on 12/18/2013 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Joining the winning team

With what is known to date, are you inclined to vote to approve funding for C4C?
(With or without Jesse's socks) A quick and easy one question poll:

http://survey.constantcontact.com/poll/a07…

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Posted by Staci6 on 12/18/2013 at 2:07 AM

Re: “The season for giving grief

Money spent watering parks will do more to avert crime than the gang who can't shoot straight can...

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Posted by TejonTech on 12/07/2013 at 5:56 PM

Re: “The season for giving grief

shhesh, somebody got up on the grumpy side of the bed.

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Posted by Carl-hermann Freese on 12/04/2013 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Wild times at the Gazette

The sad thing is this is all true about our local newspaper.

The staff is mostly made up of interns from Palmer High School who simply sit around listening to the police scanner, and write paragraphs ending with "updates to follow"...which they never do because the paper can't afford any reporters to do the follow up.

Most of the staff is involved in sitting at King Soopers trying to give away copies of the paper which most people refuse, except occasionally those will use them to sleep on around the corner later that night.

Their inaccuracies in stories and the failure of anyone on whom they report to recognize themselves or the events in the articles is legendary...the names are made public but the stories are changed to assure the arrest of the innocent.

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Posted by TejonTech on 12/02/2013 at 10:52 AM

Re: “When the laughter stops

Rich, you write humor but your family pieces are the best. Thanks for sharing...your dad sets a high standard.

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Posted by anonymousD on 11/21/2013 at 8:43 PM

Re: “When the laughter stops

I saw my father go the same way.

Nothing can prepare you for seeing the person you love the most in this world, who was so strong and so smart, reduced by dementia.

I'm so sorry for all involved. Bless you all.

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Posted by Catamount on 11/20/2013 at 3:23 PM

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