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Comment Archives: stories: Columns: City Sage

Re: “Parting words from the Sage

so you just up and abandon us?

Posted by apathetic on 02/22/2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Parting words from the Sage

John, I've always enjoyed your perspective and your wit. I will miss your column in the Indy.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Deborah Muehleisen on 02/09/2017 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Parting words from the Sage

Much love my friend!

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Posted by Krista Heinicke on 02/09/2017 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Parting words from the Sage

John: Thanks for your refreshing and insightful columns. You WILL be missed.

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Posted by Bill W. on 02/08/2017 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Parting words from the Sage

I wish you the best and enjoyed your columns for our few years in CoSps. I've seen this coming for sometime ... columns bemoaning how the city ignores every chance to improve itself, the destructive power of stupid voters using TABOR to degrade their own city and it still begs questions about why people vote against their own best interests and piss in their own beer. It wasn't our home town, so we left last year for places with adult supervision and no TABOR. Thanks again for great columns and trying your best to improve what could be an amazing place.

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Posted by OldCrank on 02/08/2017 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Parting words from the Sage

John, thanks for your stories over the years. You will truly be missed. Best wishes for your future endeavors, which should include warm sandy beaches.

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Posted by gregR on 02/08/2017 at 7:32 AM

Re: “Parting words from the Sage

John, I'll miss your acerbic wit!

As for that place in Tahiti, I'd go for that. Warm weather soothes old bodies. A tropical drink with one of those umbrellas listening to the surf...

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Posted by billd on 02/08/2017 at 6:00 AM

Re: “Make Colorado great again

Boulder's population is growing at a much slower rate than Colorado Springs, and yet, its economy continues to diversify and attract new business. Remember the scorn that Colorado Springs elite heaped on Boulder for its growth boundaries, and yet:

Foodies Know: Boulder Has Become a Hub for New Producers…

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Posted by leloupe on 02/04/2017 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Make Colorado great again

Mr. Tannim, while your thoughts are murky, your methods are crystal clear. Since you cannot refute any arguments using facts and logic, you resort to the crudest form of name-calling, and think you are so clever no one notices your deficiencies.

Furthermore, as I have affirmed many times in this blog, I am not a liberal. I appreciate the fact that your entire rant depends on stereotyping liberals. That is your problem.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 02/02/2017 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Make Colorado great again

GOP means Graveyard Of Principles. Cannot make any city great again until the people remove TABOR, the GOP, and all special interests the GOP caters to.

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Posted by OldCrank on 01/29/2017 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Make Colorado great again

No puppet...........No puppet.

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Posted by DonaldJ.FredMuggs on 01/27/2017 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Make Colorado great again

Tannim "Modern Adults" thats funny being were going backward.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 01/27/2017 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Make Colorado great again

the race to third world status has begun. we don't need epa or health care... the p***y grabber chump and the repubics will take us there in hyperdrive.

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Posted by happyfew on 01/27/2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Make Colorado great again

Actually, I rather like the idea of bringing the grizzlies back.

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Posted by Pete Sheridan on 01/27/2017 at 9:25 AM

Re: “Make Colorado great again

Mr. Tannim, your thought processes are so Hazy, it Hurts to read through your post.

Recently, I was called out on this blog in another thread for protecting my anonymity. Mr. Tannim just reminded me of another reason I use a screen name. I prefer not to be subjected to puerile puns upon my name by ideologues who cannot defend their prejudices with facts and logic.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 01/25/2017 at 10:29 PM

Re: “Make Colorado great again

Once again Hazy Hurts spews his nonsense.

He assumes linear growth. That's never the case. He fears growth because growth brings success, and he hates success and growth.

He is unable to use the term, "President Trump." It's because he can't accept that the world has changed in ways he can't handle, in ways far beyond his capacity to process or adjust to.

He uses terms like "feral billionaire" because he hates success and can't stand a differing viewpoint.

In short, he's a bitter old man, a has-been of the local political scene that has moved far beyond him, desperate to stay relevant instead of staying on his porch yelling at kids to get off his lawn.

So here he rants about an 8-step plan to harm the state. It's not satire, folks, even though he's trying to present it as such.

And it exposes the true liberal agenda of destroying all that works in favor of what doesn't to reach their dystopic version of utopia.

Sorry, Johnny, but your time has long past. You lost. Get over it.

Here's a participation ribbon and a coloring book. Now go home and let the modern adults run things, not the worn-out hippie commies like you.

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Posted by Tannim on 01/25/2017 at 5:17 PM

Re: “The next chapter of Suthers' regulatory legacy

"If he has any bias, it's reasonable to assume that he prefers regulated order to the messy disarray of liberty."

No assuming about it. Liberty is the last thing on John Suther's mind.

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Posted by doonya on 01/25/2017 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Make Colorado great again

thats was funny, but useful? NOT

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Posted by apathetic on 01/25/2017 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Who will fight for old downtown?

The article by Mr Hazelhurst (December 21) was both enlightening and necessary. The perspective he provided for the Pikes Peak region certainly applies to many areas of the country. It seems the protection and preservation of our priceless historic buildings and sites can be cyclical, victims of whimsical trends more often than not. American history will always be driven by economic forces that arent particularly sensitive to local cultural activities, marvelous designs or highly publicized associations with famous people. And yet surprisingly every era has its heroic personalities that seem to respond to a higher calling. That is the story of historic preservation. It can be the most challenging of exercises and yet the most rewarding and sustainable of all endeavors.

It is interesting to note how study after study for the revitalization of downtown Colorado Springs stresses providing accommodations for current and future young professionals. The result has often been modern high-rise condominiums near the periphery of downtown. Yet as the city moves forward in its mission to provide an inviting urban experience, and as we relentlessly pursue our long-honored infill development policy, we must as a 'community' endeavor to balance the old with the new. We need to work together to decide what older areas of town are worthy of preservation for future generations and how to allow sensitive, sustainable change to occur within these neighborhoods. Most of us now refer scornfully to those unenlightened decision makers of the past who arbitrarily demolished architectural gems (Antlers Hotel, Burns Opera House, etc.). And yet what scenario could be lurking just around the corner which would simply be a repeat of the tragedies of the past? What major housing or college or hospital or commercial complex lies maliciously on some developers drawing board? Will our descendants once again lament about our era of rampant modernization? Will they deplore our just plain sloppy stewardship regarding the city's precious past? In fairness some of our government officials have led attempts to respect the jewels of our community; they were generally able to preserve important areas while fanning the flames of the economic drivers that maintain the vitality of our city.

The Historic Preservation Alliance (HPA) serves the greater Colorado Springs area as your local historic society. Our nonprofit organization of 300+ members is part of a consortium of other voluntary, like-minded organizations existing in the Pikes Peak region whose primary purpose is to make our history available for those interested in being exposed to it. The HPA in particular provides tours of historic sites throughout the summer and a high caliber lecture series in the winter. We also lead the effort to preserve buildings and sites that are endangered or are in need of new life.

Our board understands and appreciates the article by Mr Hazelhurst, not only in the context of offering a factual history of our city, but as a call perhaps to stir the soul. Let us hope his concerns reach the ears of local officials, property owners and community leaders who have the power to take our beautiful historic city to a higher level of living while celebrating its heritage. With this hope comes the trust that they take measure of the mistakes of the past. Let us remain optimistic the public awareness Mr Hazelhurst so eloquently seeks can serve as the guiding principle in shaping this most honorable endeavor.

If readers are interested in the goals of the HPA or wish to become involved, please visit our website at

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Posted by arohr on 12/29/2016 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Latest Drake legal battle fizzles

Mr. Hazelhurst,
Did I miss something where a CITIZEN OWNED utility has a responsibility to, in due diliigence, share potentially negative public health information that could damage the CITIZEN OWNERS welfare, but you and the board are arguing the opposite?

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Posted by Deane Bobbitt on 12/20/2016 at 9:59 AM

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