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Re: “Though Bernie's campaign looks busted, local delegates are still with him

Hillary 2016, lets go! Time for Sanders supporters to get behind the Democratic nominee and stop the real enemy, Trump. Sanders ran a good race, but he lost. Any person who cannot see the benefits of Hillary Clinton for president over Trump is probably a Republican racist, just like he is......

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Posted by prairie chix on 06/21/2016 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Philip Anschutz's influence knows no bounds

Mr. Anschutz is like our own little Koch Bros.! And I don't mean thst in a good way..... Throwing his money around, he wants to control everything and everyone. He certainly seems to have our political leaders doing his bidding, not to mention state & US elected officials.

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Posted by prairie chix on 05/05/2016 at 2:24 PM

Re: “City adopts penalties for underage possession of paraphernalia, D-11 releases marijuana offense stats

Judging from their actions, I would say that City leaders have no intention to honor the democratic process or the will of the voters in C. springs...... Other places are legalizing, decriminalizing, while this town recriminalizes. And Republicans like Gaebler are heading up the suppression effort, they all have "reefer madness" big time. Fortunately there is not much opportunity for them outside of El Paso County.......

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Posted by prairie chix on 01/25/2016 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Slipping away

I calculate that Slide the City, a private, for profit company, netted over $100,000 from their one day event here when you add up the revenue from ticket sales and what they paid out. Since they got free labor through Upadowna, they did not have to pay wages (which would have been an actual benefit to the community). They used public infrastructure, inconvenienced thousands of locals and tourists, and what they paid to the park and city to close the road off and dog park was basically chump change. I think they used COS and all the other cities they are in this summer to rake in a lot of profits...... and this is not to mention that there is no licensing or safety inspections, much less monitoring of the water quality during the day...... The whole thing is about making a fast buck, not about water conservation or giving to charity. I give them credit for excellent marketing, however!

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Posted by prairie chix on 08/22/2015 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Case by case

P.S. I like the fact that Denver has an independent monitor to review cases of police abuse. There is probably zero chance that we could have anything like that because all these city leaders defend the police and feel they can do no wrong. If there has been no wrongdoing, than a Review Board or Independent Monitor would not be a threat.....

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Posted by prairie chix on 07/18/2015 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Case by case

The saddest thing is that this is what goes for everyday business with the CO Springs Police Dept., not to mention EPC Sheriffs. You have no rights, brutality is common place, and most of the time they get away with it, no pay loss, no consequences. It has been my personal experience that most of these officers are bullies, and they escalate conflict unnecessarily because they are. A lot of situations could be defused without violence, without an arrest if the police officers would just control themselves and use common sense. But they know they can cover it up in their reports, and if not, internal affairs has their backs......

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Posted by prairie chix on 07/18/2015 at 1:49 PM

Re: “The Broadmoor's stables project put on ice

Bear Creek Park is a public park to be used and enjoyed by "we the people". It is not for sale to the highest corporate bidder, and commercial uses like this are not compatible with public enjoyment of their open spaces. Shame on our elected officials and parks director for peddling this arrangement to the Broadmoor. Thank goodness the company has come to the same realization that community members had months ago and realized the unsuitability of this location, and has acted to pull the plug before anyone was hurt or the park damaged from heavy commercial horse use. Hard to believe residential development in the future on this lot would not be preferable to a dirty, smelly commercial horse stable with an agricultural zone designation, that detracts from property values. Just look at the existing stable over there and see what an eyesore and environmental problem something like that can be, and this one would take the current problem and magnify it 3 times!

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Posted by prairie chix on 04/29/2015 at 7:45 AM

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