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Re: “UPDATE: Nor'wood working land swap deal with the city

Amazing, 301 Cimino Dr. went from $270,000 to $904,000 in less than 4 months? Meanwhile, 25 and 125 Cimino dropped by almost $1,000,000? And these parcels were donated to the city by David Jenkins in December are now being traded back to him? What am I missing here? What's going on?

Does Jenkins get two tax deductions, one for donating the parcels to the city and another for trading a 'lesser' value properties back to the city? Real estate folks, what don't I understand? This smells to me, and it seems some of the stink is coming from the appraisers office.

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Posted by leloupe on 03/14/2017 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Suthers: Not wild about gorging on a military build-up

We ought to have our economic development people look at the costs to our local economy incurred by the extremist politicians we elect, people like Lamborn and Klingenschmitt for example. They do terrible damage to the brand of Colorado Springs. I would venture that we have less economic diversity and lower property values because of them. Suthers seems to be at least a reasonable person, so he is an asset, for the time being. He seems to understand that aspiring to be Fort Hood on the Rockies is not consistent with our citizens vision for the future.

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Posted by leloupe on 03/02/2017 at 10:51 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: “Prime 25 opens in Ivywild; Red Leg announces new brew

The minimum wage for cooks and back of the house restaurant staff will be $9.30 this year. I loved Marigold, but if they can't find the means or the heart to pay their staff this much, then good riddance.

I wonder if C. Springs can support Prime 25, The Famous, Cowboy Star and McKenzie's, all of which feature entrees in the $30+ range. I would look for at least one of these to close this year, especially with C. Springs per capita income lower than it was in 2005.

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Posted by leloupe on 01/19/2017 at 1:22 PM

Re: “CDOT accelerates I-25 project north of Monument

Excellent news for those of us who aren't in defense and can't find good jobs in Colorado Springs! Bustang is useful, but can't get you everywhere in Denver. Colorado Springs was bound to become a bedroom community for Denver soon anyway, given the economic activity there is an order of magnitude greater. For every new restaurant, new office or apartment building in Colorado Springs, there are 10 in Denver.

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Posted by leloupe on 01/06/2017 at 7:15 PM

Re: “An accomplished couple wants to bring skiing to nearby mountains, but it won't be easy

Couldn't they just do a brewery or a coffee shop instead?

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Posted by leloupe on 08/01/2016 at 9:59 PM

Re: “Spraying to begin to combat moth and budworm

It's Btk. Notice in the maps, the city doesn't seem to be spraying in the Bear Creek drainage. The federal fish and wildlife service asked them not to, as it would potentially kill any insects that our last remaining Greenback Cutthroats might feed on.

I'm skeptical this treatment will work in the long run and that it is even necessary. Trees and insects have been doing this for thousands of years, and they're both still around. And science has shown that live trees are a greater fire danger than dead ones.

Posted by leloupe on 06/26/2016 at 4:38 PM

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