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Re: “Utilities set to meet new clean-air standards, official says

Election will provide some "Wiggle" Room for continued progress with Neumann System.

CSU has done a major technical improvement to coal fired Utilities.

Risky, but it has worked, Hat's Off to Them !

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by frank1946 on 11/30/2016 at 5:10 AM

Re: “Utilities set to meet new clean-air standards, official says

Who was the nimrod on City Council that wanted to kill the Neumann deal?

10 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 11/29/2016 at 6:39 PM

Re: “Many local police officers honored for bravery

Isnt that what they were being paid for ? Arent they just doing there jobs ?

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Thomas Benson on 11/29/2016 at 2:35 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Parks ballot measure down to the wire

it seems like the parks department is all about putting in gates and blocking off trails. the bathrooms are locked and if we are lucky they pick up the trash. be fine to see who is putting the money in their pockets and building swimming pools.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by rocket625 on 11/21/2016 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Springs Forward spent more in 2015 than it raised

Sounds more like CSB, Colorado Springs Backwards.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bill Pellegrino on 11/20/2016 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Bible approved for AFB desk

I'm a Christian and I'm being persecuted! Someone won't let me ram my immoral "holy book" down people's throats!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Kristy B. on 11/19/2016 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Bible approved for AFB desk

Someone needs to place a Richard Dawkins book next to it on the same table and watch as the xtians scream that they're being persecuted just because other views are allowed to be expressed equally.

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Posted by Kristy B. on 11/19/2016 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Springs Forward spent more in 2015 than it raised

The people in CSF excel at forming a coalition to further their goals. If those who oppose their viewpoints would whine less and form the same kind of coalition to spread their views, what an interesting and vibrant city it would be.

It's hard work. When the chance was there to make Richard Skorman mayor, those with similar viewpoints didn't vote. Heck, when those who saw that the strong mayor form of government was a crock didn't vote, they lost a big chance to further the local dialogue.

The loyal opposition is not helpless unless it thinks it is, but infighting and Internet opinions at midnight do not get the job done.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Clara McKenna on 11/19/2016 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Springs Forward spent more in 2015 than it raised

They are just marking time until it is time for them to select the six district-specific City Council members (April 4, 2017). You'd be wise to vote against the candidates they endorse, although resistance is generally futile when it comes to council races.

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 11/18/2016 at 6:17 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Parks ballot measure down to the wire

"For all the many folks who are asking when and where to go to sign the petition:

We can't begin just yet, as the court proceedings are not yet complete. We are hopeful that we can start the petition drive early in the first week of December. For updates and an announcement of the start of the petition drive with details, please visit:

Save Cheyenne on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SaveCheyenne/

The POPS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/protectspringspar…

and

http://www.protectourparkland.com - where you can also sign up to be a petition signature collector if you wish. We could really use your help. The more helping hands the better our chances of gathering the required number of signatures by January 4th.

As always, thanks to Pam Zubeck and the Independent for their unwavering attention to this story.

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Posted by doonya on 11/18/2016 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Brother Luck to host Chopped-themed pop-up dinner

Dear, Chef brother Luck;

I cannot afford one dish never-mind two. I want to help those in a boat like mine or financially worst. Too many older or disabled folks, try to live upon $400 to $750 a month. Not a week. Some families are thriving on $1,000 a week, and more. This is way over what 3/5' to 4/5's of the US population survive's upon. Bad pay, is way we have poverty hunger, and homeless.

Its why the US has disease, and premature death. Its a combination of bad diet, and people unable to afford the medication to ease pain. The greed of the Pharmacy company compounds the suffering of humanity. They have already made back their investment in older's drugs as Lyicra, MS Medicines, and biologic's, selling them at $150- $500 a pop. Now they are up to $500 to $2,500 to $6,000 for biologic's a month. Even the people making $1,000 a week cannot afford to have two ailments at a time. Never-mind someone with an income of only $700 in four weeks.

This is the untold everyday reality, of 3/5 and more of Americans. This is not how most of us wants to live. This is not how people Believe the majority of people in a land of wealth lives.

I want to use many avenues to tell the people the hidden facts of life. I would love to have a table sign, informing those who can afford a $95 a plate and worth it, about the other side where people are not paid Enough to cover their expensive. And to those who make much less than the break even cost even $20 can seem like a mountain equal to $1,000, for people who make $1,000 and more a week. I will inform those who can afford for there loved ones and them to eat your scrumptious meal, to feel grateful. I will ask not for Money, but for Ideas. Thoughts on how to make life better for people who survive in a hand to mouth existence, to live a better quality of life. How to pay all people Enough to cover the basics of life, with enough for emergencies, recreation, and a small vacation. JAN

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Posted by Marlene LAne on 11/18/2016 at 11:12 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Parks ballot measure down to the wire

"For all the many folks who are asking when and where to go to sign the petition:

We can't begin just yet, as the court proceedings are not yet complete. We are hopeful that we can start the petition drive early in the first week of December. For updates and an announcement of the start of the petition drive with details, please visit:

Save Cheyenne on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SaveCheyenne/

The POPS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/protectspringspar…

and

http://www.protectourparkland.com - where you can also sign up to be a petition signature collector if you wish. We could really use your help. The more helping hands the better our chances of gathering the required number of signatures by January 4th.

As always, thanks to Pam Zubeck and the Independent for their unwavering attention to this story.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by doonya on 11/18/2016 at 11:07 AM

Re: “City: Rolling in dough

Don't be misled. The massive hail storms that battered large swaths of the city is the cause of this spike in sales tax revenues - as residents were busy spending insurance claim money on car/home repairs and replacements. Next year their insurance bills will skyrocket and spending will likely tank.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 11/16/2016 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Local students protest Trump

Selling health insurance across state lines is a favorite GOP 'reform.' Here's why it makes no sense. Los Angeles Times

To healthcare economists and other experts in the field, however, the idea is nonsense. Heres Austin Frakt of Boston University and the Department of Veterans Affairs: I never understood the appeal of this idea. It only makes sense if you dont know what youre talking about. In fact, not even insurance companies like it.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/cccb3af4-a031…

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by guruD on 11/15/2016 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Local students protest Trump

Miss Maggie If you think for a second all this talk of rebuilding America is going to be cheap and benefit you then your the one hunting Unicorns. Corporations have made way to much money on Globalization to allow the clock to turn back now. I think you as well as plenty others have fallen into the same Political trap. Obama care or the ACA was a starting point. The Dems went to far and the Republicans sat on there butts and did nothing allowing it to go bat shit nuts. For 8 years they havent put together anything while the others piled on a bunch of crap. Its political hogwash. What we had before didnt work, what we have now costs to much because it covers to much and whats being thrown out there is just going to make matters worse. You raise cane over Government health care. You dont want them telling you how to run your health care but yet your willing to allow a corporation do it that only cares about one thing a profit. Do you really think for a second those corporations are going to lower prices because you buy it Kansas or Texas? Its the same company in a different state just less coverage for the same price then tell you its better. All the States that didnt take the ACA are still paying those huge prices. So how do think your going to save money? What needed to be done is allow Past illness coverage, major medical and basic coverage for all. But no that wouldnt have been political. The left had to add boner pills and pregnancy pills and the right just sat there with there thumbs in there butts. Now the Insurance Corporations have made major profits both on and off the exchange and there not going to give up them profits no matter where you buy it. Watch and see.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Rocky Smith on 11/14/2016 at 10:13 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Alt weeklies hail the new chief

These covers provided a great deal of entertainment. Best of luck, President Trump.

Posted by John Howell on 11/14/2016 at 6:53 PM

Re: “Local students protest Trump

Obamacare is nothing but a participation trophy for the underachievers.

You can whine all you want, obamacare is hitting the middle class in the pocketbook and all those freebies Obama gave out will begin to expire this year. It will get worse now. Rates and especially penalties will skyrocket starting in 2017. It's planned that way. It was the carrot for a singlepayer system you Socialists want to badly. The same one Colorado voters said a big NO at the booth 2 weeks ago.

So keep telling yourself that Obamacare is wonderful and unicorns still exist, the rest of us will be finishing what Obama could never figure out how to do, we will be rebuilding America, because that's what real men and women do.

6 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Maggie 1 on 11/14/2016 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Local students protest Trump

I totally agree with you Rocky, a lot of promises made but not much on how they will accomplish this and I doubt the GOP will, but its up to Congress to fix ACA now after 6 years of stalling, all so the GOP could take credit away from President Obama. And who is going to feel the pain of this transition? The people of America. My roomie voted for Trump even though she worries about her daughter who is white and her boyfriend who is black and their mix-raced children, they are on Obama Care and will now suffer for her Moms vote. Stupidity to the max!!!

12 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by guruD on 11/14/2016 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Local students protest Trump

Heres what I see coming. Interest rates raise as promised so the housing market will take a hit. Health care overhaul so a bunch of people will be without again and prices wont change just keep going up. Piss off all the trade partners set up by both parties and the price of goods will go through the roof. Dont forget we have no manufacturing here anymore and the corporations wont bring it back if theres no money to spend on it weather or not regulations lower. They may bring there banking back but there not going to build factories again there wont be no extra money in it. Build that wall and try to redo NAFTA and guess what will happen. A bunch of our manufacturing is down there now because of NAFTA. Who is going to pay for that Wall? We will with higher prices for goods. Piss off the middle east and see what happens to oil prices. You may think we have enough of our own but Corporations are in charge of it. Piss off China and all the goods that Americans enjoy will sky rocket. Do you really think a tire, TV, tooth brushes or steal will ever be manufactured here again? Cut taxes by 30% as promised. Then how the hell do you pay for the infastructure projects that have been promised? Not to mention rebuilding our cities after they get tore up by the minorities hes pissed off. Or the hit our debt is going to take. Remember that debt all the Republicans have hollered about for the last 16 years and blamed the Dems for? Ill be the first to admit Mrs. Clinton was a horrible choice way to much baggage way to much. But I dont see how Trumps idea of taking us back to the industrial age is going to work without starving us first. Global commerce has gone on for to long and Russia is just waiting for us to fall thats why the backed him. The change that was needed is in Congress. Yes he promised that with term limits but dont forget Congress is in charge of Congress and they will never give up there own cash cow. Hold on folks this could be one hell of a ride.

17 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rocky Smith on 11/12/2016 at 10:22 AM

Re: “ Embrace screening is a-go thanks to local support

Yes! Thank you to all who supported me in this cause. Can't wait to meet you at the screening.

Posted by Marah on 11/11/2016 at 10:35 PM

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