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Comment Archives: stories: News: Noted

Re: “A stormwater plan, religious conflict at AFA, and the C4C debate

so the stormwater authority wants to ask for a vote from the teabaggers around here to spend twice what they got their panties in a twist about for the last stormwater fee. Good luck with that.

mayor botch thinks he can stall the vote on c4c until he can say we have already invested too much. once again he is underestimating the teabagger mentality around here... he will need luck with that one too.

teabaggers around here are too short sighted to see why any taxes are needed for anything.

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 03/24/2014 at 12:20 PM

Re: “PERA legal costs, wildfire funds, fracking, and more

Over 1 million dollars for PERA. How much paid to law firm since Bach's administration began? Personnel issues, urban renewal authority, etc. At least there are some impressive attorneys in that firm.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by lisaczelatdko on 03/20/2014 at 11:03 PM

Re: “Easement sought for Bear Creek, cheating claims return to Academy, more

The two days of the week that the Allegiant flights operate are Sunday and Thursday.

Checked out a quick roundtrip price and found that it costs $270-290 for a roundtrip to Phoenix, not including baggage fees of $50 each way per passenger, per bag.

What a deal! Not.

Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 03/06/2014 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Anderson joins sheriff's race, city eyes No Man's Land, Memorial woes, more

John Anderson will make an excellent El Paso County Sheriff!

1 like, 8 dislikes
Posted by What's the Word? on 02/15/2014 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Anderson joins sheriff's race, city eyes No Man's Land, Memorial woes, more

The article said that Apuan REPRESENTED HD 17. Past tense was properly used!

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Posted by What's the Word? on 02/15/2014 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Anderson joins sheriff's race, city eyes No Man's Land, Memorial woes, more

Please Help American Made Film and Media Services support a new COMMUNITY organized public radio station getting off the ground right here in Colorado Springs! KCMJ 93.9 FM Colorado Springs Community Radio! We need all kinds of support from funding to people with radio experience to help! Please take a few mins. to watch this video to see how you can be involved! https://new.livestream.com/yourdocumentary…

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Posted by Nasya Clare Vincent on 02/15/2014 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Anderson joins sheriff's race, city eyes No Man's Land, Memorial woes, more

Thanks for pointing that out, Jim Bensberg - that info about Dennis Appuan is a bit outdated.

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Posted by Dave Gardner on 02/13/2014 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Anderson joins sheriff's race, city eyes No Man's Land, Memorial woes, more

"Dennis Apuan, who also represents Colorado Springs' 17th district in the Colorado House of Representatives." Really? Someone ought to tell that to Tony Exum!

4 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Jim Bensberg on 02/13/2014 at 5:51 AM

Re: “Anderson joins sheriff's race, city eyes No Man's Land, Memorial woes, more

Join us at Jack Quinn's to celebrate our FCC permit on World Radio Day, this Thursday, Feb. 13 from 5 to 7 - upstairs!

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Posted by Dave Gardner on 02/12/2014 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Secretary of State candidate dies, county releases flood info

The city has a $534M backlog of flood control projects. Flood control projects must be done because protecting life and property from floods is an essential duty of govt. This is why we pay taxes. Then there is wildfire mitigation - the cost of which is many millions of dollars more.

The mayor thinks the city can afford to pay $543M for flood control work without a tax increase. The mayor also thinks the city can afford to pay $350M to build C4C. Flood and wildfire control are vital needs. A stadium/museum complex is a frivolity. COS may not have the financial resources to pay for essential needs. But COS definitely does not have the financial resources to build frivolities. Why is C4C a priority for the mayor? Why build a stadium to enrich the property owners, developers, and politicians?

Email our city council at allcouncil@springsgov.com

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by curious on 01/05/2014 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Secretary of State candidate dies, county releases flood info

Not if you are spending Christmas with family or friends who do have a tree up.

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Posted by TejonTech on 01/05/2014 at 12:33 AM

Re: “Secretary of State candidate dies, county releases flood info

So, anyone who takes down his tree on or before January 5th is not a Christian, but a pagan? Is it a sin in Christianity not to have a tree at all?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mr. K-- on 01/04/2014 at 10:43 PM

Re: “Secretary of State candidate dies, county releases flood info

Of course the 12 days of Christmas are not over so trees for Christians remain up through the Epiphany...only the pagans who put up their winter soltice trees up at Thanksgiving have a need for early recycling.

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Posted by TejonTech on 01/04/2014 at 9:45 PM

Re: “Rosebush stays at AFA, North Cheyenne Cañon reopens, more

Can we know the terms of Rosebush's employment? Does he have a contract, and what are the conditions of renewal?

I hope USAFA does not extend this man's contract. Renewing it would be a sign that they do not take climate issues seriously.

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Posted by unimpressed afagrad on 12/29/2013 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Court tightens campaign finance, budget showdown coming, more

I used to build underground structures, including homes.
Shifting to fireproof materials in residential construction is quite an expensive proposition.
And you lose all of the gingerbread-house curb appeal.

Posted by Brian Scott on 12/25/2013 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Rosebush stays at AFA, North Cheyenne Cañon reopens, more

.
concerning the Rosebush story:

first,
who puts negative stuff in their resume ?

second,
I applied for that diversity officer position.
In my application I went into some detail on how I would use the office to affect the Academy's product, graduates.
Apparently the direction I proposed was not where the Superintendent wanted to go.
I thought Dr. Vila was an excellent choice.
I assume there's a very interesting story behind her leaving,
and the Independent or some of her readers know that story.
I'd like to read it.
.

Posted by Brian Scott on 12/25/2013 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Vander Veen case to AG, embattled AFA starts Rosebush reviews, more

That sounds reasonable. I still want to know when his contract is up for renewal and if anything stands in the way of not renewing it.

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Posted by unimpressed afagrad on 11/27/2013 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Vander Veen case to AG, embattled AFA starts Rosebush reviews, more

Regarding the Rosebush reviews, I believe the Academy can review its limited hiring procedures all it wants but hiring procedures are established by the Air Force Personnel and OPM. The Academy, like all other AF bases, requests then gets (after the job is advertised) a list of qualified candidates and either hires from, or rejects the list. The job requirements are, to a degree, established by the Academy and approved by personnel to begin the process of hiring. Maybe, the Academy needs to review who hired Rosebush, why he was hired, and the list of candidates provided to see if he truly was the most qualified.

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Posted by Neil Talbott on 11/27/2013 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Noted: Drilling days of reckoning coming

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Posted by larsolthof on 11/13/2013 at 8:47 AM

Re: “City deletes IT workers, Lundeen wants HD 19, more

"Ken Lewis called it quits"- makes it sound like he was totally exhausted, fed up and frustrated working with junk and weeds. Perhaps more appropriate wording would be that he retired to his "ranch" after his years of employment with city government.
Salary and benefits paid out to civil servants is generally quite generous and he will be quite happy as a "gentleman rancher". He performed his job in a professional manner and when I met him about a year ago he seemed relaxed, was casually dressed and had no indications of being a put-upon, underpaid burnout as the paragraph above might insinuate!

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Robert Wyman on 10/04/2013 at 6:23 PM

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