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Re: “A handy guide to upcoming local actions around inauguration day

Protests are fine, but don't forget to CALL ( not just email) your senators and representatives too!

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Posted by Mark Jakusovszky on 01/16/2017 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Downtown Colorado Springs on a roll

"Nationally, trends show more people want to live and work in an urban environment. With our cost of living and proximity to the outdoors, Downtown Colorado Springs is perfectly poised for this growth."

Except Colorado Springs isn't very urban, so stating that it is 'perfectly poised', is a bit of a stretch.

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Posted by Nobody on 01/16/2017 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Hickenlooper: Mentally ill shouldn't go to jail

What does the governor or a police officer know about brain disorders, medications and diagnosing a patient? Anyone who self-medicates can wind up in prison very easily except the law calls it "drug abuse". The agency that runs the medical industry is not made up of physicians but rather DEA agents. Every doctor that writes prescriptions to patients must pay a yearly fee to the DEA for a permit. Many cannot get medications because doctors are in fear of the DEA. In fact most people in this country fear law enforcement and the court system and that is not a healthy situation but the War on Drugs must continue. We must not have negative thoughts either the story states and it has been stated over and over since the 1970's self-help book craze. That it is completely wrong is something quack therapists and hippie mystics cannot admit.
Also there is no such thing as "mental illness". Where or what is your mental? How does it become ill???

The governor is trying to avert attention away from the continuous sub-standard treatment of inmates and especially now with the Fremont County Sheriff's blatant disregard for prisoners and the private for-profit company that enables abuse at his jail. Now that an inmate who could not make bail, was not convicted of any crime yet was imprisoned then denied his medication ( Klonopin) and ended up dead. The private company stated the jail is a "narcotic free zone". Klonopin is for anxiety is not a narcotic it is a benzodiazepine. But to supply an inmate with anything is a profit loss. Stopping any benzodiazepine causes withdrawals and apparently as with the deceased inmate it also causes contusions and numerous broken ribs. The Sheriff did not order an investigation of the death and now the Federal government is taking it to trial and likely the sheriff will become an inmate.

This is all stemming from the amateurish antics of the untrained spewing out their ignorance of medicine. Right here we were told how anxiety is "cured" by "no more negative thoughts" and painting pictures! How dare you print such rubbish! Talk about stigmatizing something! How about focusing on your readership which is the left and their anger issues and their being in denial? Which by the way, anger is a normal human emotion and how it has become almost a crime can be traced right back to the "for profit = kickback" court system which touts itself as the best in the world-sentencing people to bogus anger management classes. Again utter claptrap but people are believing it because it is repeated often enough.

Try researching before writing and if not then write about sidewalks or write how to write about sidewalks. Or perhaps take a lesson from Hazelhurst who can write about anything as long as it involves mentioning his house on the West Side. He might write as though his brain is abnormal but his diagnosis no doubt will be alcoholism, a.k.a. "self-medicating". Oh yeah, it is okay to be negative about Doug Bruce for decades right?

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 01/15/2017 at 10:37 PM

Re: “Homeless shelters and programs in Colorado Springs

I have a son who moved here from another state with his 3 children and is living with me in my 1 bedroom apartment and has not been able to find affordable housing. He gets food stamps and $500 from ADF, if anyone has suggestions please call 719-400-3414.

Posted by ddklawless on 01/15/2017 at 9:59 PM

Re: “A handy guide to upcoming local actions around inauguration day

Another event is Punk Against Trump up in Denver on Friday!

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Posted by Isabelle on 01/15/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “U.S. Olympic Museum wants money from Colorado Springs


Having watched this current administration and their handlers, it would not be surprising to be receiving news that 'Colorado Springs has a shot at an NFL expansion team' in order to justify a stadium!

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/14/2017 at 10:00 PM

Re: “U.S. Olympic Museum wants money from Colorado Springs

It's long been apparent that there is not enough private investment money available to make the Olympic Museum a reality. But what about its proposed next door neighbor, the stadium cum event center? There is not one dollar of private money to invest in this giveaway to Jenkins. In order to build the stadium that Jenkins and City Leaders want, the citizenry, without their consent, will be compelled to pay for it. There's no other possibility. It astonishes me that mayor Suthers supports building this useless/worthless stadium just because developer Jenkins wants it to be built in order to maximize profits on the sale of his 19 or more properties in the area.

Just read in the Gazette that there are 300 dead trees on the list for removal from COS streets and NO MONEY available to remove them. But mayor Suthers and developer Jenkins intend to use taxpayer dollars to build a $300M stadium to "revitalize" downtown. COS has a lot of legitimate needs for which tax dollars are needed, but a STADIUM is not one of them. How to stop this crazyiness?

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Posted by curious on 01/14/2017 at 9:38 PM

Re: “U.S. Olympic Museum wants money from Colorado Springs

Have not looked at all the figures but if one were to have in hand all the sales and property tax revenue given away to 'encourage' development - - would there be enough money to pay for stormwater and catch up on pensions?

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/14/2017 at 9:23 PM

Re: “U.S. Olympic Museum wants money from Colorado Springs

They are also lying on the application. The $26 million in debt that the application claims is a done deal depends on the City providing or finding $130 to build and finance the infrastructure for the museum. Wait for that one--commitment is due by March.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 01/14/2017 at 9:08 PM

Re: “U.S. Olympic Museum wants money from Colorado Springs

Well- there probably won't be a citizen discussion...the LART Committee (chaired by Nor'wood Exec Fred Veitch--remember this whole thing is a Nor'wood concoction in land controlled by Nor'wood) will send a recommendation to Council and they will quietly approve/disapprove of the item on the "consent calendar" unless someone takes the time to track the issue and determine which meeting the item will have the item and call it off of the consent calendar at the appropriate time--Bennett will give one millisecond for that to happen. There has been a proposal and yet another taxpayer funded study recommending doubling or more of the existing LART tax.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 01/14/2017 at 8:57 PM

Re: “U.S. Olympic Museum wants money from Colorado Springs

LART dollars may have previously been used to assist tourist-related, public projects like the Summit House and pickleball courts, but it would be unprecedented and irresponsible for elected officials to allow public dollars to be spent on this private project, especially when many public amenities, like our parks, that bring countless tourists to our region, remain drastically underfunded.

If Nor'wood wants its Olympic Museum, then it should pay for it.

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Posted by Owen on 01/14/2017 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs cancels buffered bike line experiment

Squeaky wheels get the grease - the rest of you be damned.

Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 01/14/2017 at 7:09 PM

Re: “U.S. Olympic Museum wants money from Colorado Springs


A quesadilla at Taco Bell is food. A thick filet at The Famous is food. It is all food; much in the same way that taxes are taxes. A tax is a tax is a tax. Are we getting ready to be told that funding from L.A.R.T. is not really a 'tax' for us because it is money from hotel and car rentals therefore they are taxes being paid by somebody else? And that, therefore, using those tax revenues for anything associated with C4C is not actually violating the 'promise' made by various within the elected realm to not use public money for any part of C4C?

On the surface, that seems like some real 'slick-willy' logic.

Am quite sure that the Chamber-EDC folk, the Colorado Springs Forward Bunch - and CONO plus the Convention/Visitor Bureau will all have representatives standing up before council encouraging council members one and all to support taking these monies to help with the funding for the Olympic Museum.

Watch for the President of Council to impose strict speaking time limits to those who oppose this move and to allow unlimited time for those in support.

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/14/2017 at 11:46 AM

Re: “U.S. Olympic Museum wants money from Colorado Springs

What part of "private funding" don't they understand? This request however is no surprise. The "private" funders only want the money to flow in one direction - from the citizens and into their pockets. We have to hold them accountable for promises they made that this was NOT going to use public funds without a vote of that said public.

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Posted by rms on 01/14/2017 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs cancels buffered bike line experiment

I'm not sure my quote came out quite right, at least how I meant to say it.

I do care if people ride bikes, and I'd like citizens and visitors all around Colorado Springs to be able to safely, efficiently and for whatever reason they would like to, from their own garage to a place of value within their own community, or beyond. No matter their age or ability.

Do I want to force people onto bicycles, no.

I truly believe that if we build a community that allows transportation choices, people will be free to use whatever mode suits them best, brings them the most enjoyment, allows for variety and meets the needs of our city's modern needs.

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Posted by Allen Beauchamp on 01/14/2017 at 9:41 AM

Re: “U.S. Olympic Museum wants money from Colorado Springs

Look on the bright side: we now know just how desperate the Olympic museum project is for funding, and as citizens protesting the use of public funds, we're getting an opportunity to put another nail in the coffin of a bad idea.

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Posted by David E on 01/14/2017 at 1:22 AM

Re: “A handy guide to upcoming local actions around inauguration day

Thank you so much!

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Posted by Lenora McAndrews Degen on 01/13/2017 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs parks report shows good value

Hahaha. Good question @Joel. Should have added "in theory" ....

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Posted by Dana Duggan on 01/13/2017 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs parks report shows good value

"These rules exist so that the powerful cannot exert undue I nfluence on public officials, and one entity does not control a city. That is good public policy."

How familiar are you with Colorado Springs?

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 01/13/2017 at 5:29 PM

Re: “U.S. Olympic Museum wants money from Colorado Springs

No Taxpayer Dollars.
I think we can count all who believed that on one thumb.

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/13/2017 at 5:20 PM

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