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Re: “What's with those bent trees?

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Posted by Barry Trester on 03/20/2017 at 5:17 PM

Re: “How to make goat milk lotion

Would you please reply to the previous comments and questions. I'm wanting to make some of this :)

Posted by Sarah Beth Simpkins on 03/11/2017 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Legal opinion released; Zoo urges approval of land swap

Coming back into this discussion late - Master Planning is in progress and the lawsuit is awaiting consideration in the Colorado State Court of Appeals. Not one audience voice at the first Master Planning meeting put together by Broadmoor-hired NES, was from someone who supported the land swap. So who exactly was in favor of the swap and now gives a hoot about this property? Looks like no one - except those who stand to make money from its development one way or another. Jim Davies - were you were? Sandmarc - were you there?
There were almost 200 folks in the audience and to a man they are all still vitally interested in that land and how it is used. Jack Damioli, Karen Palus, Steve Schuck? Their pre-programmed sales job is done and done. No longer care .... not there. Next please?

Posted by Mur on 03/11/2017 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Inmates riot over food

You are so right. Yeah, I get it.."shouldn't go to jail, and jail is supposed to be uncomfortable"..All that BS. First, they WANT you to be malnourished, and weak and underfed.I once lost 15lbs in a week in county jail,the guards are pussies,intimidated and WANT u skinny, weak and easy to physically dominate. Plus 100 percent on point about these private food companies that DELIBERATELY feed SHIT for the required meal, so you will buy top ramen from them for over a dollar a pack (.15 cents in a store). Crooks,Crooks, Crooks.Should be procecuted, and put in jail themselves..See how it feels.Despicable excuses for human beings. Disgusting pieces of slime that don't deserve their own freedom.

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Posted by SAVAGE on 03/07/2017 at 6:10 AM

Re: “Castle Rock's example of building great parks with diverse funding

Thank you Bob.

Posted by Anna Seufer on 02/28/2017 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Outdoor recreation and child development

Great post, Bob. I recently wrote about the same topic after reading Richard Louv's "Last Child in the Woods".

https://www.remainrestless.com/single-post/2017/01/27/Outdoor-Education-and-Its-Effect-on-Students

Posted by Outdoor Scott on 02/27/2017 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Castle Rock's example of building great parks with diverse funding

Bob, thanks for your blog. What jumps out at me is Castle Rock's willingness to invest in a park - significantly, and make it a "budget priority." They get it! I've visited this park on a weekend and it's packed with active people. You better believe realtors are bringing out of town perspective buyers to see this park. I'm sure business leaders are doing the same with companies considering relocation.
I'm not saying we need to build a new $30 million dollar park. But we need to invest more in what makes this community great - our parks!

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Posted by Susan Davies on 02/27/2017 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Castle Rock's example of building great parks with diverse funding

This may be the first time I've disagreed with anything Mr. Falcone has written, but in this case I don't think Colorado Springs should be faulted in this case:
The way that people use parks (and recreate in general) has changed dramatically over time - Garden of the Gods used to have observation platforms drilled into several of the rock formations, there used to be a dance/picnic pavilion just below Cheyenne Canyon, and much of Monument Valley Park goes unused because it was designed for the way people liked to stroll in the 1890's. On the positive side, the city hasn't actually stopped keeping up with some of the recent trends, we have do have BMX/Freestyle/DJ bike parks, Pickleball courts, frisbee golf courses, and modern playgrounds in the most popular parks.
The kind of development currently taking place in Castle Rock is a very modern kind of style based on the way people currently want to use parks (as outdoor fitness centers heavy on the equipment). How much do you want to bet that all the things they're putting in now will still be popular in 30 years when trends have changed again? If anything, Colorado Springs is incredibly fortunate that our current park system is open, simple, and adaptable. We have our many neighborhood parks and some fantastic open spaces which have retained their charm and utility for many decades even if they lack the latest fancy amenities.
If the city is to be faulted for anything, it's that the further south and further east you go, the amount of space set aside as parkland decreases and parks are often isolated instead of being part of a more continuous system - but those are flaws associated with the sprawling development, not specifically the result of a failure to seek out more public-private park development. Yes, we need more parks, and yes, the parks need more funding to preserve what we already have (have you seen the erosion occurring in north Pulpit Rock O.S. caused by inadequate stormwater drainage?), but building fancy new facilities in select public parks isn't going to save the system - in fact it might actually draw off funds that could be used better elsewhere.

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Posted by David E on 02/26/2017 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Lamborn: My big fat abundant life

Directly out of the theology of wealth playbook. A belief practiced by many Evengelicals that to justify their money.

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Posted by Jim Melzer on 02/25/2017 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Castle Rock's example of building great parks with diverse funding

Cities and counties shouldn't be taking on DEBT to build parks.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 02/25/2017 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Castle Rock's example of building great parks with diverse funding

I am sad to observe that there doesn't seem to be a town or city in Colorado which doesn't far exceed Colorado Springs in this regard. And that despite the fact that in terms of natural gifts of nature, Colorado Springs is the most blessed. It's all about the leadership. And luckily for us, that is subject to replacement and change. Vote.

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Posted by Mur on 02/25/2017 at 11:52 AM

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