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Comment Archives: stories: News

Re: “New bus route meets opposition from Old North End

As Brian mentioned the proposed changes only affect 1.4 miles of bus route 9 & 19 that pass through a historic residential neighborhood. There are 4 lightly used bus stops on this stretch of N. Nevada. The rest of the route and stops on Nevada between UCCS and Downtown will not be affected by this change and will maintain their 15 minute service. For more information on the ONEN Bus Plan, please visit this website: http://oldnorthend.org/mmt-releases-propos…

It does a much better job of explaining the concerns of ONEN neighbors and the proposed solution to the problem.

There is also a blog with several posts that further detail the extensive process that was used to arrive at the ONEN solution: http://oldnorthend.org/transit-committee-b…

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bob Sullivan on 07/14/2016 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Public Market eyes Labor Day opening

(Carter Payne Event Center/Green Man Taproom) at 320 S. Weber St.

Posted by Lalahartma on 07/14/2016 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Public Market eyes Labor Day opening

Did I miss where it is located?

Posted by Debbie Benson on 07/13/2016 at 6:13 PM

Re: “New bus route meets opposition from Old North End

This article has several factual errors. Here are just a few: 1) The previous route on Wahsatch was 60 minutes, not 30 minutes; 2) The reasons given why ONEN objects to the plan are not correct; 3) Some elderly and people with disabilities are negatively affected by moving the bus route away from the amenities on Wahsatch Avenue. Some people have to resort to stealing grocery carts or take a cab. Why isn't the Independence Center concerned for the people they are supposed to be protecting? 4) The main reasons listed on the ONEN website are safety issues of placing buses on an overloaded residential street, and that doing so violates the ONEN Master Plan and City Ordinance intended to respect our residential streets.

The ONEN Bus Plan, which keeps a direct bus down Cascade while returning a local bus down Wahsatch, improves the bus system for people who need to reach the local amenities while maintaining a 15-minute bus service to points north and south. Most of all, it respects that Nevada is already busy and dangerous enough without adding buses to the equation. 15 minute service is only lost for the 1.4-mile stretch through the residential area.

15-minute service is an attempt to attract choice riders at the expense of conveniences for those who need the bus to survive. ONEN is not against 15-minute service, but it does not work through our neighborhood because it keeps the bus away from local amenities and makes an already deadly residential street even more dangerous. There have been four fatalities in the last 4 years on the 1.4-mile stretch of Nevada Avenue through ONEN. We think the City should be making this residential street (that passes 1/2 block from Steele Elementary) safer. There has already been one bus-related accident on Nevada in the 2nd month of service.

I am the ONEN Transit Committee Chair. If you are willing to reprint this article as an objective piece of journalism, please contact me to get the facts. Readers should know that this is an editorial piece and only tells one side of the story.

20 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Brian S on 07/13/2016 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Darryl Glenn, his own words

Yes, Glenn, there has been an "expansion of marriage" because terms and conditions have evolved since the start of civilization more than 8 thousand years ago. Thankfully, woman are no longer considered property, just like multiple marriages were outlawed and divorce was legalized. Also, adultery was legalized or taken off the books as a crime, and you're complaining about marriage changing to include LOVING AND COMMITTED SAME SEX PARTNERS??? Get real, dude.

16 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by guruD on 07/13/2016 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Darryl Glenn, his own words

Little D at nine...hmmm. Nine year olds reach the highest level of clarity in humans. These are some of the last rational thoughts that a human has before they are forever reduced to a slave to hormones. However, to be a resolute partisan at nine,smacks of reactive thinking to some powerful counterbalance.

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by colecomm on 07/13/2016 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Wish We Were Here killed as KRCC adapts to survive

Colorado College should exert some humanitarian and egalitarian ideals on their runaway Pop/NPR/Corporate media outlet. The last thing Colorado Springs needs is another PEAK-FM. If this GM and her happy sycophants want another pop megastation, they should quit KRCC and apply at the Peak and quit ruining public radio.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jonny Quest on 07/13/2016 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Public Market eyes Labor Day opening

Glad to know that this is a 'step one' location. I've been a bit bummed by the reduction in scope from the original plans. Bring it on CSPM! Let's get this thing going!

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Posted by CeCe Beauchamp on 07/13/2016 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Homeless shelters and programs in Colorado Springs

I'm 21 do I qualify for urban peak youth?

Posted by Deon on 07/09/2016 at 5:08 PM

Re: “We tied the knot and 'traditional' marriage didn't unravel

This is a genuinely heartwarming article, and I was happy to read about the sense of validation and finality which accompanied the writer's official marriage to her spouse. However, I detest the word "queer," and I virtually beg other readers not to fall into what I consider the trap of being duped into using this word. To me, this word is (and will always remain) a filthy insult, laden with hatred and homophobia. I am NOT queer -- I am an openly gay man, and shudder whenever I hear other people use the word "queer" to describe persons such as myself.

Perhaps my attitude is generational (I am in my early 50s). I have heard this word hurled at gay men and lesbians as a derogatory and humiliating insult so many times that I cannot stand to hear it. Some gay men and lesbians claim that they are diluting the power that this word has to wound -- I, for one, do not buy this, any more than I buy the notion that black persons should use the "n" word to describe themselves in an effort to lessen the ability of that word to wound, or that gay men should call themselves "faggots" in an effort to lessen the ability of that word to wound......

Of course, I cannot force others not to use this word. But I would hope that others would think this through very, very carefully.

PHILIP CHANDLER

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Philip Chandler on 07/08/2016 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Nine things your LGBTQ friends may never call you out on (that you need to quit doing anyway)

who gives a shit? if the person wants you to know they will tell you don't need to ask stupid questions.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 07/08/2016 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Waldo, Black Forest Fire investigations lurch to a standstill years later

I rec'd notice in property transaction section of Denver Business Journal where the Cathedral Pines Homeowners Ass. was in foreclosure and brought by a Developer 4 Days before Black Forest fire started. Candidate Tom Reynolds House District 19 resident for 40 years and counting.

Posted by Candidate Tom Reynolds on 07/07/2016 at 12:26 PM

Re: “We tied the knot and 'traditional' marriage didn't unravel

Nicely written article, and some wonderful messages! May you and Caity have a long and joyful marriage. As the minister who married Christopher and James at Denver Comic-Con, and as an openly gay man myself, it's nice to see articles like this that are affirming and positive.

I have one small correction: the Unity Wedding at Denver Comic-Con was not an LGBTQ mass wedding, it was an all-inclusive group wedding. Half of the ten couples were heterosexual, while two couples were gay male, two were lesbian, and one was mixed/trans. And while it was a "mass" of people, the ceremony did allow each couple their own vows and promises and pledges, just like any single wedding, thus we're calling it "group." ;)

Best,
Andy Mangels
www.AndyMangels.com

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Andy Mangels on 07/06/2016 at 1:48 PM

Re: “We tied the knot and 'traditional' marriage didn't unravel

Alissa, Thank you for sharing your story, and congratulations to you and Caity. Diversity makes a city great, and each of us brings a vital element to the community. So don't you dare ever leave us! 😎

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Posted by MarkM on 07/06/2016 at 1:45 PM

Re: “We tied the knot and 'traditional' marriage didn't unravel

HATERS WILL KEEP HATING- Phil Robertson Blames LGBT Community for Murdering 160K People

http://www.advocate.com/media/2016/7/06/ph…

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by guruD on 07/06/2016 at 1:30 PM

Re: “City looks to build a subterranean parking garage to sprout growth in southwest downtown

No big deal. This is all free money. Comes from the taxpayers.

8 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Robert Gentry on 07/06/2016 at 11:32 AM

Re: “City looks to build a subterranean parking garage to sprout growth in southwest downtown

Building more parking downtown, regardless of who pays for it, is a step backwards - any funding spent on a new garage would be better off invested in making it easier for people to reach downtown without having to get into a car first.

17 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by David E on 07/06/2016 at 10:49 AM

Re: “City looks to build a subterranean parking garage to sprout growth in southwest downtown

Shouldn't the cost of a garage for the Olympic Museum be included in the building costs of the Olympic Museum? If not, it must not be needed.

18 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by LivesLocally on 07/06/2016 at 10:44 AM

Re: “City looks to build a subterranean parking garage to sprout growth in southwest downtown

This sounds a lot like the city paying to build Nor'wood a garage for their building, but selling it to voters as being necessary for the Olympic museum.

22 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by atomicbird on 07/06/2016 at 10:09 AM

Re: “City looks to build a subterranean parking garage to sprout growth in southwest downtown

The Jenkins family has their handout again. Colorado Springs biggest welfare recipients. Sad to know we will be seeing more Norwood style cheesy development.

23 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by obliosupercat on 07/06/2016 at 9:39 AM

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