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Comment Archives: stories: News

Re: “Cold beauty

First of all let me just say Quail does not have the amount of mobiles in the park that was described in the beginning of the story. It has approx 281 mobiles in the park, also I recently know first hand that this is not an issue anymore, As far as I see the management now is awesome, I have family that lives in the park and it is kept very nice, I think that the woman in the story jumped the gun by removing her rose bushes she did not have to do that, we also are in a drought here in colorado and I know that the park works on this all the time with water and lawns etc, which is understanding. Anyhow it seems like Quail is much better now than ever with the new management.

Posted by Victoria Huff on 04/04/2014 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Assembly delegates set Elder up to be next sheriff

Everyone at EPCSO knows who took the "phantom file"! They wouldn't take a polygraph to clear their names, but forced all of their employees to take one. The "missing file" story didn't really work out the way they planned it, and the story splattered crap all over both of them. Good riddance, but not soon enough!

46 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by fillups on 04/04/2014 at 2:14 AM

Re: “Assembly delegates set Elder up to be next sheriff

My neighbor said that she couldn't be a delegat because his campaign people over ran the caucus. He had it set up. Smart man. But unfortunately it doesn't give a fair representation of what the people truly want. At my caucus, people were whispering and huddling together. It was very immature. It's almost funny that he had to set up the caucuses to get people to vote for him. Elder is going to be another person in the government I don't trust.

4 likes, 43 dislikes
Posted by Ashley on 04/03/2014 at 10:21 PM

Re: “Assembly delegates set Elder up to be next sheriff

Indy, please take a look into the backgrounds of his main campaign people. Look at the integrity of those he has supporting him for sheriff. Look at Joseph Breister, Robert King, Charles Kull, Raymond Gerhart, heck, Elder himself is one of the most dishonest men I've ever met. Look at his background with Fountain. Did he put that he had never defaulted on a loan? Didn't he file bankruptcy before starting at Fountain? As far as this "phantom file" does he forget that if more than one person is involved in an investigation that the information is filed in both or all parties that are involved file? Bill, did you forget about the guy that was investigated with you for paying people overtime that should not have been with our tax paying dollars? Maybe you should have had someone steal that file as we'll so that you could get rid of all the documentation. You make me sick. So do the members of your campaign. Most of them can't even be faithful to their spouse. What makes you think they will stay faithful to you? I'm so glad I don't work for that office anymore. You are going to tear it apart. Unfortunately for the cutizens, it will be to late. Very sad.

5 likes, 43 dislikes
Posted by Not an elder supporter on 04/03/2014 at 10:15 PM

Re: “Assembly delegates set Elder up to be next sheriff

Very sad that this community and the media have no idea what happened on Saturday. I wish a media outlet had the backbone and drive to investigate real news. All it would take is a simple look to see how Bill Elder has surrounded himself with bad characters with wide eyes at the thought of getting into high paying positions. The illegal activities that Elder conducted during just the election is enough to make your hair stand up. That's not including the past criminal actions of his supporters. How about his plans to pay his supporters through massive tax spending by building huge government facilities to pump out anti-2nd ammendment storm troopers? He plans to bring all his friends in to one large conglomerate funded by our tax money. The foundation is already in place and now it's just a matter of time before we the people are being ruled by a group of greedy, power hungry, badge heavy cops. This community has no idea what bad is until Elder puts his plans in full gear.

6 likes, 41 dislikes
Posted by Bad horizon on 04/03/2014 at 9:57 PM

Re: “URA candidate Schriner scolds Council

What a blatant display of disrespect. It is completely reasonable for council to ask board candidates for their opinions on matters relevant to service. Nolan Schriner should withdraw his name from consideration as a URA member so council can spare him the embarrassment of being rejected.

15 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Deloris on 04/03/2014 at 3:55 PM

Re: “City fights Smokebrush ruling, bus service expands, more

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Posted by AndersonSmith on 04/02/2014 at 11:53 PM

Re: “El Paso County is getting more people off government support and into jobs

Lets not forget the staff who work for Viewpoints and Directions. They work everyday with clients helping them to move forward with guidance, professionalism and a big smile letting them know they are important and worth it.

Those staff members deserve a round of applause.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Starr View on 04/02/2014 at 2:00 PM

Re: “URA candidate Schriner scolds Council

MargRita, Nolan Schriner was the registered agent for N.E.S. until March 11, 2011, according to the Secretary of State filings.

12 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Pam Zubeck on 04/02/2014 at 12:47 PM

Re: “URA candidate Schriner scolds Council

According the the company's website, he is still the owner/founder. Unfortunately, the Secretary of State's website isn't functioning right now, so I couldn't verify if there's been a VERY recent sale.

15 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by MargRita Williams on 04/02/2014 at 12:28 PM

Re: “URA candidate Schriner scolds Council

That's real arrogance challenging a council member about his community service! Mr. Shriner is the very definition of insubordinate. I don't care how qualified he is, he is not the kind of volunteer council should appoint to a city board. Council already has trouble working with a mayor who walks all over them and appointing this guy to urban renewal only makes it worse. Hopefully council sees through Bach's scheme to get his yes men on city boards. If they appoint this guy it shows how weak council actually is and they are fine with being walked on.

32 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by goldsabbath on 04/02/2014 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Parents battle The Classical Academy over son's coveted locks

IMHO, TCA should concentrate on some of its irrefutably more fundamental problems, such as blatant favoritism and nepotism in its sports programs, particularly football. SIgned, Former Titan Club Member

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bob Maddocks on 04/01/2014 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Parents battle The Classical Academy over son's coveted locks

It's hard to imagine in this day and age that a school administration would pull such a senseless stunt just to prove to themselves that they are in total control. Then again, if it's true that that they have been secretly operating as a 'christian' school by lying and manipulation of their own charter requirements then that's just the sort of self-righteously malevolent behavior parents should expect to see more of in the future. The idea that your own personal beliefs should trump all law or convention is the most pernicious claptrap seen so far in this century.

9 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Tall Paul78 on 03/31/2014 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Parents battle The Classical Academy over son's coveted locks

Just because a school puts something in their 'policy' does not make it right. TCA is notorious for focusing on trivial matters. Does this student's long hair represent some kind of threat to the environment? Is this a distraction? I am a teacher and I always have to tell my students NOT to create drama where there is none. This is a 'classic' case of administration creating 'drama' where there is none. TCA is a charter school that has illegally operated as a christian school for years because they manipulate their charter to misrepresent the manner in which their curriculum is presented. A few years back they were under investigation for this. I find it funny, because I just want to share with TCA….WWJD..what would Jesus do? Actually, if Jesus attended TCA, I guess he'd be suspended for his long locks.

8 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Karen Parks on 03/31/2014 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Parents battle The Classical Academy over son's coveted locks

I was thrown out school on a regular basis because the principal of my public school decided arbitrarily that it was too long. Unfortunately, my parents agreed with the principal and I was forced to cut my hair. That was wayyyy back in 1968. I hoped that things had changed.

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by staunchliberal on 03/31/2014 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Parents battle The Classical Academy over son's coveted locks

Kevin Douglas,

As Charlie's father, and as a TCA parent for 12 years, I am well aware of the dress code. If you read the article, it says that the senior contract, which Principal Shields agreed to, allowed an exception to the dress code. Charlie has been "abiding by their terms". The issue is that their terms changed, and not only did the terms change, they did a very poor job communicating that fact.

The TCA School Board decided last week that they would not hear our appeal. We had agreed to comply with the board's decision, so Charlie got his hair cut. We thought it was important that we keep our word, even if the administration and the board place a higher priority on short hair than keeping your word.

14 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Patrick McGrath on 03/31/2014 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Parents battle The Classical Academy over son's coveted locks

I have extremely long colored hair past my bottom and guess what, I hold a PhD and a full time job! Your hair or even tattoos does not prevent you in this day and age from being a productive member of any community! Hair does not magically grow in a few weeks or months, he has had long hair for a while now and even though this is a charter school they could have and should have said something at the beginning of the year NOT now when it is 4th quarter, this is just dumb, let it go change the "contracts" for next year and move on. I wonder when this town is going to get out of the dark ages?

13 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Tina M Abeyta Phd on 03/31/2014 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Parents battle The Classical Academy over son's coveted locks

He needs to be allowed to keep his hair. He is a senior who has probably been going to this school for the last 3 and a half years and has probably had long hair for a long time. It is not like his hair has grown overnight and is now suddenly too long. Change the dress code for next year and make it more specific but there are just a few months left of this school year so they shouldn't be able to change the dress code now.

My high school (a Lutheran high school) even allowed boys to have long hair. The rule was that it could not go past the bottom of the collar of a button up shirt. Maybe something like that could be in the dress code but for the coming year.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Lisa Appleyard on 03/31/2014 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Parents battle The Classical Academy over son's coveted locks

Nobody at TCA was assigned to go there by district maps or anything. You go there because you chose to and agreed to abide by their terms. This is a charter school that you have to choose to go to. If this were a regular high school where the kid didn't have a choice to go to, then I wouldn't take the schools side.

My kid goes to TCA and he has always wanted to shave his head (with a razor), but the dress code doesn't allow for it. So, he just gets his high and tight instead.

9 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Kevin Douglas on 03/31/2014 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Legislators want to expand a grant for school counselors

As someone who has a Masters degree in School Counseling, Im glad to see this profession becoming more valued.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by lisaczelatdko on 03/30/2014 at 12:59 PM

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