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Re: “Training wheels

It is worth noting that the Army's Environmental Impact Statement acknowledges that the new, "more robust protocols" they expect to inflict "significant" impact on soils, water and wildlife. The word "significant" is pretty slippery, but I see it as a euphemism for "extreme damage." Of course, the EIS proposes "mitigation measures;" another euphemism meaning, "to make less bad." Mitigation occurs AFTER the damage has been done... maybe; if federal funds are made available. The EIS says 62% of the soil is highly susceptible to wind erosion. Once destroyed, deep rooted native grasses take years to be reestablished. Large-scale maneuvers will strip the ground producing dust storms which could cause the depopulation of counties to the East, all the way to the Kansas and Oklahoma borders. The EIS says this can be mitigated, made less catastrophic IF funding is available. So, the poor folks living downwind from Pinon Canyon will most likely be eating a lot of dust.

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Posted by Purgatory Pilgrim on 06/03/2015 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Off and running

"...Suthers says he'll push for an increase in sales tax, not a property tax, to fund infrastructure...." A tax increase? Here? Is his kidding? No, not kidding, but he's been smoking some way wacky bad shit. Hooray for Mayor John Bong Hits.

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Posted by OldCrank on 06/02/2015 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Off and running

And let's continue to pass on recreation MJ sales tax revenue because that's the fiscally responsible and moral thing to do. Idiots.

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Posted by LAF on 06/01/2015 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Tyler Durden returns

Exactly what is it about Tyler Durden and/or the Fight Club that is attracting these scam artists to this blog?

Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/31/2015 at 11:57 PM

Re: “Tyler Durden returns

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Posted by Stacey Bruno on 05/31/2015 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Off and running

Typical,end run around the voters,but he will ALLOW us to vote,big of you.

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Posted by delete! on 05/29/2015 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Tyler Durden returns

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Posted by olivia dean on 05/29/2015 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Off and running

Unfortunately a sales tax which expires in 5 years is not going to solve an infrastructure problem which requires a sustainable funding source. What happens when this community votes to let it expire - will the streets and bridges and trails no longer need maintenance? And what does the new mayor propose for the stormwater problem? Another short term solution while hoping the issue just goes away on its own?

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Posted by rms on 05/27/2015 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Off and running

Suthers proposes a sales tax that will end in five years, just in time to be raised again for the stadium.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/27/2015 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Off and running

Why can't necessities: food, clothing, shelter be excluded from the sales tax?

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Posted by Lalahartma on 05/27/2015 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Off and running

What did Suthers say about using sales tax revenue to build a downtown stadium? Does Suthers think $200M of sales tax via the C4C TIF financing scheme should be used to build a stadium instead of using those dollars to fix streets? Raising the sales tax AND building a stadium may lead to a citizen revolt. Suthers says he favors letting retail marijuana go to a vote. Will he let the stadium issue go to a vote? Let the people decide how THEY - not City Leaders - want to spend this $200M.

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Posted by curious on 05/27/2015 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Off and running

our failed teabagger run city government experiment continues unfortunately. gauge the poor by putting a sales tax in place instead of a property tax... and the baggers will keep voting against their best interests...

this failed experiment will lead to less and less tourists so less sales taxes... who wants to come to a city with streets and infrastructure that resemble Baghdad.

this village is in trouble!

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Posted by happyfew on 05/27/2015 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Off and running

Meet the new boss......same as the old boss.

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Posted by bobdobbs on 05/27/2015 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Unwelcome guests

Look, Cragmoor already kicked out every student (which is great, since they can come park in my neighborhood in Rockrimmon whenever they like, but the inverse does not ring true) from parking on their streets, in their (unoccupied) church parking lot, etc. You live across the street from a college campus, one that's growing rapidly; if you don't like it, move.

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Posted by Derek Suboticki on 05/25/2015 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Everyone likes the museum design

The positive feedback is coming from City Leaders and those directly involved in building the museum. City Leaders haven't asked and don't care what the bourgeois think. Fortunately, most of the dollars to build the museum will come from donations. However, the taxpayers may likely have to kick in $12M - without a public vote - if zillionaire Anschutz and other philanthropists are not sufficiently in the giving vein. And how much is the USOC giving? Zero. They're spending their dollars on what's important to them, and that does not include yet another Olympic museum.

The museum won't do for COS what needs doing - think jobs and potholes and storm water - but at least it's not a skyscraper. City Leaders should take off their blinders and consider the folly of building an eyesore stadium next door to this futuristic museum. Putting Beauty and the Beast side by side will be an aesthetic blunder of gargantuan proportions. But looking on the bright side, maybe the museum will be the catalyst the developer and City Leaders need to revitalize the URA. Maybe the museum will be so successful attracting tourists that the developer and City Leaders will realize they don't need an additional catalyst and will abandon their plans to build a stadium.

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Posted by curious on 05/23/2015 at 9:43 PM

Re: “This is not a test

Though you have a good point Hunter, it would also be silly to complain if after spending $10,000 on a dentist a patient refused to brush their teeth every day and blamed the dentist when other cavities appeared.

Far too many parents neglect their children's education and blame the schools for failure. The biggest predictor of educational achievement is parent involvement.

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Posted by null on 05/23/2015 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Everyone likes the museum design

Only positive feedback? I have heard nothing but mockery about the City for Champions projects. This city would paint a burning house.

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Posted by null on 05/23/2015 at 6:33 PM

Re: “Unwelcome guests

Private housing is not uncommon. Private apartment buildings for students only does not seem the norm. If not run by campus housing what security problems (increased police calls) will this cause. Sad that neighbors have to pay to ask the City for consideration of their concerns. Anything built to support the university should need to fit the landscape. City planning should do more planning than rubber stamping.

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Posted by TruB on 05/20/2015 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Homeless shelters and programs in Colorado Springs

What's with the time limits on finding and keeping a full-time job?! It's COLORADO. If you have issues that keep you from getting full-time work like your CREDIT or references or lack of full-time verifiable work experience, then you can't stay at a homeless shelter either because it will likely take YEARS to get a job over those barriers, not 60-days....?!?!?

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Posted by Penny Kennedy on 05/19/2015 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Let the electoral games overlap

Note to Gordon Klingenschmitt - I don't know you, but I know Bob Gardner. I had the opportunity to work with him a couple of times while he was my state rep. We may have policy disagreements related to how he and others chose to respond to Obamacare, but Bob is a good man and a solid conservative.

Late in his last term, I expressed interest in running for his vacated seat. He unselfishly offered to spend time with me to educate me on how to go about doing that. I also know he offered the same to everyone who expressed an interest in running. He appreciated everyday citizens being involved in government and the issues. This is another example of how he sacrificed his own wealth making time to help others.

You earn exactly ZERO credibility and trust from me when your opening move is to trash a fellow conservative. Stop the character assassination on people who are on our side.

Save your outbursts for the leftist progressives who are fundamentally transforming the city, county, state and country into something they were never meant to be.

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Posted by PacksA9 on 05/19/2015 at 11:04 AM

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