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Re: “CSPD hands a records headache to District Attorney's Office

The GOP baby! Libtards are not welcome in Colorado Springs. Move to Boulder if you want governed by Snowflakes!

1 like, 8 dislikes
Posted by Holmes on 02/20/2017 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Gaebler snags Springs Professional Firefighters Association endorsement

TruB - that is interesting - if I read the charts correctly and did the math right the five candidates supported by CSF are averaging 83.85% of their funds received being from members of the development groups.

Obviously, everybody is free to support candidates with as much as they feel they need to but it does seem to point to the need for the public to ask very hard and penetrating questions during whatever candidate forums are scheduled!

The next four years may see the need to resolve the details on the Banning-Lewis Ranch, which may come up as soon as the election votes are counted - what form will be used to tax us to pay for the $460M the mayor has committed to stormwater.

Does 85% of campaign funds to your account buy good judgement or just put you in line to follow orders? Maybe keeping the current council in place will eliminate the question?

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 02/20/2017 at 1:38 PM
Posted by TruB on 02/20/2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “CSPD hands a records headache to District Attorney's Office

Nothing will happen just like when blood samples and evidence where not handled properly. No one will be held accountable. No accountability when the DA's are found to be out drinking and driving county vehicles.

Don't tell the dude calling people libtards who is charge of this town.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by TruB on 02/20/2017 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Venetucci family member issues plea for farm

The Venetucci Farm has great historical value to the Colorado Springs area. Perhaps best known for their pumpkins and produce, the Venitucci farm contributed far more then vegetables to the community.
On July 13, 1942 the US government initiated a condemnation action to acquire 815 acres of land from the Venetuccis as part of a military camp that eventually became Fort Carson,for $10 per acre. The original acreage of the farm was 1020 acres. Following the sale of the 815 acres to the army (El Paso County assessors office. 1942) the farm was left with only 205 acres. The willingness of the family to support the building of camp Carson allowed the city to bring a military facility to the area bolstering the economy.
The Venitucci Family also owned very valuable water rights that supplemented their agricultural income. In November 1941, they drilled their first water wells: No. 1, No. 2, and No.3. The first filings of these wells were made with the state water engineer on May 1, 1945 (El Paso County assessors office 1930 6B reception number 206157933, book number 287, page 673 Warranty deed 915). Additional wells were drilled after that time. Other farmers in the area, seeing their success, began to also drill wells.
During the early 1950s, a serious drought situation developed along the Front Range. It became particularly serious in the pikes Pikes Peak Region during 1954. The Venetuccis entered a 10 year contract with the city of Colorado Springs, beginning August 2, 1954 to have water from their wells pumped to the city. Before the pipeline was completed the drought had become so bad that that Broadmoor's putting greens were drying up and the Broadmoor was on the verge of closing their doors. An agreement was made between the Venetuccis and the Broadmoor and in June 1954 and trucks hauled water from the farm to the Broadmoor until August 2 of 1954, keeping the Broadmoor open.
In addition, the Family donated a portion of their land to the Diocese of Colorado Springs for the construction of a Catholic Church. The farm was also dedicated by Colorado open lands as a conservation reserve for migratory birds and animals that have been pushed to the farm from surrounding areas due to encroaching development.
In 2003, Bambi and Dominic Venetucci decided that they wanted to keep the farm just the same as it was despite urban encroachment in the Security- Widefield area, and quietly contacted the local philanthropic organization in Colorado Springs known as the Pike's Peak community foundation to make an arrangement with them to take control of the farm. It was a lease arrangement which was to be in place for 99 years. Eventually the farm will be placed in a conservation easement, ensuring that the farm will be protected and remain a farm forever.
" The Venetucci Farm, preserved in perpetuity through the efforts of the Pikes Peak
Community Foundation, shall remain as a living legacy to the spirit and generosity of its
founders Nick and Bambi Venetucci. Established in the 1930s, the farm gained recognition for
giving away literally millions of homegrown pumpkins to school age children throughout
Colorado Springs. The pikes peak community foundation aspires to uphold this tradition, as
well as to offer educational experiences and agriculture and to create a rural setting for
community gatherings."
(Pikes Peak Community Foundation. 2007. The Mission of the Venetucci Farm).

I had the honor of researching the Venetucci farm for my graduate thesis at UCCS, Geography and Environmental Studies in 2007.
"The Family Farm as a Community Resource: A Case Study of The Venetucci Farm"
The above information is just a small portion of the contributions the Venetucci have provided to the Colorado Springs Area.

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Posted by Cindy 1 on 02/18/2017 at 8:28 PM

Re: “CSPD hands a records headache to District Attorney's Office

Maybe someday this city will make police and fire the priority. The city is growing beyond the means of either Department. You get what you pay for! Don't complain when mistakes are made and crimes increase!

11 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Holmes on 02/18/2017 at 12:52 PM

Re: “CSPD hands a records headache to District Attorney's Office

You can't even spell "Makita"! :) You do realize that CSINDY is a Liberal publication written by Snowflakes/Libtards right??

4 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by Holmes on 02/18/2017 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Bennet calls for deeper look at Trump's ties to Russia

A make-believe "participation trophy" is certainly more than anyone ever got from Trump University, but is it as prestigious as the "Order of Friendship" that Trump's pimp gave to our new Secretary of State for the invaluable services he rendered to the tyrannical Russian dictatorship?

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 02/18/2017 at 7:21 AM

Re: “CSPD hands a records headache to District Attorney's Office

CSPD is making Makita look more normal with gross misconduct (or worse), of their own. So they self-confess right before the INDY cuffed them...I think it's time for a real investigation to find out who is behind this and whether it is criminal or merely crass incompetence.

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Posted by John Murphy on 02/18/2017 at 7:02 AM

Re: “The apostle

This is wonderful! because we want God's kingdom to be a reality on the earth, Jesus Christ came to destroy the adversary works and he did it; so today as Christian we have been mandated by God through the finish works of Christ, to destroy demonic power in every culture and make all the nation the disciple of Jesus Christ for the glory of God; so thank you apostle Robert and all others Christian leaders who work in that way, I want to say that we are supporting this idea and we encourage you to go forward, I personally will pray for you and I also declare a spiritual warfare against God's purpose in my culture and every demonic power that will try to stand against God's kingdom on the earth will be broken down in Jesus Christ's name because he(Jesus) gave his life and he paid the prize so the victory has been won. thank you once again, God, bless you abundantly! we love you in the love of Christ.

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Posted by Christian M Bope on 02/18/2017 at 12:05 AM

Re: “Bennet calls for deeper look at Trump's ties to Russia

I don't know why the Democrats are still upset about the election, as Hillary got the usual award for achievement in today's world, i.e., a participation trophy.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 02/17/2017 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Bennet calls for deeper look at Trump's ties to Russia

Connections with Russia? After watching yesterdays (Feb 16th) press conference, congress ought to examine Trump's connection with reality.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by asawatcher on 02/17/2017 at 7:30 AM

Re: “Bark beetle in local forests impacts hundreds of millions of trees

I am so thankful to have seen the great forests while they were still healthy. And I am so sad to now witness their loss.

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Posted by Zen on 02/17/2017 at 1:36 AM

Re: “Venetucci family member issues plea for farm

I've lived in this are since 1975, and that lovely farm with its pumpkins, corn, and farm animals has been an incredible gift to my family and children, and then to their children. We've driven by there for all these years enjoying all the seasons the land on a farm goes through. It's "our" little piece of country in a growing city. Both Bambi and Nick blessed this entire community in so many ways, and what a terrible shame it would be to see their land fade away from what it was intended to be. Please keep that farm alive.

Barb and Skip Lynette

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Posted by Barbara Jurgensen Lynette on 02/16/2017 at 11:17 PM

Re: “Venetucci family member issues plea for farm

The people currently in charge were chosen for a reason. If they won't follow through and continue farming operations, take them to court and give it back to the family. It's almost planting time!!

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Posted by Rhino2 on 02/16/2017 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Prosecutor stuck with lifetime debt for collecting pension

Something is very wrong with this! The fact that Dan received no notification from the Plan about return to work clause is unacceptable!! Was his wife notified? Did she sign a waiver? I think the Plan, the county commissioners and whatever powers that be need to look at how retirees are notified about retirement, return to work policy and how it affects the spouse! This should not be happening to someone who put in nearly 30 years for El Paso county!!!!

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Posted by Hawk57 on 02/16/2017 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs consultant tapped by Trump for EPA

Qualifications?

"Colorado State Director and senior advisor to the Trump campaign."

Yup....that's what I thought.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bill W. on 02/16/2017 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Council votes unanimously to pass anti-panhandling ordinance

Obvious and easy to see through this bull crap. If citizens are really concerned about safety then citizens need to be more careful. Why some ask for money is their business and whether they have a house or not is not anyone else' business either. If this city can give away millions upon millions to keep the Olympic Committee here then they can allow citizens their Rights to pursue happiness and use public owned places to exercise those Rights.
City Council members are all old enough to see that the way things have been handled in respect to some moral and racist beliefs for 100 years have simply failed. Those whose religious standards follow then into elected office becomes un-Constitutional when they apply those standards to legislation and to use legislation to bully citizens is illegal. Those that use drugs are excluded from employment, shelter and any benefits that tax dollars may award to others. Why? The laws against drugs are all based in racism until Nixon changed them into a political tool to win re-election. Why is the term "homeless" used to describe someone? Does it matter?
Giving away millions in an economy that is quickly crumbling is the act of the foolish or the financially comfortable. Punishing the most unfortunate members of our society is a violation of Human Rights and just plain obscene. I suggest that some need a refresher course in The Golden Rule and actually start to live and practice it. 2.3 million in US prisons, high unemployment and the failing economy is not the time to climb up on a high horse. And last but not least the dangers that exist in toiling in low paying jobs is not any different than panhandling on the streets. The job of police officer is not as hazardous as we are led to believe yet they are paid well and supplied with every safety device and tool they desire. They do not even concern themselves with public safety either. If the streets full of traffic are so dangerous then why in the hell do you paint crosswalk lines on them? A white line and a red light means little to a careless driver nor does it stop a vehicle.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 02/15/2017 at 11:42 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders' "supervolunteers" want to form a new progressive party

Bernie was never a Democrat to begin with.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 02/15/2017 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders' "supervolunteers" want to form a new progressive party

Nobody gave Trump a chance. Ya never know.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 02/15/2017 at 6:05 PM

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