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Re: “Al Gore continues to build an army, battle climate change denial

Al Gore is Trumped lately, perhaps he should organize another Democratic vote where 95% [?] of scientists who know nothing about climate in blind faith worship the few scientists who say they understand climate

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Posted by Vic Newman on 03/14/2017 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Richard Skorman maligned by dark money group in City Council race

Chuck Fowler taking a stand for Colorado Springs taxpayers? Now that is rich. Fowler's "City Committee" echoed repeatedly the need for growth in revenue for the City to keep solvent, yet he went to Denver to testify in support of City for Champions whose financing plan would swallow up the growth (in tax increment financing) he says is so vital and apply that growth on projects his endorsers and his campaign financiers back. And the Gazette's connection to the shadow political operative efforts through the editorial page editor and his wife should make any weighing in they do on these issues null and void by those with any sort of critical eye. Some of the most repulsive elements crawl out of their cockroach nests during campaigns.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 03/14/2017 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Resident suggests plot be labeled 'Suthers Park'

I believe it should be named "Mother Suthers" park.

Posted by Sandra Claus on 03/14/2017 at 11:28 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Nor'wood working land swap deal with the city

Any questions? Just call 1-800-Phil Anschluss.

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Posted by Jim Bensberg on 03/13/2017 at 9:28 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Is Richard Skorman really in bed with 'Big Marijuana?'

Mr. K--

You are correct - the word that was used by Generoso Pope, Jr - the original founder or creator of the Enquirer to describe what his paper concentrated on was "seedy" and not that he actually came out and said his paper was a "sleaze-rag" Stories with some odd or freakish twist.

We wrote about stories that regular people could relate to. They were human-interest stories with some odd or freakish twist that would make them interesting. We didnt make stuff up, but we did sensationalize it.

"Often, much of what the public likes to read involve the seedy side of life"

As far as the current President, not sure he has created a level of credibility that warrants discussion.

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 03/13/2017 at 5:25 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Is Richard Skorman really in bed with 'Big Marijuana?'

Since when did The Enquirer admit it is a "sleaze-rag"? Not that it isn't, but it would never admit to it. Our new president has no problem citing articles from the rag as if it were the gospel truth.

Posted by Mr. K-- on 03/13/2017 at 4:49 PM

Re: “City ballot issues: Just say YES to all three

RE Item #1: I happen to agree with the desire to keep the utilities public and so I hesitate to bring it up, but something seems bizarre about this proposal. It asks a majority of the voters in this election to approve the depriving of a majority of the voters in a future election from approving the sale of the utilities. I guess I'll compromise my principles and vote for it anyway.

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Posted by Caribou Driver on 03/13/2017 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs City Council: Choices for the future

Absolutely Mel feels the Bern! I was excited to join until I realized that Trump won without either dominant party!?! Go third party!...wuh,too late..really?

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Posted by bullmoose1912 on 03/13/2017 at 12:55 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Is Richard Skorman really in bed with 'Big Marijuana?'

The Enquirer at least admits they are a 'sleaze-rag' and don't pretend otherwise!

Posted by Robert Gentry on 03/13/2017 at 10:40 AM

Re: “The Gazette lifted our jail food story

Plagiarism, according to the Cambridge Dictionary, is "to use another persons idea or a part of that person's work and pretend that it is your own." (…)

In other words: stealing.

and it IS a big deal. How would you like someone taking your research essay, or song lyrics, or a novel you wrote, and publish them as their own? Profiting from your work without your permission? I'd be willing to bet you wouldn't care for that very much.

The Gazette may have a different motive for publishing a story than the Indy. Perhaps Mr. Anschutz has invested in a company under scrutiny and would like to spin the story a different way. Or perhaps to take credit for breaking an important story. It would not be the first time.

Posted by rangesaf on 03/12/2017 at 11:03 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Is Richard Skorman really in bed with 'Big Marijuana?'

people if you believe ANYTHING the local Gazelle prints you need to have your head examined, they are a biased group of right wing christian zealots. that's like reading the enquirer for local news....

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 03/12/2017 at 6:50 PM

Re: “The Gazette lifted our jail food story

If you don't care, don't comment. Your comment only serves to demonstrate, even if nobody else cares, you certainly do.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 03/12/2017 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs City Council: Choices for the future

I would advise anyone in district 6 to definitely reconsider re-electing Pico.

First, it seems like he enjoys ignoring the largest issue that is happening in the district currently; the storm water runoff. The constant procrastination of putting this issue off to accommodate developers has resulted in several lawsuits and damages to the environment. Do we really need someone who is more focused on the needs of developers than the needs of the people who helped him gain this local leadership position? By cutting deals for developers; Pico is forcing the reparations of this calamity on the tax payers. He's had plenty of time to resolve this issue, and yet nothing has been done about it with the assumption that tax payers will take the brunt of this fiscal hit.

Secondly, Pico is extremely difficult to get a hold of. What good is a local leader if they don't give you the time of day to speak with them? He's almost never seen out in his district speaking with the good citizens who he is supposed to represent. So far, it seems like Pico is the only one Pico would like to show up to bat at the plate for.

What's the alternative you might ask?

Melanie Bernhardt. She is the best option district 6 has currently. She doesn't stand for developers taking advantage of our local offices for their own personal gain with no thought of the reprocussions on its citizens. Her platform is simple. Keeping the large powers that be in check, keeping in touch with the citizens of Colorado Springs and addressing their needs; all while helping our great city reach a new level of environmental conservationism. Keeping Colorado Springs beautiful for both our residence and tourists is an extremely important quality that makes us unique and appealing to Americans all across the nation. Melanie has a plan to do this, while still supprting a economic growth based around small businesses.

If this has intrigued you at all, I recommend visiting her website to gain more information about her, and why she is the best representative for you. You may also contact her there and ask questions yourself!

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Posted by Sean Borah on 03/12/2017 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Opposition researcher looking into Council race

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Posted by RomersPal on 03/12/2017 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs City Council: Choices for the future

I would differ on your assertion that Pico is the only choice for District 6, Melanie Bernhardt is a progressive candidate and her message is catching on,… The people don't want development running roughshod over the BLR check out her views on this and other matters at

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Posted by Ed Sanders on 03/12/2017 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Homeless street paper will launch January 1

Has there been anyone step up and willing to continue the Echo newspaper?... I am if not.

Posted by Cindy Clement on 03/12/2017 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Tenacious advocate for the homeless leaves behind an outsized legacy

Please please I would like the lady from ACLU that Raven dealt with to please pm me.I WOULD LIKE TO DISTRIBUTE "GET A WARRANT" STICKERS AGAIN AS COLORADO SPRINGS OFFICIALS NEED CONSTANT REMINDERS... Thank you

Posted by Cindy Clement on 03/12/2017 at 11:37 AM

Re: “CSPD's academy flunks eight due to failing the driving test

Zubek should apply to the CSPD and make a difference!! Now that would be newsworthy! But it's much easier to cast stones and always complain instead of suggesting solutions.

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Posted by Holmes on 03/12/2017 at 11:25 AM

Re: “The Gazette lifted our jail food story

One, don't toot your own horn...nobody cares. Two, they're inmates...don't like the food, don't get arrested.

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Posted by Holmes on 03/12/2017 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Follow the money in the Springs' city election

This election is easy: If Colorado Springs Forward, The Gazette and Anschutz support a candidate, that candidate will not represent the best interests of the City.

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Posted by Greg Walta on 03/12/2017 at 8:41 AM

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