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Re: “Sheriff tax rakes it in, Philipps to ship out, more

At least Rayburn has proven himself human by the mistake but more importantly has earned his uniform with his service to our country. Thank you Mr. Rayburn and may you be voted into Congress to take your service experience there to represent us with pride and strength.

6 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by David (Tired of all the spin) on 06/11/2014 at 3:03 PM

Re: “All Pikes Peak Reads, Pride Fest snags, Lamborn's self-loan, more

Why doesn't Dr. Dobson or Lamborn's church or other Lamborn supporters give the 100K? I remember two years ago Lamborn's camp blasting the Blaha children for donating some of their own money to support their father's campaign. I don't know what's happening here but something doesn't smell right when a candidate loans himself his own money to mudsling his opponent's impressive military career with accusations that Lamborn's own legal firm is guilty of. Will Lamborn also claim the 100k as a tax free donation as well? I pray we'll see Lamborn's going back home parade this time around....sigh.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by David (Tired of all the spin) on 06/11/2014 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Not everyone believes sending an elephant to Cheyenne Mountain is the best choice

After seeing the Toronto elephants THRIVING in California at PAWS, I don't see how anyone could decide to send Joni any where but there. shame on the Greenville zoo for not sending her to a sanctuary! I think she's earned it!

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Dituck on 06/11/2014 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Wind farm could finally get off the ground after two companies bow out

There are definitely a lot more than 12 people that are opposed to the Calhan wind farm. I should add that audubon and other wildlife / nature societies are opposed to this too. I doubt NextEra will maintain decent setbacks which will make this project a real nuisance for locals. People who DON'T live in this area think the project is a good one because they think they'll benefit by it, but, surprise, the energy is going to Denver and Denver truly IS big enough. ..... Not only that ...... supporters DON'T HAVE TO LIVE NEXT TO THE WIND FARM ! They'd change their tune if they did! I say pack the supporters into trucks and ship em out here to FEMA trailers.
Wind farm companies aren't green at all unless your talking about the huge subsidies and tax write offs they get. .....Energy conservation - What's that ? See lighting image at: http://imgur.com/d1K93Zj ... Keep as many high wattage lights on (all night) as you can.
Birds: The birds give us dumb people a free service. The small birds eat insect pests which of course includes mosquitoes which spread disease. The large birds kill mice and rats, which can also spread disease. I guess so called progress means more disease. Why not just push the envelope and see when the bubble bursts.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by MadAsHell on 06/09/2014 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Wind farm could finally get off the ground after two companies bow out

What a missed opportunity for CSU and Colorado Springs. All that El Paso County land will go for energy production for Denver Metro when CSU could have put Colorado Springs on the map as one of the nation's greenest energy cities (and actually retired Drake).

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Zen on 06/09/2014 at 12:55 PM

Re: “The Earthships are coming

Pretty rad project, glad to see it so close to town. Will definitely give it a look when it's done.

Posted by Aston Reynolds on 06/06/2014 at 8:57 PM

Re: “The Earthships are coming

I'd feel pretty silly living in an earthship that I had someone else build for me. Kind of misses the whole point of those things.

Posted by Allen on 06/06/2014 at 11:51 AM

Re: “The Earthships are coming

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0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Sara Brown on 06/05/2014 at 11:37 PM

Re: “The Earthships are coming

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0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Sara Brown on 06/05/2014 at 11:36 PM

Re: “The Earthships are coming

And why isn't this being built in the URA area downtown? Our city leaders tell us that downtown needs VISION and REVITALIZATION. This developer's plan is NEW and EXCITING and one that I can support. And, unlike the C4C proposed stadium, it is not 100% publicly funded, which even under the most optimistic of event/attendance projections, will be unable to generate sufficient revenue to service the debt to build this asphalt ringed duplicate of the World Arena.

Housing is being planned not for downtown but for east of the city. The future of COS is along the Powers corridor and eastward. No amount of state, county, and city govt money used to build skyscrapers will be enough to "revitalize" downtown. If the URA area is to be developed as an urban neighborhood, the impetus will come from entrepreneurs who envision the potential for profit and are willing to put their own money at risk. The C4C proposed stadium is an economic development scheme between govt and its developer partner that will not turn a profit and will require public money and a continuing public subsidy that will be paid for by US from OUR future sales tax revenue.

The Earthships project intends to use cisterns to collect rain water. This is an obviously practical solution for our high desert area but one that faces a major hurdle, namely Colorado water laws. Our legislators need to revisit these laws, recognize that the "science" behind them is nonsense and revoke them. Joel Salatin, in his book "Folks, this ain't normal" writes, "Perhaps no state has a more wrongheaded, antiwater environment than Colorado. According to official Colorado govt idiocy, if you impound water, you're hoarding a public resource." This quote is from the chapter "Grasping for Water". The entire book is a combination of science and common sense from a farmer and advocate for sustainability and the rightness of traditional farming and ranching methods that once upon a time in America produced healthy people who could take care of themselves, their family, their neighbors, and their community.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by curious on 06/05/2014 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Maketa urged to resign, Elder ponders sheriff's office changes, more

TejonTech, you write, "Leadership is risky, and always involves pissing off the lazy, the jealous, the unimaginative..." That accounts for why you are so pissed off at the leader of our nation, President Obama.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mr. K-- on 06/04/2014 at 9:47 PM

Re: “Maketa urged to resign, Elder ponders sheriff's office changes, more

I'm ready to start the recall petition? Who's with me?

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Josh Levi on 06/04/2014 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Maketa urged to resign, Elder ponders sheriff's office changes, more

The funniest thing to come out of the 2013 recalls was this idea that a recall is an easy process. It's not. It takes a ton of work, or, as was the case with the Morse recall, takes a lot of outsider money to get a recall on the ballot.

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by el producto on 06/04/2014 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Maketa urged to resign, Elder ponders sheriff's office changes, more

Would a recall mean Sheriff Maketa would lose his pension and El Paso County Colorado would not have to pay for this retirement? Recall paperwork and initiative are usually done by political party and it seems like this town is wanting to wait so the finger can be pointed at Democrats.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by TruB on 06/04/2014 at 9:39 AM
Posted by CSaction on 06/04/2014 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Marijuana meddling: Details on the city's efforts to close Studio A64

Bach needs to smoke a bowl, poste [sic] haste.

25 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Wfts on 06/04/2014 at 3:00 AM

Re: “The loan rangers

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Re: “The loan rangers

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Re: “Lawyer and (animal) lover

The comments made about Miss Piccone by ALC seem very malicious to me and extremely inacurate considering I contacted ALC a few months ago in desperate need of help with a legal mater, ALC would not even give me the time of day after hearing that I could not affford legal help. They talked in there comment about helping so many clients regardless of there abilities to pay,well from my prospective this seems quite confusing considering there brief conversation with me, but then I had the great fortune of meeting Miss Piccone, who I might add is my attorney in my situation. Miss Piccone not only gave me her undivided attention when I contacted her but also out of the kindness of her heart and with great compassion accepted my case saying "Do not worry about the money". Miss piccone does not talk about helping people she just does it.....

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Ps Grayson on 06/02/2014 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Contractor starts summer-long repairs on city's shabby streets

"the city should resurface 10 percent of its roads annually, rather than just 2 percent"

this is what teabaggers do!! this is where the blame lies... our teabagger mayor and city council.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 06/02/2014 at 8:56 AM

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