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Comment Archives: stories: News

Re: “Pikes Peak Urban Gardens and its partners hope to help the poor and homeless

So right now if you are homeless you don't have a backyard to garden, a kitchen to wash vegetables in, a stove to cook on, or a pot to piss in...so this helps how?

And did the couple reducing dependence on food stamps reduce their food stamps during those months or spend the benefits on something else.

Posted by TejonTech on 04/15/2014 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Fish Market: From eyesore to 'I do'

I've been there! It's beautiful! The Pinery is so romantic, I really want to get married there. My dad knows Mitch, maybe I'll get a discount.

Posted by Sarah Sanchez on 04/15/2014 at 8:32 AM

Re: “City councilor wonders: Where's a cop when you need one?

Maybe Councilor Collins should address the residents of her district about preventing crime themselves. They should take some responsibility and be active citizens in the safety of their own community. The police can't be everywhere.

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Posted by Wattis Upwidat on 04/11/2014 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Pikes Peak Urban Gardens and its partners hope to help the poor and homeless

We used to have these kinds of farms in this country. They were called "poor farms" -- Park and Rec offices now sit on the site of El Paso County's. Social Security was meant to keep people from that fate.

Everything old is new again.

Posted by Clara McKenna on 04/11/2014 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Pikes Peak Urban Gardens and its partners hope to help the poor and homeless

One day, we hope to establish a sustainable farm where homeless and mentally ill people can live, work in the fresh air and get help. Let's call it "Sunrise Farm." The start will be (as described in this story) a "Sunrise Garden" project in Dorchester. If you'd like to help out financially or with time or expertise, email the Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission at econjustice@ppjpc.org. Thanks!

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Posted by Steven Saint-Thomas on 04/10/2014 at 4:33 PM

Re: “City councilor wonders: Where's a cop when you need one?

Then she adds, "That's my problem with new taxes — promises are always made and they're never kept."

The lack of funding for the CSPD has meant the end to a number of programs that are meant to curb violence before it can occur.

If Collins is serious about alleviating crime in her district, she needs to work with the police to put in place programs that help keep children away from crime. And those programs take money.

7 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by el producto on 04/10/2014 at 2:48 PM

Re: “City councilor wonders: Where's a cop when you need one?

There are no simple or easy answers as to WHY the problem exists but there are many circumstances that come into play.

Some problems are derived from larger problems in the general national situation.

- Density is a way to provide low cost housing to low-wage earners (Wal-Mart Syndrome).
- Of itself, density isn't a problem; it's the quality of the people living there.
- The low quality of some of the people there is a function of many things, like poor education, or growing up in poverty with parents who were not equipped to be good parents.
- Fewer good jobs in the USA as many jobs are off-shored by Wall St and corporate greed.
- Rampant sale of illegal drugs to support oneself since good jobs are harder to find.
- A failed war on drugs that criminalizes MJ users / dealers who resort to violence.
- Rampant use of alcohol and drugs.
- Not enough police or community support due to both a state and a local TABOR.

There are more issues at play, but I've tried to list some of the issues. The term "failure chain" comes to mind as there is often a cascading effect where a failure to be educated leads to a person failing in the job market that leads them to turn to crime, etc.

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 04/10/2014 at 11:17 AM

Re: “City councilor wonders: Where's a cop when you need one?

"It now takes 40 minutes to drive from one side of the city to the other." -- CSIndyReader

The city police force is divided into different geographic districts. This means a police officer does not have to drive across the city to get to a call. Sand Creek officers respond to Sand Creek calls and Gold Hill officers respond to Gold Hill calls. Besides, police have these things called lights and sirens which allow them to legally run lights and drive faster than the speed limit.

2 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Dave H on 04/10/2014 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Breaking big: St. Paul & The Broken Bones

I love it when white people sound like Al Green.

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Posted by el producto on 04/10/2014 at 10:51 AM

Re: “City councilor wonders: Where's a cop when you need one?

" It now takes 40 minutes to drive from one side of the city to the other." -- Posted by CSIndyReader on 04/09/2014 at 9:04 AM

Since the city police forces are divided into geographic districts, no officer would have to drive across the city to respond, unless it was a very large incident. Officers in the Sand Creek Division only work on Sand Creek area cases, officers in the Gold Hill Division handle Gold Hill cases.

7 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Dave H on 04/10/2014 at 9:34 AM

Re: “City councilor wonders: Where's a cop when you need one?

Have to say the comment that high-density housing is necessarily the cause struck me as off. Having lived in high-density housing and been in parts of the world where that is more the norm than the US's suburban sprawl, it's not the housing, it's the people in the housing. If they don't want to commit or allow crime in their area, then it ican be dealt with much more effectively. More police often leads to a reverse effect of accused profiling or discrimination - zero sum. When a community comes together - with or without police - things can happen. My wife's neighborhood in Topeka was and is poor, but is well-maintained, clean and low-crime.

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Posted by Aaron Koenigseker on 04/10/2014 at 8:56 AM

Re: “C4C: A $360,000 proposition

C4C:a $350,000,000 proposition in local public funds.

http://www.joelmillercoloradospringscityco…

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Joel Miller on 04/10/2014 at 6:26 AM

Re: “Councilor pushes for more urban agriculture

Kewl. More critters for the mountain lions, bobcats, foxes, coyotes, and even the occasional bear to eat. As if people's dogs and cats and outdoor garbage bins aren't a big enough attraction, let's add some deeelish goat meat to the menu.

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Posted by Dave H on 04/09/2014 at 12:16 PM

Re: “City councilor wonders: Where's a cop when you need one?

Maybe it's all of the pot holes in the way that are keeping them from better response times- LOL!

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Posted by gurudori on 04/09/2014 at 10:53 AM

Re: “City councilor wonders: Where's a cop when you need one?

Wonder how much urban sprawl contributes to these response times? It now takes 40 minutes to drive from one side of the city to the other.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 04/09/2014 at 9:04 AM

Re: “City councilor wonders: Where's a cop when you need one?

Ms. Collins should request the CSPD to institute "Stop and Frisk" in her district.

It worked to reduce crime for Mayor Bloomberg.

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Posted by tsandco on 04/09/2014 at 7:34 AM

Re: “Councilor pushes for more urban agriculture

Jill has no idea what she is talking about. She's trying to gain a following of the urban farming peoples and help push Monyckas lil goat project. Want goats, go live on a farm. Jill, you are a waste of a chair on City Council. Colorado Springs has serious problems like stormwater and City of Champions being pushed down for taxpayers to pay. Grow up and do the job you were given by Bach and his City Clerk.

4 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by The man who stare at goats on 04/08/2014 at 10:04 PM

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

Not a believer in the assembly/delegate process. Quite frankly, this should be put in the voters’ hands and each candidate’s name should be on the November ballot – so then the voters can truly have their say in who is elected the next Sheriff. This Assembly process seems to be nothing more than the “good ol’ boys” club and doesn’t appear to have a true representation of the community. The results from the March 2014 Assembly, specific to the elected Sheriff position, marked a very sad day! Bill Elder IS NOT what the Sheriff’s Office needs. He will do no good for the Office or for the community. He is to driven by evil to bring about any good.

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Posted by Asher777 on 04/07/2014 at 4:34 PM

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

Bill Elder said no file exists on him right? Then why is his name and his interview documented in the files of the other people that were involved in the fraud? Why did Bill Elder quit working at the sheriffs office if he had such a "spotless" record. Those are two questions I'd like answered.

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Posted by CSvoter on 04/06/2014 at 4:23 PM

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

Good job Salina!!! I'm proud of you girlfriend!!! :)

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Posted by Marcus Smith on 04/04/2014 at 3:47 PM

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