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Re: “CC land grab, safety-sizing streets, Trump's lies, Anschutz in charge, and more

Miss Chambers Its not just Anschutz it his wallet and a few other wallets. When you buy a Politician you get favors or they use there influence to discredit you. Thats why he bought the newspaper thats what hes doing and the Voters are just happy to follow follow follow the money brick road. Jenkins has been doing it for years around here and the citizens keep getting screwed and yet they vote them right back in. If your truly tired of it use your vote and check someone else.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 05/18/2016 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Councilor Don Knight's anti-pot crusade

Yet another council member with a personal hatred towards Cannabis using his power and authority to push his personal agenda, and the Mayors...how much longer till the next vote?

Posted by Audrey Hatfield on 05/18/2016 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Potholes and 2C, conservative politics, land swap, Trump, and more

It's an insult to every citizen that our city council begged money for pothole repair. From 1975 till recently ???? This was a normal part of operations and maintenance of our roads. Now we get a special tax for it...how irresponsible. Pothole repair equipment/personnel should be a permanent part our the city crew just as potholes are a permanent art of the landscape. What next.....they'll ask for a special tax to change the oil on their fleet vehicles and have it done by Jiffy Lube ! ....

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 05/16/2016 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Potholes and 2C, conservative politics, land swap, Trump, and more

The curbs gutters and sidewalks were funded by a grant about 8 years ago in order to in compliance with the ADA. Or so we were told when we called the street dept and asked. But it wouldnt shock me if 2-C money was being funneled that way we all know how this city works.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 05/12/2016 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Potholes and 2C, conservative politics, land swap, Trump, and more

Mr Gearloose. Obviously you and Jere Joiner read the same articles. How about use your common sense and just open your eyes as you drive around town. FYI when a city engineer says something remember, they work for the city, not us.
1st The WHOLE reason for 2C was the potholes and road damage, very little of which is actually next to a curb.
2nd I have no problem with curbs, just the misuse of funds in building them. As curbs and gutters are a part of water management, they should be repaired with storm water funds, not with road funds.
3rd Pay REAL attention to how much road damage around town actually touches a curb. Maybe 5%.
4th You were snookered, and you are wrong.

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Posted by Wisdomplease on 05/12/2016 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Potholes and 2C, conservative politics, land swap, Trump, and more

Mr. Gearloose. Like Jere Joiner you are wrong. I suppose you read the same story somewhere. 1st Open your eyes and see how many of the actual problems are in the middle of the road as opposed to the curb area. About 95%.
2nd Curbs are drainage and should be paid for with storm water funds.
3rd The WHOLE reason for 2C was in response to pot holes and road damage, very little of which are actually adjacent to a curb.
To recap. You were snookered and are wrong.

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Posted by Wisdomplease on 05/12/2016 at 8:35 PM

Re: “At least we dodged Ted Cruz

that looser gets elected and you might well grab yer combat boots and fatigues cuz china has said they will not take it sitting down. yes I expect a war plain and simple....they will say something and trump will shoot his mouth off like he does and that will be the end.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 05/12/2016 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Potholes and 2C, conservative politics, land swap, Trump, and more

Drake the drain is correct Forte keeps pouring in Millions of rate payer dollars. He has vowed to make the scrubbers work at any cost to the rate payers. Good job Jerry!

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Posted by Solar Sam on 05/12/2016 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Potholes and 2C, conservative politics, land swap, Trump, and more

Mr Duncan, The curbs need to be repaired and brought up to federal standards prior to repaving. If the curbs aren't repaired first, water gets under the asphalt and damages a brand new surface.

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Posted by gyrogearloose on 05/11/2016 at 2:30 PM

Re: “ColoradoCare would heal health care

For everyone who hates "Obamacare", (and there are many on the Left, as well as on the Right)....this is our chance to have a system that truly puts our health ABOVE the interests of corporate profits! When Republicans railed against "death panels", they should have acknowledged the fact that they've existed ONLY within insurance companies that were denying needed care to their policyholders!! Government-run health insurance like Medicare is far more reliable than private insurance! Lets give ColoradoCare a try!!

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Posted by thinkagain on 05/08/2016 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Hiding from the tax man

any idea where Philip Anschutz hides his money?

Posted by Rubia Rowell on 05/06/2016 at 7:41 PM

Re: “The fewer lanes the better

It has always amazed me that the CC students could not manage to cross the street without special treatment. When I was growing up in Chicago I somehow managed to cross busy streets with no lights and only a crosswalk without a crossing guard to go to grammar and high school - my parents taught me how to cross the street at an early age because most cities have streets with traffic on them even back when I was a kid.

I also believe some of the students are daring drivers to hit them because I watch them from a half block away (due to the reduced speeds I have plenty of time to observe their behavior) and they approach the crosswalks and never once look up - let alone left, right, left.

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Posted by rms on 05/06/2016 at 7:37 PM

Re: “The fewer lanes the better

Maybe CC needs to hire crossing guards for it's students.

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Posted by Ann Howell on 05/06/2016 at 12:51 PM

Re: “The fewer lanes the better

When they started changing Cheyenne Road from four lanes to two, I thought it would be a disaster. But I love it. I think it would be excellent on Cascade as well. And what is the worst that could happen? If it is a disaster, we can repaint the lines again.

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Posted by Elle Ameno on 05/06/2016 at 7:17 AM

Re: “The fewer lanes the better

I take Nevada from the south side of the Springs to UCCS every day because I-25 is a nightmare. Better solutions to "right-sizing" Nevada would be to make the cross walks guarded to force vehicles to stop when a pedestrian is crossing. Furthermore, these college kids have to take some responsibility, I see too many staring at their phone when they cross the street instead of looking for cars. They could also lower the speed limit to 25 from 35 in front of the school, much like it is in front of Palmer HS or downtown, it is only for 2-3 blocks of Nevada. And finally, they need to adjust some of the street parking on Nevada, one crosswalk in particular on the northbound lane is often obscured by the parking spot right before it, I can not see someone preparing to cross due to that spot. We don't need to spend millions on this, just a common sense approach!

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Posted by Tony 1 on 05/06/2016 at 7:08 AM

Re: “The fewer lanes the better

Excellent synopsis. Let's give this a try.

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Posted by VazzedUp on 05/06/2016 at 5:46 AM

Re: “The fewer lanes the better

Where does COS keep getting these ridiculous ideas from? C4C, the 'Land Swap', now changing the lanes of Nevada for CC? I don't know where any grassroots support came from for any of these ideas- seems more like the city's movers and shakers are forcing these changes.

There are dozens of streets in the city which could be revamped. Manitou Ave, as it transitions into Colorado Ave, is a disaster. Platte is a nuisance and a disaster. CC already has Weber, Cascade and Tejon. Do we really need to increase those property values by spending our tax dollars on the CC neighborhood again?

This seems damn near criminal if you ask me. John H.- you are one committed propagandist. For C4C, for the swap, for this bologna- jeeze- are you on the developers payroll?

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Posted by KyleJS on 05/05/2016 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Land swap, bullies like Springsteen, nukes, clean energy, and more

TruB I know that and Im sure I know who it is by the same stupid rhetoric he has spewed many many times before. But I enjoy shutting down "know it all's" that truly dont know anything.

Posted by Rocky Smith on 05/03/2016 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Why Bernie can’t quit

Bernie still has a chance to influence the race, even if he doesn't win, like you said, he has energized the populace who want his policies enacted. I still think he has the best chance to beat the republi-cons in the fall.

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Posted by Ed Sanders on 05/03/2016 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Land swap, bullies like Springsteen, nukes, clean energy, and more

Mr. Liberty for all:

"Do you agree with the decision/s to drop the warheads on Hiroshima and Nagasaki back in August of 1945?"

My question to you is: have you been to either city?

I have, and I can tell you that it's a sobering experience.

To the extent the first strike may have been justified (although that's not entirely clear), the second bomb was literally overkill of 75,000 people who were vaporized. The Japanese had initiated private peace talks with the Soviet Union in July, 1945. Negotiations were terminated after the Soviet Union declared war on Japan on August 9, 1945. Then the second bomb fell.

That second bomb was unnecessary.

Next question.

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Posted by Bill W. on 05/03/2016 at 8:34 AM

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