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Re: “Manitou's other Incline

I have been wondering why the folks who are in charge of the whole Emma Crawford thing and the Manitou Historical Society aren't interested in where Emma Crawford lived. Well I'll tell you. Emma Crawford lived in the house at 104 Capitol Hill (which is on the curve right to the right of Miramount Castle), she was engaged to an engineer who worked for a local railroad I don't know if he worked for the Cog, or Colorado Midland RR. There was an article in the Gazette in the early 60's about my granddad's house at 104 Capitol Hill and the history behind it. My grandad Lauerence E. Smith owned the 104 Capitol Hill residence from 1944 till his death in 1978. All of our family used to gather for holidays, 4th of July ect. at the house and we were told of it's history. The house was built in 1885, and is on the National Historic Register. The house was purchased from my grandfathers estate after his death and was totally restored by an airline hostess and her boyfriend (who by an article also in the Gazette in the early 80's got it registered on the National Historic Register). There was much more information that was published in 50's 60's articles in the Pikes Peak Journal about Emma Crawford.

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Posted by RDGringo on 08/15/2014 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Balloon Classic to leave Springs

Facts about Colorado Balloon Classic from the City of Colorado Springs…

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Posted by City of Colorado Springs on 08/15/2014 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Balloon Classic to leave Springs

Electing reactionaries to positions with real economic impact is a BIG MISTAKE. I didn't vote for Bach, or any other "Republican" or conservative, because of their myopia with respect to macroeconomics and city management, among other things. Witness Kansas Governor Brownback's huge failure of vision and it's breaking of the governmental "bank(s)" in his state, which had received lots of media attention. Our downtown merchants are leaving or going out of business, not because of their bad management, but because of our city management policies and lack of imagination . . . among other things. Can we afford to wait for changes in leadership?

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Posted by Sandra Hertel on 08/15/2014 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Revolution at the door

Obama got almost 40% of the vote in El Paso county in 2012. how many old white people have died since then? the tide is turning in this county so don't give up hope local progressives. we need to make our voices heard by bouncing lamebrain and at the very least getting moderates on the city council and in the mayors office. if not this city will continue to stagnate and lose young people...and continue to elect "nattering nabobs of negativity".

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Posted by happyfew on 08/15/2014 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Rally tonight at City Hall for #Ferguson

How funny, the clueless will protest, again.

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Posted by Don Bennett on 08/15/2014 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Balloon Classic to leave Springs

With the frequent discussions on the need to boost current economic activity events and create a vibrant local economy, would you support or oppose a 2nd term for Steve Bach as mayor?…

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Posted by Staci6 on 08/15/2014 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Duh: Colorado is full of Californians, Texans and New Yorkers

Oh, Harley, you flatter me.

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Posted by Bryce E. Crawford on 08/15/2014 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Balloon Classic to leave Springs

another victim of the far right backwoods thinking that will soon bring the springs down...this next election please get rid of all the hypocritical dinosaur geezer republicans that have deystroyed this beautiful city.

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Posted by harley883 on 08/15/2014 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Duh: Colorado is full of Californians, Texans and New Yorkers a proud californian I was brought here kicking and screaming by a 5th generation colorado native cuz he said the "native" chicks weren't sorry if that gets your kansas roots in a bunch be it...(I say kansas cuz your food taste sucks)

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Posted by harley883 on 08/15/2014 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Dusting off Gold Hill Mesa

This article is total crap. Do your homework. The heavy metals that are left from the gold mill have been remediated and capped. They don't blow around. That is all that is needed. The developer VOLUNTARILY cleaned it up with the state. It is safe. I'd worry a lot more if I were around that neighborhood, in the unremediated areas where the metals flowed to. So, you know, the old west side. We are in a mineral-rich area, there are tailings ALL OVER this town. In fact the Villa De mesa townhome community right next to Gold Hill has been there 25 years and is unremediated. No one has had any problems there.

Also, many people grow and eat food in Gold Hill. I haven't seen any kids with two heads. What you sign is not growing anything that has roots down to 6 feet, below the cap. Which is like one type of beet. So you can't grow that beet. Otherwise it's fine. Also, remediating a site close to a city center is a lot more socially responsible than buying a sprawl house on the east side. This community is doing good for this town

This guy is a joke of a journalist.

Posted by apostasy on 08/15/2014 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Get the message?

You tweeted,

CO Springs Indy @csindependent
"Move to higher ground if water is approaching"? Really, we're not new to this flooding thing.

Then please explain why we kept seeing cars driving through areas they shouldn't have the other day and CSFD routinely has to perform water rescues during flooding.

Posted by Dave H on 08/15/2014 at 10:48 AM

Re: “The Urban Singletrack Project is more than just renewal — it's a sign of revival

Curious about the new trail and long term vision? This Monday we have a casual chill ride night aimed at all levels of riders. We'll have fat bike demos for all to try. Urban Steam is open late and we'll be there 5-7pm:…

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Posted by Jon Severson on 08/15/2014 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Spill it, NASA

All good to know and ponder about - BUT how much did/does it cost us taxpayers to find out ... nothing?? Maybe NASA should give us a refund?? Non-knowledge is too expensive. Another thought-provoking, intelligent column - THANKS.

Posted by thaler on 08/14/2014 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Poll apparently shows mayor's opinion on stormwater doesn't matter

Does anyone really wonder why Bach is taking his position on storm water? His minders, the Koch Bros. funded Americans for Prosperity, are calling the tune for Bach to dance to. They'll keep the talking points and money coming right up to the election.

Voting Yes for the storm water fee is a vote for the community. Voting No is a vote to limit the posperity of Colorado Springs. The Koch Bros. are only interested in their prosperity and not yours or Colorado Springs.The community blew it with Douglas Bruce's Issue 300. Let's not do it again.

The mayor thinks this is his town and he's wrong. It's Our Town, you know the one that belongs to he people!

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 08/14/2014 at 1:49 PM

Re: “BLM starts Carson study, Broadmoor boosts Lamborn, Gazette gets paywall, and more

Some might say that the Organizers of the Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent are interfering with the incline enthusiasts.

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Posted by LivesLocally on 08/14/2014 at 11:07 AM

Re: “The Urban Singletrack Project is more than just renewal — it's a sign of revival

Great article Matt. The momentum for Cycling in the Springs is really starting to grow. Thanks for the shout out to help bring folks up to speed.

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Posted by CeCe Beauchamp on 08/14/2014 at 10:46 AM

Re: “BLM starts Carson study, Broadmoor boosts Lamborn, Gazette gets paywall, and more

The BLM will rubber stamp anything Fort Cartoon wants to do in spite of crashing on Almagre which could start a fire that burns the town to the ground. When the Broadmoor promotes LAMEborn it's Anschutz telling us how to vote and when the GAGzette tries a paywall for people to comment it's more cowardice to stop the critics after they tried facebook login and found that many more critics had a facebook account than the violent shills that ruined their comment section. They actually had a policy that no groups could comment even if they had a facebook page and CSaction was the only group commenting. Cowards afraid of the truth.

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Posted by CSaction on 08/14/2014 at 7:16 AM

Re: “In the poorhouse now

The problem with attracting companies through tax breaks, is other cities offering bigger tax breaks to pull them away. The race to the bottom is a losing proposition.

One of the biggest problems with the Colorado Springs economy is having all of its eggs in the DOD basket. War is not a jobs program. Eventually, every war comes to an end and the soldiers go home. Colorado Springs acted like the defense spending would never end and expanded way beyond its means.

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Posted by null on 08/14/2014 at 5:18 AM

Re: “Manitou's other Incline

Related links:
Trekking in Nepal
Peak Climbing in Nepal

Posted by greenlotus1 on 08/14/2014 at 12:47 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs is Top 10 for douchebags

That's Chris Tucker....

Posted by justprovingyouwrong on 08/13/2014 at 7:14 PM

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