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Re: “A major hitch

No good comes out of Bryan Construction & Scott Bryan!!!

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Posted by Jill Stanley on 07/29/2014 at 2:01 PM

Re: “A major hitch

All agreement MUST be in writing in the state of Colorado. Norris has several documents that acknowledge the agreement. He should be repaid for his generosity!

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Posted by Tammila on 07/29/2014 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Going All the Way

This is a great article, showing so many different perspectives, from those who are truly facing the end of life and the decisions that come with it. It is probably unrealistic to think we know what we will truly feel when we are faced in with those decisions ourselves. I find it encouraging that our generation is talking about death, and thinking about how we want the end of our own life to be.

I am hopeful that Colorado will revisit the laws surrounding physician-assisted death, also known as physician-assisted suicide. Currently there are 4 states that have legalized physician-assisted suicide, but Colorado is not one of them. Those states that have the Death with Dignity Act in place allow patients who are terminally ill to end their suffering and go in peace while under the assistance of a physician. Everyone should be free to choose the comforts they need and request at the end of their life.

This option is not fit for everyone. It is also a very personal and private matter that an individual makes for themselves. A choice, as heavy as this, should be made with the help of a physician, so all of the options are presented before reaching a decision. It helps ease my mind that there are choices and we are discussing them!

Thank you for sharing your article!

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Posted by SarahBenson on 07/28/2014 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Odell's Runoff Red IPA, Shuga's, Over Easy

The new Over Easy on N. Nevada in University Village is an awesome eatery. GO.

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Posted by OldCrank on 07/28/2014 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Fed up!

Now I see why she Hates Sheriff Maketa and takes every chance she can to attack him in the Media. He did not support her group or her boy friends causes and actually called them out. Seems Telling that she accuses him of not managing the county's money when he attends the same conference for 1/5 of what she charged the county.

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Posted by david.slanton on 07/28/2014 at 12:05 PM

Re: “A major hitch

How much is actually contributed to the military families?
Does anyone actually know?

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Posted by Simon Moore on 07/28/2014 at 9:40 AM

Re: “AFA picks visitor center site

So glad the City has so much money after paying for road repair and storm water drainage that we can pay for a welcome center for the federal government, a hall of fame for a Swiss company that raked in over $8 billion between 2009-2012 and a $90+ million stadium for no team.

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Posted by Navan Meath on 07/27/2014 at 9:55 PM

Re: “Jonesing for open space

So what would happen theoretically, if the property in question was held by a private owner? Could they still be sued by CBD?

Posted by Ryan Wolfe on 07/27/2014 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Pueblo fights poverty and power

I considered moving to Pueblo, wasn't aware of utility issue... I think I will stay where I am at. I haven't heard anything good about the Black Hills company...

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Posted by Linda Shelley on 07/27/2014 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Two city ballot measures in the making

The Gazette actually gave Calef column space in January, which is odd that they'd print anything running counter to the good old boys who think they run this city.
Link here:…

Excerpt: "...City for Champions establishes a Regional Tourism Zone (RTZ) which covers about 90% of the city. A baseline will be established for the RTZ, and for 30 years, 100% of city sales tax collected over that baseline will go toward paying for C4C projects - that's according to data on Mayor Bach's last application to the state. Using a TIF in this manner could stagnate our local economy, while maintenance of roads, stormwater issues, and other infrastructure needs are neglected...."

Her article in the Gazette explains a lot about RTZs, Tax Increment Funding (TIF), MIL Levies, and other "devices" by which taxpayers support developers and their schemes. Comments by Michael Lowery are also helpful.

I'm sure the Gazette and its owner are all for C4C and gloss over gouging taxpayers when it's THEIR crowd that derives the benefit. Typical right wing hypocrisy.

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Posted by OldCrank on 07/26/2014 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Two city ballot measures in the making

HURRY! I hope we get to vote on C4C so we can stop this really bad deal.
Let private enterprise money build a soccer stadium, etc, on their own dime.
Leave Drake alone. If and when needed, we can replace it ourselves via CSU.
UCCS is building their own soccer stadium, why do we need two of them?

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Posted by OldCrank on 07/26/2014 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Pueblo fights poverty and power

If Mayor Botch, et al, deal away C.S.Utilities (CSU) to any for profit firm, expect OUR rates to rise 25-30% in short order. C4C is the Trojan Horse for this scam.

If we do need a new plant to replace Drake, CSU can do that on their own.

NOTE: Low utility rates are a PRIME reason that both FEDEX and Wal-Mart have moved large data warehouses to our area.

FEDEX is up at Voyager and Northgate; they've moved 2/3 of the data operation here from Memphis and plan to bring in the rest of it someday.

Wal-Mart data center is on Federal, east of Voyager Pkwy, south of Interquest, north of Old Ranch Rd.

Data warehouses require huge cooling capacity. Our cool dry climate lowers cooling costs for huge arrays of computing power and our low utility rates really sweeten that pot.

If Mayor Botch deals away CSU and rates go up, he'll kill a goose that lays golden eggs, and if that happens we can expect fewer or no data centers (and good JOBS) to come here.

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Posted by OldCrank on 07/26/2014 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Pueblo fights poverty and power

Those folks who actually read the WP article would have learned: "The overall problem: Since utility regulators authorize Black Hills to recover an 8.53 percent rate of return, it has every incentive to build excess capacity and pass the construction charges on to customers."
"In any case, Black Hills’ profit is on the rise, even as energy use has remained flat; its parent company’s earnings per share increased by 24 percent over last year in the first quarter of 2014."
"“Their shareholders don’t care.Their interest is return on investment, that’s how this works,”"
"But it’s not just the high rates, she says: It’s the fees Black Hills charges for initial deposits, late payments and reconnecting once the power’s been shut off.
“They owe $8.29. And a $50 reconnect, a $219 deposit, and now they owe $277.21. They can’t get ahead.”

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Posted by James Bowen on 07/26/2014 at 12:02 PM

Re: “A new accreditation affirms the Humane Society's practices

They have an ok program called tnr for trap nuter and release, I say ok because it reduces the feral cat population overall, but I am SOOO disappointed and angry that stewie is worth such an expinsive heart surgery, but kittens that need bottle fed are trash. I realize it is hard work, I did it with 4 never having had a cat before and being disabled and I was able to get them all fixed and adopted on my own because HSPPR said they would be killed if I brought them in. I then wrote them and was told that wasn't their policy, it must have been a misunderstanding or miscommunication, but on my tnr re-registration form it isright there in blac and white that if you bring in an unweaned kitten, they will be put down. My other problem with this programs with this program is I was asked to sign if I saw a member of my colony was ill, I was to take it to the vet at MY OWN EXPENSE, find my own food + commit to feeding forever, if I am admitted to the hospital (as I often am, incoherent, I am to find a sub, and I'm never allowed to let them know I am done), and the last thing I think is ridicules to ask of people is to come check at there building to see if any colony members where there, well I don't control wild cats that don't belong to anyone and I don't see them regularly, so I would have to go twice a week and guess if that black cat or calico cat that isn't mine and I don't have an attachment too, so I don't know how I would even recognize it...being disabled all of these things make it impossible for me to sign and say I will do stuff I know I can't do....I think it's ridiculous to expect these things of people that just want to help with the over now I just do what I can without HSPPR, and I tame kittens over 8-10 weeks old that aren't suposed to be tamable and get them placed with a no kill group....and lower the numbers of feral kittens given up on. Just my $.02, but I would love everyone to go to a no kill shelter first and donate to them...

Posted by Jenner Dreismeier on 07/26/2014 at 4:26 AM

Re: “'Casino night' for canine cancer cure tonight

Dr. Ariba God will continue to bless you more abundantly, for the good works you are doing in peoples life, I will keep on writng and posting testimonies about you on the Internet, I’m Helen Tolbert, I was a HIV patient, I saw a blog on how Dr. Ariba cured someone, I contacted him and also got my healing, kindly email him now on Or

Posted by Helen Tolbert on 07/26/2014 at 1:25 AM

Re: “The shadows know

Wow, I am a bit surprised that citizens trying to make a positive impact on our fine community are being condemned. We should be happy that any citizen willing to get involved regardless of their financial background should be celebrated. We all have the ability to make a difference, in our own way. It takes a village.

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Posted by martham on 07/25/2014 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Two city ballot measures in the making

Yeah!!! I was lucky enough to be a petitioner on this ballot!! Super excited to see it going to voters. The reason this is a GREAT thing is because we are standing up against getting force-fed officials. One less appointed individual and one more choice for the people. Kanda is definitely a great leader and admirably principled!!

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Posted by Alessandra Desiderio on 07/25/2014 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs has 'fastest-growing Millennial population'

What they are calling "millennials" - people ages 20-34 in the population are probably just the younger soldiers that are stationed at Ft. Carlson and the students that are attending the Air Force Academy, UCCS and Colorado College. Not necessarily the "young professionals" that Colorado Springs sorely lacks. Mellennials will never flock to Colorado Springs because there are no jobs for them here, and a culture that embraces the military, conservatism, the Republican party, fundamentalist Christianity and Evangelical Christianity, and wants to have a "do over" vote when it comes to recreational marijuana even though the majority of Coloradans voted in favor of Amendment 64.

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Posted by oldguyinWP on 07/25/2014 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Switchbacks FC break ground on new stadium

Mr. Lee Parking! If they have games at the same time there will be conflict or so Ive heard.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/25/2014 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Switchbacks FC break ground on new stadium

And the Sky Sox oppose this why?

Posted by Mikel Lee on 07/25/2014 at 2:41 PM

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