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Re: “Homelessness easing, potholes tax headed to ballot, and more

COnative59- Then what did you mean by 'getting hit with the social and legal system impacts of legal pot'? I read that as you acknowledging recreational MJ's negative effects on society.

Sounds like we will both vote against the Mayor's flawed tax increase.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by PacksA9 on 08/21/2015 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Carson graduates Rangers, including a woman

I was going to say the same thing, Dave.

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Posted by Radio guy on 08/21/2015 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Carson graduates Rangers, including a woman

"Carson graduates Rangers, including a woman "

No, Ft Benning graduates Rangers. Ft Carson does not.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Dave H on 08/21/2015 at 12:09 PM

Re: “President releases personal Spotify playlists

So, the sky is falling! Thank you for the warning, Chicken Little. Now you may crawl back under your bed and continue hiding.

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mr. K-- on 08/21/2015 at 11:31 AM

Re: “President releases personal Spotify playlists

BENGHAZI!!

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Posted by PacksAMule on 08/21/2015 at 11:10 AM

Re: “What happened after the '80s?

30 years, or approximately one lifecycle of all that infrastructure to service single occupancy vehicles, big box stores, and single family housing built on the fringes that you now have to maintain or replace. It's expensive that...and it was never going to pay for itself b/c there was just too much of it. So you skimped on maintenance, cut a bit of public transportation, and were hamstrung along the way by TABOR. Now you're here. Either keep "growing" horizontally and dig yourself a bigger hole, or return to the way we used to build place, and coincidentally, wealth, through a form that put people first (on foot or bike) instead of automobiles. Mixed use, walkable, dense...like downtown, the west side and Manitou.

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Posted by rt on 08/21/2015 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Homelessness easing, potholes tax headed to ballot, and more

PacksA9 -- obviously, I don't consider Manitou Springs decision to be the irresponsible one between our two municipalities. Colo Spgs is the irresponsible one, and ignoring the will of the voters as well as ignoring the potentially generous tax revenue stream that could alleviate many of the problems the mayor and counsel want a higher sales tax for, is just plain ignorant. I really hope the citizens are smart enough to vote down the sales tax increase request, again.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by COnative59 on 08/21/2015 at 9:46 AM

Re: “President releases personal Spotify playlists

Internally, the nation is near civil war. Externally, this administration arms our enemies with nuclear capability. But hey, summer just got a little groovier. At least that's what matters to the Indy.

Thanks Barry & Michelle!

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Posted by PacksA9 on 08/21/2015 at 9:43 AM

Re: “City scores big win in Banning Lewis Ranch bankruptcy case

Unfortunately, all Jenkins has to do is wait for the his City Council to do what the courts wouldn't do: shift the burden of development off the developer and onto the taxpayer. This WILL happen. City Council has Banning Lewis on their strategic plan. Watch for changes to the annexation agreement that make it more favorable for development interests.

Think roads are hard to maintain now? Wait until hundreds more lane miles get added in Banning Lewis. There will also be additional police and fire stations. The meager tax base in the new development will not come close to covering the enormous cost of development for the City. Then...yet another tax increase will be needed to benefit developers.

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Posted by Liberty for COS on 08/21/2015 at 8:35 AM

Re: “Slipping away

Hey if a for-profit company wants to help a non-profit put on an event to raise money for charity, go for it. There are lots of these. It's no different than when (for example) Sky Sox Stadium hold a charity night: The charity fills seats, people have a good time for a good cause, and Sky Sox donates a portion of the proceeds in return. It's a good model, and one they use to benefit local groups quite often. But of course the city's expenses should be covered. And in this case, it sounds like they were. A little advice though - Next time, if you want to get the neighbors on board a little more, invite them out by offering them free tickets for their inconvenience, and assure them all litter will be picked up. That'll put most people at ease.

Heck, they can come set this up on my street anytime!

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Posted by Zen on 08/21/2015 at 4:34 AM

Re: “Middle school can be cheesy

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Posted by rahijuniya on 08/21/2015 at 3:05 AM

Re: “Middle school can be cheesy

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Posted by rahijuniya on 08/21/2015 at 3:04 AM

Re: “Case closed

Packshisass,run out of people to stalk on the Gazette,or they just stop paying you?Nobody has to answer your arrogant idiocy,putz.

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Posted by delete! on 08/20/2015 at 7:24 PM

Re: “Slipping away

TruB, it is true that there have been a rash of "for-profit" beer festivals lately, you are correct. If you went to Haunted Brew Fest or America On Tap, those just promise to give a "portion of the proceeds" to charity. There really isn't a requirement as to what percentage, only that you need to have a non-profit attached to your event.

Contrastingly, one local fest that you should totally support on the other hand is All Colorado Beer Fest, where the entire staff is volunteers and the organization itself is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

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Posted by Ryan Hannigan on 08/20/2015 at 6:29 PM

Re: “City scores big win in Banning Lewis Ranch bankruptcy case

What doesn't Jenkins understand about valid, enforceable and binding? Why is he arguing over $12k per acre in development costs, which works out to $3k per 1/4 acre building lot, or just 1% of the $300k cost of a new home. I understand making a profit, but usurious greed does not become us.

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Posted by OldCrank on 08/20/2015 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Slipping away

Many of the beer events also make money, use volunteers and donate to local charities. I am not sure why at first this article is acting like it broke open some unknown scandal. I am not really sure why upadowna is trying to exist as a broker of out door events and it does make me wonder about their use of a non profit model.

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Posted by TruB on 08/20/2015 at 4:27 PM

Re: “City sued over slamdown

There's one thing you're missing.

I see a hand - the "chief's" hand - bee lining to Alexis' groin.

SEXUAL ASSAULT!!!

...Using his right hand he grabs her groin to push her into the chair.

Posted by Roses Salwin on 08/20/2015 at 2:43 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Slide visits Schriever AFB

Another example of how imbedded militarism is in our community. I wonder who the school kids were.? Recruiting the very young. And that is a closed base. Nothing open to the public but they can do this kind of "outreach", self promotion on Uncle Sam's dollar.

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Posted by Gopher on 08/20/2015 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Choosing a political party, Trump, clean power, and more

No, Dave H.
If you are going to insult someone by calling them ignorant and a bigot, it is incumbent upon YOU to point out WHAT is ignorant or bigoted. Otherwise, you’re just hurling irrelevant invectives, and that is easy, as you have already demonstrated.
I want to know what YOU think is ignorant or bigoted in Mr. Nicholl’s letter, and why you think that way. Otherwise you’re only publicly demonstrating YOUR inability to frame a reasoned rebuttal.

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Posted by asawatcher on 08/20/2015 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Choosing a political party, Trump, clean power, and more

asawatcher, it is even easier to call them ignorant and a bigot when their own letter proves it.

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Posted by Dave H on 08/20/2015 at 10:46 AM

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