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Re: “An accomplished couple wants to bring skiing to nearby mountains, but it won't be easy

I live in castle rock so it would be very nice if there is a ski resort 40 minutes from my house and that area does get a lot of snow enough In that area so their could be a ski resort but With the rise of climate change and the area not being the coolest how long would it stay open also how many tress would they need to cut down, so I'm skeptical of a resort at ormes peak I personally think the old pikes peak ski area would be better. So despite what I've said everyone in Colorado Springs, pueblo, Canyon city and Douglas county would be happy for a new ski resort so close. The problems it would cause is traffic in the neighborhood and the disruption of wildlife ecosystem sooooo I highly doubt this is actually going to happen but it would be cool

Posted by colby on 04/24/2017 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs faces lawsuit over out-sourced fleet maintenance contract

I hate to say I told you so, but...

Posted by Ryan Wolfe on 04/24/2017 at 6:39 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs reaches settlement in racial profiling case

I am responding to your headline "Colorado Springs reaches settlement in racial profiling case" April 20, 2017:

Racial profiling is not racist. Police departments dont profile people because of the color of their skin. Profiling is simply an acknowledgment of the economic fact that a shameful practice of slavery, reinforced by 200 years of abuse and prejudice, put a significant percentage of our black-skinned fellow citizens in such a collective hole that, for those still climbing out, crime sometimes seems the only way to survive.

If profiling were truly racist, wed be reading stories of far more Hispanics, Asians and American Indians being pulled over for no good reason. Bottom line: cops should not be punished for making reasonable inferences based on the very essence of human intelligence i.e., The ability to cross-reference. Dont punish policemen for the unrelated sins of past slave owners. Theyre simply doing their job. And stop giving away precious tax dollars for PC purposes.

Gregory Olinyk, founder and managing partner of Point-of-Reference, LLC (P-of-R), is a venture management expert with extensive international entrepreneurial experience providing analytic, functional and administrative skills in all aspects of corporate and civic management.

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Posted by GregO73 on 04/22/2017 at 11:36 AM

Re: “AFA chief wants UCCS chancellor job

Picking MDJ would be interesting seeing as she has no doctorate, no US civilian university experience (especially at the graduate/research level to which UCCS aspires), and a command/leadership style based upon the formality of military rank alone. Sounds like the antithesis of her predecessor, but then maybe that's what they want?

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Posted by BirdManBlue on 04/22/2017 at 6:58 AM

Re: “The tick and the time bomb

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Posted by Philip Stanley on 04/22/2017 at 4:33 AM

Re: “GOP chair charged, but hours later DA's Office dismisses charges

Interesting that if a vehicle has a rear-view camera, you're not required to turn your head to look around (i.e. Taking proper care). I wasn't able to find a definite answer on how long/far you can drive in reverse, but common sense tells you that it really shouldn't be legal. If he had hit a vehicle instead of a person, would the outcome have been different? Was Mr. Dierdorff not doing anything illegal, or was the law "bent" for him?

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Posted by MargRita W on 04/21/2017 at 7:04 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs reaches settlement in racial profiling case

So, essentially what is being said is that bodycameras do reduce the incident of racial profiling, when officers are held accountable for their actions and being filmed. That is the intent of the cameras. Not just to document arrests, but also to document the abuse civilians.

What is needed are comparative analysis of the data, before and after body cameras. Number of citations, number of complaints against the CSPD, Percentage of Race/Gender of citations issued from 2010-2015 vs 2015-2016. From there a comparative analysis can be made. Not just cherry picking the stats that favor the CSPD.

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Posted by Hoosier Newman on 04/21/2017 at 7:55 AM

Re: “GOP chair charged, but hours later DA's Office dismisses charges

One the one hand we have a person who was not doing anything illegal in the operation of his vehicle and on the other we have a person who was crossing the street illegally. Other than hitting his friend, the driver did nothing wrong and his friend would not have been hit had the pedestrian been obeying the law.

So it has nothing to do with whether or not the driver is May's friend or rich white man, it is a simple matter of law.

And I agree with Jackie.

6 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Dave H on 04/20/2017 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Progressive churches prepare to protect immigrants in the heart of Trump country

BTW, because these people are actually criminals under this law, those helping them can actually be charged with aiding and abetting or under 8 US Code 1324, the latter usually being a felony.

3 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Dave H on 04/20/2017 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Progressive churches prepare to protect immigrants in the heart of Trump country

"Progressive churches prepare to protect immigrants in the heart of Trump country "

Typical misleading headline. There is no threat to legal immigrants.

"But Trump's guidance, issued in January, upended the country's enforcement. That's because it defined "criminal" broadly enough to include everyone in the country without authorization like, say, all the women around this table. "

Again, misleading. Trump did not define what "criminal" is. Long established federal law, 8 US Code 1325 -- last changed over 20 years ago, actually makes them criminals, often felons. Trump is simply enforcing closer to the letter of the law.

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Posted by Dave H on 04/20/2017 at 4:09 PM

Re: “GOP chair charged, but hours later DA's Office dismisses charges

This is a horrible accident and both families are grieving on so many levels. You both should be ashamed of yourselves and try to reach beyond your own limited capabilities of having feelings for people you don't know. Pathetic!

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Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 04/20/2017 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Neumann Systems Group seems to have vanished

Held accountable for what, Mikel?

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Posted by Jennifer Caress on 04/20/2017 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Neumann Systems Group seems to have vanished

I read this and can only think Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! The council serves as the utilties board and someone should be held accountable. SMH!

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Posted by Mikel Lee on 04/20/2017 at 11:02 AM

Re: “GOP chair charged, but hours later DA's Office dismisses charges

rich white man... nothing else matters to these people... WOW. This place will never change, thus it fall behind the normal cities in every way possible.

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Posted by happyfew on 04/20/2017 at 9:15 AM

Re: “GOP chair charged, but hours later DA's Office dismisses charges

Mays friend - so of course dropped

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Posted by apathetic on 04/19/2017 at 11:18 PM

Re: “Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site hosts big Army drill

Not one word out of a person from Ft. Carson is the truth!! Those guys spew trash better that any garbage truck in America. Look at this picture--does that look like a barrow ditch with GRASS--Nope!! Just dust, dust and more dust. Wait until the wind starts up--those poor enlisted men had better have respirators or they will develop COPD--just a little while they are young but with age they will be totally disabled. If they haven't seen grey slime instead of lung tissue they had better get ready!!

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Posted by gmame on 04/19/2017 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Richard Skorman elected president of Colorado Springs City Council

Cool news. Now we need to get rid of the "strong mayor-council" form of government foisted on the rubes in 2011,

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by OldCrank on 04/19/2017 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Who thinks we should honor coal?

No one elected the Koch Bros to anything, but they control much of our government (at the federal, state and local levels) with their billions of dollars and octopus-like set of organizations. They, their fellow billionaires, and rivers of dark money are a threat to our democracy. Only way to fight them is to vote Democrat, just hold your nose and do it.

The piece in the Gazette reads like a press release from lobbyists, what crap.

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Posted by OldCrank on 04/19/2017 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Neumann Systems Group seems to have vanished

If you want to find Dr. Neumann just have CSU sue in court for ownership of the patents underlying this technology as CSU provided the money to prove the technology works and has an agreement to share income from sales. Dr. Neumann will show up asap to protect his nest egg, else lose his patents.

I suspect that since CSU proved the gear works that Dr. Neumann will declare bankruptcy so he can take his technology to China where he will license his patents to the Chinese who have hundreds of filthy coal plants to retrofit. He will become a billionaire and live high on the hog in Singapore for the rest of his day.

This is a classic case of using taxpayer money to get started then going elsewhere to make your fortune without paying back the taxpayers or honoring your deal with CSU. Anyone have a better scenario?

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Posted by OldCrank on 04/19/2017 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Richard Skorman elected president of Colorado Springs City Council

Looks like my District's Don Knight voted with the Olde Guard... sigh...

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Posted by John B Hoag on 04/19/2017 at 11:56 AM

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