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Re: “New beginnings for The Goat Cheese Lady farm

If starting out a new dairy goat herd, only buy stock that come from herds that test every year and all goats are negative for CAE & Johne's disease, otherwise you will introduce carrier goats and spread this disease into your herd. i have free fact-sheets about these diseases on my website-

Posted by Sandra Baxendell on 01/24/2015 at 3:14 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Sketch released of bombing 'person of interest'

Has anyone considered the thought that this was staged event , from the NAACP itself ?

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Posted by Alan Weegens on 01/24/2015 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Power struggle

Assuming this project becomes reality, I'll end up having these huge (and they are huge) turbines not very far away. I wish someone had been considerate enough to share some of the wealth so I could afford to move to another county. Two seniors (husband and wife) on social security, in an old manufactured home with only a small piece of property. Not enough equity. Anyone with some good suggestions can write to my other mail (I call it my spam mail) aropt at crawler dot com. Any philanthropists out there ? Thanks ....... :-(

Posted by MadAsHell on 01/24/2015 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Native rage

You can't change lanes or the world but maybe just changing one driver's habits is enough.

Posted by Joe Dominguez on 01/24/2015 at 11:44 AM

Re: “CBDs: There's more to weed than THC

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Posted by Xian Saon on 01/23/2015 at 11:28 PM

Re: “Dr. Huxtable and Mr. Cosby

What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty?

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Posted by Sue McCormick on 01/23/2015 at 11:24 PM

Re: “Power struggle

Zen said: "As for wind and solar ... Renewables are the future, and entirely worth this nation's investment" ........... So I ask: What happened to geothermal ? The West is full of hot spots.

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Posted by MadAsHell on 01/23/2015 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Rex Wade: Hero from senior golfers' past

Wow Rex...this article was awhile back and don't know if you're still with us, but all of this makes me think of Shirley and Don Snyder. Some very good times with very dear people. Hope you are well...Mikki

Posted by Miknifi on 01/22/2015 at 9:50 PM

Re: “Power struggle

They should make them paint the power lines with rainbow colored paint and beautify the countryside with pretty rainbows in the sky.

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Posted by Jenni Lowe on 01/22/2015 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Power struggle

" Light emitting diodes are wonderfully efficient. I started with outdoor lighting because it's on every night, all night long. "

They are also noisy (RF perspective). You'll save more by turning them off.

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Posted by Dave H on 01/22/2015 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Changes to bus routes coming in spring

I would like to see event days, such as Emily Crawford coffin races, with more buses to assist with parking and riding. Also, if the winter light festival parade could have had bus service , more of us could have attended, or stayed downtown longer.

Posted by Tanya Medina on 01/22/2015 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Power struggle

This project was approved with the understanding that the transmission lines would be buried BECAUSE of the proximity of houses in the area. There is not ONE single property owner Left or Right who can tell me they'd want these kinds of lines installed along their property line in close proximity to their house. This is hardly a NIMBY issue. As for home values ... OF COURSE proximity to high voltage transmission lines will affect home values. That's a no brainer. Everything else is spin. This should NOT be approved without significant adjustment to transmission line routes to protect existing property owners.

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Posted by Zen on 01/22/2015 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Power struggle

MadAsHell wrote, "I started with outdoor lighting because it's on every night, all night long. "

You know you could save even more energy AND reduce light pollution by NOT keeping your outdoor lights "on every night, all night long." If you need security lights, consider motion sensing lights. Kudos for installing LEDs though.

As for wind and solar ... Renewables are the future, and entirely worth this nation's investment - just like the Internet, GPS, satellite technology and the federal highway system were, and next generation antibiotic research is. Where we go wrong is in not asking these companies to share in their patents in exchange for funding. But that's more of a GOP issue than anything.

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Posted by Zen on 01/22/2015 at 1:09 PM

Re: “What will replace the Balloon Classic?

I hope it is fun, free, and invites the entire world to come and spend money here! How about a free Garth brooks concert in the park?

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Posted by Tanya Medina on 01/22/2015 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Power struggle

The only thing green about this project is the money that will change hands including the subsidies and tax write offs for Next Era. David Gil in action: A real song and dance man that should consider starting his own show called Dancing with David.
Subsidizing wind and solar is a bottomless pit. We've spend trillions on these alternatives and they're costing more than they're saving. After looking at a number of wind speed charts, it's important to add that the ridge South of Calhan is not an optimum location for a wind farm. The Eastern edge of Colorado is much windier.
Boring but true: Energy efficiency matters a lot. It's the ultimate untapped renewable energy resource. You can start by typing in Outdoor LED lighting on that big auction site (E-something). Light emitting diodes are wonderfully efficient. I started with outdoor lighting because it's on every night, all night long. Efficient indoor lighting, appliances, your furnace and insulation all come into the picture.

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Posted by MadAsHell on 01/22/2015 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Power struggle

Maybe the reporter could have given an estimate of the annual property taxes that will be paid to the county by the project, the monthly payout to landowners for each windmill and the use taxes that will go to the county from the construction of the project. All that needs to be considered. Then there is the coal that won't be burned and won't poison people.

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Posted by James Bowen on 01/22/2015 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Apparently, the U.S. Army doesn't know Fort Carson is using animals in training

As a nurse and a medic, I never needed live animals for training. I may not be military buy I have saved plenty of lives in traumatic situations. Using live animals is old school, not necessary to make a good medic. But please don't associate me with complete fanatical nuts like PETA.

Posted by TopBox Fox on 01/22/2015 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Municipal court, shoplifting, the Memorial deal, a Collins recall, and more

Mr. Hunter;
Out of 270 religious organizations in Colorado Springs, found in the Yellow Pages, there is one local Mosque and, as near as I can find, one Islamic organization. Colorado Springs Muslims don’t seem to organize for involvement in local politics, don’t publish political periodicals, don’t involve their religion in political issues, don’t proselytize, don’t fund institutes that promote intelligent design, anti choice, prayer in public schools, or political candidates.
When/if local Muslims undertake the high intensity, heavily funded, political endeavors of certain Christian organizations, I suspect that they too would gain the Indy’s attention and, well deserved, “disdain”.

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Posted by asawatcher on 01/22/2015 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Muffin topped

I love the food. you forgot to mention the fact of the place is absolutely spotLess and doesn't smell like urine anymore. I love the fact that I can lean up against the bar and not worry about sticking to it by the years of all the grease that the last owner neglected to clean.

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Posted by viking011 on 01/21/2015 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Eighty people have as much wealth as half the Earth

Pretty alarming, but you've conflated two different statistics with the following:

"the world's richest 1 percent, or roughly 80 billionaires, will control over 50 percent of the wealth of the world by 2016. In other words, 80 people have as much wealth as the other 3,562,500,000 people combined."

The two stats are the following: (1) that by 2016 or 2017, the richest 1 percent (over 70 million people, not 80) will own half the wealth, with the other 99% of people owning the other half; and (2) that the richest 80 people already own as much as the poorest 50% of people. The poorest half of the world own much less than half the wealth, which is part of the point.

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Posted by Sean Kammer on 01/21/2015 at 5:53 PM

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