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Re: “Commenting on Craftwood Inn's closure

Emenaye Catering is offering a very discounted wedding catering to those that have experienced this loss. They cater many weddings and events and are even trying to put together a drawing for a free catering! They have a website at www.emenaye.com as well as are on Facebook! They also work with a venue in the manitou area that could possibly book your wedding venue that is absurdly beautiful. Contact them and they can help! You still get a custom menu to fit your taste that reflects the couple for their special day!

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Posted by alexandra30 on 03/28/2014 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Lifestyle change is working

Good job, sir!!

Posted by rdee on 03/28/2014 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs settles Memorial case for $885,000

Not knowing obviously isn't an impediment to people rushing to judgment...

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Posted by Chris Wheeler on 03/28/2014 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Citizens gird to battle trash

I spent four hours cleaning along 21st and Cimmarron about three weeks ago near the Gold Hill Mesa development. I pulled all of the bags out of the trees and had it looking fairly clean. Today, it is worse than it was before I cleaned it. I am really grateful to the city for funding some projects to clean the land, but I wish that there were more, even if it meant higher taxes.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mandy Riggle on 03/28/2014 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Councilor pushes for more urban agriculture

Joel Salatin's books are a major influence on my thinking about food supply and sustainability. Small farms that feed the locals are the answer to food production. Salatin has a lot to say about the burden and obstructions placed on small farmers by govt. Suggest that citizens arm themselves with the facts and exercise common sense when politicians introduce policies for the good of mankind. Get informed by reading Salatin's "Folks, This Aint Normal."

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Posted by curious on 03/28/2014 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Why illegal dumping plagues the city

There are programs in Chicago & Detroit where they will put 5 feet of composted soil on an empty lot and make citizen gardens in the worst areas in the big cities, where people can't buy veggies in their small corner stores. Cheap and efficient. Why can't CS do this here and instead maybe people wouldn't dump there trash there???

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Posted by gurudori on 03/28/2014 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Why illegal dumping plagues the city

Low city tax rates = low city services = illegal dumping.
Another brilliant success story for TABOR.
Another reason corporate America is beating down our doors to come here.

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Posted by OldCrank on 03/28/2014 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Councilor pushes for more urban agriculture

There are programs in Chicago & Detroit where they will put 5 feet of composted soil on an empty lot and make citizen gardens in the worst areas in the big cities, where people can't buy veggies in their small corner stores. Cheap and efficient. Why can't anyone do this???

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Posted by gurudori on 03/28/2014 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs settles Memorial case for $885,000

I would like to know exactly how Memorial's mistake caused her permanent damage. This article does not provide enough information for any reader to know enough to comment.

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Posted by Nancy Masterson Reinking on 03/28/2014 at 8:23 AM

Re: “Councilor pushes for more urban agriculture

Sustainability by individual effort? The poorest people in the world grow their food on small patches. It's called "subsistence farming" and not "sustainability" for a reason. The reason this country can feed so many people is because of its advanced farming methods. Go spend a year in Africa or India or Asia and see the erosion subsistence agriculture causes. Face the starving that occurs when things go awry and there is no larger food supply as back up. Watch as the floods carry all those farmers and their topsoil downstream when they don't know how to handle their soil.

Underlying "sustainability" is the idea that somehow, if Armageddon comes to this nation, one can hunker down and hide on one's patch. Again, I refer you to the poorest areas of the world. If Armageddon happens here, there will be no city water to your piece of high desert and and you will be on the road like those refugees you see in pictures.

Do I think American agribusiness has its problems? You bet. Is it OK to garden in your yard? Of course. But the idea that we are going to have a better life by going backwards is nonsense. People are routinely living to be 90 or 100 years old on what the current system produces. Something must be working.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 03/28/2014 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Hazlehurst, C4C, and retail pot in Manitou

City for Champions is a dumb move. I loved living downtown and would never, evee consider living there again if this endeavor materializes. There are better ways to make money than spending a ton on what will result in the people who live there leaving.

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Posted by dav87 on 03/28/2014 at 3:36 AM

Re: “Councilor pushes for more urban agriculture

Perjoratives? If you don't see the word play on "nanny" and nanny goat, so be it. I am a backyard gardener and a financial supporter of PPUG and the public market project. Urban homesteading is a major interest of mine and I'd like to see more of it. I'd also like to see govt mind it's own business. You need to adjust your sensitivity radar as well as pay attention to the comment rather than take offense with the person making the comment.

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Posted by curious on 03/27/2014 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Parents battle The Classical Academy over son's coveted locks

A contract takes the agreement of both parties to change.

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Posted by Norm T on 03/27/2014 at 8:40 PM

Re: “Councilor pushes for more urban agriculture

Thank God for HOA covenants.

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Posted by Norm T on 03/27/2014 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Colorado cornucopia

There does seem to be a large selection of food and drink besides the restaurants. I love visiting local farmer's markets. There is nothing like fresh, home grown fruit and veggies.

Elisa Jed | http://bamboocuttingboardandmore.com

Posted by Elisa Jed on 03/27/2014 at 8:22 PM

Re: “Councilor pushes for more urban agriculture

Curious--it's easy to throw out pejoratives and purposeful inaccuracies while remaining anonymous. Everyone knows that. If you have the courage to contact me directly, I would be more than happy to discuss with you how other cities are encouraging food sustainability through policy and not incentives or, as some like to say, picking winners and losers. It's all about community-- and trying to work strategically and collaboratively to ensure our city is prepared for any disaster or food storage, while also ensuring our low-income citizens have access to healthy food--which we know reduces healthcare costs. I encourage you to learn more. I hope to hear from you, and I'm so glad you support private property rights that include goat ownership!

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Posted by Jill D. Gaebler on 03/27/2014 at 5:58 PM

Re: “Councilor pushes for more urban agriculture

Thanks Jill for your hard work and positive efforts for providing folks with more sustainable options for their lives and property. Good policy provides positive vision and a framework for minimizing the known negatives. It is always a good place to start toward better City living and building a stronger communtity.

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Posted by CeCe Beauchamp on 03/27/2014 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Parents battle The Classical Academy over son's coveted locks

I think it's unfortunate that TCA changed the CONTRACT with only three months left in the academic year. TCA should honor their part of the deal, something that shouldn't be so hard for this character driven school, and just let Charlie graduate with no more flap about his hair.

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Posted by Coloradomom on 03/27/2014 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Councilor pushes for more urban agriculture

"Food security" is a valid concern - for individuals. "Food security" is not and should not be a concern of govt. Yet council member Gaebler wants city govt to micro-manage the local food supply via a "food policy commission". Are there no limits to nanny Gaebler's attempts to do what is best for the rest of us? All that is required of the council is to pass or not pass an ordinance allowing backyard goats - and then butt out.

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Posted by curious on 03/27/2014 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Why illegal dumping plagues the city

I have a great solution to this issue for our city. In New York state, the garbage is city regulated, so they allow each household to toss out 2 to 3 car tires along with other trash once a year in front of their home. And if you don’t want to return your cans or glass for recycling, their homeless folks will go around and pick them out of the recycle bins and they make good money, since each can or glass bottle has a 5 cent recycle fee that they can claim at a recycle station. If we did this, it would create jobs and keep broken glass off of our streets. Easy Pizzy.

In CS, If we legalize RMJ and collected tax revenues, we could the money to pay people with pick-up trucks to be outsource contractors by allowing each household one pickup dump per year. The city sends a coupon to each household in the mail and they give it to the contractor to take their load of trash to the transfer station at South Circle & I25. The contractor would get $50 per load to cover time and gas money. The city pays for the trash dump fee and the contractor fee out of this RMJ tax money. This would not only get the citizens of CS to clean up their act, but it would also help us to create new part time jobs for folks that could use some extra cash. The citizens win and the city wins. What about it Mayor Bach and City Council ???.

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Posted by gurudori on 03/27/2014 at 3:11 PM

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