Having worked directly in urban settings with homeless convicted ID drug users for years I can tell you that the Fort Lyon model is simply brilliant! Remove the homeless from the temptations/habits of their urban setting and they will experience and then demonstrate healthy behavior change!
Soil moves on and near mountains. If you need examples, look at the terrazzo at the AFA or some of the mitigation at UCCS, as well as residential areas. Mountain areas are subject to natural disasters. If water rolls down that hill that way, think about what a fire would look like. Mining usually occurs in these areas. It's lovely to live there but any thinking person would know you pay a price for it.
It will be interesting to see how those vast new developments planned for the Mesa affect that ecosystem with its shifting soils and steep drainage. Developers are likely to skirt needed engineering and buyers are likely to daydream rather than be hardnosed about water and soil issues. Here we go again?
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This place is amazing!!!
Isn't it nice that we have no bothersome government regulations to stifle the local economy?
Pam Zubeck - a map showing the location of the preservation area in relation to both the townhomes at Pebblewood, the Pinecliff Townhomes, and the Chiaramontes' lot would have been useful. Also, right now it would seem that the city needs to block-off that curb/gutter drain up on Golden Hills Rd to stop rain water from going down the 18-inch storm sewer pipe which runs through the Pebblewood complex; of course, having said this, I don't know where that water from Golden Hills Rd would drain to if they did that.
Clara McKenna - you left one out; Rockrimmon also has large areas of dolomite clay soil and homes were built in those areas anyway without having proper foundations. When this clay soil gets wet it expands and has wrecked havoc with hundreds of homes in that area. Neither this, nor the numerous mine shafts underneath that area stopped the city from approving development. City government has played a major role in alot of the problems homeowners currently have.
"This home went through foreclosure prior to the Chiaramontes buying it." - Pam Zubeck
Yes, but banks don't have to play by the same disclosure rules that we have to.
Short version: Bend over.
So that the $45K C4C study is not a total loss, it will also look at other economic factors, such as military downsizing. Perhaps the studiers will also look at how to develop a business park at the airport now that COPT has withdrawn due to COS being a "slower-growth market." And, despite what the mayor and City Leaders tell us in the Gazette, how will a downtown stadium, fully financed and paid for by the public via future sales tax revenue, speed up economic growth?
Anshutz, owner of the Broadmoor, who has invested heavily in his own event center, also likes the idea of a downtown stadium/event center. But apparently he doesn't like the stadium idea enough to use his own money to build it, which he could easily do, being a billionaire, if he thought the idea had merit. Anshutz can read a financial prospectus as well as Trump and Buffett and Gates, his fellow billionaires, but there's just something about C4C's stadium project that is off putting. What could that something be? Billionaires, even civic-minded billionaires, don't intentionally build money losing projects, especially notorious money losers like stadiums, and this particular project is guaranteed to bleed red ink. Maybe Anschutz recognizes that COS is not as professional sports team crazy as L.A. and doubts that our citizenry, let alone new out-of-state tourists, will spend $100, including hotdogs, to attend an Olympic training event in the proposed iconic and visionary downtown stadium. Anschutz will spend his billions on only those projects where the numbers predict a profit. That's the way millionaires become billionaires, and the way billionaires keep on being billionaires. Skinflint Anschutz will let the taxpayers, most of whom are civic minded but none of whom are billionaires, pay for a stadium, whether they want one or not
Reminds me of an old joke about a politician on the stump during the hey-day of prohibition who is asked for his position on alcohol. He answered, "If you are talking about demon liquor that destroys homes and breaks up families then I'm agin it! But if you are talking of a wee drop of comfort that warms the heart on a cold winter night, then I'm for it!"
Smells fishy, betchya the "new guy" is someone from SERCO....or some Koch Bros front group who will turn around and contract out PW Dept work to SERCO.
This whole debate baffles me. Please tell me why "recreational" (i.e. imbibed for personal pleasure and sociability) consumption of alcohol is okay, but not "recreational" use of marijuana. Alcohol is addictive and can cause severe health problems. Marijuana is not addictive, and although it can, indeed, contribute to lung damage (which is why I don't smoke it), it's nowhere near as bodily damaging as alcohol. Alcoholism is a far more pervasive and chronic problem than marijuana usage. My grandmother died in her late 30s of alcoholism. A commenter above evokes "mom and dad" smoking pot, but I'd bet my bottom dollar "mom and dad" routinely have a drink with dinner, a cold beer while relaxing after work and/or while watching the game or barbecuing in the back yard. And I'd bet said mom-and-dad's kids go out and buy alcohol illegally on occasion. Hell, I'd bet said commentator himself has indulged in "recreational" alcohol consumption on multiple occasions in the recent past. (Me, too.) And last I looked, the bars are full. Why, then, is the one okay, but not the other? Explain the rationale. Either neither should be legal, or both should be legal. Period. At one time, alcohol was illegal -- but then, abracadabra, it was legal again -- and, hence, apparently okay. Try making the argument that recreational alcohol use should be illegal -- watch the firestorm of angry denunciation it would provoke.
Either one -- BOTH legal or BOTH illegal -- is fine with me, but not an indefensible double standard.
City Aud is a really neat old building with much history and character.
It will be a crime if the city and county fail to restore it and put it to good use.
"Ebible meet ups" are every 3rd Sat. Cooking class is offered as well.
I found the debate a waste of time.
Nothing new. Nothing gained. Just a trick and a tease by Fox and Co.
If it wasn't for Ms. Henderson's statements, the event would have been a total loss.
Rumors were cited as facts. Gamesmanship was presented as leadership. And it felt like 1999. Waste of time.
Legal Marijuana Cripples Cartels
Follow the alcohol model, all the bootleggers are racing in Nascar, and there's no 'shine' in their trunks. Sure there are a few moonshiners left, but they are so rare they make cheap TV shows about them showing they exist.
They deal is there are no 'Capones' of bootlegging fame these days, and as the link above explains the cartels are feeling the heat of legalization.
Work on the Camp Creek aqueduct has stopped apparently. The bottom of the concrete canal was resurfaced from just above Colorado Avenue to Fillmore, but the sides were not, and vegetation has begun to sprout from the sides. The rest of the ditch running north from Fillmore to Garden of the Gods park has not been touched.
If we wait long enough, the rain will wash away all of our homes, and we will save lots of money, because then there will be no more reason to build the drainage systems! Time to buy flood insurance, and pray for more rain, so we can rebuild somewhere else, because we most certainly will not be able to sell our property!
Jariah Walker may be a fine man, but a buddy wrote to him a couple weeks ago about some issues and both Jariah Walker' s campaign manager and Jariah Walker told my buddy that they would answer him within the next day or two -- and then never did.
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