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Re: “Suthers gets the money vote

"CSF also has pushed to reopen debate of how city-owned Colorado Springs Utilities should be governed, a process that was recently started and will span most of the year."

The matter of Utilities Governance has spanned quite a few years with numerous studies and recommendations. We are currently running, in conjunction with several civic and business groups, a poll to determine how public sentiment might be tracking on this issue if you would care to weigh in with your thoughts. Thank you. (Note, there may be a temporary glitch opening on some Apple mobile devices running Safari 4)

http://projectoneunity.homestead.com/CSU-G…

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Posted by Staci6 on 02/05/2015 at 9:05 PM

Re: “New Summit House moves ahead

"American rustic"? That sounds a lot like a glorified log cabin.

This is an opportunity to make a building that is a sculpture, one that soars and sweeps and provides views and overhangs and mimics the mountain's wind-swept majesty.

But hey, a log cabin will be nice, too.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by JohnKoury on 02/05/2015 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Enough with the dog shootings, already

It's very sad when we are supposed to be humans and when we act like the animals

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Freddy Guzmán on 02/05/2015 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Bad dog owners, Gordon Klingenschmitt, wind farm debate, and more

Not sure how long you have been in Colorado, but from what I can tell, it has allowed concealed carry for over 30 years.

10 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by Odin on 02/05/2015 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Bad dog owners, Gordon Klingenschmitt, wind farm debate, and more

I grew up in Colorado when it was ILLEGAL to carry a concealed weapon. It should still be so. If you wish to carry a gun, it should be carried honestly for all the world to see.

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Posted by asawatcher on 02/05/2015 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Enough with the dog shootings, already

My goodness Jill, feeling feisty this morning? I didn't say anything even close to that. You said it yourself, "It's (dog park) a safe place to bring a WELL MANNERED DOG to play and be social!"
My dogs aren't robots, I have one, however that used to be a humping, dog-aggressive, off leash asshole. When I adopted him, his name was Don't Worry He's Friendly too. So I invested in some dog training, for both of us. I felt he was worth it.
Now, the only time I have trouble with him is if we are charged by an out of control aggressive dog--like he used to be. Dog Parks are FULL of these dogs.
My vet (hope my going to the vet doesn't give the impression I think I'm better than you) told me the number one cause of dog on dog injuries and death are dog park altercations.
Stopping your Don't Worry He's Friendly from jumping into the jaws of my leashed dog with a firm "No" has proven to be an effective way to protect you, me and both our dogs.
Shouting, "Mine has rabies!" makes me laugh, I can't help it.
I have stopped going to dog parks completely, it was best for us all, but I still meet off leash dogs without a reliable recall in city and state parks, downtown, and in our neighborhood.
Now, it seems more important than ever to make sure my dogs stay close to me and don't run off to greet strangers without my permission. Dogs are being shot by a lunatic and it terrifies me. I bet I know what their name was.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Janet Huntington on 02/05/2015 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Enough with the dog shootings, already

Janet you say dogs shouldn't be off leash in dog parks? That's why they exist! It's a safe place to bring a well mannered dog to play and be social! Or do you think dogs are robots with your professional dog training that makes you a better dog owner than everybody else?

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Posted by Jill Little on 02/05/2015 at 6:07 AM

Re: “Bad dog owners, Gordon Klingenschmitt, wind farm debate, and more

Bob Wilcox - if the property owners want to do this and the land/property is out in an un-incorporated area, why do the county commissioners have to approve it? shouldn't those owners be able to do what they want with their own property. I'm with you on what you said, but don't understand the county commissioners role in making this decision.

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Posted by boomer47 on 02/04/2015 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Balloons will launch, gas rate cut expected, needy could be drug-tested, and more

re: Balloons :
So, Scott Appelman is going to shock and awe us for $90,000 by bringing in really cool shaped balloons (which we already attract) and events between and after the balloon launches ,like a food truck competition, well hell there is a brilliant idea! The trucks are already all parked together 1 mile away daily at platte and Nevada, this stuff is Genius!!! really? maybe a car show? brilliant. and it had a name Colorado Springs Colorado Balloon Classic and was a great event with 38 year history!, no the mayor and facebook and the news media want us to name the Balloon event and it must have the name Colorado springs in it , how stupid are we? "The New Colorado Springs Balloon fest and Car Show , now with food truck wars" yeah thats a better name than "Balloon Classic"! I can't wait to see just how much more fabulous it will be for our $90k investment.

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Posted by Dan LaChappelle on 02/04/2015 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Who's in hot water at the city?

I smell a scandal.

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Posted by Solar Sam on 02/04/2015 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Enough with the dog shootings, already

I love that you take the time to care for the little careless. I have two dogs as well and they are my heart. And being death without them I would kill anyone that will dare to even think about hurting them.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Maribel Hernandez on 02/04/2015 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Bad dog owners, Gordon Klingenschmitt, wind farm debate, and more

Well Gary Casimir, since ALL business allow concealed carry unless specifically posted otherwise, you are going to basically be a shut-in for the rest of your life.

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Posted by Odin on 02/04/2015 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Enough with the dog shootings, already

Kristen Lee Cardinal wrote, "The saddest part of this story isn't that this guy got shot (don't get me wrong, that's sad and effed up) it's that no one thought that he might be in danger otherwise and took him in".

Perhaps you skipped over the part where the author stated, "My colleague took him in, but Robbie wouldn't stay. He left to visit his other friends."

13 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Dave H on 02/04/2015 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Enough with the dog shootings, already

Horrible that someone is shooting dogs in the Springs. Obviously a deranged person who needs help and/or jail. But as a dog lover, former resident and frequent visitor of the springs, I gotta say y'all have a problem too. I have met "don't worry, he's friendly" on countless occasions and been snarled at on hiking trails by him (and I'm a small woman who is very accustomed to dogs). I've had my own -- leashed-- dog charged at by unleashed dogs, probably the same kind of harmless wanderers this poor guy in the story was.

This is a divisive issue because you frame it into "dog lovers vs non dog lovers" -- when the real issue is "responsible dog owners vs irresponsible dog owners". The saddest part of this story isn't that this guy got shot (don't get me wrong, that's sad and effed up) it's that no one thought that he might be in danger otherwise and took him in, or took him to a (non-kill) shelter. They're no more dog lovers (and the number and breed of dog you own does not a dog lover make) than the guy who shot him.

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Posted by Kristen Lee Cardinal on 02/04/2015 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Bad dog owners, Gordon Klingenschmitt, wind farm debate, and more

Gary Casimir,

Unless the business/property is posted as NOT allowing firearms/concealed carry, then by default, they "adopt a policy allowing persons to carry a concealed handgun on the premises". And that means the overwhelming majority of businesses and properties in the state allow it.

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Posted by Dave H on 02/04/2015 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Flavors to savor

One of the best shrimps I tried was at http://mermaidfishrestaurant.com/! All seafood lovers must try it!

Posted by John Woods on 02/04/2015 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Enough with the dog shootings, already

I meet many dogs bearing the same moniker. Purebred dogs, rescue dogs, nice dogs and mean ones, the only thing in common is they’re all off leash.

You’ve met him too, he’s named, “Don’t Worry, He’s Friendly” and haunts dog parks, off leash areas, city parks and mountain trails. I’ve met him pooping in my front yard, fence fighting with my dogs, and running towards me and my protective, leashed dogs at 100 mph.

“Come here!” his person screams. “Don’t Worry He’s Friendly, get back here! Dammit, I mean it!”

Don’t Worry He’s Friendly usully has a guardian instead of an owner, wears a bandanna and on the rare occasions he’s leashed it’s always with an extend-o leash. His guardian is extremely worried about his dog’s rights. At the dog park, he’s never restrained, even if he’s been humping you, your dog and Great Aunt Matilda since you walked through the gate.

He’ll wiggle up to you downtown, in your neighborhood, at school playgrounds, and in city parks, and if you ask why, the answer is always the same, “Don’t Worry He’s Friendly.”
I love all four of my dogs, but I don’t want them to scare anybody, especially that crazy dude with the gun. I committed to keeping them safe by investing in professional training--for all of us. It created well-mannered, friendly dogs that heel and come when they’re called, both on and off leash.

With approached by a loose dog, I step between him and my dogs with a stern, “No. Bad dog.”
When his guardian calls, “Don’t Worry He’s Friendly,” I reply, “Mine have rabies!”

It works every time. Even Don’t Worry He’s Friendly stops in his tracks at “Bad Dog.,” and his guardian always comes on the run, leash in hand.

Janet Huntington

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Posted by Janet Huntington on 02/04/2015 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Enough with the dog shootings, already

Janet Huntington
1346 Chambers Dr. 80904
719-205-1638

I meet many dogs bearing the same moniker. Purebred dogs, rescue dogs, nice dogs and mean ones, the only thing in common is they’re all off leash.
You’ve met him too, he’s named, “Don’t Worry, He’s Friendly” and haunts dog parks, off leash areas, city parks and mountain trails. I’ve met him pooping in my front yard, fence fighting with my dogs, and running towards me and my protective, leashed dogs at 100 mph.
“Come here!” his person screams. “Don’t Worry He’s Friendly, get back here! Dammit, I mean it!”
Don’t Worry He’s Friendly usually has a guardian instead of an owner, wears a bandanna and on the rare occasions he’s leashed it’s always with an extend-o leash. His guardian is extremely worried about his dog’s rights. At the dog park, he’s never restrained, even if he’s been humping you, your dog and Great Aunt Matilda since you walked through the gate.
He’ll wiggle up to you downtown, in your neighborhood, at school playgrounds, and in city parks, and if you ask why, the answer is always the same, “Don’t Worry He’s Friendly.”
I love all four of my dogs, but I don’t want them to scare anybody, especially that crazy dude with the gun. I committed to keeping them safe by investing in professional training--for all of us. It created well-mannered, friendly dogs that heel and come when they’re called, both on and off leash.
With approached by a loose dog, I step between him and my dogs with a stern, “No. Bad dog.”
When his guardian calls, “Don’t Worry He’s Friendly.”
I reply, “Mine aren’t!” or, “Mine have rabies!”
It’s worked every time. Even Don’t Worry He’s Friendly stops in his tracks at “Bad Dog.,” and his guardian suddenly sees the value of a leash on his dog.

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Posted by Janet Huntington on 02/04/2015 at 8:13 AM

Re: “People are driving stoned, more are taking buses, Ute Valley just got bigger, and more

The Bus Service and PPCC need to pull their heads together and put a route in at the Rampart Campus. It makes absolutely ne sense to schedule degree required classes where there is no public transportation. The alternative is to cancel classes at Rampart, forcing more traffic on the roads to the Centennial Campus.

There are degree specific, non core, non online classes that cancel for lack of enrollment. Get it together, folks. Especially since you've got the OK to offer 4 year degrees.

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Posted by Liz Anderson on 02/04/2015 at 7:45 AM

Re: “From class assignment to cover

Enyone can master photography, you just need some imagination, and good will
http://justlookinto.com/blog/2015/02/04/trick-photography/

Posted by Mike Denison on 02/04/2015 at 4:41 AM

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