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Re: “But what about potholes?

I dont know how long you guys have been here. But right where your new park and all these wonderful things are proposed to be put there were jobs. There was a huge lumber yard, a Steel manufacture, a Soda distribution place, all kinds of different commerce then BOOM. Jobs moved off places shut down developers bought up the land and buildings all for Downtown growth. Now we got Tourist traps, call center jobs and the USOC and please lets not forget the Army. Thats whats going to drive and save our city but only if we have another Museum and a Stadium. Ant it wonderful to let money rule?

Posted by Rocky Smith on 05/21/2015 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Suthers names Jeff Greene as top aide


Posted by RICECAKE39 on 05/21/2015 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Sidewalk's End Montessori School

Sidewalk's End Montessori is an absolutely fabulous school! The heart of every school is its teachers and Sidewalk's End's are top notch. Led by Ms. Lynne, who has won community awards as an outstanding teacher, the team of instructors is motivated, kind, intelligent, loving, and actively engaged in your child's learning. Together they have decades of teaching experience and many have Master's degrees in addition to special instruction on teaching/leading the Montessori method. My oldest children attended Sidewalk's End for the entire three years we lived in Colorado Springs. My oldest graduated from Sidewalk's End and attended our local elementary school this year. She excelled in every area, due to her great foundation established at Sidewalk's End. I could not be happier as she continues to be excited to go to school every day. My other daughter was lucky enough to continue at Sidewalk's End this year where she continues to grow and learn at her own pace and focusing on her areas of interest. She is happy, bright, and socially adjusted. She also loves going to school each day! As a military assignment takes us away from the area, this school will be one of the things I miss the most. I cannot say enough great things about Sidewalk's End. You will love it!

Posted by Kendre Hurley on 05/21/2015 at 9:52 PM

Re: “But what about potholes?

I expect the Gazette editor to one day write that the reason COS has no jobs or new businesses or corporate headquarters but does have millions of potholes is because COS has no downtown stadium. City Leaders believe that using $200M of public funds to build a stadium is far far better than using those same dollars to provide safe streets. City Leaders don't care about potholes and street resurfacing and collapsing infrastructure or storm water. They assume that the citizens will vote for a new or increased tax to fund this legit govt business. City Leaders#1 priority is building a downtown stadium. They want to visually transform COS into a city that looks like Denver, and to do this requires building skyscrapers. The stadium is expected to be the catalyst for a frenzy of skyscraper construction, which will commence on the 19 or more properties in the URA owned by the developer. But COS is not Denver and never will be because (1) Denver has State govt and all the jobs that produces (2) Denver has a major hub airport (3) Denver has light rail and Amtrak (4) Denver is headquarters for numerous major corporations and (5) Denver has the Broncos and a stadium to host them. Denver needs skyscrapers and a stadium. COS does not.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by curious on 05/21/2015 at 7:07 PM

Re: “A hub for female cyclists

Love WMBA!!! They are truly amazing at making women feel welcome to learn and grow and get out there riding in our beautiful parks, from whatever their starting point is. (Plus they are just plain fun to hang out with!) A true gem in our community.

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Posted by CeCe Beauchamp on 05/21/2015 at 5:52 PM

Re: “But what about potholes?

Why worry about potholes when we got stadiums to build! If your going to live in the city for champions, you have to have champion style agility and lightning fast reflexes. Potholes are not a hazard to a true champion, they are training. If the stress of dodging potholes gets to you, head on down to Pueblo, they have smooth roads, legal weed, sensible downtown development.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by obliosupercat on 05/21/2015 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Waste Management closes public recycling spot

Save used stamps off your mail instead of binning things - help reduce landfill, and help out charities as well.
Charities can make great use of collected postage stamps from all over the world, common and rare, to fundraise, by selling them on to philatelists and collectors.
Please, visit our website today to find a charity that you would like to support. The website is updated monthly, and new charities are welcome to be added to the list as well.:
Each charity is listed with the address to send donations to, and the date that they last confirmed their details, so that you know how up to date the listing is.
We are a free, volunteer run directory. We make no money or profit from doing this.and are simply posting to help spread the word.
To add your charity, please send us the name of the charity, a postal address for donations to be sent to, and a few words about what your charity does. Don't forget to re-confirm with us monthly so that your charity appears near the top of the list.

Posted by Kathy Riverson on 05/21/2015 at 5:40 AM

Re: “Unwelcome guests

Private housing is not uncommon. Private apartment buildings for students only does not seem the norm. If not run by campus housing what security problems (increased police calls) will this cause. Sad that neighbors have to pay to ask the City for consideration of their concerns. Anything built to support the university should need to fit the landscape. City planning should do more planning than rubber stamping.

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Posted by TruB on 05/20/2015 at 3:33 PM

Re: “A hub for female cyclists

The WMBA's Thursday group ride at Red Rock Canyon Open Space has been cancelled because of wet trail conditions.

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Posted by Tim Bergsten on 05/20/2015 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Judging a book by its colour

Thank you, all, for your thoughtful comments. A vital subject such as this obviously requires sensitivity, but also objectivity. I agree that unless we're transparent in regards to all facets of the problem, I don't think a solution can ever be arrived at. Thanks again for your contribution.

Posted by Melchett on 05/20/2015 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs' choice for mayor: Suthers, in a landslide

John Suthers as Mayor.
Jeff Greene as Chief of Staff.
Dennis Hisey as County Administrator.
Both city and county now under control of county politicians.
Did a bullet just go all the way through the foot?

9 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Staci6 on 05/20/2015 at 12:43 AM

Re: “Rancho Alegre/La Hacienda

Didn't try the food, but I went with a friend just to split a pitcher of Margherita. We were up charged for top shelf liquor without requesting it. When we asked the waiter about it, he said all their pitchers are "gold" and cost $25 each. Ridiculous.

Posted by tjane on 05/19/2015 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Floods cause trail closures

I have just two questions for Tim Mitros conserning the Garden Of The Gods trail that has been destroyed by the recent rains. First, are you still proud of the taxpayer funded sign naming the current buffalo wallow below the Navagaters as "Lake Mitros"? Two, do you have a degree in Hydrology?

In my opinion, whoever designed or approved the design of the millions of dollars worth of beautiful rock and concrete that line the water chutes that are protecting the Navagter's property appear to be responsible for the destruction of the Gateway Trail in the Garden Of The Gods. For the past two years the only problem with this very popular hiking and biking trail were a few day's delay due to mud and ash. The current "mitigation" chutes appear to be just a new form of hydrologic mining gone wrong.

We can only hope the next engineer in charge of mitigating this mess can design a solution that actually works.

John Leach
Colorado Springs

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Posted by jlcolo on 05/19/2015 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Homeless shelters and programs in Colorado Springs

What's with the time limits on finding and keeping a full-time job?! It's COLORADO. If you have issues that keep you from getting full-time work like your CREDIT or references or lack of full-time verifiable work experience, then you can't stay at a homeless shelter either because it will likely take YEARS to get a job over those barriers, not 60-days....?!?!?

Posted by Penny Kennedy on 05/19/2015 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Changes to government program cause confusion

The State director is a liar and a cheat. The program was changed for reducing the director's workloads which was transfered to the three contracted food banks. The food banks operate the commodity program based on their own business needs and cannot take any governmental accountability for the people they serve. The director did not hold any public hearings for changing the commodity program which had been running over 30 years in Colorado. In addition, the director lied to the people of Colorado that more food would be offered due to the change. The change cannot offer more food to the people of Colorado because the change did not bring more food grant from USDA to the Colorado. The three food banks always provide other donated food to the needy people with the distribution of USDA commodity food with or without the change. The director hid the truth to the people in Colorado and lied to the people of Colorado!

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Posted by people of Colorado on 05/19/2015 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Watch movies on top of a downtown parking garage

This is a really good idea. I hope it succeeds.

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Posted by PacksA9 on 05/19/2015 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Let the electoral games overlap

Note to Gordon Klingenschmitt - I don't know you, but I know Bob Gardner. I had the opportunity to work with him a couple of times while he was my state rep. We may have policy disagreements related to how he and others chose to respond to Obamacare, but Bob is a good man and a solid conservative.

Late in his last term, I expressed interest in running for his vacated seat. He unselfishly offered to spend time with me to educate me on how to go about doing that. I also know he offered the same to everyone who expressed an interest in running. He appreciated everyday citizens being involved in government and the issues. This is another example of how he sacrificed his own wealth making time to help others.

You earn exactly ZERO credibility and trust from me when your opening move is to trash a fellow conservative. Stop the character assassination on people who are on our side.

Save your outbursts for the leftist progressives who are fundamentally transforming the city, county, state and country into something they were never meant to be.

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Posted by PacksA9 on 05/19/2015 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Watch movies on top of a downtown parking garage

What a fantastic idea! Any chance it could be more than 3 times a season?

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Posted by Tricia Patterson on 05/18/2015 at 11:44 PM

Re: “Watch movies on top of a downtown parking garage

I don't think I'll be alive in 2105

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Posted by BubbleGump Elenez on 05/18/2015 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Watch movies on top of a downtown parking garage

Awesome! Great job John! Glad to see this idea finally took off!

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Posted by Jon Severson on 05/18/2015 at 8:04 PM

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