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Re: “Shri Ganesh

My favorite Indian restaurant in COS! Amazing food and great friendly service.

Posted by Erika Slayton King on 08/19/2017 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Reader: Hate isn't welcome in the Springs

Mr. Beadles Ignoring them sure hasent worked. Exposing them may.

Posted by Rocky Smith on 08/19/2017 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Reader: Hate isn't welcome in the Springs

Are we not putting wind in the sails of these groups by plastering them all over every media format????

Posted by William David Beadles on 08/19/2017 at 5:54 AM

Re: “New downtown Colorado Springs tourism project shot down

"...not viable without a significant infusion of local taxpayer money."

Given that the city is crying that it doesn't have enough money to take care of infrastructure without a special road maintenance tax, and now another attempt at a stormwater tax, they shouldn't have even considered this project.

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Posted by Mike Randall on 08/18/2017 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Coordinated evacuation amid Waldo fire? Not hardly

Good article. And I agree with Jay Whynotaskme.. the line firefighters did a great job.

But the city leadership? Terrible. Remember, this fire was being managed by a Federal Type I Incident Command Team. The city was not in charge. Except.... for those areas inside city limits. The egos of the CSFD leadership got in the way, and they told the incident command group that the city would be in charge of anything on their "turf." They turned down an offer to start a back burn along the western flank of the city that, if done right and soon enough, may have avoided a lot of loss. And, because they do NOT have the experience that the Type I team has, they made poor decisions. What a shame...

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Posted by Mike Randall on 08/18/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs mayor is glad resort turned away a white supremacy conference

"...in a city that has often drawn attention due to its ultra-conservative bent and intolerance of LGBTQ issues."

Not sure I can agree with that one. El Paso County is not nearly as conservative as it once was. And I have many LGBTQ friends who have not expressed to me any fears of living here. This county is much more welcoming than many more rural communities.

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Posted by Mike Randall on 08/18/2017 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Reader: Citizens should question bike race expenses

The event actually received LART monies to help offset some of the event costs such as police, barricades, etc. LART is tax collected from those staying in hotels and renting cars so pretty much paid for by tourists.

Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 08/18/2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Reader: Citizens should question bike race expenses

Whatever the event organizers paid the City towards hosting this event I guarantee it did not come close to covering the full cost of involvement by COS, CSPD, CSFD and CSU staff and resources required to sponsor this event. A full financial accounting would be interesting - not "fees" for services but actual breakdown of all stages from pre-planning through mop up and after action assessments of all personnel hours involved.

It also would be beneficial in analyzing the financial impacts to the community to collect data on lost income and wages to the Westside and downtown business owners who were not profiting from this event.

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Posted by rms on 08/18/2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs mayor is glad resort turned away a white supremacy conference

Don't forget that a few thousand of us also signed a petition asking the resort to decline this booking as well.

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Posted by Larry Ganz on 08/17/2017 at 10:39 PM

Re: “Reader: Citizens should question bike race expenses

Taxpayers didn't pay for police/fire. It was paid for by the event itself.

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Posted by Holmes on 08/17/2017 at 6:12 PM

Re: “The French Kitchen offers stellar baked goods, useful cooking classes

I agree with the post above. Not necessary for an article about food.

Posted by Sandy Ri on 08/17/2017 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Doll Skin go from butchering Barbies to emoting like Alanis

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Re: “Kid Cudi, Gwar, and an orchestral Evanescence on sale Friday

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Re: “Suthers criticizes mayors opposed to Trump's decision on climate accord

Standing with the president on this issue is deciding against science (and it's real, proven, science, regardless of claims from the chief birther), against the opportunity to develop solutions, and against new industries and trade, against the very people a Mayor is elected to represent.
The destructive effects of climate change will not be mitigated by waiting on decisive action from a our national leaders, but by an overwhelming multitude of communities deciding to find solutions and to mutually benefit from them.
Because all of us are smarter than the few, or the one of us.

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Posted by rangesaf on 08/17/2017 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Whirlyball closes for repairs after extensive water damage

We had a great time here with my family. Sad to hear they had to close for renovation. https://www.sandiegowaterdamagesd.com/

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Posted by Gwen Sarmiento on 08/17/2017 at 12:10 AM

Re: “Charlottesville and the shattering of America

Thank you for this writing.
We are in a disturbing time.

Posted by TruB on 08/16/2017 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Reader: Hate isn't welcome in the Springs

The Mayor was correct in saying he cant stop a private company from allowing a group like that assemble there. However we the people can with our dollars and support. The best thing to come out was the petition to stop it and the members saying they would leave if that group came. Im very proud of the people of my home town for standing up. From what I heard they canceled there reservation. YEA SPRINGS

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 08/16/2017 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs contracts with mega firefighting aircraft

Mike:

"I don't have to know you. Every time you type, you make it obvious."

Not taking the bait. I won't stoop to your level. Name calling and insults are the last resort of those who cannot argue the facts.

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Posted by Bill W. on 08/16/2017 at 4:01 PM

Re: “UPDATE: White nationalist group books conference at Cheyenne Mountain Resort

the turds have been flushed... good job Cheyenne mountain resort.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by happyfew on 08/16/2017 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Reader: Manitou should care about the people who live here

I've been going to the Manitou Metro Parking meetings for a few months now- since I heard about the Parking Garage idea. It is shameful how the elected board responds to citizen concerns- completely dismissively and with condescension. I don't know who had the idea for the parking lot, but I've talked to a lot of fellow Manitoids about this and I've seen very little support. Business owners are still largely ignorant about the actual project and how it is going to be paid for as well.

It is too bad to see Manitou going in this direction. Why not bring back the trolley! Why not do something progressive?

We are literally building a parking garage when we are entering a future which will decrease the need for automobiles. The trend in all major and modern cities is moving away from auto traffic and congestion. We're going to spend yet more millions on an infrastructure project which will be outdated in about a decade.

We have abandoned parking lots in east Manitou and all throughout Colorado Springs, No Mans land all the way to Memorial Park near the Olympic Training Center. Why not run a trolley, connected COS Downtown, OCC and Manitou- encourage parking in the dozens of abandoned lots along that route- and discourage all parking from Manitou? For our tourists, from I-25 we need an official 'Gateway to the City'- making it clear where they should get off the highway to enjoy our area. This, ideally, would be the I-25/Cimmarron exit- and ideally they could get off here, park and ride the trolley on a controlled route. No more tourists driving lost and too fast through our neighborhoods, no more parking on our streets, etc. Good for homeowners, for business, etc.

Unfortunately, this whole county seems to be top-down and corrupt as hell. Instead of a 'Gateway to the City' off of I-25, we're putting in an Olympic museum? Why? I still don't know. God forbid we build a minor league ballpark.

Manitou has been mimicking the craziness and top-down leadership of its neighbor, and now we've got this idea for a parking garage, becoming a reality without any citizen input. The proposed garage will only increase traffic to the area, and it will be an eyesore. It will be to the south side of the creek- thus blocking off the sun to the creek and creating a further impediment to the 'creekwalk', which would be far better for Manitou. There are really too many faults with this proposal to go over in a comment on here. The only reason I can see for it happening is the short-sightedness of a 5 member elected board and the likely 'kick-backs' for the project manager and said board.

As a community, we really need to get to the bottom of these 'out of the blue' construction projects. The inability of the citizens to provide input or feedback has been routine and it is alarming. There has been more than enough reporting on faulty bidding processes and underhanded city deals. We need a DA who will start to look into the inner workings of these projects and we need to rid ourselves of the corruption which I've concluded is the only explanation for such an inept area leadership.

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Posted by KyleJS on 08/16/2017 at 1:52 PM

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