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Re: “Gazette editorial board: Calm down

Bull. shit. , Amy. I was with you until you flat out advocated for Mob Rule, where 51% of the people control the will of the other 49. That is EXACTLY why the electoral college exists, so that no one majority can control everything, and so that people in less populous counties have their voice heard. It seems that you were the one did not pay attention in Civics class. Every time someone doesn't get their way, they whine about the electoral college being unfair. It works exactly the way it was intended to. Majority rule is good for no one.

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Posted by Ryan Wolfe on 06/20/2019 at 7:36 AM

Re: “City tries "gutter bins" to keep cigarette butts out of creek

Also, fine those who throw their butts or other litter out the window. Say, $50 for the first offense.

Let the problem pay for the solution.

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Posted by Tim Downey on 06/19/2019 at 10:23 PM

Re: “Gazette editorial board: Calm down

>> clear the way for majority rule. (Remember civics class? Thats a good thing in a representative democracy.)

...... the 'representative' part disappears when you let a majority in another state determine how YOUR votes are counted.
i will not accept mob rule.

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Posted by mark cunningham on 06/19/2019 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Polis acts on immunization

None of what Governor Polis is proposing with his executive order comes remotely close to the weight of the bill he sovehemently opposed.

His "easy-to-print exemption forms" move our state in the opposite direction of what he claims to want.

Colorado's vaccination rate is dangerously low, and people will die as a result.

Good to know where Governor stands: in direct opposition to settled science.

Posted by PenstemonBlue on 06/19/2019 at 9:43 PM

Re: “Former Springs artist lends wearable art piece to local galleries

This amazing piece is something you have to see in person! The way the textures work off one another can only be appreciated in person.

Posted by Floyd Fernandez on 06/19/2019 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Cripple Creek casinos seek solution to housing shortage

And what is that solution?

Posted by Benjamin Daniel Hawes-Michael on 06/19/2019 at 5:03 PM

Re: “TABOR can be repealed

What higher court? The highest court in Colorado has spoken and the US Supreme Court wouldnt have a federal issue with which to get involved. This all relates to how a state interprets its own laws and constitution...there is nothing here for the U.S. Supreme Court to consider.

Posted by SalukiHawk on 06/19/2019 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Property taxes on the rise after county reevaluation

Ah, the higher income zones like the Broadmoor; where they can more easily afford a tax increase get the smallest increases.
The lower income zones, Hillside, Lowell; where they can least afford an increase; get the greatest increase.

And the Shills sports store gets the multi-million dollar tax abatement.

Something in our city is not Colorado Springs anymore.
New Denver; here we are.

Posted by NIMBY McSuede on 06/19/2019 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Beloved Manitou Springs painter Charles Rockey dies at 87

If there are any of you out there who Rockey lent his art to over the years , will you kindly return it? He lent it out for years as in his generous mind, he thought he was loaning it out for 6 months or a year and that it would be returned.

The family is deserving of his art, not the persons who borrowed it and have kept it. I only hope that some of you will help locate these pieces!! The family will pay for shipping but hopefully, after you enjoyed those pieces for free, you will gladly return them. Please mail USPS to Hannah Rockey Ten Canon Ave. Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Again, Rockey did not do his work to sell, he created from his heart!! Rockey's spirit and hiw family will be most appreciative. Thank you!!!

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Posted by Camille Lipinski on 06/19/2019 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Gazette editorial board: Calm down

Excellent read! Thank you, Amy! But what else would you expect from a paper owned by the greedy, self-righteous King Phillip Anschluss?

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Posted by John Spengler on 06/19/2019 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Wheel Coffee gets the job done

She came out to our school last minute for Teacher Appreciation Week, after the coffee truck we originally booked canceled on us. She did a great job making coffees to treat our teachers!

Posted by jeanb on 06/19/2019 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Beloved Manitou Springs painter Charles Rockey dies at 87

so few these days have the love and heart that Rocky had. Manitou always loved him and there should be something put in place to memorialize him. Manitou needs to keep him close in our minds forever as the world keeps becoming more materialistic.

He was so in tune with the Manitou spirit... lets keep that spirit alive! RIP Rocky!

Posted by happyfew on 06/19/2019 at 10:28 AM

Re: “TABOR can be repealed

I don't see this standing up to a challenge up the line judicially. The 1 item amendment is quite clear and the Colorado Supremes are overturning previous rulings on this matter. If the Tabor removal repeal passes I see it being ruled as unconstitutional by a higher court.

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Posted by Richard M. Shirley on 06/19/2019 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Colorado lawmakers look to better protect Olympic athletes

Olympic City?

In terms of events that are sanctioned by National Governing Bodies NGB's) of the USOC here in town, there are actually very few.

Posted by Andy Bohlmann on 06/18/2019 at 11:26 PM

Re: “Beloved Manitou Springs painter Charles Rockey dies at 87

I recall when Mr. Rockey was my art teacher at North Jr. High. He would drive to work in his pickup truck with the little house on the back. He was an amazing teacher and a kind soul. I later ran into him at his studio in Manitou with my grown daughter. He gave us a little postcard print he did that I still keep. He is missed. Rest In Peace Mr. Rockey. My sympathys to his family.

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Posted by Dreamooer on 06/18/2019 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Beloved Manitou Springs painter Charles Rockey dies at 87

I remember stumbling across Rockey's studio years ago on Canon. It was apparent that Rockey was a unique and special individual from fairy tale work he had in his studio. He was a very kind man and generous with advice about the artist's life. I loved going to Adam's Cafe for the atmosphere and to see Rockey's wonderful, wonderful paintings. It was like going to a Van Gogh exhibit, only it was Rockey's work. The food at Adam's has always been special, too. It all fit together so well. It was apparent that Rockey lived on his own terms and was a true artist in every sense of the word. He beautified Manitou Springs and captured its beauty on canvas for decades. Rest in peace, Rockey. You were a magnificent example of how to live. I hope Manitou Springs does something grand to commemorate his jubilant spirit.

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Posted by Tina Huston on 06/18/2019 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Beloved Manitou Springs painter Charles Rockey dies at 87

I remember the older gentleman who walked down the street with his dog. The dog walked sideways because he was blind, and didnt like running into everything. My daughter was 17 at the time, shes 38 now. My daughter said this man wants to paint a portrait of me. Well I thought it was quite strange that this old man wanted to paint my beautiful daughter, until i met him. He was so kind, a bit different, but very genuine. I agreed to let her sit for him, and unfortunly he never finished because of an illness. we never got to see the portrait he started, wish there was a way to find out if he ever finished it.

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Posted by Bonnie Krueger on 06/18/2019 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Beloved Manitou Springs painter Charles Rockey dies at 87

My husband and I called him Gandalf... the WISE ONE.
I had the pleasure of talking with him one time.
A precious moment from the angels.

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Posted by CeaCea Golem on 06/18/2019 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Beloved Manitou Springs painter Charles Rockey dies at 87

Reston peace sir you were a fabulous art teacher we all love you we respected you and you will go on forever we love you and God bless Rosemarie Lopez Emerson high school

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Posted by Rosemarie Borrego Lopez on 06/18/2019 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Beloved Manitou Springs painter Charles Rockey dies at 87

R HUFFORD you clearly dont have an appreciation for art and dont understand that this mans craft was also his livelyhood. I had the pleasure of knowing him and he was one of the kindest, most gentile and humble human beings in existence. He didnt die sitting on a huge fortune of money but instead created a world of beauty, culture and wonder for his community. $385 was a steal and your comment is in poor taste and shows a major lack of class and compassion.

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Posted by Katie Lockley on 06/18/2019 at 10:39 AM

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