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Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

Very interesting article, its good information to have and Im glad to see a balance in this writers presentation of the topic in spite of his personal connection to a contributor to the article.

Posted by Ambrosia Smith on 04/19/2019 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Is FoodMaven fostering change, or just feeding back into the system?

I read this, but I still don't understand Food Maven's business plan exactly. Yet corporations are giving them money? No wonder Callicrate and others are upset!

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Posted by Chas S Clifton on 04/14/2019 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Is FoodMaven fostering change, or just feeding back into the system?

I find it interesting that FoodMaven says they don't work with large farms. How would they know if some food comes from large box stores? I noticed some jobs open at foodmaven here locally and thought to myself that the salaries looked to be low like those of some local non-profit companies.

It sounds like FoodMaven also is taking food that might be donated to food kitchens or even sold to stores like Cheapies who help snap customers with access to affordable produce.

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Posted by TruB on 04/13/2019 at 4:07 PM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

I would gladly join this militia if it meant anything to the security of the constitution of the United States.

Once you can show me that filthy Liberalism and Communism is an asset to our beloved way of life, please contact me with your obsolete ideas.

Posted by Sid Davis on 04/11/2019 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Local furries explain the oft-misunderstood community of their clawed, pawed and feathered friends

how do you even make a furry costume? hit me up on Instagram @end.note

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Posted by beastz on 03/31/2019 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Concrete Couch wants to allow a temporary homeless camp at its new location. But is it a pipe dream?

Did Steve Wood even bother to provide any Porta Potties, or sanitation of any form? That area is now an EPA project, thanks to 100+ people living in an unsupervised disaster of Concrete Couch failure.

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Posted by Anthony Springer on 03/28/2019 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Drugs and crime: Tracing the downward spiral of a decorated (and wounded) brother in arms

Where to even start?
Just finished reading the latest news story of the infamous Kenneth Boyd, this time regarding the crash off Marksheffel. The story reports that Mr. Boyd stole another car and then crashed that car after a 7 mile high speed police chase. Which has lead to additional charges to his already long list of felony charges.. Some of these new charges include being Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, (Abigail that would be drugs, best guess considering Mr. Boyd's past, it would be heroin or meth), Mr. Boyd was also charged with Substantial Risk of Death to Another. Christine Would that be the cherry-picking "problematic behaviors" you were talking about? There appears to be a plentiful amount of low-hanging cherries to pick from. Does Mr. Boyd need to kill some innocent bystander before you feel that the general public is allowed to judge Mr. Boyd for his actions. Mr. Boyd is back in jail, can the public judge now, or do they have to wait for after the substantial amount of trails? The latest cash only bond is $220,500, some charges have No Bond. No judgement. Given how many news stories Mr. Boyd has appeared in, its understandable that Abigail might be confused which time the stolen credit card came into play. That crime in question from reading all the news reports would be the time the police were able to track him to the auto store due to his use of the STOLEN CREDIT CARD. The police defended themselves when Mr. Boyd started assaulting them, as per the witness statements. Keeping all the facts straight for each separate crime most be a terrible burden. I agree with the statements that had been made about these actions being Mr. Boyd's own person choice, which should never been an excuse to putting others at risk.

Neither the comments or the article have an unusual harshness bias against mental illness or addiction. Many people have either, they are just not out committing crimes at the rate Mr. Boyd is. Many people have chosen to self medicate, how many of them are leading the police on dangerous high speed chases. Without a doubt, many will question what your standard of an "acceptable or normal amount of falling" is? Mr. Boyd is an repeat offender, with an endless list of excuses to why he should receive special treatment for his "behaviors" when others who have faced the same challenges are not bouncing in and out of jail. As someone commented, there are members of the government who are missing limbs who have not stolen credit cards, been involved in high speed police chases in a stolen car while on heroin. Why should Mr. Boyd not be required to be responsible for his actions, when everyone else is? Once is a mistake, after that its a lifestyle choice. Mr. Boyd is a criminal, an addict and a drug dealer. The general public are going to judge him, and have the right to do it harshly. Mr. Boyd and his wife Abigail lost their children due to their addictions. This addiction wasn't a new problem for them. Christine as someone who claims it has been a "pleasure" to having been close to the Boyd family, was that before or during your heroin addiction? As a long time friend that would make you someone who knew that the Boyds were both addicts during the time frame that when CPS came and removed the children from the Boyd's care. I am not sure you should be bragging too highly about a man who's family who have lost their children due to the parents' addiction. You claim to have watched Mr. Boyd raise his children in "difficult situations", would those situations been as "difficult" without the drug addiction? Given that it was his own child who contacted the police to asking to be removed and placed in the home of one of the children's friends in order to get away from said "difficult situations". It wouldn't appear that you were much of a caring adult to step in to help out those children.

Do let the public know when it is the appropriated to make a judgement on Mr. Boyd and his "problematic behaviors" as it is the public tax money that is paying to provide Mr. Boyd a place to spend his time-out.

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Posted by Ashlee Durham on 03/28/2019 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Drugs and crime: Tracing the downward spiral of a decorated (and wounded) brother in arms

I have had the pleasure of being close with Ken's wife and her sister has been my best friend for 20 years. That's how long I've known Kenneth Boyd. I have witnessed first-hand how the literal bodily pain, and the emotional and psychological pain changed him slowly over time. No matter what he has been through or has been doing for the past several years, as I have not been close during these years, I know that nothing can change the fact that he and his wife are good people. Ken is a good person, point blank.
As a recovering heroin addict myself, I can tell you there are plenty of things I regret about my life and time during the worst of my addiction. I did things that would never even occur to the sober me. I cannot speak to what it must be like to suffer from PTSD and traumatic brain injury from serving in the military, leading to turning to drugs and self-medicating to ease the pain of existence, but I know that the pain of existence can be traumatic for all of us; why then is it so difficult to understand that combined with a person's "normal" sense of existential pain and dread, traumatic combat experience may exacerbate that pain exponentially?
For those of you who like to sit back at your keyboards and judge someone who you may or may not have known personally for a relatively short period of time, have these things ever occurred to you? It's so easy to judge others based on cherry-picked problematic behavior, but your opinions don't matter. Ken's family and the people who love him still know that he is essentially, at his core, a very good person. I watched him raise his children in difficult situations early on, I have seen how chivalrous and kind his soul is, and nothing he could ever do will ever change that opinion of him in my mind. It makes me sad to see the people jumping up so eagerly to judge him, but it couldn't be less surprising. As I said before, your opinions are worthless. Kenneth Boyd on the other hand, couldn't be worthless, no matter what.

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Posted by Christine Elizabeth Orpurt on 03/28/2019 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Drugs and crime: Tracing the downward spiral of a decorated (and wounded) brother in arms

There seems to be an unusual harshness against mental illness and addiction that happens when a subject veers away from what is considered to be an acceptable or "normal" amount of falling. Some of us fall harder, please forgive

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Posted by Abigail Marguerite Boyd on 03/27/2019 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Drugs and crime: Tracing the downward spiral of a decorated (and wounded) brother in arms

Sorry, but I've never had a drug charge in my life. Also, Ken did not use any credit card, nor has he been charged with that. As for his "assault" on officers, I was standing there and witnessed the excessive man-handling the police used on my husband. He did not ever strike against them, not a single time.

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Posted by Abigail Marguerite Boyd on 03/27/2019 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Drugs and crime: Tracing the downward spiral of a decorated (and wounded) brother in arms

This great upstanding citizen, who claims that he is good name is being smeared unjustly, is on this week's Most Wanted List. Most be those bad people at CSPD, not anything to do with Kenneth Boyd? Just over look his seven (7) current court cases.
Thirty-seven-year-old Kenneth Boyd is wanted on assault charges, for allegedly failing to comply with police, and for failing to appear in court twice. He is described as a 6-foot-1 white male, weighs 205 pounds, and has black hair and hazel eyes.

If this is all bullshit Ken, that it was all a misunderstanding about the "stolen" car, why not be a man and go to your court dates. Some one paid a bail well over $200,000 that they are never getting back. This isn't the first time you have not shown up for your court dates. Guess you can't explain away the stolen credit card you to used to buy car parts. Just borrowing that too? Didn't another newspaper write about the another "stolen" vehicle that you some how had in your possession? Wasn't that the same day your wife has found in the possession of drugs, leading to her spending some time in jail? The public was warned to stay away from you because you own several guns and are considered dangerous?

Don't worry Ken, the people that do know you, know that you for what you really are, a heroin junkie, and a drug dealer. You have burned too many people over the past years. The people that believe are the people who are your clients. As your actions and court records speak very loud and clear.

As for research you said no one did to support the fact that you are as ass, there are just the current cases pending against you.

El Paso case # D212017JV1106 being heard April 8 is regarding Child Protection taking away your children due to you and your wife's drug addiction. Notice the 2017 is the year the case was filed. You going to turn yourself in or just let the nice family permanently adopt your kids?

El Paso case# D212019CR1785 that would be the case involving a stolen credit card and your assaulting two police officers.
You have Arrest Warrants for the following cases:

Your kids mean everything to you, not enough to stop using the drugs. You picked buying drugs over paying the mortgage, choosing to let the house your kids lived in go into foreclose. Was that the CSPD fault too?

The CSPD didn't trash your reputation, you did.

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Posted by Mike Collins on 03/25/2019 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Recognizing the year's worst in government transparency

Eeh, don't forget the upcoming Red Flag law. Talk about Orwellian fodder for the courts to have to waste time with.

Posted by Anthony Springer on 03/21/2019 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Growing up

I can't tell if Jennifer Sengenberger actually knows what she's talking about or is just full of it.

Posted by Chris Burdick on 03/19/2019 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Local furries explain the oft-misunderstood community of their clawed, pawed and feathered friends

i'm a furry, and i have to deal with the ridicule of people assume the HORRID things that "i am doing" but i'm just a person, a Therian (a person who has a strong connection with an animal) and i classify as my fursona, yeah it's a tad bit strange, but i'm still a living being that deserves the same respect that everyone else does, i'm not some sexual freak that uses fursuits to cover my image and stuff, i'm an enthusiast of like-minded people and furs that just wants to embrace himself. i'm a MilFur (furry that has been in the military) i'm a Marine, yet even my damned platoon made fun of me! i hate this hate that you oppressive fucks do to us! we deserve to be given respect; what happened to equal rights and appropriation?! Give us our rights!

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Posted by Timothy “Fenru'lfr” Ingram on 03/18/2019 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Cripple Creek-Victor school district is headed for a showdown, with board members facing a possible recall election

Patty Waddle is no victim. Patty was put on administrative leave for having employees back date information at early head start so that she could keep federal funding that CCV didnt qualify for because the dates were changed. She committed federal crimes and curiously enough when she was placed on leave the hard drive to her computer went missing. Just another situation where the media wanted to believe someone's story and decided not to do their due diligence as a reporter to ensure that what they were posting for thousands to see was in fact the truth. Cant trust the media for a anything but lies and exaggerations.

Posted by Ben Matthewson on 03/14/2019 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Getting away with murder

The calculations you predicted seem to be right on the money, as heartbreaking as that is. 74 cold cases in 2005, now we are up to 108 with many many cases just days away from hitting the 1 Year cold mark, yet it feels like the CSPD + DA Dan Mays investigations are lifetimes away. DA Dan May has allowed the city of Colorado Springs to become a place you can truly get away with murder. Every citizen should be concerned. CSPD and DA Dan May have forgotten these victims and the victims families who they leave in utter turmoil of hopelessly searching for answers. Every life matters and murderers should be held accountable. How can we make this happen when the person who holds the keys to the courtroom isnt held accountable for his dereliction of duty?

Posted by vanessavictor1 on 03/07/2019 at 11:47 PM

Re: “Cripple Creek-Victor school district is headed for a showdown, with board members facing a possible recall election

My son is Alex Hood he received horrific abuse from this school. I have documented everything. Forensic interviews etc. Facebook page is Justice for Alex Hood.FBI and DoJ and FBI were involved. Hickenlooper had the judge Cisneros removes from the bench because they abuse and her being biased.

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Posted by Kristen Tornquist Hood on 03/05/2019 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Cripple Creek-Victor school district is headed for a showdown, with board members facing a possible recall election

I can't believe no one is talking about how there wasnt enough food for students a couple years ago. Or the fact that I am pretty sure Tim Braun is only president of the board so he can have assemblies and read his stories to everyone. Also, he is definitely not the only teacher that taught without any clue what they were doing. There were some great teachers there that should have been in a much better school so they could actually teach.

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Posted by You wish on 03/03/2019 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Drugs and crime: Tracing the downward spiral of a decorated (and wounded) brother in arms

It's funny how a person I don't know runs with information that was never confirmed. I do not have any drug charges. I was arrested in a vehicle I borrowed that was reported stolen. As far as drug dealer that's a farce. I was a mobile mechanic and all I have ever done is try to help others and get people to stop hurting each other and start caring for more then themselves. I find it so offensive that this uninformed troll didn't at least take the time to speak to the person they are speaking about. Half of what is said is definitely not true. This article is not all truth. But that's the shit that makes our great country look stupid. Our people run their mouths without even a hint of research. So for everyone's benefit please don't believe this bullshit. I am being damned for things I was never apart of. And I did seak help Dr. Bixler can confirm. I even had a pain management doctor. But CSPD has ruined my life and reputation. Trust yourselves, for those who know me you can see the truth and know what really happened. Ken Boyd is nothing more then a soldier,father, husband, mechanic and my wife is my world. My kids mean everything to me. So farewell I hope the readers actually use their brains and knowledge of me to see for who I am and separate the bullshit. I love you all and hope you see the truth

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Posted by Ken Boyd on 03/03/2019 at 1:42 AM

Re: “Cripple Creek-Victor school district is headed for a showdown, with board members facing a possible recall election

Patty just needs to drop it. My kid was one of Patty's students in Pre-K, as a mother I brought up a concern that my child was autitistic. Her response was "Ive worked with autistic kids and she is not one so I will not have the educational screening done" well turns out that after 2 years of that crap my kid was autistic and they got rid of her. I have a passion for dislike on her and everything she is and do not support anything where i see HER name or the ARRICKS name in it.

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Posted by NotTellingYou on 03/02/2019 at 5:59 PM

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