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Re: “The Springs looks to regulate Airbnbs, and other short-term rentals

By the way I have already written to my City Council Representative, David Geislinger regarding this issue. If you are in his district his email is dgeislinger@springsgov.com.

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Posted by Neil Talbott on 09/23/2018 at 3:20 PM

Re: “The Springs looks to regulate Airbnbs, and other short-term rentals

Anyone who feels like Neil and John do: please check out the Neighborhood Preservation Alliance's FB page

https://m.facebook.com/NPAofCosprings

and consider joining us in writing City Council allCouncil@springsgov.com

to ask for:
a Primary Residency requirement
caps on STR permits so that the City has control of the growth (growth in COS is over 4,400% since 2013)
requirements for the 60+ online STR Platforms to provide transparent data to the city and hold the Platforms accountable
close the loop on the Platform reporting with 3rd-party software (like Harmari) to scrub the web for STR istings that are not compliant

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Posted by Michael Applegate on 09/23/2018 at 12:50 PM

Re: “The Springs looks to regulate Airbnbs, and other short-term rentals

See the following Colorado Code of Regulations, Paragraph 2.1 --https://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/GenerateRu…

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Posted by Neil Talbott on 09/23/2018 at 11:53 AM

Re: “The Springs looks to regulate Airbnbs, and other short-term rentals

^What Neil said! STRs are popping up all over our neighborhood. Parking and partying are becoming significant issues. And the owners? They dont give a rip as long as the money flows in...

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Posted by John Spengler on 09/23/2018 at 8:29 AM

Re: “The Springs looks to regulate Airbnbs, and other short-term rentals

Ok, best case -- nothing ever happens. Worse case, short term tenants turn out to be human traffickers, drug dealers, or thieves casing the neighborhoods. No one in the neighborhood really knows them, not even the owner. If a neighborhood is zoned single family residential why in God's name do we have businesses (licensed or unlicensed) in that zone? HOAs don't even have the right to ban or control them. Call them what you like but these are boarding houses, license them, control them, and put them in zones appropriate for them.
Neil L. Talbott

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Posted by Neil Talbott on 09/22/2018 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Where are they now?

If my map is correct & it is being born & raised in the Springs area
Palmer high school is on Nevada ave not too far from they're House/Store
Petersons partyland was on Tejon st.
I believe they lived upstairs.And the area is In the Ivywild district.
I was a kid when they had Petersons Party Land but I do remember them and got gags vampire teeth & fake blood from the store. .My family lived a few blocks away on 1720 Ivy place.
And I went to Ivy elementary school my brothers went to Palmer high school but I think She is about 12 years older than me. You mentioned She s from
Skyway but that's a few miles west and is off of 8th.street in the Cheyenne Mountain school district.
Fyi.

Posted by Chris Jarvis on 09/18/2018 at 11:30 PM

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

Well, what weird crazy world we live in now.

Posted by Doc Holliday on 09/17/2018 at 1:49 PM

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

I really needed a laugh tonight, so thanks for writing this!

"(The Indy has withheld last names due to requests for privacy, over concern of ridicule and harassment.)"

You think...?! Participation by the largely well-to-do in lavish, fantasy-based escapism as an adult has consequences. Fortunately for them, its largely just ridicule.

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Posted by John Foster on 09/15/2018 at 7:31 PM

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

I've been following mainstream coverage of Furry since the I discovered the fandom and finally met like-minded people in 1988 (not long after it was born) and this is one of the very best, in-depth pieces of reportage I've yet read - thank you Heidi!
-Joe Strike
author, "Furry Nation: The True Story of America's Most Misunderstood Subculture."

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Posted by JoeStrike on 09/15/2018 at 2:38 PM

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

One of the longest-running members (and most well-known faces) of the furry fandom, 2 the ranting gryphon, actually put together a very detailed explanation of the series of events that came together to put an end to the RMFC. It was posted as a youtube video on his self-named channel. It may prove enlightening to have a gander.

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Posted by Spirit Runner on 09/13/2018 at 1:23 PM

Re: “In Cripple Creek and Victor's mining district, a story of a rare mineral, a dispute over a tunnel, and suspicions of what’s behind a welded-shut metal door unfolds

Colorado College Special Collections just recently acquired the Laurence T. Gray Papers (Ms 399, gift of Alan Campbell), which contains papers related to the building of the Ophelia / Moffat Tunnel. We're open weekdays 9-12 and 1-5 at 1021 N. Cascade.

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Posted by Jessy Randall on 09/11/2018 at 10:30 AM
Posted by Tim Downey on 09/08/2018 at 2:18 PM

Re: “In Cripple Creek and Victor's mining district, a story of a rare mineral, a dispute over a tunnel, and suspicions of what’s behind a welded-shut metal door unfolds

obviously tg didnt read the article. and another point, everyone is an outsider here except the native americans.

Keep up the fight Ryan!! You are in the right!

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Posted by ds 1 on 09/07/2018 at 9:35 AM

Re: “In Cripple Creek and Victor's mining district, a story of a rare mineral, a dispute over a tunnel, and suspicions of what’s behind a welded-shut metal door unfolds

Why are these out of state miners constantly thinking they can just go did anywhere. I caught some idiots dredging on Maureen Chapman's land and when confronted they brandished weapons claiming it was the BLM. Time to end the lawlessness on shelf road.

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Posted by TGhazaliya on 09/06/2018 at 6:28 AM

Re: “A 50-year Trekkie bestows Star Trek history upon the next generation: How fandom and fanfiction sparked the galaxy’s most controversial romance

I never met Dee personally, although I was (am) very familiar with her fan fiction. I am very sorry to hear that we have lost her.

Posted by klangley56 on 09/05/2018 at 8:07 AM

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

Allowing the homeless to stay there can make things very difficult when it comes time to try to move them. Per the state of Colorado, if you allow them to stay on your property, they become legal tenants and therefore you have to go through extra hoops of a formal eviction to get them to leave.

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Posted by Odin on 09/03/2018 at 3:39 PM

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

Who gets the liability for the first assault; rape; or homicide that occurs? Is Concrete Couch carrying any rider to keep them or the city from being sued for the ruckus that is happening at their new project?

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Posted by Old COS on 09/03/2018 at 1:03 PM

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

"I would never want to jeopardize long-term goals to help a handful of individuals."
Mr. Wood, you are jeopardizing more than the long term goals of your organization! You are jeopardizing the health and well-being of a once beautiful section of the downtown area. I encourage you to read the police reports that have been borne of your property and the surrounding area in just the last 2 months. Shootings, stabbings, drugs and that doesn't even begin to cover the filth. The public would be appalled if they could see how downright disgusting this area has become since allowing the homeless to stay. I would venture to say that the photos would speak volumes for those that don't dare go see for themselves. You are not helping these individuals. Their lack of concern for your organization and for your property makes that quite clear. What you are doing is perpetuating more crime in an area where law-abiding, tax paying citizens are now fighting for their safety and for the safety of their children. Mr. Wood, I don't know what section of this camp that you regularly tour but I do find it concerning that either you are completely blind to the heaps of garbage, the used condoms, the used syringes and the human waste or you have somehow missed quite a large section of this tent camp. Continuing to allow this seems very contradictory to the mission statement of Concrete Couch.

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Posted by Rhonda Weiss on 09/02/2018 at 1:49 PM

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

How effective do you think the City has been enforcing 'no camping bans' and: Question 6 - - "What do you think the City can do to ease your concerns and reduce the impact of uncontrolled/unregulated illegal camping in the growing number of areas where it appears to be increasing?"

http://projectoneunity.homestead.com/West-…

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Posted by R Wehner on 09/02/2018 at 1:24 PM

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