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Re: “Colorado health insurance premiums stabilize

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Posted by richardgraham on 11/17/2018 at 4:19 AM

Re: “Beavers drive a wedge between Manitou Springs environmentalists, business owners

Beavers can cause a lot of damage through felling trees and building there dams. Contrary to what some think, their dams are not necessarily a beneficial thing -- in fact frequently are not. Many of the trees they cut down don't grow back very well and they can increase erosion and flooding, exactly the opposite of what many people claim.

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Posted by Dave H on 11/16/2018 at 6:33 PM

Re: “Springs reaches traffic death record, local soldiers deployed to border, Williams faces ethics complaint, and more

what good can come from the p@$$y grabber in chief sending our local soldiers to the border...

let us please never elect another stupid repubican ever again... the last two should be enough for this century.

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Posted by happyfew on 11/16/2018 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Springs reaches traffic death record, local soldiers deployed to border, Williams faces ethics complaint, and more

The city hasn't doubled in size since 2017 or 2016, both of which had fewer traffic deaths than 2018. So regardless of how you rationalize things, the increase is alarming and still a record.

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Posted by Odin on 11/16/2018 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Springs reaches traffic death record, local soldiers deployed to border, Williams faces ethics complaint, and more

Well, as the local TV station noted... this number of deaths was from 1986. So 30 +years later, this article is not taking into account that the city is now double in size. Double the size and same number of deaths. Obviously even 1 death is not great, and accuracy surrounding the 'alarm' of those numbers is also important. Clearly a lot has actually improved safety wise to essentially make 50% the death rate of the 80's.

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Posted by colorado 1 on 11/14/2018 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Beavers drive a wedge between Manitou Springs environmentalists, business owners

It seems like wrapping or sand-painting trees would have solved avoided this whole problem. You are so lucky to have Sherri on hand to help this situation. Beavers can make a huge difference to even urban landscapes if we are smart enough to let them.

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Posted by Heidi Perryman on 11/14/2018 at 6:27 AM

Re: “FEMA money used to buy out pricey landslide-damaged homes

@Katy Lynn Davis - angry republicans often act like only they remember what funds FEMA.
The most ridiculous thing is claiming that FEMA or this City is run by liberals.

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Posted by TruB on 11/10/2018 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs shelters expand low-barrier beds

Wth, no sobriety beds, this city is stupid, no wonder why we are the num 1 homeless destination

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Posted by Paes164 on 11/10/2018 at 7:24 AM

Re: “Council OKs short term rental ordinance after contentious public meeting

what did you think would happen in this developer run city... they don't give a rats ass about any of you, they only care about making more money and if it ruins you neighborhood... so be it!!!

Posted by happyfew on 11/09/2018 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Local women, kids face housing shortage

Only 9 ?!! I would think even one unsheltered child is unacceptable. Maybe if you required stricter qualifications in the hiring of your child service employees instead of allowing any idiot with an associates degree and no experience to make decisions that can destroy families people wouldn't feel that the streets are water than risking government "assistance".

Posted by Shannon Simmons on 11/08/2018 at 11:53 PM

Re: “Council OKs short term rental ordinance after contentious public meeting

Ha ha ha you idiots think the homeless are a big problem, just wait until you see what happens to your precious neighborhoods now.

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Posted by Shannon Simmons on 11/08/2018 at 11:44 PM

Re: “Parks and Wildlife looking for a deer poacher while the city searches for someone to kill deer

No state employee is looking for a "poacher" and if you all are looking to kill deer then join the motorists that hit and killed over 7,000 deer in the state last year.
When the deer over-populate the city they will become a nuisance to you and a hazard to each other from illnesses and lack of predators.
They can be very aggressive about food and their space so do not feed them. Watch for them to attack a small person who does not know deer are wild and they are not Bambi. Deer don't use antlers for defense, they use their front hooves. They can strike in a second with sharp narrow hooves, both of them, that can lay you open. A child may not survive. If and when that happens then you all will not be able to get rid of them fast enough, unless you did not like that kid anyway.

Posted by Bob Wyman on 11/08/2018 at 5:40 PM

Re: “FEMA money used to buy out pricey landslide-damaged homes

@Katy Lynn

"Liberals". In Mayberry?

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Posted by R Wehner on 11/07/2018 at 2:50 PM

Re: “FEMA money used to buy out pricey landslide-damaged homes

@Gary Casimir,

As long as people keep voting in liberals, who approve this stuff, it's gonna keep happening.

And to make the article more accurate, FEMA isn't buying them out. The rest of us taxpayers, who don't live in "luxury houses", are buying them out.

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 11/07/2018 at 12:35 PM

Re: “FEMA money used to buy out pricey landslide-damaged homes

Excuse, me! You don't put structures or roads in known and documented slide areas. A city planning commission or city council does not approve construction projects in areas of known and documented slide areas. The city is on the hook for these bad decisions and how FEMA got roped into helping boggles the mind. The city should make these home owners whole and write the check. The city is responsible for these bad decisions. The same goes for allowing construction projects in sink hole areas. The city is liable .
Check the fine print of your homeowners insurance to see if youre covered for structure movement.
The Centennial extension from Fillmore to Fontanero is in a slide area. If it is constructed is will be a maintence nightmare even stabilizing the area with 100 foot pylons. It will suck a disproportionate amount of money from the roads.
Its time to use the word No when approving these projects that pose a danger.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 11/05/2018 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Springs sets new policy for e-bikes on local trails

Good luck Finding Class 1 Ebike . Colorado Springs banned 75-90% of Ebikes .

Posted by Bob Oaks on 11/03/2018 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Pikes Peak Cog Railway, not subject to outside scrutiny, faces allegations of safety problems

Nothing surprises me about the Broadmoor...... they are stone-cold focused on making huge profits at public expense, by using public infrastructure, not paying their fair share, taking over park land and city neighborhoods. Under The ownership of Phil Anschutz, the Broadmoor is just another money-grubbing Corporation, and with their wealth, they have total control over city and county governments. No elected official will stand up to them, so they always get what they want. Its depressing! I wont patronize the Broadmoor anymore due to their business practices. Ignoring customer safety on the Cog? That is just par for the course.....

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Posted by prairie chix on 11/01/2018 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Pikes Peak Cog Railway, not subject to outside scrutiny, faces allegations of safety problems

It is very expensive to make a brand new electric train at 14k ft. The Broadmoor MUST pay for it themselves, and keep the profits.
Rick Laurenzi has filed a fake lawsuit with a 719-685-4141 fake Manitou #. He has passed critical information from Shanti Toll to Howard.
The Laurenzi-Weiss plan is to add $10 to each ticket, for a private security force.

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Posted by littllondon on 10/31/2018 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Council OKs short term rental ordinance after contentious public meeting

In a related vein to electing people to office who have no real experience in the business world ie: Gaebler, formally associated with Greccio Housing - - - the concept of forcing low income housing into areas dominated by high end homes such as The Ridge Project in Broadmoor Bluffs - - - and the senior housing project on the 1.2 acre site sold by the city for $1.00 on the corner of T-Gap and Austin Bluffs is one that should be of interest to those concerned with local plannng!

It is interesting to note what impact these actions have on the revenue generating capability for the city. In a recent email from the city finance department, it was estimated that just the cost to provide fire and police services - - comes at a cost of approximately $395.00 per capita on an annual basis.

A relatively low income earner ($17.50 per hour or $35K) will yield about $230.00 in retail sales taxes going into the city coffers to pay for that $395.00.

A relative high income earner ($37.50 per hour or $75K) will yield about $428.00 in retail sales taxes going into the city coffers to pay for that $395.00.

Obviously, with more lower incomes than high, the difference must come, partially, from the property taxes paid by the high end home-owners who may very well see the value of their property decline from a busy-body council (with no business background) forcing, through social engineering policies that will lower property values!

The revised budget projection for 2019 shows a reduction in the rate of projected sales tax growth from 3.5% to 1.62% for 2019 and dropping to 1.5% for the next two years which for 2019 equals a reduction of $3,466,320.00 available to the city to provide basic services.

The public has the administration it elected from the limited field who ran for office.

Should more effort be placed in working to find candidates for public office who have done something other than suck the government tit all their work years and get people into office who recognize the value of concentrating more on creating jobs and revenue than has this current lot?

To build 'affordable housing' (read this as 'tax payer funded housing') there needs to be a significant increase in the number of high income earners moving to the region to toss money into the city kitty to pay the cost - while the number of people employed in the region is 24K higher than when this administration began - - is this due to what this administration has done or is it due to the strength of the national economy and specifically the dynamic growth in jobs and companies moving to Denver - - -? Actually, what has this administration done?

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Posted by R Wehner on 10/31/2018 at 7:11 AM

Re: “Council OKs short term rental ordinance after contentious public meeting

"- - -and about how all that could be strangled by a bunch of old fogies who still see the world as it was decades ago."

"Ahem, City Council."

Actually, the current council is not all that old and not all 'old fogies'. There are two 'middle-aged fogiettes.'

Is this a matter of council 'over-regulating' in an area best left to home-owner associations?

In a report prepared by the National Home Builder Association (2016) with local data from Summit Economics, the cost of government regulation added $84,321.00 to the price of a new home.

From the report:

"The average cost of regulation embedded in new home construction is rising more than twice as fast as the average American's ability to pay for it."

Perhaps what the city really needs is a city council that will keep the hell out of business and just concentrate on providing basic services.

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Posted by R Wehner on 10/31/2018 at 6:15 AM

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