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Re: “Slingers Smokehouse & Saloon soft opens

So long as the bbq doesn't need to be slathered in bbq sauce to be palatable, I'm happy

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Posted by Matt 2 on 12/09/2019 at 12:52 PM

Re: “How to survive a night on a fourteener

Good words! It's so important to be adequately prepared.

Thank you, Colorado Springs Independent, for publishing a great article. Thank you, Nick, for sharing your story and helping others. Thank you Fremont County and Colorado Search and Rescue for volunteering so much time to save lives!


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Posted by Perry Boydstun on 12/09/2019 at 7:04 AM

Re: “New Lincoln Center bar so jejune we question our culinary scene’s progress

"I don’t really know what it is other than what it isn’t." That type in bold says it all. You didn't review "The Roswell" for what it is. You reviewed it for what it isn't and for what you wish it was. That was not fair at all and should not have been published. If you want Colorado Springs to evolve in certain direction, maybe write a dedicated article on that. Don't take it out on one business that doesn't fit your opinion on the direction a certain aspect of the city should go.

If you feel that strongly about, how about opening up your own restaurant.

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Posted by Brooks Hagenow on 12/09/2019 at 6:45 AM

Re: “New Lincoln Center bar so jejune we question our culinary scene’s progress

You need to calm down.


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Posted by LAJ on 12/08/2019 at 9:22 PM

Re: “New Lincoln Center bar so jejune we question our culinary scene’s progress

You have no clue. I have lost all respect for your reviews now.
Please pull your head out of Smorbrod's fish net.

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Posted by gadizimole on 12/08/2019 at 8:05 PM

Re: “How to survive a night on a fourteener

The list above is very good. But here are some things a lot of people don't realize:

When you have bad cell coverage, your phone increases its power output to try to "search" for a tower. This means when you are out in the woods your phone will goo through power much faster than in the city. That is why the booster battery mentioned in the article is a very important piece of gear.

Using a phone's GPS, and especially using a phone's compass, drains the battery even faster. So take along a good old fashioned compass and a separate handheld GPS receiver.

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Posted by Dave Hernandez on 12/08/2019 at 4:19 PM

Re: “New Lincoln Center bar so jejune we question our culinary scene’s progress

Why waste a whole page in the print edition to tell us how bad you think this place is? Next time, use the space for something more constructive. We read enough negative stuff in The Indy as it is.

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Posted by Dawnie Baldo on 12/08/2019 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Tennessee man says quality of Colorado Springs weed 'is an absolute fraud'

Wow, lots of negativity. The man is searching for something to alleviate his wife's illness. Maybe offer him friendly suggestions. These comments say a lot about CO natives...

Posted by Jeremiah Spelas on 12/08/2019 at 6:52 AM

Re: “How to survive a night on a fourteener

Also, I have to agree with Tim - it’s a very important thing to discuss these things publicly; that way others can learn from it without suffering the same injury. I’ve been shamed for it in the past by lesser people, but the people I really respect and learn from are the same way in being open about mistakes.

Posted by Iz on 12/08/2019 at 12:57 AM

Re: “How to survive a night on a fourteener

Its tough learning that expert halo applies to #1... Ive been doing ultra-distance speedhikes way outside of SAR territory for years (even as a SAR unit member!), and its really this year that I came up with a fastpack solution with just the major safety items (past an EPIRB and food) - tourniquet, cord, knife/paper/pen/trauma shears (the nice ones, not the first aid kit ones), a HAM radio with frequencies for the area, shelter, fire/water/heat, redundant navigation (watch, phone w/ backup batteries, printed topo and orienteering compass), and a light but extremely warm and snow/wind/water impenetrable jacket, and plans A/B/C sent out to a couple other fast/trustworthy people with my shoe print. Survival skills were just never really a hot topic until I got into my WFR and started to realize how much can go wrong so fast from the trauma triad if you cant do basics like maintain heat and contain bleeding effectively.

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Posted by Iz on 12/08/2019 at 12:46 AM

Re: “How to survive a night on a fourteener

Sounds like a standard case of Summit Fever. Fortunately not a fatal case this time, but still one that cost Mr. Noland dearly.

It takes courage to discuss one’s mistakes publicly, in hopes of some unknown person benefitting. Thanks Nick.

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Posted by Tim Downey on 12/07/2019 at 5:40 PM

Re: “Manitou father escapes death on Colorado mountainside

Bob, Hike the Appalachian trail and summit a handful of 14ers , then come back and read your post to discover which of you is self absorbed. Respectfully b, a friend of Nick’s family.

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Posted by Rex Blanton on 12/07/2019 at 11:54 AM

Re: “R&R Coffee Cafe's new Tri Lakes expansion opens

R&R coffee is far superior than the leading brand with stores on every corner. There is no burnt tar tasting flavors that we have been told is quality roasting. The type of coffee that hurts when you’re forced to drink. R&R sources their own beans by personally traveling to the locations where they are grown. The Columbia is my favorite but my friends really enjoy Miramar for the fruit flavor. I encourage everyone who truly likes coffee to try R&R coffee. Save the burnt brand flavor when you have no other choice.

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Posted by Colorado Resident on 12/07/2019 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Bitcoin mining operation shipping containers tumble in high winds

Springs code enforcement needs to be tougher, period. The codes are there for a reason. Enforce them.

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Posted by Zen on 12/07/2019 at 3:25 AM

Re: “7 stories making headlines this week

The runner who is making us aware of plastic pollution should have shown how many bottles of fake spring water he drinks and tosses into the recycle bin, then run behind the recycle truck to see where it goes and what actually gets recycled. Imagine if everyone stopped buying bottled water and used the tap water which costs a fraction of the plastic kind. Imagine, I have made you aware of that, and I did not run one single step.
Nestle is one company that sucks water out of the ground anywhere they can, and an investment of $300 nets them $7000 in profit. It isn't oil, but it is being taken for almost nothing from aquifers and sold to idiots for a lot. Oh and plastic is made from petroleum and tanker trucks use oil to haul the water which weighs 8 pounds a gallon so the fuel use is higher than normal. Drilling rigs use oil as well.
Ask the mayor if gasoline stations were originally paid for by tax payer dollars or capitalists. And what is used to make the electricity that charge the batteries for these cars, coal or gas? I will mention that the vehicles are made from iron and plastic which involve the need for oil and what is an electric car lubricated with? Fairy dust? Nobody is using less fuel or emitting less carbon. And they use a lot of copper, too.
The other story about Trump allowing more oil companies to be emitting more, needs clarification that climate change/ global warming is being used, and successfully so, for government to be able to levy a tax, a carbon tax , carbon emissions are taxed by the ton. That is the only interest your government has in the whole affair- how to tax it and how much to charge-which they have calculated and are charging the emitters. What do you get? Idiot politicians and teachers lamenting the end of the world in 10 years which is scaring your little children half to death. Way to go, good parenting! And you thought it was about the planet! And also tell them the truth that cigarette smoke is harmless to non-smokers, and that is a fact. and vaping is not smoke but vapor, water vapor, it is not smoke at all. It is harmless to non-vapers and is only a nicotine delivery system. Nicotine is the most addicting substance on earth that humans can ingest, so how many of you are now addicted to second-hand smoke? None? That is correct, you got nothing from second-hand smoke except your clothes smell smokey from you being in a bar and drinking half the night.

Posted by Bob Wyman on 12/06/2019 at 8:08 PM

Re: “Manitou father escapes death on Colorado mountainside

A self-absorbed not-quite -ready-for-a- Darwin-award applicant. The Indy would be normally trashing elk hunters but did not mention if they assisted or how. Figures.
And as hunter myself I know part of the money for licenses I buy goes to Search and Rescue but who is picking up the bill for this man's foolishness? Taxpayers. Any nimrod should know that the first thing you do after admitting you are lost is to build a fire and stay put. This guy lost track of his shoes and all for a picture of a sunset?! Self-absorbed.
Not surprised the Indy writes this up as him being some sort of brave hero, I am surprised that they could not figure how to blame Trump or did I miss that... and the Indy also has been carrying a column consisting of various person's tales worthy of ridicule not unlike the one who did something like this. Using one's head is NOT an admirable trait that one will learn is the Indy's stock and trade and that is all one can learn from it.
Take risks on your own dime. And if a search and rescue person had been killed during the search how would we all feel then? It would be a different story.
(I only read the Indy since I consider it the enemy's playbook...)

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 12/06/2019 at 7:08 PM

Re: “New Lincoln Center bar so jejune we question our culinary scene’s progress

How is this a restaurant review?! Your tone of ignorance rings loud without any regard to the history of the Roswell area. Rather, you insulted all of your readers by presuming we don’t have a good palate. Smorbrod’s concept was good but not all good concepts work. Your comparison of the Roswell to Smorbrod served no purpose but exemplified your sadness and disappointment at its closing! I ate at Smorbrod a few times but got tired of the portions getting smaller and smaller. Any time I was there it was empty. The Roswell opening here is perfect! The food is good, good sized portions, fabulous salads and the Popcycle pizza is the best. I’m so happy to have a neighborhood restaurant and bar where the owners and staff are so friendly and welcoming. In the month it has been open I have been there many times and have never been disappointed. This is what the Lincoln Center needed.

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Posted by Paidragin on 12/06/2019 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Council to consider new short-term rental regulations

Here is thought from a law professor "it is possible that property values may increase as a result of the government allowing owners to enter into the short-term market, especially if, in the long-run, by doing so, the owner is able to alleviate some of the burden of ownership and thereby avoid deferring maintenance or, in the extreme, avoiding foreclosure. "

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Posted by Dien Nguyen on 12/06/2019 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Manitou father escapes death on Colorado mountainside

Critical comments are not useless, Ellen. They are showing that this is a teachable moment. They serve to let people know what to do and what not to do. If all you are taking away from reading comments like mine and Katy's is that we are mean people, then you are not paying attention to what is being said and you are just reading to find something that offends you.

Regarding your examples, there are reasons why we don't text or drink and drive, and reasons why those activities are illegal.

Now all of that being said, comments such as the one from "showmethemoney" are crass and completely without merit -- they are just being @$$h0les.

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Posted by Dave Hernandez on 12/06/2019 at 10:35 AM

Re: “New downtown stadium brings no additional parking spaces for fans

What this article fails to mention is that this is only 1 of 2 stadiums planned for the downtown area that are so poorly planned that they are going to make parking, living, and enjoying our downtown a nightmare. Colorado College is planning a hockey stadium on that also doesn't provide the necessary parking.

Posted by SJB on 12/06/2019 at 10:25 AM

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