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Re: “Parks protection ballot measure has lots of problems says city attorney

Ms. Massey's document is based largely on what ifs. So here's a what if to consider. What if public lands were inviolate? What if, once established and dedicated, a park or open space was literally untouchable? Do you think that the City of Colorado Springs would suddenly disappear off the map? Has Denver? Had North Cheyenne Canon Park been inviolate, what would have happened when Phil Anschutz came knocking on Chris Lieber's door with a great land swap deal in hand? (To be clear, this is a guess. I am not privy to the particulars). If North Cheyenne Canon Park had been protected by law, Mr. Anschutz would have been sent on his merry way with a, " Sorry, we can't do that", perhaps quite miffed (in the way of any thwarted billionaire) but in truth, none the worse for wear. According to the Colorado State Court of Appeals, the transfer of Strawberry Fields was legal. It was also executed in a fashion which was immoral, lacked integrity, and carried more than a hint of corruption. If something is immoral, lacks integrity and is corrupt .... should it be legal? It is said that you can't legislate morality, and that may be true when it comes to human interactions. But the land does not have free will. If it is to be protected at all, then we must do it. Laws should be in line with reality. That is what was attempted here. This isn't over.

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Posted by Mur on 01/18/2019 at 2:23 PM

Re: “41 percent of Suthers campaign fundraising comes from Broadmoor zip code

The man needs to go!

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Posted by Audrey Hatfield on 01/16/2019 at 7:17 PM

Re: “41 percent of Suthers campaign fundraising comes from Broadmoor zip code

What else would you expect from Little Johnnie Suthers (aka Mayor Anschutz)?

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Posted by John Spengler on 01/15/2019 at 11:18 PM

Re: “41 percent of Suthers campaign fundraising comes from Broadmoor zip code

You were expecting something different? The situation of who controls Colorado Springs/El Paso county couldn't be more obvious, and has been that way for decades. No "conspiracy" here, now move along.
(i do hope the sarcasm is completely clear)

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Posted by gregaj7 on 01/15/2019 at 6:52 PM

Re: “El Paso County jail deputies might get less training, Sheriff Bill Elder says

These guys would rather lower the standards than actually fix the problems of why people are leaving. Anyone that would work for this organization needs their head examined. I worked for these guys for 11 years and it was a miserable, miserable 11 years. They will promise you it's going to get better but it never does and it never did in the 11 years I was there it only got worse. If you go here don't plan on getting promoted unless you're friends with the sheriff or one of his cronies.

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Posted by Howard Ferguson on 01/11/2019 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Crossroads detox facility to shut down temporarily

Sheriff Maketa like him or not did not have all of this incompetence going on while he was the Sheriff. He had more deputies on the street and in the jail. There was not deputies beat up or assaulted as they have had in the Jail under Elder. The Detox center, the partnerships with the hospital, mental health and substance abuse centers he was able to bring them together and make it work with the help of the BOCC. We see none of this here I bet the Republican Party and the employees of EPSO wished they had Maketa back. At least he could balance a budget, and provide a line item detail of the Departments expense unlike Elder 4 to 6 pages of the useless power point he provides.

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Posted by Chad Stone on 01/11/2019 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Crossroads detox facility to shut down temporarily

Who couldnt see this coming. BOCC and Elder is incompetence continues to grow. Just another example of lack of leadership in this County from the elected leaders.

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Posted by Chad Stone on 01/09/2019 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Anti-immigration group VDARE sues Mayor John Suthers

Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Chuck Schumer, Maxine Waters all have stated the wall isn't necessary. The Border Patrol / ICE has stated the wall is necessary, would be an asset and have so for years. I'll go with the opinions of professionals in the Border Patrol over professional leftist politicians with a political agenda.

Democrats have voted for border security in the past. They're opposed to President Trump, thus the wall. So once again Democrats prioritize liberal politics over the safety of the American citizens. To Democrats U.S. citizens are acceptable collateral damage and have been for many years. Democrats put our families at risk of being victimized by illegal aliens as in the cases of Mollie Tibbetts, Kate Steinly and now, Police Cpl. Ronil Singh because their hate of President Trump & their leftist ideology.

The current migration at our southern border is costing U.S taxpayers a Kings Ransom. Fleeing persecution? or fleeing for freebies? If there latest "Demand"; for U.S. taxpayers to fund their trip home and give them $50,000 each is any indicator, its for freebies. In any event, they sure don't stay in Mexico when they reach "safety" or ask for political asylum in Mexico. Why? because Mexico will give them NOTHING. So they make the long journey to our border, our generous Democrats, liberal immigration attorneys and our tax dollars. Notice how many of the migrants have made the long journey to our country pregnant? Why? Give birth on American soil and the U.S. taxpayers will not only pay for the birth of you're child but will also give you state government assistance.

To Democrats/ Socialists/ Progressives/Communists (they're all the same now except for the name) programs like Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, (DACA) and Temporary Protective Status, (TPS.) are permanent programs; like Chuck Schumers (DNY) visa lottery program.There is nothing "temporary" or "deferred" about these programs. They are designed to get people into the country, (usually third world) then Democrats fight to keep them here using the charge of racism to anyone opposed. Just debating DACA in congress has / is costing taxpayers millions of dollars..... thank the illegal aliens parents and Barrack Obama.

Just the rumor of a new directive (Public Charge.) has illegal aliens refusing benefits across the country. The new directive; if illegal aliens are using public services it could negativity impact their ability to stay in the United states or gain citizenship is already saving taxpayers millions of dollars.

Just a few examples of the more outrageous costs associated with illegal immigration, we will pass this burden on to our children & grand children as has been passed on to us.

*The cost of educating illegal aliens children is staggering. From K-12 it costs taxpayers on average $122,000 for EACH illegal alien student. This does not include the millions spent on bilingual education for illegal aliens.

*Taxpayers in numerous states are funding "in state college tuition" discounts for illegal aliens. Cost to taxpayers over a billion dollars annually. Since 2001, 18 states CA, CO, Connecticut, FL, Illinois, KS, Maryland, MN, NE, NJ, NM, NY, Oklahoma, Oregon, TX, UT, WA, and Wisconsinhave passed legislation for in-state tuition rates to illegal alien students. (AZ voted to terminate this taxpayer expense.)

*30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. This does not include local jails and State Prisons. At roughly $24,000 per year expense per inmate in Federal Prison U do the math.

*$3Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate, process Illegal aliens in the Criminal justice system. I repeat 3 MILLION a DAY to process illegal aliens in the criminal justice system.

* Emergency services for city & states increase with illegal immigration (sanctuary cities). Taxpayers are on the hook for Police, Fire, Paramedic services. Every illegal alien child birth in the United States, baby doctor, dental services & emergency room treatments are all paid with our tax dollars.

*$2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on is spent on food assistance programs such as SNAP (food stamps) WIC, & free school lunches.…

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Posted by Mira Dean on 01/05/2019 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Hickenlooper pardons Rev. Promise Lee for murder

a foolish decision was joining military early, quitting military, having unprotected sex, MURDER is not foolish it is EVIL selfish

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Posted by apathetic on 12/22/2018 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Police Chief Pete Carey is next undersheriff, sources say

"Asked about that on Dec. 17, Sheriff's Office spokesperson Jackie Kirby tells the Indy in an email, "There was no such meeting on Friday and I cannot confirm. Your source is incorrect."

Kirby, like Elder, never did know how to tell the truth!!!

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 12/19/2018 at 12:42 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs police chief to Douglas Bruce: You're 'obnoxious'

Well, Mr. Carey our public servant just couldn't be the bigger person. So much for being PROFESSIONAL. Doesn't matter at all if Doug Bruce was being the World's #1 jerk- where does that "held to a higher standard" part come in?? OBVIOUSLY NOT IN THE SPRINGS. SO you might expect that from MR Bruce, but I did not expect to see that kind of unprofessional response coming from the Chief of Police. Just shows the standards can be raised or lowered as needed,, reminds me of a big blue sign....

Posted by Jane Smith 1 on 12/19/2018 at 7:37 AM

Re: “Fountain, Security, Widefield residents have higher-than-normal blood levels of toxic PFASs, study finds

I lived and spent a significant amount of time there in 2008 and 2009. My son who I was pregnant with and was born during that time, stays with his father part time there. My liver started acting up shortly thereafter and has very slowly improved over time. Now that I know this, it makes me wonder if this is the reason why my son was born underweight, and why I started to have issues and tumors in my liver. Can someone test me?

Posted by Jessica Yadav on 12/15/2018 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Council adopts RV parking ban

The RV parks All Have Dump Stations.

***Say you live in an RV and you need to dump your waste, how do you do it if you are so down & out you're reduced to live in an RV?***

Gee, stop filling up the septic tank (pooping) in the RV?

Tough stuff like this keeps bad actors 'Homeless'. The entirety of the 'OMG who will help me with my bodily functions; and I have to have a dog too' argument is a shame to genuine 'Homeless' people. Old, sad, overly dramatic, and very wasteful of resources.

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Posted by Stain K. Hensley on 12/13/2018 at 7:26 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Police Chief Pete Carey to retire Feb. 1

"the department losing track of an M16 rifle"... Curious, when an AR15 is referenced in your articles it is always an "assault weapon". The M16 is the military version and you call it a rifle! M16 is a fully automatic rifle (or 'machine gun' if you prefer). Being a military weapon it should not be in the hands of police, in fact no military gear should be used by police as it gives the impression the Constitution is being violated, again. And the M16 is still not recommended for buffalo hunting.
It does make one wonder what is the scenario that police envision that machine guns with 30 round magazines will be needed? If there is some full on invasion coming I believe citizens should able to purchase one as easy as purchasing any firearm. Police will be overwhelmed in any attack that an enemy force would unleash. Then to bring in the military would leave citizens helpless in a crossfire since police jurisdiction is limited to the city. What other stuff do they have? Hand Grenades? RPGs? Neutron bombs? Tesla's Death Ray???
State patrol carry machine guns as well.
I believe there is something amiss in the CSPD and it has been for sometime. Of course I might be imagining things...

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 12/12/2018 at 9:05 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Downtown development includes Vermijo Avenue streetscape

There are large pedestrian specific walkways on EACH bridge... on EACH road that sit immediately on either side of this 'new pedestrian walkway'... which already CONNECT DIRECTLY to the America the Beautiful park! Has the world gone mad hahha. This is beyond insanity.

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Posted by colorado 1 on 12/12/2018 at 8:22 PM

Re: “City begins clearing "Quarry" homeless camp

This area has to be walked to be understood. Words, and chosen pictures simply don't carry the impact of a real life, go there, look around visual.

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Posted by Anthony Springer on 12/12/2018 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Sheriff Elder loses court case regarding ICE holds

Sheriff Bill Elder comes across as a lackey of the joe arpaio school of logic.

Served your time? Go home.

Why's that so hard, Bill?

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Posted by dectra dectra on 12/12/2018 at 9:06 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Downtown development includes Vermijo Avenue streetscape

$7.9 in PPRTA money designated fir street repair and for the Pikes Peak Greenway, a 15-mile trail concentrated in a couple hundred feet of aluminum and concrete. Utility dollars combined with other C4C free work that will result in rate increases. And oh yeah...that stormwater fee that got passed. This is all shaking up to be a real boon to Norwood Development. Every day is Christmas for them in Colorado Springs.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 12/11/2018 at 11:56 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Downtown development includes Vermijo Avenue streetscape

I think this is a perfect place to spend all of these millions of dollars, since we don't seem to need them anywhere else in the city....

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 12/11/2018 at 1:20 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Downtown development includes Vermijo Avenue streetscape

Looks pretty slick not gonna lie

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Posted by Matt 2 on 12/11/2018 at 9:53 AM

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