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Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

And @Holmes once again ignores all of the facts in the original article, the fact that the documents in question are recorded with the Clerks office and available for public review, and the fact that law enforcement officers who signed those documents have already publicly acknowledged that there was not a Notary present when they signed. Yep, plenty of facts, that show that a crime was committed.

We know @Holmes is an Elder crony because of one glaring similarity.... they both LIE!

12 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mike Randall on 11/15/2017 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Spring's downtown bicycle infrastructure progresses despite growing pains

I work downtown and Weber Street is a mess! I get why and the benefit but turning it to one lane each way has turned a downtown north/south major thoroughfare into traffic chaos especially with the added road construction and building construction taking place.

Cars are still driving in the bike lane thinking it's a turn lane and those waiting to get into Dutch Brothers use the bike lane as a waiting line. The vertical delineators do help somewhat but now they limit the space when a vehicle turns left from an east/west street onto Weber, especially if cars are stopped at the light on Weber. I would not even consider parking my car on Weber now. And if the delineators are removed for the plows, that's going to be even more interesting when we do have snow on the road.

It's been a couple of months and people still pull up behind the parked cars thinking it's a lane (it's actually kind of funny to watch their reaction - honking and yelling at the empty parked cars in front of them). Because Weber is no longer an easy north/south route, Nevada and Wahsatch are experiencing more traffic.

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 11/15/2017 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

He's right! A hastily written article with no facts is irresponsible and shoddy journalism! Pam should be embarrassed, you'd think that she would know better. But Liberal Democrats would rather create controversy by releasing "fake news" than accurate reporting. This is bigly!

3 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Holmes on 11/15/2017 at 6:44 AM

Re: “Gays bash Hobby Lobby as insensitive

It always starts with them not being allowed to shop. Soon, other stores start doing it because it's okay. And gradually, their civil rights are drained away. Why not torture them? I mean it's fine, it's my "religious belief"; family values should mean helping the families in poverty and war zones.

Posted by Kristofer Jones on 11/15/2017 at 4:25 AM

Re: “Police are ticketing far more homeless campers than they once did

"""Just fyi, I can't recall ever seeing a homeless person lugging around a shovel to "dig a hole""""

There are a lot of rocks in Colorado; and there is a lot of scree dirt and debris. Marion house, SRM, Dorchester Park, heck, even a sewer drain. Lots of options as compared to a pile beside the path, in the alley, on and on and on. If a person can't solve this simple stuff; a home (which usually means an electrical outlet, maybe a stove, a microwave, running water - may as well put a 911 call box on the wall; because that is a whole nother set of emergencies waiting to happen) probably is not the next step in evolution.

About the time a person needs assistance in the how and where to poop category; not sure where to go with helping them. Filling the five gallon bucket and dumping it in the creek is not the right option either. (That does become our drinking water; and is also used to water crops - care for a good old fashioned TB or Hepatitis outbreak? Salmonella anybody?)

Still no trash solutions - the age old concept of 'bring it in; carry it out'. Check back when that basic elementary school level item gets mastered. Because so far; these basic pre-teen tasks (and management items, for the more evolved homeless to perhaps mentor to the less than developed among them) are easily seen to be lacking.

Stop trashing our outdoor areas!

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Posted by Stain K. Hensley on 11/12/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Police are ticketing far more homeless campers than they once did

Just fyi, I can't recall ever seeing a homeless person lugging around a shovel to "dig a hole"...shovels cost money, and if you're homeless, what money you have is probably going to go to more pertinent purchases like food, clothing or toiletries. So to suggest that they could dig a hole and bury it is kind of ludacris.

Mental health facilities need to be reinstated, and we need to be actively helping these people. It seems with the way policies are going we are just creating more homeless, and a lot of us are closer than we care to realize. It only takes one bad turn to end up on the street, and the numbers are growing Nationwide.

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Posted by Kate M Lamb on 11/11/2017 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Anti-Semitic incidents double in Colorado

Love Lives Here!
Some of you need to check your children.

Posted by TruB on 11/10/2017 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Local health care activists face charges despite Sen. Cory Gardner’s apparent request to dismiss

Lol Jessica - gonna die mad about it?

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Posted by TruB on 11/09/2017 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Cake discrimination case heats up

Good thing Christanity is on the decline, education disproves their little book of lies

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Posted by Antonio Black on 11/05/2017 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Mikey Weinstein talks “fighting words” and the military’s religious oppression in the Trump era

Interesting that the religious nuts use insults and threats to express their ideology, but those opposed to their attempt to force all Americans to their altars use reason to express their beliefs.
And they get nowhere, thanks to the last 50 plus or minus years of propagandizing from the people who believe that they and they alone know what is good for the country and what will happen to us when we die.
And they base their beliefs on a book revised and re-written so many times over the centuries that it's barely recognized as a sort of similar text. Like reading a science book called Green Eggs and Ham and believing it's the word of a god.
People might need their bankies to get through life, but it would be nice if they stopped asking the rest of us to chew on the same mangled corners of it as they do.

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Posted by MJH1942 on 11/01/2017 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Cake discrimination case heats up

When I first got to Colorado Springs in January of 1981 and entered the doorway of many a local (not franchise) business, I saw a sign above the door on the inside stating: "We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service to Anyone". Being born/raised on Lincoln, Nebraska, I had never seen such a sign before. It seems at that time a business could decide who to contract with and who not to contract with. It also seems those days of "discrimination", which everyone exercises every day in all their decisions, are supposed to be over, regardless of perspective. The baker in the above SCOTUS case was only refusing to do a specific cake for a sodomite couple. They could have bought one already made and had others do their special msg, yet didn't. They got "offended" over it and filed a complaint. This "discrimination" manure seems to only flow one way, and it is against YHVH/Yahweh/Yeshua/Jesus. The best option for Romans 10:9 born-again followers of Yeshua/Jesus is to form a Pure Trust Organization, so they are not under statutory control (the main problem of governance), and do business out of that instead of forming a corporation with the STATE OF Secretary of STATE.…

3 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by gregaj7 on 11/01/2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Regional Building Department shells out nearly $1 million to projects and causes

In that case, refund the excess profit to everyone who got a permit or whatever during that period. Donating to charity is not a legitimate function of govt.

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Posted by curious on 10/31/2017 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Regional Building Department shells out nearly $1 million to projects and causes

It is frustrating that individuals are drawing a false relationship between Regional Building Department funds, and the excess amounts that have been accumulated there, and the City's revenue stream, with a particular emphasis on Stormwater.

The Regional Building Department IS NOT a department of the City of Colorado Springs and does not fall under the City's leadership or direction. City funds and Regional Building Department funds are not tied together in any way - excess revenue at the Regional Building Department cannot be shared with the City's General Fund and the opposite is also true.

I get it: some people will oppose 2A. But to base that opposition on the assumption that the Regional Building Department's excess funds could be used by the City for any purpose, to include Stormwater, is a misunderstanding of how funds are allocated and used by different agencies within the Pikes Peak Region.

Posted by Scott Hente on 10/31/2017 at 8:41 AM

Re: “One class of landowner would get special treatment under city’s stormwater fees

I have been saying for years the city has been approaching the legal issues all wrong. With the challenges the city has been facing with water availability this issue should be coupled with a fight to reinterpret the Water Law of the West.

Certainly first users have claim to the natural runoff. But any excess runoff should be claimed by the creators of that runoff. The City should claim its right to use that excess for its own purposes. That water should be captured and purified into the city water system or traded as irrigation water to downstream users in exchange for upstream water.

Such would provide a couple of benefits. It would help to alleviate water crises we have experienced. It also would tactically redirect the legal fight to being between downstream users and Pueblo, who is wishing to restrict that flow.

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Posted by Keith Hamburger on 10/29/2017 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Regional Building Department shells out nearly $1 million to projects and causes

Are you kidding, Mark Waller? You overcharge citizens to get permits to fix their houses then you "give away" their money to pet causes? How about refund the permit fees? In what planet can you call yourself a limited government proponent?

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/25/2017 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Regional Building Department shells out nearly $1 million to projects and causes

Another Reason To Vote No on 2A.

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Posted by TruB on 10/25/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Centrist Project plows thousands into Manitou mayoral race

Why has the Independent mis-reported the Manitou race? Why have they backed Nicoletta in this race(THE WORST MAYOR IN A CENTURY) ? For one reason only JOHN WEISS THE OWNER of the Indy has a hard on against Ken Jaray. It's been disgusting for the Springs community to watch Philip Anshutz buy the Gazette and tilt every article for his personal agenda with no fair and balanced reporting, and now YOU JOHN WEISS have done the same thing to the Indy. Nicoletta is the worst public servant we have ever seen in Manitou. She is ignorant, so rude but has definitely graduated from the "Kelly Anne Conway School of alternative facts". The Indy (that owns the Manitou paper let her misrepresent WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON in Manitou every week with a column in the Pikes Peak Bulletin (which they own). She has refused to meet with the public on simple issues many times, has used the Police to enforce her ridiculous "rush to spend" agenda, it has taken her years to realize Manitou is a HISTORIC town when it comes to a simple repair on a historic bridge . When the citizens whom built this town wanted a meeting for a simple tree issue she called us "entitled" ( the group consisted of prior Mayors, council people, activists and caring folks). Her answer to people meeting was to pass an ordinance so 50 people meeting now need a permit and insurance to meet and protest. When informed citizens questioned the value of a $500,000 RETAINER contract with an out-of-state engineering firm she shut down public comments and threatened to have the police escort informed citizens from city hall.
DEMOCRACY IS CURRENTLY DEAD IN MANITOU , while Nicoletta has claimed "I've made Manitou Safe" Heroin is being dealt on the streets (read our police beat). She has wrapped a park in a steel fence to keep EVERYONE OUT , the only park in Colorado to do so.... a knee jerk reaction to one fight. Like Trump she has claimed to have "Fixed" everything , she Fixed the traffic issue, while this year due to her and staffs negligence Manitou has been a cluster "F" of traffic for a year and expect that for many months more.The outrageous spending agenda with out-of-state groups that have too close a relationship with specific out of tune staff have turned Manitou into a "FEMA INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX" . Nicoletta has been so uncaring and non-responsive to listening to ALL public groups. She championed a "NO TOLERANCE" policy that was so misguided the Police department had to tell her it was WRONG and unworthy of their efforts. Spending is out of control on a monthly basis with Nicoletta and her team, and I ask you fellow citizens ..... should someone whom has been on food stamps recently be anywhere near a $11million dollar budget way. Nicoletta has let down the community AND SO HAVE YOU JOHN WEISS , SHAME ON YOU JOHN you are out of touch with Manitou. Nicoletta has soured the community in one term that I have never witnessed in my past 42 years in town AND THE INDY WANTS TO GIVE HER 2 MORE YEARS NO WAY. Folks it's time to say NO MORE NICOLE , time to move forward with compassion and intelligence which Nicoletta has none of !!

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 10/25/2017 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Local health care activists face charges despite Sen. Cory Gardner’s apparent request to dismiss

When you get people like Trub the yellow bird up there THAT mad, you know you are doing something right! Rock on ladies! I will do everything I can to support you!

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jessica Lawyer on 10/23/2017 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Opioid limits are hurting some, who say they need the drugs

Yes Andy- and it does suck. No ones asks for this and likes to deal with this. It is a strict process and I walk on eggshells. I cannot even see if MJ would help me as it violates my contract.

I am not having issues walking and suspect it's tied to my spine problem.

So easy for others to make judgements on situations they have not gone through or dealt with extremes such as yourself (and me for that matter).
I am so tired of it. I do understand it to an extent. However, people should open their minds up (and hearts) and truly reflect on everyone who is affected. Should we simply take the approach of taking us less than useful individuals and drop us off in the woods as was done in the past in some ways? Understanding the full scope is very critical to this issue.

If we need more restrictions- so be it. As long as those who sadly and truly require these necessary evils can still live at least a modicum of life vs. dying from pain which I know I certainly would. I have zero interest in using needles and street drugs. I'd really prefer to have my old life back.

Good luck to you.

Posted by Techpertise on 10/21/2017 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Opioid limits are hurting some, who say they need the drugs

Include me in the, "must haves" and being impacted by CDC guidelines/rules.

With script in hand and carefully working with my doctors, I need my opiate script just to function as nothing else works.

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Posted by Andy Bohlmann 1 on 10/21/2017 at 6:06 AM

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