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Re: “Amendment 71 challenged as unconstitutional in federal court

so any Podunk town can stop what the rest of the state wants? is this democracy???

6 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 05/01/2017 at 8:21 AM

Re: “Amendment 71 challenged as unconstitutional in federal court

Well, there goes Denver again trying to run the entire state as they see fit.

6 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by John Howell on 05/01/2017 at 4:50 AM

Re: “Air Force to UCCS? Concerns over a chancellor finalist

Not having a terminal degree isn't "made up." Not having any experience with a civilian US university, much less a large research-oriented one, isn't a made-up excuse. No experience in the arena of academic freedom, nor academic leadership without the benefit of rank, aren't made up excuses. A recent background of cutting, not expanding ,academic programs isn't made-up either. Could she adapt and lead without these primary qualifications? Maybe. Does UCCS want to take that chance when they have two other eminently qualified candidates who DO possess these qualifications and proven track records? We'll see. Many are just happy that she's leaving USAFA.

18 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by BirdManBlue on 04/30/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Driver in fatal crash was 'racing' for a parking space, police said

dan may only goes after people he doesnt have to "work" to get. if it looks like work he plea deals. i dont know how this clown has remained in control of our d.a.'s office for soooo long it seems no one will run against him.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 04/30/2017 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Air Force to UCCS? Concerns over a chancellor finalist

Although the last 8 years has politicized the upper echelons of our military officers I believe the majority still have a commitment to excellence and a deep understanding of our Constitution, things in short supply in most higher education. Most of the article is simply made up reasons to say no to a military Officer.

9 likes, 22 dislikes
Posted by Toddy on 04/30/2017 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Air Force to UCCS? Concerns over a chancellor finalist

Interesting... It's pretty easy to "win people over" at USAFA when you outrank everyone and basically hold their career in your hands. You can make unilateral decisions (like decreasing the importance of academics cited above) and every will just salute smartly and say "great decision, general!" Not sure how that would go over at UCCS. Also interesting that she claims the unverifiable fact that she was offered a promotion and turned it down to stay at USAFA. Another alternative unverifiable fact is that she asked for a fifth year at USAFA and was turned down by the Pentagon. Might as well mention that as long as we're throwing around "alternative facts." Finally, her commitment to high quality education isn't that difficult to measure. During her tenure at USAFA, she's moved to decrease graduation academic requirements, cutting core courses (gen ed requirements) like English, Physics, Chem, and Engineering from the core curriculum while also cutting admin support (all but four dept secretaries are gone, down for 20 academic depts) in order to staff her public affairs machine that makes her look good (along with a new $360K office foyer) and spins her narrative. I half want to see her get this job, but only out of morbid curiosity.

18 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by BirdManBlue on 04/30/2017 at 6:18 AM

Re: “Air Force to UCCS? Concerns over a chancellor finalist

I've been impressed by Dr. Reddy as well.

22 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Longinos Gonzalez Jr on 04/29/2017 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Legally, it doesn't take much for a guest to stake a claim to your home

Yes but daughter and boyfriend 2 kids 1 in the way. She knows if she gets evicted mommy(spouse) keeps taking her in ...my expense water bill electricity $100 added.stress.got shingels last year from it.B.P high.effecting my job and people i interact with.what next i get ganged up on

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Sabbath's Ozzy on 04/29/2017 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Air Force to UCCS? Concerns over a chancellor finalist

Venkat Reddy is the obvious choice to replace Zalabak.

26 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Jim Bensberg on 04/28/2017 at 9:19 PM

Re: “Driver in fatal crash was 'racing' for a parking space, police said

The other incidents were pedestrians clearly in the cross walk, with the right of way. In this case, as Dan May pointed out, Mel was jaywalking - not in the right of way.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Bmac 1 on 04/28/2017 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Driver in fatal crash was 'racing' for a parking space, police said

.. Dan May is corrupt .... no ethics .... special interest favor gives you the right to KILL !!

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 04/28/2017 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Driver in fatal crash was 'racing' for a parking space, police said

It sure does look like favoritism.
An explanation that a member of the DA's office was on hand from the beginning sure doesn't explain why others have been charged while this man has not.
I'm sure Dierdorff is remorseful but that doesn't change what feels like harsher charges for others.

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by TruB on 04/28/2017 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Driver in fatal crash was 'racing' for a parking space, police said

So, what did the person in the vehicle directly behind Dierdorff, who he was "racing" for the parking space, say about the incident? Seems he would have had the best view of what happened.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by MargRita W on 04/28/2017 at 12:46 PM

Re: “I-25 Gap Coalition formed to spur widening project

And we need to lobby the General Assembly to re-up the State's Economic Development Commission corporate welfare program for the members of the coalition to receive millions in taxpayer subsidies so they can then convene a study that show raising taxes is the only way to get the project paid for.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Joel C. Miller on 04/28/2017 at 11:35 AM

Re: “I-25 Gap Coalition formed to spur widening project

Wait! Wait! We first need to waste $100 million on a couple studies that tell us what we already know. Then we need to find a contractor that will spend $500 million on 40 miles of pavement and four bridges.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 04/28/2017 at 5:52 AM

Re: “Trump to skip Air Force Academy graduation

Spot on indigogirl! But, Pam HATES republicans and conservatives and will never pass up a chance to try to put a negative and even dishonest spin on anything they do.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Dave H on 04/27/2017 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Chernushin suicide saves assets from bankruptcy

Pam Zubeck: How do you "complete" suicide?

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by independentraghater on 04/27/2017 at 1:26 PM

Re: “City for Champions hits snags, generates controversy

"The study also reported the stadium and arena would cost $74 million to build. State RTA money would provide $14.35 million, operating income revenue bonds could add another $10.7 million, and local incremental tax money, $21 million, the study said. That leaves a $28 million funding gap."

It's deceptive to the core and frankly a lie for Suthers to say the shortfall is only $28 million. First of all, the plan approved by the State puts the cost at $93 million. Even if the cost went down since 2013 (very unlikely as construction costs have skyrocketed), the 21 million in "local incremental tax money" is also taxes collected as City sales and property tax and then diverted from the general fund that pays for things like public safety, roads, stormwater and parks. And that's all in today's dollars--add the cost of financing planned for C4C (a factor of 2.38) and we're up to $117 million in payments made by local taxpayer dollars on top of the $27 million in state taxpayer dollars that should be funding things like widening I25.

Keep your eyes open, Colorado Springs--your duping and double cross radar should be on full gain and pointed toward City Hall and the City Administration Building and Tejon Street. The City hasn't officially cancelled the stadium project with the State and still has an obligatory agreement to build one unless they do so.

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Joel C. Miller on 04/27/2017 at 11:13 AM

Re: “City for Champions hits snags, generates controversy

In addition to using taxpayer dollars to pay for the bridge, tax dollars will also be needed to build the parking garage adjacent to the Olympic museum, a garage that will lie under Jenkin's proposed skyscraper condo building. Giving developers tax dollars to help them build condos and whatever in urban renewal areas, tax dollars that are in addition to paying millions for infrastructure for their developments are, regardless if it's legal, a misappropriation of public funds. Using tax dollars for economic development results inevitably in needing to raise taxes to pay for roads, parks, fire and police, etc, since the dollars intended for these vital govt functions was given to the developers. A truly visionary developer will find a way to make his dream schemes happen without fleecing the citizens, many of whom have no interest in living in or "revitalizing" downtown.

http://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/city…

11 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by curious on 04/27/2017 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Aviation Museum announces big plans for new facilities

Great idea to expand the airport location. This should be the end of anything downtown, other than a bus stop to ferry people to and from the location. Why not use City Hall or City Auditorium as the bus gathering point for museum goers. Why not have Gray Line run the tourist buses like they do in 'major' cities. There is no shortage of good solutions; sadly there is no shortage of bad ideas foisted on taxpayers by the in-crowd in every city.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by OldCrank on 04/26/2017 at 12:52 PM

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