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Re: “Reader: The lights on Caramillo Street go way back

I used to live in the neighborhood and always enjoyed walking under the lights at Christmas time. A great neighborhood tradition!

Posted by Richard M. Shirley on 12/21/2017 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Police chief's son among four CSPD recruits to wash out after driving test

@Asher777 Pete already has one son at EPSO as a patrol deputy, not a very good one, but he's there nonetheless.

3 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Mike Randall on 12/21/2017 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Police chief's son among four CSPD recruits to wash out after driving test

And while Chief Carey's son can't drive a Patrol car, gets a payout from the City ... word on the street is that, it's only a matter of time before he makes his move to the County and gets himself a job at the Sheriff's Office once his daddy becomes Elder's new Undersheriff.

5 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Asher777 on 12/21/2017 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Police chief's son among four CSPD recruits to wash out after driving test

so was he one of the ones that our city had to payout?

0 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 12/21/2017 at 10:10 AM

Re: “One woman’s exploration into the Springs’ homeless problem

Hello,

I have been trying to help and understand the problem of homelessness. I have taken in, housed, fed, helped the homeless in our area one on one. I agree with everything you say and I do have a little insight from my perspective. This group of people have multiple different complications that hinder their ability to live in "1st" world situations. I am not stereotyping homeless people, but there are a lot of psychological, physical, criminal, and social disorders that plague the homeless population. I have had success in helping the homeless with "Jason" (late 30s) I picked up off hwy105 in Monument walking from Denver to the Springs. After 18 days of personal and financial support he moved on to a substance abuse rehab in N.M. I have also failed helping in helping the homeless with "Chris" (26) a Colorado Springs native. I supplied showers, clothes, shelter, food, job, dog food, friendship, bike, hygiene products,and ect for 2.5 months with no success. Chris was a user who had no internal drive and showed no want to improve his life. Without me he would of lost reasonable employment at Village Inn in the first week.
There has to be rehabilitation and continued monitoring before trying to assimilate homeless people into modern society. I love my fellow Americans and want to help, but this is a complicated problem which requires more than just a place to live. I have also bought bus tickets for homeless out of Colorado and taken hitch hikers around and I ask them all questions about their situations. I have learned once a person losses everything it is like drowning and all you can do is look at the surface of the water from underneath. A proposed operation has to be done on a small scale and will require a lot of money. I recommend veterans as a test group for potential housing and rehabilitation efforts since they have already done something for others and their country.
I have a nonprofit group called Vets Working 4 Vets (facebook) and I have personally funded it. We try to help with winter assistance packs for homeless Veterans. VW4Vs gives 30 packs to homeless veterans through the V.A. I now have friends and family who believe in what I am doing and pitch in funds. I am a 100% disabled Veteran and I served in the Marines and Army from 97-11 and tour in Iraq. One of my closest friends died at 63 a Vietnam Vet who lived on the streets for 20 years and for the last couple years of his life he got his disability and a home though the toll of the streets killed him in the long run. The streets are a hard place and winter is coming. Thank you for your time and efforts for our fellow countrymen and humans.

25 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Chad Cherry on 12/21/2017 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Fountain Urban Renewal nets grocery store

When I began teaching in Widefield in the late 60's Fountain was the butt of local jokes. So much has changed in Fountain and it's not a shirttail relative of the Springs anymore. If you haven't driven around there recently you'll be impressed with the new schools, the library and a reborn downtown. Good work, Fountain!

13 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by skysoxwiz on 12/21/2017 at 7:30 AM

Re: “Martin Drake: A look at the Springs’ least popular power plant

Nat,

Thanks for reminded the public that the staff had recommended 2029 in 2015 and not 2035. 2035 was a last minute necessary political move to get a fifth vote for a timeline for closing.

Also, the Board voted for a 12% conservation (Demand side Management) goal that has recently been totally ignored.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by What's the Word? on 12/20/2017 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Police chief's son among four CSPD recruits to wash out after driving test

Chief Carey's son should try again. He can practice the driving. Years ago I had terrorist driving on the east coast. I outdrove most of the guys because I grew up in the Midwest with lots of snow and practiced hydroplaning a lot. We need to ask if this driver training really is necessary when every time you pick up the paper, high speed chases are cancelled because of the safety of citizens. Colorado Springs has way too much traffic driving to extreme.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by RM Lady Liberty on 12/20/2017 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Mary Fahl on October Project, Anne Rice, and sending Blind Willie Johnson into space

Why exactly is it that Fahl and October Project never got together again? Alone they both are so so, but as one group... We'll... That was true musical art.

Posted by Tobias Ebersberger on 12/20/2017 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Ted Galloway, Bryant Jones and Marvin 'Tattor' Mecom

This is tator ,Eric I love you brother I'm in Louisiana I'm doing well here's a pic of my motor cycle and me

Posted by LJ Rhoads on 12/20/2017 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Bourbon Brothers botches drinks, does fine chicken and waffles

It was Southern Hospitality, not Southern Comfort...

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by LanaRoot on 12/20/2017 at 12:40 PM

Re: “One woman’s exploration into the Springs’ homeless problem

Thank you for this article/editorial. It is powerful and speaks to the core of how do we define compassion, safety and humanity. It is, indeed, a complex and multi-layered issue. One thing is for sure, by choosing to "wall off" the homeless population from one's community instead of investing in the community's services and infrastructure, nothing is solved and the challenges are simply amplified!

23 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Laura BenAmots on 12/20/2017 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Bourbon Brothers botches drinks, does fine chicken and waffles

So I guess I shouldn't even try this place out?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Stephen Maldonado on 12/20/2017 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Utilities could attract new business, instead it appears to be a magnet for controversy

there are doubts on the overall safety of nuclear reactors... why do you think there has not been one built in the US for the last 40 years.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 12/20/2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Utilities could attract new business, instead it appears to be a magnet for controversy

Since we have no earthquake issues and plenty of water for cooling maybe we should consider a nuclear energy plant to power the front range. Very cost effective over the long haul, quiet and no unhealthy emissions.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Nibor on 12/20/2017 at 5:54 AM

Re: “Reader: The difference between healthcare and wealthcare

You've got this correct.

I cannot even affoed my cancer doctor co-pay on my Social Security and Medicare.

Andy Bohlmann
Colorado Springs, CO
719-651-1677

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Andy Bohlmann 1 on 12/20/2017 at 4:12 AM

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

Why is it the job of the taxpayer to build affordable housing for the homeless? Anyone with common sense knows the crime goes up in affordable housing areas and the housing looks like crap after a few years. Why do we put all our assisting homeless non-profits downtown where we're building the new Olympic Musuem? Maybe it is time to bring back the "poor farms". Have some common sense people....Ever think of going south for the winter? There are other cities that cowtow to the homeless and they are warmer.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by RM Lady Liberty on 12/19/2017 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Gary Numan sifts through the wreckage of a Trump-style apocalypse

Must be rough attempting to scrimp by being worth a measly 5 million pounds (About 10 million USD). Yeah a real tragedy of the 1%. Thanks to the Trump apocalypse he can barely afford to keep the groundskeeper in rubber boots. The horror.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Stacy in Woodland Park on 12/18/2017 at 9:05 PM

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

Soon the homeless will grow to be an army then all you rich people looking down your nose will be in fear for your lives..

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Iam Done on 12/18/2017 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Memorial Hospital announces new board members

Glad to know that things are going so well at CSPD that Chief Pete Carey has time to work on other projects instead of what he's being paid to do. I guess a reduction in his salary to reflect that is in order.

9 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Mike Randall on 12/18/2017 at 12:02 PM

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