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Re: “UPDATE: Felony charges dismissed against John San Agustin

"On June 14, 2017, in preparation of trial of co-defendant Terrance Maketa, Detective Kaiser said that it was definitely Chief Deputy District Attorney Gerhart who ordered Ms. Trull to be arrested and not the defendant or any of her supervisors."

Sooooo.... the question of the day.... Will we be seeing charges against Shannon Gerhart?

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Posted by Mike Randall on 10/17/2017 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Nicoletta, Jaray running for Manitou mayor

Hey Ratterree , it's just like Nicole and her gang , you have all graduated from the "Kelly Anne Conway School of alternative facts. You have lied just like Nicole , and your post is late and ineffective just like Nicole. Ratterree ....another public LIE !

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 10/17/2017 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Nicoletta, Jaray running for Manitou mayor

While I have not agreed to all of the Mayor Nicoletta's programs and policies she has always been upfront with me and helpful when possible. As a business owner who does not live in Manitou (an unwelcome species) it is hard to be heard at local meetings with residents shouting "You don't live here and your opinion mean nothing".
I have witnessed Ken Jaray's strong-arming firsthand. In our first meeting he stood in my business and stated "If you do not go along with the residents proposal, I will do everything in my power to shut you down". I do not need this man to be in charge if that is how he treats local business owners.
Nicoletta has made some mistakes but her approach is better for everyone I assure you.

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Posted by Brian Ratterree on 10/17/2017 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Reader: Vote "yes" for the children

They can't afford to turn the heat on? But they can afford to sponsor the "EBSCO" and "Explora" databases that have been in the news all over the country for streaming p*rn and hundreds of "sex toy" advertisements into K-12 databases? Don't give them another cent until they get rid of EBSCO!!! Imagine the mismanagement of taxpayer money, leaving kids without basic needs, while peddling p*rn. See the National Center on Sexual Exploitation for more information, also see CBS4, Education Week, Fox Birmingham (EBSCO's hometown! ... EBSCO has publicly admitted the problems, but D-11 just keeps peddling the EBSCO...what kind of kickbacks do they get??) http://endsexualexploitatio...

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Posted by Dean Teagan on 10/17/2017 at 8:28 AM

Re: “UPDATE: New website blasts El Paso County Sheriff Elder

It's the DA's office that's corrupt. Dan May went after Maketa, Presley and John San Agustin for one reason: He didn't want Evan Ebel memory or any of the 211 gang coming after him. Instead of recusing himself or moving to another state, May wanted to bring down anyone who wanted to bring down the 211ers. But San Agustin was like a dog on the scent and Maketa wanted him to be free to follow every lead no matter the consequence. The Texas Rangers had ID'd a dozen 211 gang members that likely helped Ebel but Dan May wanted nothing of it. So as of March 2016, May and ass't DA Shannon Gerhart, who likely perjured herself, got the grand jury to indict San Agustin. It was however, Shannon Gerhart, who had signed the arrest warrant for Kelli McMahan then told the grand jury San Agustin "kidnapped" (arrested) her! WHAT?
Number one, John DIDN'T arrest her. But if he had, there was a valid "arrest warrant" issued by an officer of the court (Gerhart), so does a valid arrest mean it's a kidnapping? I guess the DA's office can prosecute any cop for kidnapping, if he or she arrests anyone.
Number two, John was nowhere in sight when Kelli was carted off to the poky.
Number three, a simple check of John's ID card and times he entered and exited were easily determined, but Gerhart chose to lie to the grand jury.
As a reward (?) Shannon is now appointed to a district judgeship by Gov. Hick, good friend of Evil Ebel's dad. If I didn't know better, I'd think this was Chicago c. 1920 - present.
In the end May and Gerhart should be in jail. San Agustin will win his $10M lawsuit and I just wish Gerhart and May did some hard time.

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Posted by Justice4Col on 10/16/2017 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Hiking Waldo Canyon then and now

Bob, although I appreciate your report (and I enjoy bushwhacking from time to time myself), isn't this report, in such a public format, going to encourage excessive damage from myriad social/rogue trail production? Shouldn't we work toward the establishment of "official" trails to minimize further destruction? Thoughts?

Posted by John C. Spengler on 10/16/2017 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Uri Sushi adds to family legacy

Veterans or veterinarians? Either is cool in my book, just need to know who to invite.

Posted by Matt 1 on 10/15/2017 at 11:02 PM

Re: “Loss of a beloved trail in Jones Park is leading to interesting proposals

It's B.S. that they are taking this trail away for a fish that was only brought to the area in the 1800s, ON THIS SAME TRAIL (which was a toll road at the time). That's completely ridiculous. Relocate the fish to their natural habitat on the Platte river and leave this area alone. It's been used for over 100 years by people for living, hiking, biking, and recreation.

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Posted by Brian Finch on 10/15/2017 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Goodbye Christopher Robin

Hope Goodbye Christopher Robin makes it to the Springs :)

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Posted by Marc Willson on 10/15/2017 at 10:29 AM

Re: “The Indy's picks for the 2017 Coordinated Elections

Why do left leaning folks always want higher taxes and fees? Where's the accountability and priorities?

Check out these two websites:

www.springstaxpayers.com
www.noraintax.net

Colorado Springs is being taxed to death!

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Posted by RM Lady Liberty on 10/14/2017 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Congressional District 5 race draws fourth Republican hopeful

Rhea is no different than Lamborn when it comes to women's reproductive rights. His quotes from CP Colorado Politics article on Oct 14th, 2017:

"Rhea said his judicial experience has given him unique insight into how to draft anti-abortion legislation that can escape the usual political pitfalls.

"I am concerned that we who are pro-life have grown too silent on this issue. My wife and I both have had dramatic experiences around the issue of abortion. We are passionate about that subject and it will be central to our campaign, he said."

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Posted by kozeelady1 on 10/14/2017 at 4:09 AM

Re: “Reader: Did we forget what a disaster is?

WOW the incline? Really? Not a disaster from where Im looking. Disaster funds come in two ways. Emergency and then later Grants. I think that pretty much says it all. The first to rescue ya the second to put ya back togethe. But not for Recreation the Incline is recreation.

Posted by Rocky Smith on 10/13/2017 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Reader: Did we forget what a disaster is?

Ask the City and the USFS if the first stage of repairs conducted on the Incline are already failing, meaning that ties that were reset in soil that has not been properly compacted are already coming loose again. Ask them if the required safety standards for the Special Use Permit demand that no ties move at all. Ask them if these issues were disclosed in the grant applications from FEMA and HUD. They will lie to you. Once the underlying bed of the Incline started to loosen, the only way to repair it is to tear it out completely and start over. Has our City committed grant fraud? Close the Incline once and for all.

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Posted by Carl Strow on 10/13/2017 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Reader: Did we forget what a disaster is?

I havent done the incline since they raised the parking to ten bucks. No thanks.

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Posted by Mikeb45 on 10/13/2017 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Congressional District 5 race draws fourth Republican hopeful

It has now come down to which pile smells the least.

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Posted by Withheld on 10/13/2017 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Firefighters back stormwater measure

Every city employee that doesn't live in the city should be required to also pay the $5 by deduction from their check.

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Posted by Withheld on 10/13/2017 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Stephany Rose brings on new treasurer ahead of FEC deadline

Dang people - a hard working candidate raises 68K. The rich kid owen raised like a million. I hope people vote for the better candidate but this district votes party. So far the 2 female candidates have actually participated in the community.

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Posted by TruB on 10/12/2017 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Stephany Rose brings on new treasurer ahead of FEC deadline

Good article. Thank you

Posted by Anne Marie P. on 10/12/2017 at 7:15 PM

Re: “Firefighters back stormwater measure

Surprise! Surprise! The "stormwater tax" will not be used for stormwater! Let's free up money from the general fund to "bait and switch" to firefighters and police. Interesting three out of the four City Councilmembers on the budget committee voted not to put the "tax" on the ballot. WAKE UP COLORADO SPRINGS CITIZENS! We're becoming the new California!

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Posted by RM Lady Liberty on 10/12/2017 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Colin Trusedell’s Sound Advice

One of the things that makes Colin such a great jazz musician is that he doesn't just own/listen to jazz albums.

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Posted by Patrick Brush on 10/12/2017 at 6:25 PM

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