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Comment Archives: stories: Columns: Publisher's Note

Re: “A challenge to young professionals

Thanks Liberty for COS. If this weren't so serious a topic, the juxtaposition of incongruity would be slap-stick funny...

"We aren't the slackers portrayed in late '90s and early '00s pop culture."

"We don't care if you're coming out for the music, the sticker, the beer, the food, the nonprofits, or just to see and be seen. Just come out and help us #RockTheVoteCOS!"

If only they cared whether or not people cast informed votes as much as they care about self-promotion.

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Posted by PacksA9 on 05/01/2015 at 3:49 PM

Re: “A challenge to young professionals

PacksA9--Couldn't agree more. If citizens aren't moved enough to become informed on the issues confronting them and vote, then I'm not too thrilled about the additional voters who turn out because yet another special interest group throws a party. Every citizen needs to understand his or her responsibility in maintaining our liberty. Yes--that means taking the time to do some basic research. It's at least as important as the hours per day spent on social media nothingness.

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Posted by Liberty for COS on 05/01/2015 at 2:00 PM

Re: “A challenge to young professionals

Is voting for voting's sake really what we're after here? What's the point of mindlessly coloring in a circle on a ballot if you really aren't engaged with the issues or understand the motivating philosophy of the candidates?

If only 15% of the demographic is really up on the issues, then that's the right turnout number. Perhaps the issue should be intellectual engagement, not 'rocking' an election with uninformed voters.

The point of an election is informed self-governance. Its not just another opportunity to post a selfie on your Facebook timeline.

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Posted by PacksA9 on 05/01/2015 at 4:50 AM

Re: “A challenge to young professionals

Apathy will continue.

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Posted by apathetic on 04/29/2015 at 1:23 PM

Re: “A challenge to young professionals

Looking forward to having Carrie and Jen in the KCMJ Community Radio studio at noon today to share more about this effort and the party. Join us at

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Posted by Dave Gardner on 04/29/2015 at 10:32 AM

Re: “About those chickens


if U wanna have Doug Lamborn held accountable,

try to stop the parade of Democratic vanity candidates who pretend to run against him.
They suck the air out of the campaigns of conservative 3rd party candidates who could actually beat him.

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Posted by Brian Scott on 10/22/2014 at 3:25 AM

Re: “Voices carry... into the Indy

Do these two additions expand views or give more of the same...their is no indication of what their perspective or underlying assumptions might be.

It is always an improvement to limit Routon.

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Posted by TejonTech on 04/17/2013 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Game on, Anschutz

I really do not believe Mayor Bach does NOT want any help from the citizens to make our city better! Seems it is his way or no way..also it does not seem like we have much of a democracy in our city today.. under Mayor Bach's rule! What is worse I voted for him!!! But of recent found out he was very deceptive with many people and that is sad! The Mayor has the gazette in his back pocket. I doubt the gazette will print anything that does not shed a good light on the mayor! For instance the Colorado Springs Fire Fighter Awards Ceremony was covered in the gazette for The Waldo Canyon Fire and many CSFD were mention of the other fire agency's that helped hugely in conjunction with CSFD like our EL Paso county Fire agency's that played a big role as well as Denver Fire Department, Falcon FD, others, Ft Carson FD, AMR Ambulance..the list is LONG to thank. I did not see any of those and many more agency's that volunteered resources to The Colorado Springs Fire Department many agency's helped that fateful day and night..the gazette was mention..did Colorado Springs Fire Department thanks these departments including Denver Fire that really helped them hugely? So many agencies helped..without the help our city would have burned down. Yes Colorado springs fire department did a great j ob standing joband this was their awrds dinner ..but why did the gazette not mentione all the others in conjuction with this dinner?The issue is that the gazette did not mention any other agency including AMR Ambulance which along with others was running the city calls other emergency's as well as evacuating countless people in nursing homes ...private homes. Aside from the fire ..the gazette has printed if at all one word of the city wanting to take over ambulance transport that could cost jobs and has not printed one word. Before the gazette was just a rag without it is our Mayor Bach's paper. The gazette is burying stories out there to protect the Mayor. It it their own private party. The Independent is the only paper we have that informs us of what is going on. Our city is in for some big trouble with this mayor and now that the gazette prints the mayors agenda. The ONLY balance we have right now is The Independent! Of course the gazette did not mention the other agencies..Mayor Bach wants the colorado springs fire department to do transports so the gazette is the mayors puppet. I really thought Anschutz was better than this! Maybe the Mayor and Anschutz are social friends. I am disappointed about the gazette. I do know several age 70 plus in our city that long ago stopped getting the gazette and subscribe to Denver Post and the Wallstreet Journal. In recent conversations this group is beginning to turn to the Independent to try and find out what is going on. What the gazette provides now is so much worse that it has even been.

Concerned Friend,


Posted by SILENT DOGOOD on 02/03/2013 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Game on, Anschutz

Indy says: "Our ultimate goal is not to point fingers or assign blame, but to ensure we all know what actually happened" ... as according to Pam Zubeck and the Indy. But, as is plain to see from reading the article, the goal IS to point fingers and assign blame.

Fortunately, the Indy has little influence in the greater COS community, as witness the few to none web comments on their articles, the Waldo fire article excepted. I read the Indy, as do other conservatives, and occasionally comment in order to counter the progressive, more-govt-is-better stance of the Indy.

Would it not be better for the Indy to accept the fact that Bach is mayor of COS and refrain from attempting to bring about his downfall by blaming him for the Mountain Shadows horror? Why not consider working with the mayor and help him achieve the goal we all want of making COS the best place to live in all of America?

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Posted by curious on 12/14/2012 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Still refocusing Focus

Kman---my point is that the least tolerant people I know are liberals in Colorado Springs.

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Posted by TejonTech on 11/06/2012 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Still refocusing Focus

Whereas being a conservative is so simple any simpleton can do it.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 11/06/2012 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Still refocusing Focus

Sounds reasonable and sane to me...if we can't allow his voice, then we really have become a fascist country.

Sometimes being liberal is really hard for liberals.

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Posted by TejonTech on 11/06/2012 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Still refocusing Focus

Lipstick on a PIG.

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Posted by CSaction on 11/06/2012 at 10:04 AM

Re: “New editor, Best Of(s), endorsements and Give!

Does he smoke dope and support the current mmj obsessions of the Indy, or will he make the Indy a real alternative to the gazette.

Posted by TejonTech on 10/06/2012 at 8:55 PM

Re: “New editor, Best Of(s), endorsements and Give!

Kirk Woundy as Editor-in-Chief? What awesome news! Kirk is a treasure and I can't wait to see the great destinations Kirk will steer the Indy to.

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Posted by Sarah Jane Griesemer on 10/06/2012 at 11:07 AM

Re: “New directions at the Indy

And just when I thought the Indy couldn't get any better! Congrats to the newly reconstructed management team, and congrats to John Weiss, whose guidance over so many years have made of the Independent a powerful force for good in the community.

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Posted by Christopher Lowell on 04/25/2012 at 4:52 PM

Re: “New directions at the Indy

Huge congratulations to Carrie on a well deserved promotion! She is an outstanding coworker and team leader, and it's never been a secret to anyone who's worked with her at the Indy that she is a big secret to the Indy's success. Well done Carrie, you deserve it and you will do an incredible job!

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Posted by Sarah Jane Griesemer on 04/25/2012 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Fresh look in expanding Indy

Really, really wish you'd rethink the decision to omit the movie times/locations. This is the reason I subscribed to the "free" Indy. Won't be renewing (just got that bill). Bummer.

Posted by BHE on 04/16/2012 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Fresh look in expanding Indy

Good, The Indy is becoming this city's dominant newspaper.

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Posted by OldCrank on 04/11/2012 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Our Senate conundrums

Pardon me, but how can you say Buck is honest? Are you drinking koolaid? Buck lied for over nine months saying he only grabbed 1,337 Hispanic tax returns. He finally admitted under pressure last month the truth that he actually grabbed 5,000. He told me personally that the 4:3 State Supreme Court decision did not matter, because it was only one vote. Most US Supreme Court decisions are 5:4, by only one vote. Buck was not being honest, but he thought he could con me. Perry screamed at me that the reason Atty Gen John Suthers told Buck to not grab the tax returns was because he was such a strong supporter of Jane Norton. She missed the point that it was an illegal search and seizure. She also missed that the date Buck grabbed the tax returns was Oct. 17, 2008. That date is obviously before the last election. We were doing all we could to defeat Obama, Salazar was the Senator, there was no mention of Bennett, and of course no mention of Norton. That is another lie! I have heard Buck say he is not an attorney, and not a Republican. He reminds me of Bill Clinton! On top of all of these things, Buck is also copying Glen Beck when he speaks . Plagiarism?

Posted by chof on 06/20/2010 at 9:32 PM

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