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Re: “Posada blames weed for homeless influx in Pueblo, Councilor says they don't need a shelter

According to Lori winner: "They are in a nice, expensive tent and they've got expensive, warm sleeping bags and a great big bonfire. They don't have any interest, really, in going to a shelter because at a shelter they can't drink and they can't shoot heroin, they're going to have to shower and they're going to have to behave." Wow, Ms Winner! Where did you get your mind-reading powers? Why don't you spend some time with the homeless and maybe you will find some compassion there. I spent a lot of time around the homeless this past summer and mental illness is a problem for some. But what do I know? I was there for 12 weeks but I didn't learn to read minds. Or to disregard people because they have problems.

10 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by mail8d on 12/27/2017 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Posada blames weed for homeless influx in Pueblo, Councilor says they don't need a shelter

Wow! Has Lori Winner actually walked the homeless camps near the river?!? I highly doubt it! She would need security to do so! I am disappointed that an Elected representative would speak this way! I am stunned by her total disregard for her fellow man in this reported quote! These are men, women, sometimes children, and pets freezing and being underserved. They still represent someones daughters, sons, brothers sisters or moms and dads. Their lives count! But for the Grace of God go you or I!

12 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Debbye Duran-Camus on 12/27/2017 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Posada blames weed for homeless influx in Pueblo, Councilor says they don't need a shelter

Lori Winner what planet are you from. There isnt any need for a warming shelter??? If one person, 1 man, 1 woman, I child is in the cold there is a need for a warming shelter!!!!

21 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Debbie Rose on 12/27/2017 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Why real news is so important

"I admit, I feared #metoo would go the way of the ice-bucket challenge, with a sudden burst of attention that quickly faded. Thats not the case."

Sorry, but it's already fading. Not because people don't care about sexual harassment, but because people find it utterly ridiculous to wait 10, 15 or 20 years and then suddenly you are so upset you want to report it. Heck, the statute of limitations for most felonies in Colorado is 3 years. And you want us to do something about someone patting your butt 15 years ago? Sorry, but no.

2 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Mike Randall on 12/27/2017 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Why real news is so important

CNN and MSNBC and salon, huffpost, buzzfeed ARE enemies of thr people what you talking about?????? They have been caught spreading fake news again and again. You are still too naive lady. All you liberals are and its sickening and pathetic. Wake up and smell the coffvefe.

2 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Mikeb45 on 12/27/2017 at 12:50 AM

Re: “What Utilities put on the table for Drake's future

This is almost laughable. The system of politics lies daily, yet we are to 'submit' to it regardless, and Drake becomes a 'victim' of that effort.

Posted by gregaj7 on 12/26/2017 at 3:12 PM

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

Is there a 200+ Megawatt generator set to replace Drake before it's being decommissioned? Will the electrical generators that are labeled "renewable" be sufficient (I'm not thinking so)?

Posted by gregaj7 on 12/26/2017 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Local schools working to mitigate effects of child poverty on test scores

Poverty is not conducive to stupidity. I was a poor kid and I always had good grades. Both of my kids were poor, but they also have always had good grades. My grandkids are poor and in advanced placement classes . The problem is lazy parents lazy students and indifferent teaching.

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Posted by Shannon Simmons on 12/25/2017 at 11:30 PM

Re: “In the age of #MeToo, a good man is hard to find

Lets be real here for a second can we? Yes men are pigs and Im not making any excuses for some men's actions what so ever. But a hell of a lot of women, advertisers and the Music industry have used that fact to benefit themselves for generations. There are lot of instances of use then accuse and Im not saying any of those women are guilty of it. But If a mans behavior is expected to change then everyone in the World needs to change. Yes a lot of men cant write or say a thing but there are a lot of women that shouldnt as well.There I said it. All the feminist that want to chime in. The answer is yes. I have ogled a pretty woman, I have cat called, Ive been to strip clubs, Ive been a flirted with and Ive flirted. Got wound up once when I was young and spent a months wages in two hours at a Bunny Ranch. But I have never forced. Im not perfect and if your looking for a "perfect man" good luck.

Posted by Rocky Smith on 12/25/2017 at 8:16 PM

Re: “Cannabis potency numbers can be misleading

Incredibly well written article. I myself have pondered this question however I've never actually asked a bud tender because I felt that it would take up too much of their time to answer such a complex question. I would like to thank the author for explaining the potency question in a very clear manner. Very nicely done!!

Posted by Tommy Highway on 12/25/2017 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Ripple effects

Umm....your cousin is a crazed sociopath. Charlie Manson wasnt at Benedict Canyon or Los Feliz but his followers were and they murdered innocent people. Manson went to prison too. His followers would NEVER have murdered anyone but for the fact they were brainwashed by a charismatic psychopath. The Dutchers would stil be alive if your psycho cousin hadnt come into their lives. HE is the reason they died. He is GUILTY. Deal with it.

Posted by fearlessrider on 12/25/2017 at 2:07 PM

Re: “In the age of #MeToo, a good man is hard to find

What about Bill Clinton being accused of rape and sexual assault multiple times including when he was in the whitehouse? And Hillary attacking his accusers? Where is the outrage? Oh and definetly dont talk about women sexually harrasing men that wont fit your mainstream hive mind mentality at all. Women these days seem to think they can objectify men all they want because the media tells you that you are victims and men deserve it. Our world is getting sicker and more mentally ill lets be aware of that.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Mikeb45 on 12/25/2017 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Reader: The difference between healthcare and wealthcare

"One example, dubious at best, is also ridiculous."
The World Health Organization currently ranks of the USA's health care system at number 37.
It appears there are 36 examples.

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Posted by Thomas Stark on 12/24/2017 at 10:49 PM

Re: “Reader: Trump overlooked a few other "wins"

Bernie Sanders is a career politician with a very low IQ. He thinks socialism is the answer. Meanwhile we have fought WARS to stop the spread of socialism. RETARDS.

Posted by Mikeb45 on 12/24/2017 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Reader: Thanks for passing your mistakes to my generation

The tax cuts expire in ten years because it didnt get a majority in the senate BECAUSE OF DEMOCRATS. That will be amended in the future no thanks to democrats like you. Hypocritical selfish morons.

Posted by Mikeb45 on 12/24/2017 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Reader: The difference between healthcare and wealthcare

To lay the healthcare issues of America solely at the insurance industrys feet is ridiculous.

Why dont you move to down under if they are so great?

One example, dubious at best, is also ridiculous.

Easy to take cheap shots. Since you are retired why not do something positive in lieu of just whining?

Dave :-)

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Posted by William David Beadles on 12/24/2017 at 3:58 AM

Re: “I-25 expansion project shouldn't require tolls, county commissioners say

A gentle reminder to the El Paso County Comissoners: CDOT manages and maintains I25. Not El Paso county. I heard about the toll lanes weeks prior to the vote. Didnt the commissioners know it then? Yet, after the election they are Shocked and act like this news to them.
The Denver Post said thIs project would cost between $260M-$700M. El Paso countys contribution seems paltry in comparison.

Apparently the right questions were not asked by the El Paso county commissioners like: 1) Are you puting in toll lanes? Why? 2) If toll lanes are being put in who is going to manage and maintain the toll lanes? 3) Will the managing company be domestic or foreign? (Hwy 36 is managed by an Australian company and E470 is managed by a British firm. As another side note, DIA expansion is being managed by a Spanish company which begs the question: Arent there any companies in Colorado or the U.S. that can do this work?) 4) What is the warranty for workmanship and materials? According to CDOT, there is no warranty on workmanship and materials. Some agreement is negotiated between CDOT and the winning contractor which could mean anything. At first blush it appears that CDOT does NOT use the Federal Highway Administrations guidelines for warranty and performance of the road which can range up to and including 20 years. Wouldnt it be nice to travel a road with a 20 year warranty knowing you would not asked for additional monies for repairs during that time?

In summation, it appears that the county commissioners along with the taxpayers have been had. There are alternatives. Were they ever explored?

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 12/23/2017 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Reader: I didn't vote for I-25 toll lanes

you were an idiot to vote for it. I think you were warned? now you have the chance to advocate for the real solution, which is a frigging light rail, not more lanes. but why don't you describe to me how it won't work? frigging idiots. I voted no by the way

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by KyleJS on 12/23/2017 at 6:06 PM

Re: “Workshop musical gives Pine Creek Theatre students a professional opportunity

Tickets available at
February 22-24, 2018.

Posted by Carrie Barnhardt-roberson on 12/22/2017 at 7:15 PM

Re: “Springs Police consider reviving photo enforcement against red light runners

there are so many selfish douches around here! send out those $75 tickets and let the douches know that their selfish behavior is not appreciated. pretty simple... red means stop... even for douche bags.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 12/22/2017 at 9:18 AM

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