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Re: “Reader: We all know why the Civil War took place

No actually quite amused over the fact that it made you mad enough to act like an child. I like the enthusiasm though. Even though you still have no idea what happened but it is fun to watch you........... ROFLMAO!

Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 06/27/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Reader: Why not choose clean, sustainable energy anyways?

Rocky Smith- You mean big, upfront money like that spent on the Neumann Systems contract? A $190M fleecing that would have been better spent on real GREEN technology, rather than expensively (and dubiously) prolong the lifespan of 19th century energy production methods? THAT kind of big money?

Posted by Jeff Hirtle on 06/27/2017 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Reader: We all know why the Civil War took place

Jay Whynotaskme- Why not ask you? I'm certain to get a more nuanced and educationed answer from either of my two dogs, and at least one of my cats.

ARE YA MAD BRO?!

Posted by Jeff Hirtle on 06/27/2017 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Pikes Peak Summit Complex still worthy of higher cost

What percentage of those "6 million visitors a year" are here for recreation purposes vs. business, Ralph? When ANY public project's budget doubles, seemingly, overnight, I think the citizens (who will, ultimately, be on the hook for this thing) need to raise their level of healthy skepticism...no matter how nice and "sustainable" the new "attraction" will be.

So, if we "beleive you that the price will be worth it", and it turns out to be another fleecing of the taxpayers of Colorado Springs for the betterment of a small grpup of 'connected' local businesses, are you going to write a check to make it right? I didn't think so...?

Posted by Jeff Hirtle on 06/27/2017 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Local author Khadija Grant empowers community youth

Retired from PPCC, and I believe that Khadija has more passion in her professional life than many students. Not only does she have the passion, but she possesses the initiative to get out there and see how things work. In so doing, Khadija has learned how to publish her own books, cutting out middle man publisher cuts.

I saw her at work at the "Day and Night" giveaway in which the students had to WORK for their reward! I keep telling her what a wonderful and motivating school teacher she could become...maybe second career!

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Posted by Sandy Bailey on 06/26/2017 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Reader: Incline traffic is out of control on Barr Trail

The trail is open to everyone, not just you Carl; mountain bikers, Incline users, and hikers. There are plenty of other places you can go with less traffic.

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Posted by Random Citizen on 06/24/2017 at 6:53 AM

Re: “Reader: Incline traffic is out of control on Barr Trail

No to the fee for hiking. Where's the ten dollars an hour for parking going?

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Posted by Dom Chen on 06/23/2017 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Reader: Incline traffic is out of control on Barr Trail

I hate to suggest this, but perhaps requiring admission or some kind of park pass would help? $1-$5 per person to hike, not unreasonable, and would also fund restoration.

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Posted by Toni Nadeau on 06/23/2017 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Reader: Incline traffic is out of control on Barr Trail

This is not unique. Parks, local, state and federal are seeing record visitors; RMNP went from an average of 3.2 million up until 2014 to 4.2 in 2015, 4.5 in 2016. Sometimes you are restricted where in the park can drive now. Visiting parks the last 3 springs, summers and falls has been incredible; good to see people "Discovering" their parks, sad to see what over usage does. Particularly as people are ignorant of or flat breaking rules.

Providing more access by making new trails may not be the answer either. This only accelerates degredation.

What do we do?

Dave Beadles

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Posted by William David Beadles on 06/23/2017 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Reader: Incline traffic is out of control on Barr Trail

Have patience; the north return trail is still on the radar. Parking is a bigger problem right now, as is doing repairs to the upper third next year. These things always take longer than everybody thinks they should. The north return trail will require Forest Service approval and an environmental assessment, so don't get too antsy.

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Posted by jrbd on 06/23/2017 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Pikes Peak Summit Complex still worthy of higher cost

Sounds to me like we need to get a few more people involved in the bidding process.

Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 06/22/2017 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Reader: We all know why the Civil War took place

I dont know why anyone with ancestors that were in that War North or South should be ashamed. Its not like we had a damn thing to do with it. Your oath is very honorable but did you ever think thats the same oath both sides of that War were following. Its kind of like being ashamed of being German because your great grandfather was in the German Army. The wealthy from both sides started the War over commerce a big part of that commerce was slaves. It was the poor or less then wealthy that spilled the blood.Kind of like today it sure as hell ant the rich kids dying in our Wars. The only thing to be ashamed of is the use of Historical artifacts as racist propaganda now.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/22/2017 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Enjoy your freedom to die

I wonder if creepy, nasty, poisonous old Jim Hightower recalls the uplifting Jonathan Edwards song "Sunshine?" The lyrics, "He can't even run his own life, I'll be damned if he'll run mine" remain powerful today as left-wing ideologues continue to try to control people's lives.

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Posted by John Howell on 06/22/2017 at 7:48 AM

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