Narrow Search

  • Show Only

  • Category

  • Narrow by Date

    • All
    • Today
    • Last 7 Days
    • Last 30 Days
    • Select a Date Range
    • From:

      To:


Comment Archives: stories: News: Local News

Re: “Trump to skip Air Force Academy graduation

Perhaps if the ceremony was held in Florida #45 could make it...the Academy is better off with the Retired Marine Corp General!

7 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Mary Ripley on 04/25/2017 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Trump to skip Air Force Academy graduation

He's probably afraid to appear in front of so many intelligent people and looking and sounding stupid!

9 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by mbomcar on 04/25/2017 at 1:17 PM

Re: “An accomplished couple wants to bring skiing to nearby mountains, but it won't be easy

I live in castle rock so it would be very nice if there is a ski resort 40 minutes from my house and that area does get a lot of snow enough In that area so their could be a ski resort but With the rise of climate change and the area not being the coolest how long would it stay open also how many tress would they need to cut down, so I'm skeptical of a resort at ormes peak I personally think the old pikes peak ski area would be better. So despite what I've said everyone in Colorado Springs, pueblo, Canyon city and Douglas county would be happy for a new ski resort so close. The problems it would cause is traffic in the neighborhood and the disruption of wildlife ecosystem sooooo I highly doubt this is actually going to happen but it would be cool

Posted by colby on 04/24/2017 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs faces lawsuit over out-sourced fleet maintenance contract

I hate to say I told you so, but...

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ryan Wolfe on 04/24/2017 at 6:39 PM

Re: “Army stages one of its biggest drills yet at Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site

What a contrast of stories on Raider Focus II between the Gazette and the Indy. The Gazette releases a long bunch of happy talk and the Indy digs down into the weeds and tells us the real story.

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by Gopher on 04/19/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Army stages one of its biggest drills yet at Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site

It'll be a mud hole Friday in the rain: https://youtu.be/QipXXMTJ1UE

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Bill Burns on 04/19/2017 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Besides Nor'wood, one other 'entity' submitted an undocumented bid for downtown land

Afraid Jim Mullen is telling it like it is.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dave Gardner on 04/13/2017 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Besides Nor'wood, one other 'entity' submitted an undocumented bid for downtown land

More insider dealing in our local club of the well connected. It's way past time to clean house in this city.

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 04/13/2017 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Besides Nor'wood, one other 'entity' submitted an undocumented bid for downtown land

Underhanded to hide opportunities from others in the community.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by TruB on 04/13/2017 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Besides Nor'wood, one other 'entity' submitted an undocumented bid for downtown land

Norwood will get it's million dollar investment in buying a new form of government back on the Olympic Museum deal.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jim Mullen on 04/13/2017 at 8:59 AM

Re: “'Would you please look at this?'

I'm the man in this article my name is Joseph Martinez a few things on here was incorrect they drop charges on me because I took a lie detector test and passed it and when told that I was going to get a fair lineup all they did was have sit outside of the courtroom and as the undercover cop got off the elevator the DEA pointed me out with their eyes after that the undercover cop came up to me and tried to accuse me knowing that he got the wrong guy just to save his own butt when I tried suing the city the judge handling my case told my attorney I wasn't getting nothing and that they had a right to do what they did kind of sucks because a lot of them in the judicial system will never know what it feels like to wake up day after day having to look over your shoulder being paranoid

Posted by Martinez GoGetta Joseph on 04/09/2017 at 2:37 PM

Re: “'Would you please look at this?'

I'm the man in this case that they were accusing hi my name is Joseph Martinez a few of these things in his article

Posted by Martinez GoGetta Joseph on 04/09/2017 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs faces lawsuit over out-sourced fleet maintenance contract

The cost savings the city was looking for was not in current operations, but in shedding "costly pension obligations" that will come due in the future.

1 like, 13 dislikes
Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/05/2017 at 11:05 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs faces lawsuit over out-sourced fleet maintenance contract

It is illegal for Colorado Springs municipal employees to form a union. Also Colorado State employees are not allowed to form a union.

However, I agree that it was a huge mistake to dismantle Fleet and downsize many other municipal departments claiming it would save money. That just hasn't happened. Quality of and response times also suffer.

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by rms on 04/05/2017 at 7:00 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs faces lawsuit over out-sourced fleet maintenance contract

Outsourcing of unionized city jobs to the vaunted private sector was NOT done for cost savings. It was Mayor Botch's payback for the financial support from the Koch Bros' political organization. The Kochs utterly hate any and all unions, but especially unions for public employees. The work needs to be brought back in-house for true cost savings. FYI: Andy Pico was working for that firm at the time of the contract but claims he had nothing to do with it - believe what you want.

13 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 04/05/2017 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Bancroft Park band shell to be repaired after councilor 'horse trading'

Keith King took a bribe!
He voted for something this City doesn't want or need in exchange for money to fix a park. Not to mention that council wasn't told about the insurance money until after this vote.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by TruB on 04/03/2017 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Bancroft Park band shell to be repaired after councilor 'horse trading'

As always, THANK you Pam Zubeck for keeping an eye on things. A "little horse trading"?!? Is that a euphemism for "greasing the palms"? Keith, you are, and always have been, repugnant!

Posted by John C. Spengler on 04/03/2017 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Nor'wood negotiates to buy government land southwest of downtown

From today's front-page Gazette article: "We dont have to trade, said Councilman Bill Murray. We dont have to have that (Norwood) land. It should be put out to competitive bid. That property is going to be extremely valuable once the Olympic Museum is built. This is a sweetheart deal."

City Leaders are determined to "revitalize" downtown, and particularly the area SW of downtown in which Jenkins owns numerous properties. The vote on the land swap has been postponed until after the April 4 election, when it is likely - if money and propaganda can buy votes - that new faces that support the schemes of developers will be elected to the council.

The Gazette makes this deal appear to be complicated, what with the owner obligated to clean up the City's contaminated property. But it's really not so complicated. Jenkins sees the trade as being advantageous to HIM and that - not the Common Good - is the reason for the trade.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by curious on 03/31/2017 at 9:46 AM

Re: “State budget includes cuts to hospitals, transportation and education

I find it interesting that all the millions that are now being made due to legal sales of Marijuana and still they are cutting funding to education. Where is the money going. It is time for a reckoning and transparency in the funds for education where they are actually being spent!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Julie Davis on 03/31/2017 at 12:35 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs city election heads for the finish after sparring matches

As a politician who is "supported by conservatives," Ms. Crow-Iverson needs to assure voters that she is not colluding with Vladimir Putin to smear her opposition.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mr. K-- on 03/30/2017 at 4:20 PM

Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
Sensing History

Sensing History @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Continues through July 29

All of today's events | Staff Picks

All content © Copyright 2017, The Colorado Springs Independent

Website powered by Foundation