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Comment Archives: stories: Columns: Between The Lines

Re: “One last shot at a downtown stadium

It's a decent idea, full of typical wide-eyed wonderment. These great ideas, and mine, require buckets of "free" money from taxpayers elsewhere. That's the real game in America, getting someone ELSE to pay for what you want; our Federal budget has money and tax loopholes for every vested interest on earth.

Perhaps a better idea is to rearrange the access roads around Falcon Stadium to isolate and keep the stadium outside of the security perimeter of the USAFA so it may be accessed without the security hassles. Throw in an off ramp from the Interquest Parkway exit of I-25 that can be open for events to gain better access on game days. Put a roof over Falcon Stadium and call it a done deal. But that won't happen if the Air Force has to pony up the money for any of this, see comment above about getting free money.

In a state that rejected hosting an Olympic Games, ultra conservative and ultra cheap Colorado Springs isn't about to 'spring' for a damned thing, especially with TABOR still on the books.

If private money wants to do all these things, fine, have at it, but when developers and pols talk about 'free enterprise' what they mean is free money from taxpayers suckered yet again.

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Posted by OldCrank on 03/01/2017 at 9:27 AM

Re: “One last shot at a downtown stadium

Ralph, I am not a supporter of the downtown stadium, for a number of reasons. Here is a link to a comprehensive article from the Fresno Bee, outlining the difficulties that Chuchancy Park; THEIR tax payer supported downtown stadium; has faced since it's inception. I think this is a useful case study with an eerily similiar situation to what the powers-that-be want to do here...

http://www.fresnobee.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/political-notebook/article74826227.html

18 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Jeff Hirtle on 03/01/2017 at 8:38 AM

Re: “One last shot at a downtown stadium

Wow..."It would need key leaders to buy in, embrace the potential and seize the opportunity."

We'd also need key leaders to steal about $1 billion from taxpayers....come to think if it, it may just be possible.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 03/01/2017 at 8:16 AM

Re: “I-25: It's only getting worse

just wondering what happend to the light rail that was to be coming to colo springs someone needs to bring this up in next city and county meetings as this is a major need as we really need this we are growing faster and faster. disabled senior thanks

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bradford E Moreno on 02/24/2017 at 12:44 AM

Re: “Richard Skorman's unfinished story

I really don't see this as Mr Skorman seeking a "fitting ending" to his story. After all, he is only 64! I see him as a dynamic man with a truly inclusive vision for our community. Wish I lived in District 3.

13 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Elle Ameno on 01/26/2017 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Richard Skorman's unfinished story

a good person, wish him the best

14 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by apathetic on 01/25/2017 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Springs parks ballot issue deserves vote in April election

Do you support city council's tentative decision to not place the parks funding measure on the April 2017 ballot? A one minute Quick Poll. Thank you for participating.

http://projectoneunity.homestead.com/Quick…

Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/16/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Chancellor's perfect exit from UCCS

This was a wonderful article, for a wonderful Chancellor! Enjoy your well deserved retirement!

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Posted by Leslie Roberts on 12/29/2016 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Election view outside Colorado

Steve Bannon, Joe Corsi and a legion of others have made personal fortunes making up fictitious stories about the Clintons. The more egregious the lie, the louder they scream it. Think Joseph Goebbels. That the American voter is so self involved as to avoid paying attention to anything other than what potty-mouth Trump and his thugs dole out then we are truly lost.

I, for one, will continue to fight.

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Posted by Vietnamized on 12/14/2016 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Pledger: ahead of his time

a working man for the working man

Posted by apathetic on 12/14/2016 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Every vote does matter — so do your duty

Longinos Gonzalez is the much better candidate in commissioner district 4. He brings much needed diversity to local leadership and has been an advocate for poor neighborhoods, at-risk youth, and veterans issues. He is also a political outsider who won a surprise, upset victory in his primary.

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Posted by School Teacher 2014 on 11/02/2016 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Check out this 'purple' Dem: Mark Anthony Barrionuevo

A statesman? That would be a relief...and a novelty.

Posted by Vietnamized on 10/23/2016 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Check out this 'purple' Dem: Mark Anthony Barrionuevo

That was a great article. Mark is one of the most upstanding men I know and I'm not writing this because he's my nephew. I have been at almost every milestone of Mark's, from graduating BYU, Georgetown & Boston Law School, to the batispm of his children. Mark is an unusual candidate in that "WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET" Mark will not tell you what you want to hear, but will tell you what he believes in his heart! Mark will never compromise his beliefs and moral for a "vote" but will always stand up "with a strong ethical voice" Hopefully the voters of Colorado Springs will vote for "CHANGE" and vote for a Strong Ethical Man! A very proud aunt in Las Vegas... Helena Garcia

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Posted by Helena La Protectora Garcia on 10/18/2016 at 10:49 PM

Re: “Colorado's election influence might be running cold

T.Rump, the prehistoric, misogynistic, creature hell bent on devouring the Republican party

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Posted by Vietnamized on 09/10/2016 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Colorado's election influence might be running cold

I went to the GOP Fair
A big orange baboon was there
The overgrown chump
Said his name was Trump
And spoke with a flatulent flair

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Posted by OldCrank on 08/24/2016 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Don't believe every No. 1 ranking for Colorado Springs

WE need BOTH Tiny houses and Affordable apartments or houses. COS could be known as the Capital of buying your own home's if we get rid of credit scores. Some mortgages
are cheaper then rent.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Marlene LAne on 07/27/2016 at 5:35 PM

Re: “I-25: It's only getting worse

Tannim - tabor? started by convicted Doug Bruce (not just accused) , that the kind of people GOP selcetes as candidates - Colorado GOP Gas tax should have been raised -- GOP costs us 1.23 when the tax to save would have been 6 cents. at least GOP Suthers helped raise taxes to fix our roads in Co springs

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by apathetic on 07/24/2016 at 1:58 PM

Re: “I-25: It's only getting worse

They should have made a "Thruway Highway" road out east 20 years ago, like they have back in NY and in Eastern states. That way trucks and cars that don't need to go thru the cities can bypass them to get thru the state quicker and safer for the population. We didn't get trucks dumping hazardous materials on the highways in the cities and less car congestion on the city highways.

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Posted by guruD on 07/15/2016 at 7:49 AM

Re: “I-25: It's only getting worse

The problem with a rail system between Colorado Springs and Denver is summed up in one simple dilemma "Once I get to Colorado Springs or Denver, how do I get to my final destination?" If the lightrail, bullet train, what have you dumps you off at a station, you still have to get from that station to where you want to be. Europe (lived there for over a decade) has this taken care of by excellent intra-city mass transit. The US, not so much. Personal autos are very much a privilege and definitely not a necessity in Europe.

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Posted by Dave H on 07/14/2016 at 5:54 PM

Re: “I-25: It's only getting worse

There is no indication that adding more traffic lanes to the Interstate is anything but a short-term solution. Look at LA or the area around D.C. LA is bumper to bumper at sunrise. The country needs to look at rail systems.

Also not sure it is ever a good idea to reclassify funds designated for a particular purpose just for a quick fix for something else. That's how Social Security ran into difficulty -- politicians dipping into an available trough. If a fund is no longer needed, bring the pressure of the opinion column to bear on getting rid of it, not on using it as an alternate funding source.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 07/14/2016 at 3:36 PM

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