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Re: “El Paso County jail finds scabies and hepatitis A cases

@Facts, all of us who work with or around him are keenly aware he has a drinking problem.

Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 03/24/2019 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Voters to choose from 11 at-large City candidates, four mayoral contenders

Colorado Springs has not had a non-partisan mayor since Bob Isaac was popularly elected with the exception of Mary Lou Makepeace, who came to the job with a strong background from serving in numerous civic organizations.

The reasons for it date back to a balanced council in the 1970s which voted for a moratorium on gas taps because of overreaching growth in the city. A number of developers went bankrupt and "somebody" decided that to forestall that happening again, council needed to be developer friendly.

Moving away from a non-partisan city manager to a partisan mayor in charge of administration was the final step in that process.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 03/24/2019 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Voters to choose from 11 at-large City candidates, four mayoral contenders

Mr./Ms. Bluetored

The city was relatively 'non-partisan' until 2015. However, I am not seeing where Ms. Parker is promoting herself as a Democrat or any party affiliation. It is interesting the link you posted lists the Colorado Springs Mayoral race as one that could be 'Flipped'!

Do you suppose that organization doing the rating on 'flippability' might be referring to so many local voters in a real low turn-out election are upset by Strawberry Fields - Bike Lanes - and disregard for the public that Suthers will not be re-elected?

Posted by R Wehner on 03/24/2019 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Voters to choose from 11 at-large City candidates, four mayoral contenders

Interesting how Juliette Parker is listed and promoted as a Democrat! She's so much about transparency but scared to stand up for it herself! Lame!
https://ready2vote.com/mayoral-races

Posted by bluetored on 03/24/2019 at 12:25 AM

Re: “CDHS to meet new requirements for mental health patients

Something needs to be done about mental health. My son waited from 26 July until 2 Nov of 2018 to get into the state hospital after was declared incompetent. He was on lockdown in jail without meds until 17 September 18, I had to contact NAMI to get him on meds. I cannot imagine how hard it is to sit in a cell with a brain disorder and not being able to interact with people, plus its putting staff/inmates at risk of being physically hurt.
Once my son was in the state hospital my family called to talk to him--we never got calls back--according to my son he never got the messages.
Getting treatment for a mental illness is craizer than the illness is

Posted by slmc on 03/23/2019 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Muslim soldier at Fort Carson overruled on complaint regarding hijab

Just by how they are going strictly " by the book" right now says alot. someone messed up and now its C.Y.A.

Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 03/23/2019 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Legislative roundup: Party time for the Dems

hb19-1032
Republicans don't like to talk about sex? Please. They tend to want to be the ones to talk about sex with their children. See the difference? (I'm not a Rep. I know a few) Are there no Democrats that believe the same? Of course there are. (I'm not a Dem. I know a few) The characterization to the contrary is derisive and demonstrates an effort to label & ridicule; for what purpose? silence dissent perhaps? You decide.
However, the issue with 1032 isn't the issue of sex, 1032 would violate both our state Constitution and statute that places the authority concerning curriculum decisions squarely on the shoulders of local districts and parents. 1032 usurps that protection of local control. The great thing about the right and protection currently in place, is that if you don't believe you are the best person to discuss sex with the child you are responsible for, then you can in fact have a surrogate in the form of a teacher (who you likely know very little about) be the one to have those discussions with your children. IF on the other hand you are stepping up to the responsibility of having those discussions, awkward as they may be, then you have not only that responsibility but the Constitutionally & Statute protected authority. since you can currently have it either way, that's called a Win win.

IF 1032 is passed it will not only usurp local control, at the behest of non local politicians and their special interest partners, it will constrict the scope of education in general. Within the bill is language that dictates the conditions upon which the mandated curriculum must be taught. The bill mandates that if in any one class both biological reproduction is discussed and relationships, then this mandated version of sex ed must also be taught. For groups that want to err on the side of an abundance of caution in order to not have their authority usurped they will of course limit the scope of science and anything that touches on relationships.
In response, a number of education choice advocates, think charter schools, have adopted resolutions in opposition to the usurping of parent and local control of our children's education. Further, there are already discussions of law suites by both school cohorts and citizens/parents that refuse to be forced into malicious compliance by an overreaching Legislature and their special interest cohorts whose apparent ultimate goal is to undermine citizen authority.

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Posted by MagnumPI on 03/23/2019 at 2:06 PM

Re: “El Paso County jail finds scabies and hepatitis A cases

Katy Lynn Davis have you personally observed Sheriff Elder in a drunken stupor? If not, you a spreading fake news.

Posted by Facts on 03/23/2019 at 7:18 AM

Re: “"Small house" community coming to Woodland Park

A sham is a sham. How many people will get swept up in this one? These wacked out lot and lease fees read like a deleted chapter from an Upton Sinclair novel. Very shameful, especially in a community like Woodland Park.

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Posted by Anthony Springer on 03/22/2019 at 9:45 PM

Re: “El Paso County jail finds scabies and hepatitis A cases

OMG.... when I first glanced at the pic with this article, I thought it was a pic of a naked Bill Elder crawling around in another of his drunken stupors!

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 03/22/2019 at 9:40 AM

Re: “"Small house" community coming to Woodland Park

The developers are making a killing on lot fees. This is NOT affordable or workforce housing in any respect. Itll end up being cramped student housing for Charis and a lot of 2nd homes for snowbirds.

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Posted by Zen on 03/22/2019 at 4:48 AM

Re: “Indy's 2019 city election endorsements

Do any of the City Council contenders intend to stand up for solid rentors v. New Management rapacious new fees, and, what does city council of colorado springs intend to do about a preposterous minimum wage stance in the midst of a president who promotes such remarkable and out of this world economic growth for America and working class. ?.

Posted by JLWilso96438114 on 03/21/2019 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Recognizing the year's worst in government transparency

Eeh, don't forget the upcoming Red Flag law. Talk about Orwellian fodder for the courts to have to waste time with.

Posted by Anthony Springer on 03/21/2019 at 12:51 PM

Re: “2019 City Election Indy endorsements cheat sheet

If the city is to become an 'economic powerhouse' for Southern Colorado rather than just prosper when the state and national economies are doing well - the region will need true leaders with business, economic, or financial backgrounds in order to ensure there is sufficient new revenues produced to meet the rising costs - and elected leaders that recognize the need to create and fund a professional, free-standing Economic Development Corporation.

That type leadership requires tough leaders with vision as was present with Bob Isaac. The area really needs those with a successful track-record in the private and business sectors - Rules out SUTHERS, WILLIAMS and RETIRED MILITARY.

Let's put in office those who can move the region to PROSPERITY through BUSINESS PROFIT and add a third leg to local revenues dependent upon the existing two of Pikes Peak (tourism) and the Pentagon (defense). Diversify and expand rather than just watch as industry and manufacturing go to other states and high tech goes to Boulder and Fort Collins and Austin!

A three legged stool is far more stable than one with just two!

The high rate of 'new jobs' being touted for the region (then walked-back as federal data is refined) are 'rooftop' jobs as a result of supplying generated by population growth. Suthers had absolutely little to do, if anything, to create jobs or bring new firms to the region - - - for that matter, neither did the Chamber-EDC.

John - Dirk: roll out the numbers related to what your effort actually produced! Something reviewed, analyzed and reported on by a real economic analysis firm rather than ginned up numbers from Turnip-Truck Bob.

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Posted by R Wehner on 03/21/2019 at 11:05 AM

Re: “2019 City Election Indy endorsements cheat sheet

Except for Martinez and Murray, a comical and foolish endorsement for the new mini-Gazette. Vote out Special Interests Suthers who is destroying this city. Vote for leadership that is independent and transparent. www.drjohn4mayor.com

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Posted by Dana Duggan on 03/21/2019 at 9:18 AM

Re: “El Paso County Public Health asks for million dollar budget increase

They don't deserve a penny

Posted by Heather Wharram on 03/21/2019 at 3:06 AM

Re: “Three kids remain in an abusive home despite multiple reports to DHS. What does that mean for thousands of other kids?

Ya and my daughter remans with abusve foster care, while I am slandered and persecuted for something we never did and they have falsified mdial and prayed upon me not being awr of my own rghts,

Posted by Heather Wharram on 03/21/2019 at 3:04 AM

Re: “Firefighters endorse challenger John Pitchford in mayor's race

(See Above) Let's call the Broadmoor by a more accurate name, "Fraudmore".

Posted by John Spengler on 03/20/2019 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Indy's 2019 city election endorsements

Please call John Suthers by his correct label, "Mayor Anschutz". It's vastly more accurate. Shame on you INDY!

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Posted by John Spengler on 03/20/2019 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Indy's 2019 city election endorsements

@Sandra Knauf, several people have tried to like your comment many times. For some reason, it's the only comment we cannot like. @just mark, vote Suthers out....he panders to special interests and has done almost zero to raise the tax base of this city. He hands out money to developers to build a minimum wage meccas and taxes the people for potholes we already pay taxes to repair. Branson is where he's taking this town. Check out Dr. John Pitchfod. www.drjohn4mayor.com No one can buy that guy.

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Posted by Dana Duggan on 03/20/2019 at 9:55 AM

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