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Re: “Medical marijuana license fee hike closer to reality

Ya, they hate the weed, but they sure do love the revenue it brings them...... get ready for price hikes to satisfy "the man", mmj patients...... uh-oh, what if consumption goes down because the price is too high?

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Posted by prairie chix on 06/25/2017 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Mike Pence plans spin through military bases in El Paso County

Schriever is as "spooky" as any place on earth. Tax payer dollars gobbled up by civilians and military working in the shadows .No transparency and no accountability. So much of this goes on that it is no wonder there is never an audit of all the money the Pentagon cycles through every year. Disgusting.

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Posted by Gopher on 06/23/2017 at 11:28 PM

Re: “City regulations on fire pits haven't triggered citations in recent years

Rather than focusing just on fire pits it might have been more instructive to look at the effectiveness of city-wide code enforcement in general. I sometimes see code enforcement people looking at eyesores and other issues around town, but never see any of these problems actually get addressed.

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 06/23/2017 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Survey: Marijuana not a driving factor for rising homeless population

Oh yeah I forgot... The weather is not nice. Why you keep printing that is beyond me. The sun shining does not mean it is going to be warm and March winds continue through April, May and June just to mention in case you all never go outside. Try sleeping outdoors on a bus bench in December here, I see people doing that. Really, try it for a week. Obvious that you who say the weather is nice never worked outdoors, such as plowing a field or fixing a broke down car in a blizzard..
Ronald Reagan once said "I don't see any unemployed people". Listen to yourselves, you are Republicans!

Posted by Bob Wyman on 06/23/2017 at 12:45 AM

Re: “El Paso County Democrats say redistricting favors Republican commissioners

Glen lost his senate bid. he has nothing in common with downtrodden minorities in Co springs.

Posted by apathetic on 06/22/2017 at 11:02 PM

Re: “Survey: Marijuana not a driving factor for rising homeless population

"All the Shit That Fits" should be the Indy's motto... Asking questions and expecting the truth from anyone is risky but to base a census on it is folly. People lie, especially those who are down and almost out. They will say anything to appear to be in control of their lives. Indy writers no doubt go to bed early and never go south as far as Mill St. They write about what they see out their office window and dare not annoy the powers that be. Stories rarely have resolution and the inordinate amount of space given to marijuana use can interest only a handful of readers at best.
The claim that the economy is robust is believable if you are well-heeled or stoned. Colorado and the nation's economy is in shambles. The minimum wage does not even have the buying power it did in the early 1970s. I cannot think of many who work 40 hours a week. Monopolies are the rule and the streets and roads are not showing any signs of repair contrary to the Indy's claim a while back that the roads were fixed! The money in the budget for street maintenance disappeared and I am still waiting for someone to look into that small oversight. It went somewhere to be sure. Now more is needed to pay attorney's to fend off one debacle after another. Letters to the Indy are either chosen for print for laughability or for misdirection. "Trump" watch is the least of our concerns and by "our" I mean those of us who can think logically and with sound minds.
There is one industry the Springs seems to have a foothold in and that is profiting from homelessness. Charity and tax money allocated need administrators to divvy it all up-right after the administrators take their salary off the top.
The claim that the Indy touted about being a promoter of small businesses was recently on the pages just ahead of the weekly restaurant trashing defamation fest- the skewering of hard working people by the sophomoric writing styles and queer culinary taste buds of junior reporters on loan from local high school writing classes and poetry contests. I won't mention I guess that "Playing Around" listings now include karaoke which last time i checked is not anyone playing music so please no more mentions of trying to make this burg another Austin Texas. Visit Austin sometime and you will see what I mean. Austin has more live music in one night than the Springs has in a year...

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 06/22/2017 at 11:02 PM

Re: “Mike Pence plans spin through military bases in El Paso County

Don't you love how all these highly classified facilities can't wait to tell people exactly what they do?

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 06/22/2017 at 7:36 PM

Re: “A 2015 Ponzi scheme continues to take tolls on uprooted area families

The ponzi scheme allegations where never argued before the court and never were allowed to be defended as the fraud charge by the Securites Commission was dropped. All the victims of this mess (buyers, sellers, private lenders) came from actions and inactions of the receiver and then the bankruptcy trustee continuing to default on all buyer/seller/lender greements and claim all agreements are invaild... knowing that few of these folks have the ability or financial means to defend their rights and interest. The victims above clearly state the problems began with the receivership. Its a nightmare that even anyone with all the facts still can't understand the motivations of the state actions. Who benefits? - Richard

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Posted by richardroop on 06/22/2017 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Motion seeks dismissal of charges against former Sheriff Terry Maketa

Prosecutors love to stack charges to bully defendants. I hope Maketa takes them to the cleaners when this is over for charging him with extra crimes with no support and dragging his name through the mud. Prosecutors charging people with weak or no evidence just to try to force a plea is unethical and lazy.

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Posted by Kristopher Chavez on 06/22/2017 at 9:24 AM

Re: “City regulations on fire pits haven't triggered citations in recent years

Pam, as always, I greatly appreciate what you do for our community as an investigative journalist. Although the fire issue is my greatest concern, I just wish you had also mentioned my neighbors egregious encroachment on our City Park land upon which their fire-pits reside...

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Posted by John C. Spengler on 06/21/2017 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Motion seeks dismissal of charges against former Sheriff Terry Maketa

Im sure I said he would walk when all this started. Politics! pure and simple.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/21/2017 at 6:06 PM

Re: “City legal advisor shifts to Parks Department

So, an attorney who was responsible for attempting to "trade away" some of our treasured park land (think: Strawberry Fields; STILL in litigation!) to the Fraudmore, is going to be an advocate for the "stewardship and conservation" of our Parks?!? I think not! I trust her as much as I trust Karen Palus...

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Posted by John C. Spengler on 06/21/2017 at 2:43 PM

Re: “City legal advisor shifts to Parks Department

Britt will do a great job!

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Posted by What's the Word? on 06/21/2017 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Nicoletta, Jaray running for Manitou mayor

I have lived in Manitou and the Pikes peak region for 42 years, never has Manitou suffered by a totally incompetent Mayor as it has with Nicole Nicoletta. This woman has proven to us all :
a .she doesn't care about the public process, will bully citizens at council meetings and would rather NOT MEET WITH CITIZEN GROUPS(denied meeting with large groups 3x before using the POLICE to help her CUT DOWN TREES on Canon Avenue- Nicole is a RUDE BULLY !!
b. has no idea what living in a "Historical" town means. Consistently jams through useless construction projects with no advance warning's to huge "material change of appearance" for the town
c. Nicole has been a horrible leader with consistently flawed decisions on a wide variety of Manitou topics such as : parking : Wrapping Soda Springs park in steel to keep the homeless(and everybody else) out of the park while sponsoring a food bank 300 yards down the street for the homeless; Zero Tolerance program ; Cutting of trees needlessly on Canon Avenue : Consistently lying to the public - Nicoletta and her administration have graduated from the Kelly Anne Conway school of alternative facts!
d. In two council meetings alone Nicoletta WASTED $800,000.00 ofcitizens funds.... Manitou is a small town with a modest budget. Someone whom has been on food stamps recently SHOULD NOT BE ANYWHERE NEAR A $12million budget ! she has no experience .
e. All of Nicoletta's combined policies have damaged the reputation of Manitou Springs, she does not care about the voting locals at all. SHE MUST BE REMOVED !!

Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 06/21/2017 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Racketeering case against Pueblo weed growers (partially) revived by federal court

"The Reilly's who don't actually live in Pueblo " , this is a Trumped up case, they don't live there ....complain about the smell , you mean they can smell anything above the horse poop. Ah an out of state special interest group is promoting the case.....and I'll bet they own stock in an Opioid manufacturer !

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 06/21/2017 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Letter of counseling surfaces in El Paso County Sheriff's Office case

Just another argument for ridding ourselves of the elected Sheriff position. People in charge of law enforcement have to be well-trained, experienced, and show a history of excellent job performance. They should NOT be in this position because they spent more on election day yard signs than someone else.

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Posted by LivesLocally on 06/19/2017 at 8:12 PM

Re: “CU regents OK funding for UCCS sports medicine center

Medical tourism is not something a destination or a medical institution can absolutely count on like other markets that coordinate conferences. For example, you have a spine issue that your local physician or hospital is not equipped to help you so you travel to the Scoliosis & Spine Center in Salt Lake City to get the best care. Your surgery is specialized and you will be confined to the hospital for several weeks followed up by extensive rehab. Your family travels with you to give support and they need to stay at a nearby hotel. That is medical tourism. If people have the money and can afford medical treatment at these specialized facilities, why is that repugnant? What's repugnant is our government, Veterans Affairs primarily, does not invest the necessary resources (money, people, equipment, etc.) to ensure Veterans get the best care. Completely separate.

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Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 06/19/2017 at 12:38 PM

Re: “CU regents OK funding for UCCS sports medicine center

The idea that "health and wellness" have become such income producers that they are sources of tourism is repugnant, especially in an academic institution in a state where people are dying in rural areas because of lack of medical care. By the standards Jackie Reynolds lists, a trip to Italy to visit a church is tax-deductible because it is a spiritual activity. Meanwhile, veterans can't get basic medical care in a timely fashion.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 06/19/2017 at 12:02 PM

Re: “CU regents OK funding for UCCS sports medicine center

So, when are the open space advocates going to say something about UCCS ruining one of the more beautiful pieces of property in Colorado Springs?

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 06/18/2017 at 8:51 PM

Re: “CU regents OK funding for UCCS sports medicine center

Health and wellness tourism is becoming a pretty significant market and destinations that have state of the art clinics and hospitals are benefiting from this revenue stream into their economy.

Health and wellness tourism includes travelling both nationally and internationally to destinations with facilities for the purpose of promoting health and well-being through physical, psychological, or spiritual activities.

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Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 06/16/2017 at 2:10 PM

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