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Comment Archives: stories: News

Re: “Sign the petition, call your congressional reps, to impeach Donald Trump

That is hysterical Mike Randall. Maybe GOPers should take personal responsibility.
Politicians on both sides are screwing Americans but you go ahead and believe that the right wing isn't part of the problem. How about you spend more time equally applying where the guilt sits. It is really humorous that with the Actions of Roy Moore you want to only believe that dems are at fault.

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Posted by TruB on 11/16/2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Sheriff's Office asks for crime footage

I would like to ask the Sheriff's Office to start making video available to us of the shady deals that go on behind closed doors on their 5th floor and elsewhere.

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Posted by Mike Randall on 11/16/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “El Paso County jail is home to people too poor to pay fines or make bail

This is terrible!!!

People should retaliate against the Sheriff's Office by not breaking the law and thus depriving the jail of any inmates. That'd teach them a lesson!!!

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Posted by Mike Randall on 11/16/2017 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Sign the petition, call your congressional reps, to impeach Donald Trump

"... the terrible, amoral example he sets for the children of this nation, his numerous allegations of sexual assault and..."

Oh, that's an impeachable offense? Hmmm.... Let's see what else is going on in the news today:

"...says Democratic Rep. Paul Rosenthal of Denver inappropriately touched him and tried to kiss him at a 2012 fundraiser..."

"Democratic Rep. Steve Lebsock of Adams County has denied claims by a fellow lawmaker, Rep. Faith Winter, that he sexually harassed her at a party in 2016."

"A woman accused Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken on Thursday of groping her and kissing her without her consent in 2006 while she was on a USO Tour overseas."

Maybe the Dems should spend less time trying to go after Trump and more time cleaning their own filthy house!!!

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Posted by Mike Randall on 11/16/2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Spring's downtown bicycle infrastructure progresses despite growing pains

I think these bike friendly changes need to thought out better - our roads are already hazardous and driving is often a dangerous activity on streets seriously over crowded and drivers who have zero patience for anyone in their path vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists.

Where are the studies from the motorized point of view? Overnight people who parked on the street have their parking taken away and drivers are forced into traffic delays and congestion all so empty bike lanes can be kept available at all times.

Perhaps it would be in the public safety interest to consider adjusting sidewalks to allow for the bicycle traffic? Maybe we just dig up all the parkways trees and grass and turn them into bike paths - it makes about as much sense as what is being done to high traffic roadways for the sake of an alternative method of transportation.

And one might also question why if cars are suppose to be abandoned there is not a more aggressive attempt at improving public transportation options in this community?

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Posted by rms on 11/16/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

You prove your theory. What would be their motive? If they arent required to be notarized, why would they have fraudulently notarized them? Unless they were instructed to do so. Please explain.

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Posted by Skeet on 11/16/2017 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Drake Power Plant meetings slated to talk about sidelining

Poudre Valley coal-generated, SO2-scrubbed electricity: $22 per mWatt hr. Solar power, including massive subsidies: $100 per MWatt-hr.

Increasing electric rates nearly five fold is a great way to put financial stress on Colorado Springs ratepayers as well as chase the last remnants of manufacturing out of Colorado Springs. Add to the increased cost of production, calls from the mayor and the Gazette to increase the surplus rate (formally known as payment in lieu of tax or PILT) by at least 60%.

Utilities customers already pay an extra amount for each KWatt-hr they use to create a fake surplus in Utilities revenues that gets converted into a blank check for the City government. Continuing calls to provide a backdoor tax increase by upping the fake surplus above the new pothole tax and stormwater tax already put in place will continue to put stress on citizen budgets, especially those on fixed incomes

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 11/16/2017 at 7:21 AM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

Yes, prove otherwise.

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Posted by Holmes on 11/15/2017 at 10:37 PM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

Holmes, youre avoiding the real issue. Do you really think those 2 employees took it upon themselves to illegally notarize hundreds of affidavits?

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Posted by Skeet on 11/15/2017 at 8:36 PM

Re: “Sheriff Bill Elder calls Indy story "crap"

You do it tough guy! Oh yeah, you're a coward!

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Posted by Holmes on 11/15/2017 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

Again, no evidence! Please provide more than just worthless opinions! And arguing over affidavits that didn't require a notary in the first place is a waste of time!! :)

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Posted by Holmes on 11/15/2017 at 8:26 PM

Re: “Drake Power Plant meetings slated to talk about sidelining

You're right about the city not planning. But the rate increases have come from trying to make this old power plant meet air quality regulations. It would actually be cheaper to shut it down.

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Posted by Nicole Rosa on 11/15/2017 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Drake Power Plant meetings slated to talk about sidelining

Look for rate or tax increases because there's "NO PLAN" to cover the cost of an earlier DRAKE shutdown. This city never seems to plan for the future other than more "TAX/FEE INCREASES" to cover developer agenda.

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Posted by RM Lady Liberty on 11/15/2017 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Spring's downtown bicycle infrastructure progresses despite growing pains

I also work on Weber Street, and while I can confirm that there are still a few issues, they have been improving significantly as individuals have been getting used to the new configuration. I am extremely supportive of the work being undertaken by the City, Downtown Partnership, and associated groups to continue to look to the future and build an infrastructure that works for everybody.

While the roll-out of the Weber Street reconfiguration had some bumps, I appreciate the willingness to learn lessons from these imperfect roll-outs, and will look forward to continued connectivity for employees, customers, tourists, and residents.

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Posted by Jeff Zearfoss on 11/15/2017 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

Lol Mr. Randall,
This @Holmes guy has such a crush on Elder that if there was video of Elder committing armed robbery, he would somehow find away to ignore all the evidence and say it was fake news. (As evident in his responses to all the comments on Pams previous article on Elder). Anyway, keep up the great work Pam on exposing all the corruption! Myself and everyone I know, look forward to all your future articles regarding Elder.

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Posted by John D on 11/15/2017 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs faces chore of setting up billing mechanisms for its new drainage fee

Any reason as to why the city is going to pay Utilities $1.8 million one time fee? And how about the $200,000 annually after that? Does that cover the city's assets, besides the $100,000 it has scheduled to pay?

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Posted by greg1 on 11/15/2017 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

Dang, you guys look so pathetically desperate that it's actually sad!!

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Posted by Holmes on 11/15/2017 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

Notary was not required on the affidavits, who cares!!!

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Posted by Holmes on 11/15/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

And @Holmes once again ignores all of the facts in the original article, the fact that the documents in question are recorded with the Clerks office and available for public review, and the fact that law enforcement officers who signed those documents have already publicly acknowledged that there was not a Notary present when they signed. Yep, plenty of facts, that show that a crime was committed.

We know @Holmes is an Elder crony because of one glaring similarity.... they both LIE!

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Posted by Mike Randall on 11/15/2017 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Sheriff Bill Elder calls Indy story "crap"

@JohnD The story about the Coroner being the only official who can arrest a sitting Sheriff has been around for years. I've seen it printed many times in many places but I've never seen it in the Colorado Revised Statutes nor have I had anyone show me any actual statute or rule of law in Colorado that makes it so. There is a law that states that it is the Coroner who assumes the duties of the Sheriff if the Sheriff is no longer available:

30-10-604. Coroner shall act as sheriff, when.
When there is no sheriff in any county, it is the duty of the coroner to exercise all the powers and duties of the sheriff of his county until a sheriff is appointed or elected and qualified; and when the sheriff for any cause is committed to the jail of his county, the coroner shall be keeper of such jail during the time the sheriff remains a prisoner.

That may be the source of the story. Even that statute, however, is up in the air as there is another statute the provides that the Undersheriff is to assume that role when the Sheriff is not available:

30-10-505. Vacancy in office - powers of undersheriff.
When a vacancy occurs in the office of sheriff of any county, the undersheriff of such county shall in all things execute the office of sheriff until a sheriff is appointed or elected and qualified. Any default or misfeasance in office of such undersheriff in the meantime, as well as before such vacancy, shall be deemed to be a breach of the condition of the bond given by the sheriff who appointed the undersheriff or the insurance policy purchased by the county on the sheriff's behalf.

Sitting Sheriff's have been arrested in Colorado a shockingly high number of times. And of all the ones I am familiar with, it was never a Coroner who made the arrest. Let's hope there is another soon.

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Posted by Mike Randall on 11/15/2017 at 12:51 PM

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