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Re: “Trying for single-payer health care in Colorado

Grand Junction, CO has a marvelous Concierge Healthcare Sharing System.............works Great !

Why not all the other Cities of Colorado ?

THINK

Posted by frank1946 on 07/19/2017 at 4:41 AM

Re: “New female AFA commandant moving here soon, with her wife

"...why are they not publicly acknowledging this groundbreaking selection of a gay, female new Commandant?"

As long as we have to draw specific attention to the fact that she is lesbian, and shout it from the rooftops, we have not accepted her and her sexuality as a norm in our society. We are singling her out as being "different," something that has to be pointed out.

I salute the USAFA for NOT making a newsworthy event out of her sexuality. Perhaps they HAVE accepted it as a norm.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mike Randall on 07/18/2017 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Jared Polis, local Dems to host town hall at Library

Ms Rosenbaum should get out into the district to see the "options for small business". In fact there are small businesses opening in the district on a regular basis. Although I wasn't included in this Town Hall I look forward to a successful campaign and election.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Lois Landgraf on 07/18/2017 at 7:35 AM

Re: “Penrose Hospital workers banned from parking in the Old North End

What about the license plates that are getting stolen from the expo center and the hospital saying "it isn't our problem"?

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by concerned citizen 1234 on 07/17/2017 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Penrose Hospital workers banned from parking in the Old North End

What about the license plates that are getting stolen at the expo center and the hospital saying "that's not our problem"?

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by concerned citizen 1234 on 07/17/2017 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Penrose Hospital workers banned from parking in the Old North End

Penrose is causing a huge safety issue with its employees by making them park off campus. They are not monitored 24/7, and the shuttle buses stop running at 11pm. What happens when someone is on call and needs to come in for an emergency? Are they forced to pay 3 dollars to get to the hospital quicker? We need to response and be present for the emergency asap. A shuttle bus causes delays in patient care. Or what happens if someone stays late past 11pm to complete patient care? Management tells us to call a taxi, and we will be reimbursed. That's a terrible system. You've to tip a taxi driver too - who will pay that - Penrose? I doubt it. No one is thinking of the patients with these decisions!

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by annoyed_employee on 07/17/2017 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Maketa retrial hearing date set

I've read the articles on http://www.DirtyElder.com for months. I know much of the information on that website to be true.

Which is why I don't get the lack of interest in the local media to go after Elder. Maketa has his problems, like keeping his pants pulled up. But he knew how to run the organization, and while he showed favoritism a few times, it pales in comparison with Elder. The stuff that Elder is up to has GOT to boil over some day, I just wish something would be done about it now, and not wait until it becomes a huge crisis. The honest employees at EPSO deserve some help to clean house.

Perhaps Ms. Zubeck would chime in on why the lack of media interest?

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mike Randall on 07/17/2017 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Penrose Hospital workers banned from parking in the Old North End

Definition of tony per Merriam-Webster
tonier; toniest
: marked by an aristocratic or high-toned manner or style tony private schools

First Known Use: 1877
Definition of tony
tonier; toniest
: marked by an aristocratic or high-toned manner or style tony private schools

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Posted by Gummie on 07/17/2017 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Penrose Hospital workers banned from parking in the Old North End

They shouldn't be allowed to punish their employees for parking in legal locations unless that employee is on the clock. Last I checked, getting to work was an employee's responsibility, and trying to regulate something that happens off your property in any way should be considered a violation of the work life/home life separation. Roads are built and maintained with our tax money and there are already laws preventing people from blocking driveways. The hospital should either pay it's employees to ride to work on its terms or stay out of people's pre and post work lives. I'm waiting for the first employee to get in trouble for visiting a home or business near their work and parking on the street only to have the "parking police" dock their pay.

13 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Njordomir Civson on 07/17/2017 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Penrose Hospital workers banned from parking in the Old North End

Samantha, What is a "tony neighborhood"?

Also, you might want to look at a map of the area around Centennial & Fillmore Street. Th new hospital will be on the WEST side of I-25 in close proximity to Kissing Camels neighborhood. The satellite lots they are using are on the EAST side of I-25. This is the information that was shared with the neighborhood by Penrose:

"Penrose Hospital Implements Stricter Parking Policy to Alleviate Neighborhood Parking
On June 1, 2017, Penrose Hospital will implement new and improved changes to their employee parking policy. These changes are designed to create more parking spaces for visitors/patients and to provide a streamlined accountability system for those who park illegally on campus and in the neighborhood. Employees will now have six free shuttles to ride to and from work, but in order to park on campus, they will need to pay. The Parking Garage Levels 3 5 and the parking lot at the corner of Jackson and Cascade Avenue will be $3/day. Hospital employees can still park for free, first come first served on the hospital curbside of Cascade Ave. or Nevada Ave. As always, our policy states that parking in the neighborhood in front of homes and businesses is not allowed.

The new plan employs a full-time parking manager, Monday Friday, who will monitor parking on the hospital campus from 7:30am 6pm, issue tickets for illegal parking and respond to calls from neighbors who have a hospital employee parking in front of their home. The plan includes stricter ramifications for illegal parking which includes, 1st offense, - written warning, 2nd offense - $250 deducted from paycheck/final written warning, and 3rd offense termination. If you see a hospital employee parking in the neighborhood, please call 719-776-PARK (7275) or send an email to PSFParking@centura.org."

Note that the policy against parking in front of homes and businesses was already in place and that parking on the hospital curbside on Cascade and Nevada is still allowed . Penrose deserves credit for responding to the concerns of neighbors and implementing a policy that deters their employees from parking in front of homes and businesses and leaves plenty of convenient parking on campus for the patients and visitors. This is an example of a institution working to be a good neighbor and I think their efforts should be applauded not criticized.

7 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Bob Sullivan on 07/17/2017 at 11:52 AM

Re: “John Venezia Park to open in Briargate

There are half a dozen people named John Venezia in Colorado searches. Who was/is he? Where can I find out more information?

Posted by Bri on 07/16/2017 at 7:34 AM

Re: “Update: Writers in Gazette have history of political consulting

The Laugesen's are morally corrupt and it's no surprise they helping people claiming to be journalists find a source for their 'political' commentary.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by TruB on 07/15/2017 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Maketa retrial hearing date set

https://dirtyelder.com/articles/ia1/

Interesting article that makes a lot of sense out of the missing Elder file.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by John Maketa on 07/15/2017 at 1:47 PM

Re: “PlanCOS wants a "younger perspective" on the city's future

Reaching out to millennials....a good start.

Now try to do it with minorities. LGBT representatives. NAACP. Immigration advocates. Hispanic leaders. Homeless advocates. Military installations. And, of course, last but not least (the end is near!), progressives.

Rather than plan for a GOP/Evangelical future, why not get the entire community involved? I think we ALL would like a craft beer and a better community...

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bill W. on 07/15/2017 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Divisions in El Paso County Democratic Party revealed in defections and drama

I'm not sure... tell me which bridge is too far of a pull leftwards... Is it trying to make sure the working broke can also see primary care physicians/specialists, or get the meds they are prescribed? Is asking that the same system we have in place to fund k - 12 public education is extended another four to six years? Is it pushing for a minimum wage that allows someone to be able to rent an apartment and buy groceries? The idea that we don't need quite so much the military presence we have all across the globe? That sustainable, renewable energy should be our focus over fossil fuels?
What is too much for the center to handle? And why aren't our citizens worth the effort to push for it?

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Dave Olsen on 07/14/2017 at 10:57 PM

Re: “Cops used name of legitimate company as code for massive marijuana trafficking case

Aaron would have never bought one anyway.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by TruB on 07/14/2017 at 6:55 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Transgender service in the military — what's happening now?

Totally opposed to transgender surgery paid for by the military. Why should American citizen's money be used
to change someone's sex? This is elective surgery. It is insane. Is the military paying for cosmetic surgery? Surely not!

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Mark Menenedez on 07/14/2017 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Ed Perlmutter drops out of Governor's race, other candidates react

Disappointed but I understand.

Posted by Joe Beaver on 07/14/2017 at 11:07 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Female CSPD police officers win federal court decision about physical testing

When there is disparate impact discrimination under Title VII, plaintiffs are entitled to actual damages (e.g., back pay) and may be awarded attorney's fees but not compensatory (e.g., emotional distress) or punitive damages.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Lance Seberhagen on 07/13/2017 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Cops used name of legitimate company as code for massive marijuana trafficking case

dude has a case because now I refuse to buy a toker poker.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Aaron R Coates on 07/13/2017 at 5:57 PM

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