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Re: “Jim Clark Wider talks style, persistence and bad neighbors

I enjoyed seeing what my former classmate has been doing!

Posted by rhonda.vanpelt on 12/08/2017 at 8:40 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Venetucci farmers laid off as contaminated water spoils finances

The Pikes Peak Community Foundation's current leadership is looking CORRUPT as hell. I highly encourage local media to INVESTIGATE them immediately. And I highly encourage anyone looking to donate to them to look elsewhere.

Just a couple weeks ago, in Woodland Park, PPCF fired Aspen Valley Ranch manager Julie Jackson-Snyder. Jackson-Snyder is the very woman who donated Aspen Valley Ranch to PPCF in the first place, on behalf of her late father (Julie was the head of her father's "Gordon Jackson Foundation") basically telling her they understand her father's wishes for property better than her.

Translation: They're looking to sell.

And like they're now doing with Venetucci, PPCF has already begun the process of starving AVR by disposing of the very assets (rental properties and communications towers) that provide AVR it's recurring annual income.

Get on this, CSIndy staff, before these properties ... which PPCF promised to protect, and which are meant for community enrichment ... are sold off to the highest bidder with PPCF pocketing the cash.

Corrupt corrupt corrupt. Please look into this.

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Posted by Zen on 12/08/2017 at 12:16 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Venetucci farmers laid off as contaminated water spoils finances

The Pikes Peak Community Foundation's current leadership is looking corrupt as hell, and I encourage local press to launch a thorough investigation immediately. Up in Woodland Park, they recently fired Julie Jackson-Snyder, the very woman who donated Aspen Valley Ranch to PPCF on behalf of her late Father, Gordon Jackson (whose foundation Julie headed up) basically claiming that they knew better than Julie what her father's desires for the property were. Translation: They're looking to sell the property (and sell out the community), which is something Gordon Jackson NEVER would have wanted. Get on this, CS Indy staff ... before these properties, which were meant to be protected and their owner's legacies honored are gone forever to the highest bidders PPCF can find.

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Posted by Zen on 12/08/2017 at 12:03 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Venetucci farmers laid off as contaminated water spoils finances

I would hope any of the donors or families considering leaving their properties in the "care" of Pikes Peak Community Foundation are paying attention to how PPCF Board is, to say the least, unethical. Look at Aspen Valley Ranch in Woodland Park. I would be interested in knowing who all makes these decisions, their names, their ties to developers, politicians, etc. It's always about money. Selling off Aspen Valley Ranch, which is self supporting, how can this foundation be trusted to manage the money? They obviously don't care about what Venetucci Farm means to the community. I would love to see this board held accountable for how they have spent the money they are responsible for.

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Posted by Jeralee Gonzalez on 12/07/2017 at 10:11 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Ex-officer says he witnessed order to notarize deputy oaths

@Holmes......
Just curious, is this the huge disappointing news that you could couldnt share....... hhhmmmmm, feel free to prepare me for more disappointing news lol..... looks like the truth about Evil Elder and his corrupt command staff is coming out :)
Great job Pam! Keep up the good work!!!

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Posted by John D on 12/07/2017 at 10:06 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Venetucci farmers laid off as contaminated water spoils finances

Of course PPCF laid them off two weeks before Christmas, I would expect nothing less from the deplorable degenerates that now make up the board of the Foundation.

This was never about "public safety" or the water.

It was only ever about the Foundation wanting to get rid of Venetucci Farm and destroy that legacy.

The entire local food and business economy was horribly negatively affected by this closing. That will be felt in our community for years to come. And that's not even talking about all of the small family businesses, programs and initiatives that were destroyed when the Foundation ended its fiscal sponsorship program.

The entire board and everyone even remotely involved in the community foundation should never allowed to influence a single other decision in this region, and the entire lot of them should be ashamed of themselves.

They are all horrid people who only have their own egos in mind, not the good of this community.

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Posted by Concerned Voter on 12/07/2017 at 8:39 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Ex-officer says he witnessed order to notarize deputy oaths

Larry Borland is a lying POS. Bill Elder is a lying POS. Both of them belong in jail (along with some others like Jackie Kirby).

Thank you Rick Dietz and thank you "Lt. Doe" for having the courage to step forward. Thank you Pam for this article.

As a friendly reminder ... KARMA's a bitXh!

I LOVE IT!!!

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Posted by Asher777 on 12/07/2017 at 4:52 PM

Re: “El Paso County Retirement Plan mulls request for extra retiree payment

REALLY??? Try being a low wage employee that will only get $1000 a month in social security benefits after working over 30 years here in the low wage paying Colorado Springs. These City/ State employees are so fortunate to get $18K a year in benefits, when so many other hard working full time employees wont get nearly as much. I worked as a Professional Photographer without any medical or paid leave for 7 years with a local business that barely would pay a living wage before being terminated to cut her employee budget since I was one of the highest paid employees under management at $9 an hour in 1997 so she could sell her photo lab business at a better equity rate .

On my current job, I barely get a raise every year and it hasn't kept up with the cost of living for the past 5 years. And if you couldn't afford to buy your own home when prices were low, the rent on a one bedroom apartment is now more than my mortgage on my two bedroom home. Maybe if Former Mayor Bach didn't give away millions to his buddies to retire, there would be more in the city budget to give you a raise. Good Luck with that!

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Posted by guruD on 12/07/2017 at 1:36 PM

Re: “El Paso County Retirement Plan mulls request for extra retiree payment

"Mark Lowderman said, I dont think we leave our retirees in the dust.

Really? How can anyone retire on around $18,000 a year? I never realized it was that bad!!!

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Posted by Mike Randall on 12/06/2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Tyler Walker added to 'Brady list'

Any reason why the list can't be published with the article? Would be nice to know how many on the list are still working in law enforcement!!!

Posted by Mike Randall on 12/06/2017 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Tyler Walker added to 'Brady list'

The cop should have the same think happen to his daughter, wife or mother (unless he already has done it to them himself) and every other cop on that floor should have this happen to their own family members. What no one seems to understand is that these pieces of crap are so out of control and except for surveillance held unaccountable for their actions They are immune to prosecution....look it up. As outlined by the Supreme Court in Harlow v. Fitzgerald, 457 U.S. 800 (1982), qualified immunity is designed to shield government officials from actions "insofar as their conduct does not violate clearly established statutory or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would have known". The problem is proving it. The government has made it difficult to tear down these walls called immunity because it favors them also, the prosecuters, the judges, any public official. The only reason this woman was not raped as she lay on the floor bleeding was because of the video camera's. Cops love hiding behind that Thick Blue Line and it has to stop. Remember, that could be your wife, daughter or mother lying on that floor and maybe there won't be a video camera recording them for their safety.

Posted by Tornado Jim Belino on 12/06/2017 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Needle exchange debate by El Paso County Board of Health ends with "no" vote

more religious hypocrisy in this village... apparently these fools think their jesus would tell these poor down trodden souls to pound sand and die... why should they have to spend a few pennies to help these suffering children... do unto others... more like screw the others, what's in it for me!

can't have it both ways religious freaks!!

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Posted by happyfew on 12/05/2017 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Needle exchange debate by El Paso County Board of Health ends with "no" vote

I have to agree with the decision. Everyone knows that illegal IV drug use is highly risky, dangerous and illegal. If you are going to ignore that and do it anyhow, it is unreasonable to think that the rest of society should have to pay to help you get clean needles. @JayWhynotaskme, there is probably some merit in your assumption. And probably not a lot of sympathy if that is the reality.

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Posted by Mike Randall on 12/05/2017 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Needle exchange debate by El Paso County Board of Health ends with "no" vote

Kinda looks like they think that the drug users will kill themselves off without the programs in place to help them.....hmmm i wonder.....

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 12/05/2017 at 8:20 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Dobson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

DR. Dobson should be ashamed of himself . He put politics over morality. He gives Christianity a bad name. How low will Dr. Dobson go to elect an republican. His values have gone from God WE TRUST to REPLUBLICAN WE TRUST and the hell with God. I don't think he realize he has reached that low. This is what happens when you get tainted with the world.

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Posted by Anthony Jeffers on 12/05/2017 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Needle exchange debate by El Paso County Board of Health ends with "no" vote

There's ample data showing needle exchange programs are effective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/…

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Posted by Bill W. on 12/05/2017 at 6:21 AM

Re: “Needle exchange debate by El Paso County Board of Health ends with "no" vote

If Council member Gaebler would have attended the meeting, she would have seen health professionals admonish the program. There is no accountability for 112,000 exchanged needles in Pueblo. One of the worst drug environments in the state is in Pueblo where "drug kits" were issued through this program. One prior heroin addict stated this program would do nothing to fix the problem. One health care professional with over 50 years of experience counseling addicts stated this would be the worst thing we could do for addicts. What's really interesting is we were going to locate the program on the west side where the worst homeless problems are along the creek. Enabling addicts is not the answer!

Thank you to everyone willing to step up and speak to the negative reality of this program!

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Posted by RM Lady Liberty on 12/04/2017 at 7:11 PM

Re: “Needle exchange debate by El Paso County Board of Health ends with "no" vote

Mrs. Littleton's idea that 'better education and outreach' will solve the 'infectected needle' problem is splendid except for the fact I have never seen anyone reading a health brochure while shooting up!

And Peggy, druggies generally do not vote.

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Posted by R Wehner on 12/04/2017 at 7:06 PM

Re: “Needle exchange debate by El Paso County Board of Health ends with "no" vote

Sad to see our socially (not fiscally) conservative county commissioners put politics ahead of the health and safety of our community members.

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Posted by Jill D. Gaebler on 12/04/2017 at 4:56 PM

Re: “T.R. Reid is still fighting for universal health care, along with groups across the country

what, no bible quote...

another gun lovin pretend religious freak. what do you think your jesus would say about giving the poor access to health care...

Posted by happyfew on 12/04/2017 at 1:57 PM

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