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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.

7 likes, 1 dislike
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...

6 likes, 0 dislikes
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!

2 likes, 1 dislike
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 !

1 like, 0 dislikes
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.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
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.

4 likes, 1 dislike
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?

1 like, 4 dislikes
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.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 06/16/2017 at 2:10 PM

Re: “City EPA lawsuit costs on the rise

RAISE THE DEVELOPERS IMPACT FEES ! Since the City Council and County Commissioners have been on the POCKETS of developers for over 50 years, developers impact fees are 70% LESS than the average of the front range cities. If someone with courage raised them to equal the other front range cities that would be an increase of $15k-$20k/residence. More than enough to pay for all stormwater issues (CAUSED BY DEVELOPMENT ONLY) and improve the roads to the better standard they used to adhere by. But you can bet Suthers will stay in the pockets of the developers and billionaires in town and screw the general population .... that's his pattern!!

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 06/16/2017 at 7:38 AM

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

This sure doesn't seem like a project the Regional TOURISM Act should have sponsored.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by LivesLocally on 06/15/2017 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Sessions pinned on medical marijuana before slipping through Senate hearing

Walk towards the light Goober ... towards the light.

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Posted by Dan Davis on 06/15/2017 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Sessions pinned on medical marijuana before slipping through Senate hearing

hopefully he will be as un-effective as our p***y grabber-in-chief. They can't get anything done and certainly aren't looking for any bipartisan help. They have been the party of no for so long they forgot how to govern. two thirds of the country already realizes the mistake we just made electing this uninformed unqualified egomaniacal bigoted kleptocrat.

We had the Professor and now we got Gilligan.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by happyfew on 06/15/2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Sessions pinned on medical marijuana before slipping through Senate hearing

Ugh, he personifies reefer madness..... hopefully he won't be around long.....

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by prairie chix on 06/15/2017 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Suthers criticizes mayors opposed to Trump's decision on climate accord

Really?! Is Suthers hoping to wrangle another appointment consideration from baby cheeto if he sucks up? Dumbass.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by emilydianebailey on 06/14/2017 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Baby's death highlights requirements, or lack thereof, for death investigations

Cuzzin Kealii, I did not even know you was going thru all this brah! What a horrible thing to endure concerning baby Lincoln! Auwe! I can only pray that you & your family find peace & comfort in God's hands now that baby is with our loved ones in heaven. Aloha me ka pumehana & ahui hou, Beauty

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bea Fruean on 06/14/2017 at 2:59 PM

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

They're going to find a major problem with the fiction that Amendment 64 cause a decline in real estate prices. According to the St. Louis Federal Reserve housing values in Pueblo have increased 22.445% between 12/31/2013 and 3/31/2017.

https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/ATNHPIU…

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Duncan Wallace on 06/14/2017 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Baby's death highlights requirements, or lack thereof, for death investigations

"King is nagged by guilt and uncertainty. 'I feel bad,' King says, suppressing tears, 'because I made the decision to take him to the hospital. I have to live with that guilt.'"

Mr. King, I know your pain - many parents feel rue and regret after having taken their child to Children's.

I have written extensively on my blog about what happened to our family after things got botched at Children's Hospital/Memorial. I'm glad the King story has garnered media attention. The only way to ease the guilt and pain is for parents to tell their children's stories, and make their voices heard.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Spydra 1 on 06/14/2017 at 11:11 AM

Re: “El Paso County Coroner's Office data points to troubling problems with drugs, suicide

It is customary to report these types of statistics on a per capita basis in order to be able to properly compare them over time and with other cities. Colorado Springs' population growth since 2007 has been enormous, thus you would expect the raw counts to be greater in 2016 as almost 75,000 additional people now live in the area.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by CSIndyReader on 06/14/2017 at 10:57 AM

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