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Re: “I-25 expansion project shouldn't require tolls, county commissioners say

A gentle reminder to the El Paso County Comissoners: CDOT manages and maintains I25. Not El Paso county. I heard about the toll lanes weeks prior to the vote. Didnt the commissioners know it then? Yet, after the election they are Shocked and act like this news to them.
The Denver Post said thIs project would cost between $260M-$700M. El Paso countys contribution seems paltry in comparison.

Apparently the right questions were not asked by the El Paso county commissioners like: 1) Are you puting in toll lanes? Why? 2) If toll lanes are being put in who is going to manage and maintain the toll lanes? 3) Will the managing company be domestic or foreign? (Hwy 36 is managed by an Australian company and E470 is managed by a British firm. As another side note, DIA expansion is being managed by a Spanish company which begs the question: Arent there any companies in Colorado or the U.S. that can do this work?) 4) What is the warranty for workmanship and materials? According to CDOT, there is no warranty on workmanship and materials. Some agreement is negotiated between CDOT and the winning contractor which could mean anything. At first blush it appears that CDOT does NOT use the Federal Highway Administrations guidelines for warranty and performance of the road which can range up to and including 20 years. Wouldnt it be nice to travel a road with a 20 year warranty knowing you would not asked for additional monies for repairs during that time?

In summation, it appears that the county commissioners along with the taxpayers have been had. There are alternatives. Were they ever explored?

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 12/23/2017 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Springs Police consider reviving photo enforcement against red light runners

there are so many selfish douches around here! send out those $75 tickets and let the douches know that their selfish behavior is not appreciated. pretty simple... red means stop... even for douche bags.

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Posted by happyfew on 12/22/2017 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Martin Drake: A look at the Springs’ least popular power plant

I for one am glad to see the Indy feature the Drake story on the cover. I volunteer with a cadre of local folks who want to see Drake closed by 2020.

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Posted by Solar Sam on 12/22/2017 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Police chief's son among four CSPD recruits to wash out after driving test

@MikeRandall, you seem to have some misinformation, but it's expected that you'd pipe in on something you have no real world knowledge about.
@Asher777 he wasn't one of the recruits that received a payout, so it seems you are misinformed as well.

But while we're at it, why can't we talk about the Chief's other 2 kids at CSPD and EPSO, while on the witch hunt how is it fair that any of them are safe?

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Posted by Jennifer0724 on 12/21/2017 at 10:47 PM

Re: “Springs Police consider reviving photo enforcement against red light runners

There is too much risk for bribery and conflict of interest with the use of red light cameras. The CSPD should be an advocate for not using them. Only an on-scene officer should issue citations to red light runners. This should not be used for revenue. A good article about the use of red light cameras is here: Red-light camera contractor spent thousands on meals for Sacramento County and CHP employees
http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/the-public-eye/article2610524.html

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Posted by Mickiers on 12/21/2017 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Police chief's son among four CSPD recruits to wash out after driving test

@Asher777 Pete already has one son at EPSO as a patrol deputy, not a very good one, but he's there nonetheless.

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Posted by Mike Randall on 12/21/2017 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Police chief's son among four CSPD recruits to wash out after driving test

And while Chief Carey's son can't drive a Patrol car, gets a payout from the City ... word on the street is that, it's only a matter of time before he makes his move to the County and gets himself a job at the Sheriff's Office once his daddy becomes Elder's new Undersheriff.

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Posted by Asher777 on 12/21/2017 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Police chief's son among four CSPD recruits to wash out after driving test

so was he one of the ones that our city had to payout?

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 12/21/2017 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Fountain Urban Renewal nets grocery store

When I began teaching in Widefield in the late 60's Fountain was the butt of local jokes. So much has changed in Fountain and it's not a shirttail relative of the Springs anymore. If you haven't driven around there recently you'll be impressed with the new schools, the library and a reborn downtown. Good work, Fountain!

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Posted by skysoxwiz on 12/21/2017 at 7:30 AM

Re: “Martin Drake: A look at the Springs’ least popular power plant

Nat,

Thanks for reminded the public that the staff had recommended 2029 in 2015 and not 2035. 2035 was a last minute necessary political move to get a fifth vote for a timeline for closing.

Also, the Board voted for a 12% conservation (Demand side Management) goal that has recently been totally ignored.

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Posted by What's the Word? on 12/20/2017 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Police chief's son among four CSPD recruits to wash out after driving test

Chief Carey's son should try again. He can practice the driving. Years ago I had terrorist driving on the east coast. I outdrove most of the guys because I grew up in the Midwest with lots of snow and practiced hydroplaning a lot. We need to ask if this driver training really is necessary when every time you pick up the paper, high speed chases are cancelled because of the safety of citizens. Colorado Springs has way too much traffic driving to extreme.

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Posted by RM Lady Liberty on 12/20/2017 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Utilities could attract new business, instead it appears to be a magnet for controversy

there are doubts on the overall safety of nuclear reactors... why do you think there has not been one built in the US for the last 40 years.

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Posted by happyfew on 12/20/2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Utilities could attract new business, instead it appears to be a magnet for controversy

Since we have no earthquake issues and plenty of water for cooling maybe we should consider a nuclear energy plant to power the front range. Very cost effective over the long haul, quiet and no unhealthy emissions.

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Posted by Nibor on 12/20/2017 at 5:54 AM

Re: “Police are ticketing far more homeless campers than they once did

Why is it the job of the taxpayer to build affordable housing for the homeless? Anyone with common sense knows the crime goes up in affordable housing areas and the housing looks like crap after a few years. Why do we put all our assisting homeless non-profits downtown where we're building the new Olympic Musuem? Maybe it is time to bring back the "poor farms". Have some common sense people....Ever think of going south for the winter? There are other cities that cowtow to the homeless and they are warmer.

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Posted by RM Lady Liberty on 12/19/2017 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Police are ticketing far more homeless campers than they once did

Soon the homeless will grow to be an army then all you rich people looking down your nose will be in fear for your lives..

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Posted by Iam Done on 12/18/2017 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Memorial Hospital announces new board members

Glad to know that things are going so well at CSPD that Chief Pete Carey has time to work on other projects instead of what he's being paid to do. I guess a reduction in his salary to reflect that is in order.

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Posted by Mike Randall on 12/18/2017 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Undercover officers take the stand to explain infiltration of local Socialists

I can see why the antifa would be on their radar. Burning down your safe spaces, organizing social media photo-ops by staging a racist action (where all members photographed are antifa). Look in the mirror black shirts you are the new fascist.

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Posted by Michael Clark on 12/18/2017 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Ex state GOP chair convicted of voter fraud

The GOP Does ALL The Voter Fraud!

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Posted by TruB on 12/18/2017 at 8:41 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Garden of the Gods frame to be removed

Not the least bit surprised by this, this unconscionable pox upon Mother Nature and probity in general. After all, we're talking Colorady Springs, hands down one of America's MOST corrupt, dishonest, incompetent cities......, starting with the public sector.
The "brainchild" on the part of the wife of the scheming, corrupt, dishonest mayor, foisted surreptitiously upon the citizens of Colorady Springs. Now replete with even further insulting (and illegal) advertising not so parenthetically for the USOC who have further illegally received tens of millions of shareholder equity (taxpayer) dollars over the years and continue to do so.

When will this madness and corruption stop? Seriously. When will this madness and corruption stop..........????

The mayor and his look down upon the citizens with forever contempt and lie ridden defiant retorts. It's up to the citizens to demand the immediate removal of this disgusting tumor and, in equal breath call Suthers & Co. out for the Bill Sikes and Fagin's they are.

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Posted by death2pc on 12/17/2017 at 9:11 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Garden of the Gods frame to be removed

Garden of the Gods belongs to the citizens of Colorado Springs not the tourists. So they will leave it up defiling the mountain vista for a year to get feedback from the tourists??? Please tell me who is running the government in our City and County these days? The tourists are fine and welcome to come visit Colorado Springs but the people who live here full time deserve better than this. Years ago I used to study for my college exams in GOG and now the park is so heavily visited it is almost impossible find a place to enjoy the peace and quiet I used to go there for.

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Posted by rms on 12/17/2017 at 8:12 PM

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