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Re: “Not so fast there, sunny

We are losing out on opportunities to own more diverse resources at low cost. Meanwhile AWEA reports that wind energy saved ratepayers $1Billion during the solar vortex last year because it is fuel-free and tends to drive down prices. A mix of wind and solar facilities can help save us money when fuel costs rise during periods of high demand.

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Posted by LTH on 01/10/2015 at 6:57 AM

Re: “Not so fast there, sunny

These people in city government have to start paying attention to our infrastructure which is actually the job they are supposed to be doing. Spending money on nonsense is all they do (obviously the streets they drive on are not the same ones I do). Contracting construction companies to pave and repair all our roads and bridges would put a lot people to work. People who have good paying jobs will spend that money and that is how the economy works. Good roads and bridges attract businesses and visitors and their money. It really is that simple. When wind and solar are absolutely necessary then we can deal with it at that time. Perhaps companies that manufacture or want to manufacture wind and solar equipment could be persuaded to have their operations here. That is the future. Coal and hydroelectric will soon be outdated and unavailable. We have wind and sun with open space (but we have too much hot air).

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 01/09/2015 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Not so fast there, sunny

How pathetic that our city council drags its feet and lets this opportunity slip away. Shameful and downright embarrassing!

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Posted by Nicole Rosa on 01/09/2015 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Not so fast there, sunny

Everyone hates rate increases, yet wants this expensive junk. Everyone has to pay for this drop-in-the-bucket of energy. Poor decision making all around... Keep making those kinds of decisions, and watch your bill continue to rise.

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Posted by 80923 on 01/08/2015 at 11:32 PM

Re: “Not so fast there, sunny

This has all the finger prints of Pico and his ilk. What a sad legacy Pico is building for himself and members of the Utility Board.

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Posted by Solar Sam on 01/08/2015 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Not so fast there, sunny

Who are the legislative officials with whom talks are underway to extend the Energy certificate deadline? Let's hope that goes through!

Also you didn't mention that the new wind power purchase is a more than 80% decrease from 108,000 units we purchased previously, to 20,000 units. Very disappointing choice from our Utility Board.

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Posted by Jacquie Ostrom on 01/07/2015 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Planning for population growth and water scarcity in the West

Funny how the same people that don't want to close the border and say "No Mas" also complains about the pressure on natural resources from population growth. In 1920 this type of practice was called Communism.

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Posted by Jenni Lowe on 01/06/2015 at 8:35 PM

Re: “The ReMINDers - Indy Music Awards 2013

Indy Awards 2013

Posted by Anthony Jones on 12/30/2014 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Fighting fire starts by removing brush, and nobody does that more efficiently than a goat herd

I loved reading this story. I met this woman at Bear Creek and loved watching her team work with all of the goats.

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Posted by Judy Owen Walker on 12/26/2014 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Though 3-D printing may lead in new manufacturing processes, it lags in sustainability

"The filament, or string, that is fed through an extruder to print things three-dimensionally, is usually plastic, although some printers can use metal. "

Most metal printers use Selective Laser Sintering where a thin layer of powdered metal is spread across a platform and the powder is fused via a laser, not Fused Filament Fabrication/Fused Deposition Modeling as described above.

Posted by Odin on 12/18/2014 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Sealed with a diss

Oops guess I made a mistake. Found the author.

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Posted by Marie Keene Curtis on 12/11/2014 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Sealed with a diss

Is it odd that the author of this story negated to take credit for it?

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Posted by Marie Keene Curtis on 12/11/2014 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Start the presses

Colorado Springs is a better place because of the Independent. I say that as one of those who was dubious about your future at the beginning. Congratulations on a job well done and best wishes for many, many prosperous years.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 12/10/2014 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Sealed with a diss

I've been trying to figure out what's wrong too...maybe its the fact that it doesn't have Gazette in the name?

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Posted by Ryan Hannigan on 12/10/2014 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Fueling innovation

Don't park that truck in front of the court house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by JENSENBIZ on 11/20/2014 at 10:12 AM

Re: “One tough crop

The USA has a $500 million + / year HEMP industry. Here is a $500 million dollar a year question: Why does Forty-fourth President Barack Obama prohibit US farmers from growing HEMP when First President George Washington, who also GREW HEMP, declared ‘Make the most of the Indian HEMP seed and sow it everywhere!’ ?
The President takes an oath to faithfully execute the laws of the United States. As important, if not more important, that oath also specifies that they uphold the Constitution. They can refuse to enforce a law if they believe it is unconstitutional since the Constitution, as the supreme law of the land, takes precedence over acts of Congress. Hence, Congress is under a duty not to pass unconstitutional laws, the President is under a duty not to enforce unconstitutional laws, and the courts are under a duty to strike down unconstitutional laws.’ – excerpt from July 11/12 article – Moreover, Prohibition of HEMP is a crime against humanity. HEMP seed is the most complete food source in the world. – Public Knowledge – See Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. ‘The 9th Amendment to the US Constitution seems to provide firm legal ground for us to eat by our best understandings, asserting “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” Thomas Jefferson certainly advised us to claim and exercise the right of food choice when he wrote, “If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”’ – excerpt from | The US Constitution takes a different position – The U.S. government also OWNS cannabis cures U.S. patent # 6630507 which contradicts a Schedule 1 controlled substance; KannaLife has been granted exclusive licensing on this patent. The first USA flag was made from hemp by Betsy Ross. got hemp?™ FOLLOW US @DrinkMaryJanes in Canada eh and @HempVodka in USA!

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Posted by Kenny Rogers on 11/06/2014 at 6:51 AM

Re: “Ready, set, go ... to college

I also had some mixed feelings at the beginning and even a little bit depressed but I have read about Egyptians who have to fight instead of going to college. Students were always such people who try to change the situation in the country and their methods and views could be quite aggressive however it is much better than to stay totally indifferent. Speaking about the students of most highly developed countries, they are usually more passive and prefer sitting in front of computer screens accomplishing their tasks (check if you one of them) and writing some unanimous posts if they are not satisfied. It is terrible that lots of students will not start a school year and we don`t know what results it can lead to.

Posted by Cindy Mayer on 10/31/2014 at 5:35 AM

Re: “When the numbers don't work

The ability to write something important and persuade the reader is necessary for every job. That is why students have to write so many essays, research papers and dissertations at school\college - it helps to practice researching and writing skills. For me writing research paper is such a challenging assignment, it was very hard to find information and to clothe my thoughts and conclusions in suitable language!

Posted by KatyJordan on 10/30/2014 at 7:32 AM

Re: “CBDs: There's more to weed than THC

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Posted by Dave Davids on 10/28/2014 at 11:34 AM

Re: “The big picture of small living; tiny homes at TEDx


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Posted by Barbara Haugen on 10/14/2014 at 9:22 PM

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