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Re: “Pushing the plug

That's why it was a warning, not a ticket. The reason for the warning ought to be obvious to anyone who has done any driving on city streets. When the light changes there may still be a car crossing the intersection because the driver could not stop in time. It is always a good idea to wait a moment after the light changes before moving, to make sure there are no late arrivals running the yellow light as it turns red.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 09/25/2014 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Pushing the plug

A police warning for accelerating too fast?

What law is their against acceleration? Surly we have speed limits not acceleration limits.

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Posted by JPWhite on 09/25/2014 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Grand Crew

According to their website, Bestway's Material Recovery Facility is currently open only to commercial customers. It is not open for public drop off.

Posted by Mr. K-- on 09/21/2014 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Amalgam-nation

Since the economic down turn, business has dropped off considerably for the dental professionals.

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Posted by Ann Howell on 09/16/2014 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Amalgam-nation

The patients support group, DAMS, Dental Amalgam Mercury Solutions, works with dentists from the IAOMT and other holistic dental organizations to help educate the public about toxic dentistry and what one can do to avoid it. DAMS provides an information packet, information sheets about different choices you will need to make---removing mercury fillings safely, replacing missing teeth, root canals, cavitations, extracting teeth, first aid for the mercury poisoned, implants, choosing a dentist, etc

There is much to learn about holistic biological dentistry that involves mercury and other materials and procedures used in dentistry that may have a negative impact on one's immune system.

Before having any fillings removed or any restorative work done, please educate yourself first. Doing so can possibly save you a lot of costly mistakes, both from a financial viewpoint and from a health viewpoint.

For more information see DAMS' website:

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Posted by Marie Gray Flowers on 09/12/2014 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Amalgam-nation

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Posted by Barry Cohen on 09/12/2014 at 8:09 AM

Re: “When the numbers don't work

Unfortunately there is now the generation of IT technologies who don't pay much attention to the clearness of thinking and writing. Everything is done be the computer, so nobody needs to bother about spelling. However I think it will not lead to good results. Not saying about calculating your own budget and making some savings. You must know how to deal with money. Fortunately you may always contact your personal Internet provider and get specialized money help by giving all details about short-term loans.

Posted by Sandra Lee on 09/03/2014 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Drivin' on sunshine

if we put money into this america will become energy independent. we wont need oil or coal from the middle east or Africa and we can start selling most of our energy and foscile fuels. it will be a huge boost for america's economy.

Posted by vance_lion on 09/02/2014 at 11:41 AM

Re: “A different core curriculum

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Posted by KatyJordan on 08/28/2014 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Drivin' on sunshine

Posted by Jeff Lavin on 08/25/2014 at 9:25 AM

Re: “Just pluck it

If you are a frequent driver up Ute Pass between Manitou and Cascade, there is an area near the Waldo Canyon parking lot between the Eastbound and Westbound lanes where Fountain Creek splits the highway where there are bushes upon bushes of chokecherries every year. If you can get them before the bears do, they are lush and delicious. Used to make jelly out of them all the time.

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Posted by oldguyinWP on 08/21/2014 at 1:17 PM

Re: “The Urban Singletrack Project is more than just renewal — it's a sign of revival

Curious about the new trail and long term vision? This Monday we have a casual chill ride night aimed at all levels of riders. We'll have fat bike demos for all to try. Urban Steam is open late and we'll be there 5-7pm:…

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Posted by Jon Severson on 08/15/2014 at 9:56 AM

Re: “The Urban Singletrack Project is more than just renewal — it's a sign of revival

Great article Matt. The momentum for Cycling in the Springs is really starting to grow. Thanks for the shout out to help bring folks up to speed.

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Posted by CeCe Beauchamp on 08/14/2014 at 10:46 AM

Re: “The Urban Singletrack Project is more than just renewal — it's a sign of revival

Thanks for the great article Matt. This was a project that took 6 years to get going, another year for formal approval, and now it's moving forward fast. You're helping the dream and I appreciate it!

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Posted by Jon Severson on 08/13/2014 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Drivin' on sunshine

Cute idea, but it will likely be cost prohibitive.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 08/12/2014 at 7:52 PM

Re: “Drivin' on sunshine

If it was funded by the federal government, you would love it. You're only skeptical because it is privately funded. You fear that government funding could be put out of "business" by private funding. The Independent has never approved of private charity or funding no matter what the cause is.

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Posted by RevJim on 08/09/2014 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Drivin' on sunshine

I like the article Matthew, thank you for taking on the challenge of getting a discussion going about this potentially ground breaking (pardon the pun) innovative roadway surface.

I'm definitely a skeptic as I ride bicycles and motorcycles so a high-traction coefficient roadway surface is paramount in my book and I'm not seeing how these are going to provide that. But I'd pedal across them to test it!

Now, what I would love to see used more often that is decidedly less high tech is Terminal Blend Tire Rubber Asphalt.

Check out the .pdf on Springsgov right here:…

It doesn't light up and only uses passive solar heating to melt snow (which works pretty well!) but lasts longer, is much quieter and because it's permeable, much safer to drive and ride on.

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Posted by Allen Beauchamp on 08/06/2014 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Ama-zonked

Correction... The Leechpit has been selling vintage games and systems for over 10 years. FYI.

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Posted by adam.leech on 08/05/2014 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Ama-zonked

Taxation is not the issue. On-line retailers consume no local government services and purchasers are already paying a myriad of other local taxes (looked at your phone bill lately?).

Local retailers have two major advantages over their on-line competitors: instant gratification, and touch/feel/look comparison of alternatives before the sale. I don't buy my hardware on-line, so why can that business succeed when other retailers cannot? I suspect that these other businesses are wasting those advantages rather than leveraging them.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 08/05/2014 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Ama-zonked

I'm not claiming this is the end-all-be-all truth of the matter, but local retailer sob stories about getting wrecked by web retailers generate absolutely no sympathy from me. As an Army Brat, I was never fortunate enough to spend enough time in a place to "develop relationships" with local companies regardless of where my father's career took me. However, I have always had access to the Internet. I practically begged my parents to buy a computer and pay for dial-up when I was a kid. I've been on the 'net for 20 years. I'm 30 years old, to give you an idea. When I was a kid I traded collectible trading cards and comic books on the web using a dial-up connection, Usenet groups, and trust systems based on references from other traders. As an adult, I now make ALL of my money online, with very little of it coming from local businesses. I work with ONE carefully selected local business as a vendor. The rest of my revenue comes from companies in SFC, NYC, London, and the rest of the world. I'll be the first to tell you they have you outgunned in terms of the marketing budgets they make available to all types of creative professionals. I have never seen the faces or heard the voices of some of the people who employ me, and my relationships with those people mean the world to me. I've worked with web retailers, including some of those named in this article. They support me in my chosen field in ways local businesses have looked at me like I'm stupid for even suggesting. There's a reason you're getting wrecked, local businesses, and it has nothing to do with your customers and everything to do with YOU. If I feel better about the service I get from a call center employee at a big, evil web retailer (who emails me return postage ON THE SPOT and ships the right stuff SAME DAY) than I do about the "service" you provide in your store, you have a HUGE problem. It's not your customers' problem, either. It's YOUR problem. If you refuse to hire smart people to build you a legitimate web presence designed to capture "showrooming" revenue and prefer to bitch about the big, evil web retailers - again - not my problem. In fact, those companies butter my bread in ways you never could. I help build that stuff, and time and time again you and your brethren (local CoS businesses) have indicated you're not interested. Fine. I am not limited by geography like you are. I'm not the one going out of business. YOU ARE. Provide unique experiences, excellent customer service, and great product at great prices in real life and online OR ELSE. ADAPT OR DIE! It's a dog fight, and the Internet has BIG TEETH you can use to your advantage the second you stop sneering at it and invest some real resources in it.

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Posted by Aston on 08/05/2014 at 1:38 AM

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