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Re: “Transit Mix bid for a new quarry faces strong opposition

The only evidence offered by the objectors is that they simply do not want another quarry nearby." This is a blatant lie from Transit Mix. The quarry proposal includes shutting down a private road, owned as an easement by property owners west of the proposed quarry site. This road is the sole access to those properties. The quarry has no legal right to ever close down the road, let alone three times a week for indefinite periods of time. This is akin to a quarry opening on your driveway, and denying you access or exit from your house three times a week, for 30 minutes or up to 24 hours each time. The difference is that you can probably park on a street and walk to your house, but in this case there is no other access. This is the primary legal reason that the quarry cannot be where they want to put it. All of the environmental and water issues are important, and may be enough on their own to stop the quarry... but the proposal as it exists today is plainly illegal and was rightfully rejected by the board, and will be again. And if it's not, there will be lawsuits and the quarry will be stopped. They have no legal right to close off access to the properties west of the site, or to shut down the legally owned easement on Little Turkey Creek Rd.

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Posted by Tolkeer on 01/18/2018 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Not much is known about the marijuana work force

Free Market Hemp creates a virtuous economic cycle that raises all boats. Marijuana is the only viable jobs program in the Nation ....

Posted by Clifton Middleton on 01/18/2018 at 5:18 AM

Re: “Maketa, Presley dismissed from federal lawsuit

Well thats interesting @doctormba. Because it was well known that before Elder was elected she was quite vocal about how she would never work for Elder etc....... I guess whoever signs her paychecks is where her loyalty lies...... although for some reason she still complains about him to this day...... but its behind his back lol

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Posted by John D on 01/17/2018 at 9:26 PM

Re: “Maketa, Presley dismissed from federal lawsuit

@doctormba: Think about it, its not about who is real to your face, its about who stays real behind your back. I too know all five of those aforementioned individuals. I, however, have seen the dark side of what those people are capable of, so don't go fooling yourself into believing they are something they are not.

You have five people (Rob King, Mitch Lincoln, Rodney Gehrett, Cheryl Peck, and Rob Stone), but there are 10 faces. I am sure you get the point.

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Posted by Asher777 on 01/17/2018 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Maketa, Presley dismissed from federal lawsuit

Your opinion is garbage. I happen to know these people, and two of them quite well. Cheryl Peck is and continues to be an excellent officer with unquestionable honesty and integrity.

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Posted by doctormba on 01/17/2018 at 7:05 PM

Re: “Maketa, Presley dismissed from federal lawsuit

Aint that some shiX! This is some good news; so thank you Pam for the information!!

So glad the Court of Appeals dismissed their case and sent them packing. Their case was crap from the very beginning and so many of us knew it! King, Gehrett, Lincoln, Stone, and Peck oughta burn in hell for the lies they spread and damage they caused. Its what happens when you sell your soul to the devil. And they know its true.

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Posted by Asher777 on 01/17/2018 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Unite Colorado backs unaffiliated candidate in House District 18

your writing is that of a sincere person, but I must disagree with your analysis. It is your very response and many who feel the same that has but this country in the politically paralyzing position we now find ourselves in.

I attribute an independent to a statesman, a person to which looks to serve and not be served. Your thinking that someone who runs as an Independent is secretly a Democrat or Republican, your giving that person much too much credit as no one would try such a stunt because its just so much easier to run with the backing of a well-funded gerrymandering party. Here's an idea, vote for the best person, the patriot who loves this country and puts it first and looks to support good legislation regardless of whose idea or where it came from. Vote your conscience and this country will indeed be great again., Welcome the Independents who run for office because they get it, and I hope with all due respect this helps you get it as well. Here's a quote from our first Independent President that may inspire you as it did me:

"However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion."


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Posted by Lou James on 01/17/2018 at 2:11 PM

Re: “One woman’s exploration into the Springs’ homeless problem

"Several vacant properties"... This is a great idea; until the homeowner's or business owner's insurance company finds out. Or, the person that is moved in decides they need (required by law) hot water, better lighting, doors that have their own locks; trash removal services, climate controls, or the sink gets left on for three days in a row because the temporary resident moved on; or somebody overdoses on the property and the owner finds themselves getting sued for the loss; or in another scenario which has been in the news lately;

They will not and refuse to move out; and the owner has to take them to court to get them to move out / be evicted. In the mean time; the place is destroyed or vandalized like never before.

One try at home brewed meth production - what effect would that have for a properties future value? Mitigation does take the form of a public record; which must be disclosed should the property ever be put up for sale; and as public record, again; the insurance companies do cull for those records too.

Empty buildings as homeless shelters sounds great. Reality is otherwise.

Posted by Fred Trawler on 01/17/2018 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Unite Colorado backs unaffiliated candidate in House District 18

Looks to me like they are trying to kick Democrats out of the State Legislature, and help Repubs gain control. That's a shame because the Democratic-controlled state legislature has done a good job governing since Speaker Andrew Romanoff brought them together in the early 2000s. The obstruction and dysfunction are on the Republican side of the aisle, they killed so many deals last year -- like the fix for roads, their refusal to meet in special session to fix the marijuana tax mistake that had been made, refusing to fund the State energy office because they don't like renewable sources of energy, and on and on. The entry of this woman into the HD 18 race could ensure a victory for Repubs. They are generally not competitive in HD 18, as it has been held by a Democrat for the past 10 years, but if she siphons off enough votes from the Dem, the Repub will win. As a newbie with no experience, she hardly can win. Their strategy is suspect..... 3rd parties have a history of being spoilers.

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Posted by prairie chix on 01/17/2018 at 10:37 AM
Posted by Bill Burns on 01/17/2018 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Salvation Army warming shelter gets cool response from some — but not all — neighbors

So much free time; so much trash on and around our bike paths. It would be nice to see some "services" by the residents of this "human services shelter".

Now somebody will respond with a guilt trip along the lines of 'why aren't you picking up trash' ,or 'what have you done', or 'have you visited the shelter's and volunteered'. Or 'some of these people have jobs and they still live at the shelter'. "Where will they put the trash"?

All the trash and junk came from somewhere. If a person is so cunning as to be able to live outdoors in Colorado; how can they not figure out where to put any amount of trash they pick up?

It is very charitable, Christian, and benevolent to provide resources for those in need.

We don't see much being done in return.

Posted by Fred Trawler on 01/17/2018 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Reader: l have the right not be shot to death

because more guns means less people get shot... stated no factual evidence anywhere!!!

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Posted by happyfew on 01/17/2018 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Transit Mix bid for a new quarry faces strong opposition

Meanwhile; hundreds of transients seemingly use Monument Creek, Bear Creek, Shooks Run, and Fountain creek as a bathroom. No permit required.

Raw Sewage? No problem.

Treated potential runoff from a construction site that is also generating economy? Terrible.

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Posted by Stain K. Hensley on 01/17/2018 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Reader: l have the right not be shot to death

Everyone has the right to not be shot to death... but only a person carrying a gun, can stop a criminal from doing just that--which is why about 12 million people have permits to conceal carry--and millions more carry openly.

Your welcome. Get a gun. Learn how to use it, because no one will take care of you, but YOU.

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Posted by alvinjh on 01/16/2018 at 11:07 PM

Re: “CBI finds "no evidence" to substantiate intimidation of sheriff's notaries

@John D Perhaps you should read the article again? You said "This investigation should have been handled by an out side District Attorneys Office who has no affiliation with Dan May or Elder." Uh, yeah, it was handled by CBI. That is not part of the DA's Office or Sheriff's Office.

That being said, you are right in that this investigation was not complete. They basically called it a "he said, she said" with "no evidence" to prove which side was right. No evidence because they didn't bother to interview the independent witness. Perhaps that was the plan all along?

Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 01/16/2018 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Hiking during hunting season, and free park access on Veterans Day

Good advice Bob. Had some hikers stumble right into the area where I was elk hunting this fall, with their dog running loose. No bright clothing, nothing. Didn't even have a clue it was opening weekend. I explained to them the risks they were taking and they turned around and headed out.

Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 01/16/2018 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Strain review: Sour Ape

What dispensary or dispensaries is this particular strain found?

Posted by The Rev on 01/16/2018 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Downtown stadium proposed for Antlers Park

Ridiculous idea! No way! It would ruin downtown!

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Posted by Denise Hensley McKinney on 01/16/2018 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Reader: l have the right not be shot to death

You are correct Doug. It is foolish to think guns are some right by god.

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Posted by TruB on 01/15/2018 at 6:29 PM

Re: “El Rey Del Taco Express proves birria is beautiful


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