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Re: “City proposes incentive for company it will not name

Microsoft did select Cheyenne, Wyoming for a data center, as well as other areas. Just not Colorado Springs.

https://businessfacilities.com/2018/10/wyo…

Posted by R Wehner on 11/11/2019 at 2:35 AM

Re: “City proposes incentive for company it will not name

I apologize. Intel had a presence-- not Microsoft.

Posted by Techpertise on 11/11/2019 at 12:25 AM

Re: “Dinner Down on the Farm

Their corn muffins were fantastic, cinnamon rolls were wonderful, honey butter yummy, potato cheese soup to die for. I wish I had gotten the recipe for the potato cheese soup. I have looked for any of these recipes online for a few years and never found anything. If anyone knows of anything, please post here.

Posted by bcdarling on 11/10/2019 at 10:50 PM

Re: “City proposes incentive for company it will not name

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Posted by Roman Muliar on 11/10/2019 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Melissa Etheridge talks about faith, hope and human nature

, . . . . . . . https://allatra.tv/en/video/society-the-last-chance-may-11th-2019

Posted by Roman Muliar on 11/10/2019 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Southeast shoulders one-third of city's pedestrian-vehicle fatalities

I see a lot of pedestrian shaming here that is shifting the blame onto the crash victims themselves. But the sad reality and facts are that a many of our streets are dangerous by design and are difficult, if not impossible, to traverse or cross comfortably and safely. The evidence is pretty clear that the built environment has a significant influence on both pedestrian and motorist behavior. Build the streets for high speeds and excessive traffic capacity to achieve the unrealistic goal of virtually eliminating any kind of motorist delay, and you should expect speeding and careless driving. Place the safe crosswalks far away or design them to be hostile to people on foot, and you get pedestrians making unsafe choices. If you want to encourage better behavior, start with building better streets, if not "great streets", rather than blaming people for doing what comes natural for them.

Want to learn more? Read the Academy Boulevard Corridor Great Streets Plan (2011) and the follow-up 2018 Progress Report that was authored in part by the Urban Land Institute.

Posted by moderateguy on 11/09/2019 at 1:34 PM

Re: “City proposes incentive for company it will not name

Oh and 1 more thing- where was COS when HP was lured away to New Mexico? Sure, sure- they are doing layoffs, Xerox desires to buy them (God only knows how), and some poor management- but they provided good paying jobs and they still have a big base in NM. We actually lost a chunk of folks who needed those jobs and I firmly believe if we kept HP here- other IT companies would have found out that there was a lot to be garnered having a presence here. COS did not bid come to the table on incentives at all. Even the bit of Microsoft presence we had moved to NM.
Sure- who wants to live in NM? Well apparently the IT sector saw it differently some time ago. Now we have to regroup and begin with start-up's and call centers. Ugh.
It's too tough to do real business in this city. It's a big city without some of the infrastructure that one would expect.
We either need to stay small and keep that appeal (along with finding a way to lower costs here) else play with the big boys. You cannot have it both ways.
Our inability to pull in city like culture/cuisine/and technology is bizarre- probably based on our leadership.
I prefer the small town feel but we are pricing those types out so we best figure out where to go from here.

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Posted by Techpertise on 11/09/2019 at 11:23 AM

Re: “City proposes incentive for company it will not name

kmcolorado is right of course. No offense to this company- I was not impressed as I was invited to use their service and their outreach was light at the best in regards to feedback and so forth. They were also really cheap about it for being a startup at the time. I did not see anything different in the service they provide vs. others.
If it gets folks GOOD PAYING jobs- well awesome but I would not bet the ranch on them. They will be eaten up IMHO if they even get big enough. I just do not see innovation there.
BB- video messaging.

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Posted by Techpertise on 11/09/2019 at 10:59 AM

Re: “City proposes incentive for company it will not name

Starts with a B ends with a B.

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Posted by kmcolorado on 11/08/2019 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Southeast shoulders one-third of city's pedestrian-vehicle fatalities

The amazing thing to me is that as kids almost all of us were taught the rules for safely crossing streets. Yet as adults, many of us can't be bothered to follow these same rules or somehow feel they no longer apply to us -- as if we are above the law or that being an adult makes us invincible.

The rules, which Dave Hernandez spells out, are there for a reason, to keep us safe. And as he said, they are not difficult rules.

If the pedestrians would have just followed the law and these simple rules, we would have had only 2 or maybe 1 pedestrian deaths last year instead of 13.

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Posted by Dvalin on 11/08/2019 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Cigarette, vaping taxes pass in several Colorado cities and counties

There is something in the vape material they are suspending THC or nicotine that is not meant to be inhaled. I believe it is more present in THC vaping products due to way less oversight in the manufacturing/production of those products as opposed to a slightly more regulated nicotine vape product. There are tests for ingestion but these tests are mostly based on oral ingestion, not lung ingestion. It might be safe to swallow something as stomach acids can quickly dissolve it-but its a different story when you heat a substance and inhale it into your open lung tissue.

Posted by Jane Smith 1 on 11/08/2019 at 11:06 AM

Re: “City proposes incentive for company it will not name

Incentives for 40 jobs?
This City Council will agree to anything as long as it means a new building.

They will even turn over open space to developers.

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Posted by TruB on 11/08/2019 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Pueblo man arrested in planned attack on Pueblo synagogue

Too much hate. What did Jews ever do to this guy? Nothing, I'm sure.

Posted by Nanak on 11/08/2019 at 10:03 AM

Re: “City proposes incentive for company it will not name

Ive got a good guess who it is from just a few minutes cyber researching.

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Posted by kmcolorado on 11/08/2019 at 6:43 AM

Re: “City proposes incentive for company it will not name

Works out to one new job per week for 48 months. Impressive.
Would like to see the average wage breakdown. How many above average and number below average. Guessing more at the $48k range or lower. When average wages are quoted, its a Red Herring.
Besides wages, does the average wage include benefits (medical, dental, sick leave, deductibles, etc.)and retirement packages which then takes real wages down?

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 11/07/2019 at 8:24 PM

Re: “We need to work together for the freedom of all

I retract my previous comments as not relevant. Also, I have no knowledge of Goldman Sachs but allegations by a few financial journalists in books about the Great Recession.

Posted by David Eckert on 11/07/2019 at 6:10 AM

Re: “Utilities' budget-billing customers get surprise charge

I had budget billing in denver and paid the actual Energy usage amount each month. I moved out of my condo in July 2018 and paid the bill in full. Excel apparently charged me for additional months even though I was no longer living there. I explained I had paid over the budget billing amount (the actual energy usage charges) each month so I would not owe anything after my last bill....does anyone have the name of a good attorney in Denver to help me fight these incorrect charges that should never have been added on? Thank you!

Posted by Xcel customer budget billing complaint on 11/06/2019 at 6:32 PM

Re: “2019 Best Of Colorado Springs V.I: Welcome

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Posted by Eddie James on 11/06/2019 at 5:40 PM

Re: “Gut-bomb beef taco goodness at Alfonso’s Mexican Food

Their salsa roja is fantastic!

Posted by Dave Olsen on 11/06/2019 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Trail etiquette should extend to parking lots too

This is so true & is happening more & more as our Front Range population continues to explode. Visit Douglas Countys open space trails instead, they are still equestrian friendly & not so urban!

Posted by Julie Chaney on 11/06/2019 at 10:42 AM

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