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Re: “The art of executing a proper haunted house

Thank you for the wonderful article and capturing the spirit of the Haunt World!
- The Haunted Mines

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Posted by Stacy Packer on 10/26/2017 at 1:13 AM

Re: “Kid Rock cancels candidacy, announces Denver show

Saw him open for Aerosmith some years ago. Even back then he was a total ego maniac. Strippers in cages?!?!? On stage?!?!? Really?!?!? And as a musician I noted how he had to go around and play a riff on all the other instruments just to show everyone how good he was. NOT!

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Posted by Mikel Lee on 10/25/2017 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Barnwood at Great Wolf Lodge

Poor customer service...no host on duty.all I wanted to order some food to take away.cant comment on the food because never got to order it.

Posted by Jannat Gill on 10/25/2017 at 9:52 PM

Re: “A Perfect Circle confirms new 2018 album at World Arena show

I've seen APC twice now in concert and they are amazing! I was lucky enough to witness Maynard announce the release of their new album and am so excited! Great show! Can't wait to see them again soon!

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Posted by Christina Loomis on 10/25/2017 at 9:40 PM

Re: “The Indy's picks for the 2017 Coordinated Elections

You would think that tourism revenue would stay here, 1.5 billion annually, but no. Most touristy shops and features are out of state owned. I see the lone Star atop the Texas pikes peak summit house....Trick or Treat! Nobody owns ANYTHING!!! Ha-ha! Money is not REAL!

Posted by londen on 10/25/2017 at 8:34 PM

Re: “A message from Mayor Nicoletta

Aimee Cox wrote a brilliant letter to the editor that appears in today's edition of the Indy -- I don't know why it's not posted here online (you can read it in the "Digital Edition" linked below). In her letter, Ms. Cox explains quite clearly why Manitou doesn't need "dark money" injected into its politics. Interestingly, Nicoletta above doesn't disavow or disown the the "Centrist Project's" attempt to buy, and own, her. Because she will be in their debt. It's easy to say "put politics aside" when secret, dark money is controlling her "politics."

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Posted by Scott Dreher on 10/25/2017 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Regional Building Department gives away nearly $1 million in donations

Are you kidding, Mark Waller? You overcharge citizens to get permits to fix their houses then you "give away" their money to pet causes? How about refunding the permit fees and lowering future fees? On what planet can you call yourself a limited government proponent?

RBD continues to earn the reputation of a good-ole-boy organization. First it was no-bid contracts to political operatives to fund the last stormwater effort. Then it was the proposal to partner with the areas biggest developer in a for-profit land acquisition venture. Then it was selling your excess property with no bids to that same developer. Do you have any sense of what is right?

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/25/2017 at 6:18 PM

Re: “A message from Mayor Nicoletta

Checkout the full story tomorrow in the Pikes Peak Bulletin on who is the man behind Denver money funding Nicole Nicoletta Mayoral Campaign: Nick Troiano The Centrist Project! Nick is the new Ghost Story for 2017.

Posted by Emma Crawford on 10/25/2017 at 4:58 PM

Re: “A message from Mayor Nicoletta

Why has the Independent mis-reported the Manitou race? Why have they backed Nicoletta in this race(THE WORST MAYOR IN A CENTURY) ? For one reason only JOHN WEISS THE OWNER of the Indy has a hard on against Ken Jaray. It's been disgusting for the Springs community to watch Philip Anshutz buy the Gazette and tilt every article for his personal agenda with no fair and balanced reporting, and now YOU JOHN WEISS have done the same thing to the Indy. Nicoletta is the worst public servant we have ever seen in Manitou. She is ignorant, so rude but has definitely graduated from the "Kelly Anne Conway School of alternative facts". The Indy (that owns the Manitou paper let her misrepresent WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON in Manitou every week with a column in the Pikes Peak Bulletin (which they own). She has refused to meet with the public on simple issues many times, has used the Police to enforce her ridiculous "rush to spend" agenda, it has taken her years to realize Manitou is a HISTORIC town when it comes to a simple repair on a historic bridge . When the citizens whom built this town wanted a meeting for a simple tree issue she called us "entitled" ( the group consisted of prior Mayors, council people, activists and caring folks). Her answer to people meeting was to pass an ordinance so 50 people meeting now need a permit and insurance to meet and protest. When informed citizens questioned the value of a $500,000 RETAINER contract with an out-of-state engineering firm she shut down public comments and threatened to have the police escort informed citizens from city hall.
DEMOCRACY IS CURRENTLY DEAD IN MANITOU , while Nicoletta has claimed "I've made Manitou Safe" Heroin is being dealt on the streets (read our police beat). She has wrapped a park in a steel fence to keep EVERYONE OUT , the only park in Colorado to do so.... a knee jerk reaction to one fight. Like Trump she has claimed to have "Fixed" everything , she Fixed the traffic issue, while this year due to her and staffs negligence Manitou has been a cluster "F" of traffic for a year and expect that for many months more.The outrageous spending agenda with out-of-state groups that have too close a relationship with specific out of tune staff have turned Manitou into a "FEMA INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX" . Nicoletta has been so uncaring and non-responsive to listening to ALL public groups. She championed a "NO TOLERANCE" policy that was so misguided the Police department had to tell her it was WRONG and unworthy of their efforts. Spending is out of control on a monthly basis with Nicoletta and her team, and I ask you fellow citizens ..... should someone whom has been on food stamps recently be anywhere near a $11million dollar budget ...no way. Nicoletta has let down the community AND SO HAVE YOU JOHN WEISS , SHAME ON YOU JOHN you are out of touch with Manitou. Nicoletta has soured the community more in one term that I have never witnessed in my past 42 years in town AND THE INDY WANTS TO GIVE HER 2 MORE YEARS NO WAY. Folks it's time to say NO MORE NICOLE , time to move forward with compassion and intelligence which Nicoletta has none of !!

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 10/25/2017 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Let’s fix stormwater now

No way to rely upon public transportation, so the CARS crumble the infrastructure. CARS do it, cars pay! Fuel tax!

Drop the pretense of democracy.
Skorman said on the radio" when the measure fails, council will impose it anyway..."

You spent half a million for nothing!
Where can we get a benevolent dictator that doesn't waste our time and money with fake elections?

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Posted by londen on 10/25/2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Let’s fix stormwater now

The mayor and even Mr Skorman admit: the money collected will pay for other things--not stormwater. Openly bait and switch.

It can also be raised as easily as the City settling the lawsuit and agreeing to higher amount or amending the "promise" made to Pueblo. [That promis amounts to a debt that should have been submittited to voters as required by the City Charter] The agreement with Pueblo even has a clause allowing for politicians to "agree" on an amount the City must pay to fund the Fountain Creek Watershed district with no upper limit.

Would you write a blank check to anyone in your family? Would you write one to politicians who mislead you daily?

The lawsuit cites the City's failure to hold developers accountable and its propensity to grant waivers to developers, some resulting in tens of millions of breaks to developers. Yet neither Council nor the administration have proposed any changes to the City ordinances or policies that allowed these things to happen. And it is the very developers who benefited from the City's unwillingness to hold them accountable who are most fervent about you, Colorado Springs citizens, paying for it with
no changes about how business is done.

Much on the myths and truths of Issue 2A here with links to actual documents, not just obtuse referral to big scary storms:

http://www.NoOn2A.com

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/25/2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Twelve false claims about 2A

Thank you, Helen!

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/25/2017 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Traffic fines for charity? A petition aims to redirect fine money.

This would be a GREAT improvement. Most traffic enforcement today is based on revenue, not safety. Remove the financial conflict of interest for authorities to turn traffic police into road tax collectors and the shakedowns would virtually disappear. The founder of the National Motorists Association made a proposal many years ago that traffic citations should involve NO money - no fines, no costs, no surcharges - and the only penalties would be points on the persons' drivers licenses. Absent the ability to enforce for profits, authorities would direct police to ticket only dangerous drivers that were actually causing traffic hazards.

Enforcement for profits that is so common today is 100% wrong, 100% of the time. It is a racket no one should tolerate.

James C. Walker, National Motorists Association

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Posted by James Walker on 10/25/2017 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Regional Building Department shells out nearly $1 million to projects and causes

Are you kidding, Mark Waller? You overcharge citizens to get permits to fix their houses then you "give away" their money to pet causes? How about refund the permit fees? In what planet can you call yourself a limited government proponent?

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/25/2017 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Let’s fix stormwater now

There is no way the problems from 40 or more years of neglecting our regional stormwater system will be solved by complaining about why the solutions might cost some of us more money than others - fact is we are all in this together. To do nothing or continue this shuffle inadequate amounts of money from one City funding source or another has not and never will work. We must start somewhere. We had a good start once and then the no rain tax group headed by Mr. Bruce and the never saw a fee they didn't call a tax voters in this community repealed it. The City Council at the time caved to the vocal but loud resisters, Now we are years down the road and the problem has only gotten worse. It is now or never - continue to argue about how to fund this needed infrastructure maintenance and the cost will still continue going up and up. it is time for us as a community to take responsibility for our runoff.

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Posted by rms on 10/25/2017 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Regional Building Department shells out nearly $1 million to projects and causes

Another Reason To Vote No on 2A.

10 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by TruB on 10/25/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Centrist Project plows thousands into Manitou mayoral race

Why has the Independent mis-reported the Manitou race? Why have they backed Nicoletta in this race(THE WORST MAYOR IN A CENTURY) ? For one reason only JOHN WEISS THE OWNER of the Indy has a hard on against Ken Jaray. It's been disgusting for the Springs community to watch Philip Anshutz buy the Gazette and tilt every article for his personal agenda with no fair and balanced reporting, and now YOU JOHN WEISS have done the same thing to the Indy. Nicoletta is the worst public servant we have ever seen in Manitou. She is ignorant, so rude but has definitely graduated from the "Kelly Anne Conway School of alternative facts". The Indy (that owns the Manitou paper let her misrepresent WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON in Manitou every week with a column in the Pikes Peak Bulletin (which they own). She has refused to meet with the public on simple issues many times, has used the Police to enforce her ridiculous "rush to spend" agenda, it has taken her years to realize Manitou is a HISTORIC town when it comes to a simple repair on a historic bridge . When the citizens whom built this town wanted a meeting for a simple tree issue she called us "entitled" ( the group consisted of prior Mayors, council people, activists and caring folks). Her answer to people meeting was to pass an ordinance so 50 people meeting now need a permit and insurance to meet and protest. When informed citizens questioned the value of a $500,000 RETAINER contract with an out-of-state engineering firm she shut down public comments and threatened to have the police escort informed citizens from city hall.
DEMOCRACY IS CURRENTLY DEAD IN MANITOU , while Nicoletta has claimed "I've made Manitou Safe" Heroin is being dealt on the streets (read our police beat). She has wrapped a park in a steel fence to keep EVERYONE OUT , the only park in Colorado to do so.... a knee jerk reaction to one fight. Like Trump she has claimed to have "Fixed" everything , she Fixed the traffic issue, while this year due to her and staffs negligence Manitou has been a cluster "F" of traffic for a year and expect that for many months more.The outrageous spending agenda with out-of-state groups that have too close a relationship with specific out of tune staff have turned Manitou into a "FEMA INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX" . Nicoletta has been so uncaring and non-responsive to listening to ALL public groups. She championed a "NO TOLERANCE" policy that was so misguided the Police department had to tell her it was WRONG and unworthy of their efforts. Spending is out of control on a monthly basis with Nicoletta and her team, and I ask you fellow citizens ..... should someone whom has been on food stamps recently be anywhere near a $11million dollar budget ...no way. Nicoletta has let down the community AND SO HAVE YOU JOHN WEISS , SHAME ON YOU JOHN you are out of touch with Manitou. Nicoletta has soured the community in one term that I have never witnessed in my past 42 years in town AND THE INDY WANTS TO GIVE HER 2 MORE YEARS NO WAY. Folks it's time to say NO MORE NICOLE , time to move forward with compassion and intelligence which Nicoletta has none of !!

18 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 10/25/2017 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Let’s fix stormwater now

it was a mistake when slumlord bruce stopped the previous stormwater funding. lets fix the mistake and start being a responsible future looking city.

now the short sighted teabaggers can bitch and moan about why they are so cheap and don't want to pay a few pennies...

7 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 10/25/2017 at 8:37 AM

Re: “2017 Best Of Colorado Springs Food, Drink and Nightlife

So how do we know who actually got the votes for Chinese?

Posted by Troy Hensley on 10/24/2017 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Local organizations gather to provide support during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This community empowerment needs to get started in all states.

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Posted by Donna Bryce-Wright on 10/24/2017 at 5:55 PM

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