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Re: “Coordinated evacuation amid Waldo fire? Not hardly

I was one of those who " just fled" sometime around 5PM. Traffic in the Rockrimmon area was completely gridlocked and close to panic as it crept along in the blood orange smoke. It took over an hour to travel the 1.5 miles to I-25. I later saw pictures of police directing outbound traffic at Woodmen and I-25, but there were none to be seen during my drive, as plenty of people were still headed TOWARDS the fire in order to rescue pets, etc. Interestingly, I got the reverse 911 call to "evacuate immediately" at 6PM - more than an hour after the orange cloud enveloped the area.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 06/26/2017 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Local author Khadija Grant empowers community youth

Retired from PPCC, and I believe that Khadija has more passion in her professional life than many students. Not only does she have the passion, but she possesses the initiative to get out there and see how things work. In so doing, Khadija has learned how to publish her own books, cutting out middle man publisher cuts.

I saw her at work at the "Day and Night" giveaway in which the students had to WORK for their reward! I keep telling her what a wonderful and motivating school teacher she could become...maybe second career!

Posted by Sandy Bailey on 06/26/2017 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Feist goes back to her days of Broken Social Scene

Her singing skills are really nice. I liked her voice. I always used to listen to her songs on my iPod. For more information, please visit Toshiba Phone Number: http://supportnumbers.net/toshiba-support/

Posted by Sahul Thakur on 06/26/2017 at 1:42 AM

Re: “Wommack's pathway to prominence

Andrew wommack is a blessing, a true prophet for today, this man is changing lives to change the world for the good of mankind

Posted by lisheen on 06/26/2017 at 1:23 AM

Re: “Cindy Aubrey named CEO of Pikes Peak United Way

There seems to be a rather incestuous relationship between local government and these highly paid positions at 'non-profit' organizations. The pool of qualified individuals must be incredibly small for this trend to continue, no?

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jeff Hirtle on 06/25/2017 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Medical marijuana license fee hike closer to reality

Ya, they hate the weed, but they sure do love the revenue it brings them...... get ready for price hikes to satisfy "the man", mmj patients...... uh-oh, what if consumption goes down because the price is too high?

Posted by prairie chix on 06/25/2017 at 8:47 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Tiny House Jamboree to leave Colorado Springs

I cannot quite understand the suddenness of this. It would have been much more businesslike and appropriate to make such a change for Summer 2018. Something doesn't seem right about pulling the rug out from under plans people have already made, many months in advance. I booked air tickets several months ago as well as a room. I'm not happy about this. I'm surprised to see these Jamboree folks don't have better manners, planning abilities, etc.

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Posted by CB1234 on 06/24/2017 at 11:39 PM

Re: “Cannabis and skin cancer

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Posted by Karol Thomas on 06/24/2017 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Reader: Incline traffic is out of control on Barr Trail

The trail is open to everyone, not just you Carl; mountain bikers, Incline users, and hikers. There are plenty of other places you can go with less traffic.

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Posted by Random Citizen on 06/24/2017 at 6:53 AM

Re: “After Dark

Broadway Quality singing, dancing and acting. Someday these emerging stars will be on Broadway. Everyone around me had a wonderful time. And the post show encore/olio showcased hit songs from the beebop 50s. From the program notes, it looks like actors were recruited from all over the U.S.: very professional. Fun evening.... no one wanted to leave the theater!

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Posted by srobertson on 06/24/2017 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Mike Pence plans spin through military bases in El Paso County

Schriever is as "spooky" as any place on earth. Tax payer dollars gobbled up by civilians and military working in the shadows .No transparency and no accountability. So much of this goes on that it is no wonder there is never an audit of all the money the Pentagon cycles through every year. Disgusting.

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Posted by Gopher on 06/23/2017 at 11:28 PM

Re: “Reader: Incline traffic is out of control on Barr Trail

No to the fee for hiking. Where's the ten dollars an hour for parking going?

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dom Chen on 06/23/2017 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Reader: Incline traffic is out of control on Barr Trail

I hate to suggest this, but perhaps requiring admission or some kind of park pass would help? $1-$5 per person to hike, not unreasonable, and would also fund restoration.

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Posted by Toni Nadeau on 06/23/2017 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Reader: Incline traffic is out of control on Barr Trail

This is not unique. Parks, local, state and federal are seeing record visitors; RMNP went from an average of 3.2 million up until 2014 to 4.2 in 2015, 4.5 in 2016. Sometimes you are restricted where in the park can drive now. Visiting parks the last 3 springs, summers and falls has been incredible; good to see people "Discovering" their parks, sad to see what over usage does. Particularly as people are ignorant of or flat breaking rules.

Providing more access by making new trails may not be the answer either. This only accelerates degredation.

What do we do?

Dave Beadles

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Posted by William David Beadles on 06/23/2017 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Reader: Incline traffic is out of control on Barr Trail

Have patience; the north return trail is still on the radar. Parking is a bigger problem right now, as is doing repairs to the upper third next year. These things always take longer than everybody thinks they should. The north return trail will require Forest Service approval and an environmental assessment, so don't get too antsy.

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Posted by jrbd on 06/23/2017 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Maggie's Farm - Component Drive

"MAGGIE'S FARM PRACTICES" ? Really? Your talking about the advertised practices....right? Key word here is "advertise".

Posted by ICANDOIT on 06/23/2017 at 11:29 AM

Re: “City regulations on fire pits haven't triggered citations in recent years

Rather than focusing just on fire pits it might have been more instructive to look at the effectiveness of city-wide code enforcement in general. I sometimes see code enforcement people looking at eyesores and other issues around town, but never see any of these problems actually get addressed.

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 06/23/2017 at 10:55 AM

Re: “The Canna Center

I've been shopping at the Powers location since it opened, and the Academy store for a few years before that. Having made purchases all over the Springs, Manitou and even in Denver, the Canna folks have one of the best atmospheres, highest quality products, and a very knowledgeable staff. Not to mention that in all the years of purchases, the ONE TIME I had a problem with my purchase, they FIXED IT; without single issue. ~I cannot recommend this store enough.~

Posted by The Foxhole Atheist on 06/23/2017 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Survey: Marijuana not a driving factor for rising homeless population

Oh yeah I forgot... The weather is not nice. Why you keep printing that is beyond me. The sun shining does not mean it is going to be warm and March winds continue through April, May and June just to mention in case you all never go outside. Try sleeping outdoors on a bus bench in December here, I see people doing that. Really, try it for a week. Obvious that you who say the weather is nice never worked outdoors, such as plowing a field or fixing a broke down car in a blizzard..
Ronald Reagan once said "I don't see any unemployed people". Listen to yourselves, you are Republicans!

Posted by Bob Wyman on 06/23/2017 at 12:45 AM

Re: “El Paso County Democrats say redistricting favors Republican commissioners

Glen lost his senate bid. he has nothing in common with downtrodden minorities in Co springs.

Posted by apathetic on 06/22/2017 at 11:02 PM

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