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Re: “Broadmoor expansion upheld by city Planning Commission

What a bad location for something of this scale. With the fire danger in that foothills area, how does it make sense to bring an extra 15-20,000 people up to the mountain? What a nightmare evacuation would be.....

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Posted by prairie chix on 03/27/2019 at 8:41 PM

Re: “Five invisible barriers to affordable housing

Heres Another big reason: the City has urban renewal projects going on downtown and on South Nevada Ave., and they have not required low cost housing to be built in either of them. The destruction of older, low rent properties is a defining feature of Urban Renewal, further reducing the supply of affordable housing.
We reap what we sow we want a big glitzy museum for the Olympics, and can raise millions for that, but we dont even try to raise additional money to shore up the low cost housing around there.
This is deliberate, not accidental..... wake up, city leaders!

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Posted by prairie chix on 03/06/2019 at 7:58 AM

Re: “"Battle of the Bike Lanes" draws large, noisy crowd

It doesn't seem to me that it should be that difficult for cars and bicycles to co-exist. I admire those who want to get away from motorized vehicles, their commitment to reducing pollution, the sacrifice they make to go by bike. It was not safe for them to travel until the bike lanes were put in. So stop fighting it, car-o-philes, and try to figure out a way to make it work. Slow down and work together, everyone gains.

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Posted by prairie chix on 02/26/2019 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Reader: Newspapers are an outdated media form

The problem with newspapers going away is that people are then educated by other less reliable means..... the news one gets on FB and Twitter has probably been hacked by the Russians or entirely made up. Unfortunately the public is not smart enough to determine real from fake! And of course the dummy Trump tries to keep them dumbed down by promoting Faux News or any conservative outlet that agrees with his misinformed and often erroneous opinions.
Fact is, newspapers have a journalistic code, reporters who are trained in journalism and are professionals, and they generally adhere to facts on both sides. The gutsy reporting of the Wash Post and New York Times may not be profitable, but it goes a long way towards educating the public. Notice I do not include the Colorado Springs Gazette in this list because they are a biased right-wing rag owned by billionaire Phil Anschutz, who like Rupert Murdoch of Faux, uses his publications to brainwash and mislead. It is totally devoid of journalistic ethics.

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Posted by prairie chix on 12/20/2018 at 8:28 AM

Re: “City beefs up Homelessness Action Plan

Im all in favor of improving the homeless plan as much as possible, but shelters and transitional housing are not going to solve the problem for long. Fact is, there is little affordable housing out there for low income people & families to live long term. At one time the US had a robust housing program through HUD, but those programs have gone away now, thanks to cold-hearted political leaders. Without federal funds, few affordable units will be built. And while local honchos and developers have little trouble raising funds for luxury apartments and an Olympic museum, they cant find one cent to build housing for those displaced by Urban Renewal, including by rising rents around these developments? The city should have required that as part of these developments.
We reap what we sow, and the last group that should be blamed for our callous short-sightedness is homeless people.

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Posted by prairie chix on 12/20/2018 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Reader: Put Christ back in Christmas

We could all do with less commercialization of Christmas, and less buying of things that amuse but dont guarantee happiness. I look to the holidays as a time to be with and enjoy family, and show them your love with NEEDED gifts and cards. Christianity is certainly an important part of the holiday for those who believe in that philosophy, but not the only reason. It certainly should not be shoved down the throats of all citizens, as Christians are known to do with this war on Christmas nonsense. Everyone should just chill out, stop judging, smoke a joint or drink an eggnog, and enjoy Christmas with their friends and family, celebrating whatever religion or creed they choose. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

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Posted by prairie chix on 12/17/2018 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Colorado Women roared in the midterm elections

Yay for Jena Griswold, Secretary of State, she s like a breath of fresh air. Rather then sending Colo voters data to the Pussy-Grabber in chief, like her opponent did, she will safeguard it here in Colorado and use it to improve voter access. So proud of this dynamic young woman! And proud of the Colorado voters who elected her.
And for those females who think its important to vote against their own sex, even brag about their ignorance, I feel sorry for you that you dont recognize your own interests withou a male giving you his permission. Thats sad......

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Posted by prairie chix on 11/09/2018 at 11:31 AM

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