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Re: “North Cheyenne CaƱon: No vehicles allowed?

Please, people, NO MORE SHUTTLE BUSES. These are turning our public park areas into commercial nightmares, full of large polluting vehicles, and they are not a solution, especially when controlled by a rich commercial entity like the Broadmoor., that has its own interests first.
Would you want to live on the formerly quiet neighborhood streets in the Cheyenne Caon now that the Broadmoor owns the 7 Falls, where NO VEHICLES ARE ALLOWED, only dozens of shuttle buses that run back and forth continually, forcing neighbors to cope with noise, fumes, and commercial traffic? UGH, City Traffic people should be fired for making this plan.
The Broadmoor needs to stay in their own space, instead of continually wanting to snatch up more public spaces for their private enjoyment. And please, City Council, Tax the shit out of them at least to pay for some of their abuse of the community. The Broadmoor used to be an asset to the community, now it feels more like a predator. We need to elect more councilors like Skorman and Gaebler who will stand up to the Broadmoor and contain their ambitions.
If we have to have shuttle buses into the Canon, let them be public transportation operated by the city for all people, including Broadmoor guests who might choose to ride one.

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Posted by prairie chix on 01/30/2018 at 2:40 PM

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

Ah well, if George Washington said it in 1796, it must surely apply today, 2 centuries later.....

Posted by prairie chix on 01/18/2018 at 12:21 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

Re: “Posada blames weed for homeless influx in Pueblo, Councilor says they don't need a shelter

Some of the comments from people in positions of leadership are just appalling and compassionateless...... We want to blame marijuana for increases in homelessness instead of low wages, high rents, HUD cutbacks and poor public transit because it is easier to just repeat the myths. There are real barriers that low income people face to getting off the streets, but we prefer to write them off as stoners who lack motivation? The marijuana industry is helping Colorado with job creation, new businesses and tax revenue. If anything it is adding opportunities in CO to accommodate all the people moving here, which is pushing the rents up and low-income and disabled people out onto the street. Trump gave himself a big fat tax cut for Christmas, so next year we can expect more cuts in the safety net programs that help, its pathetic. Some more enlightened leadership in Pueblo would surely help......

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Posted by prairie chix on 01/01/2018 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Venetucci Farm's future up in the air

What on earth has happened to the Pikes Peak Community Foundation? I knew there was a change in leadership, but did not realize that meant a change in mission, too. It sounds a bit like Trump coming in intent to undo any and all things accomplished by Obama..... it shouldnt be that controversial to value land preservation, organic farming, good food and CSAs. The foundation is very short on vision.....

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Posted by prairie chix on 12/14/2017 at 9:21 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Dobson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

Ugh! These evangelicals seem to have a hard time determining which politicians have moral integrity. Their leaders tell them to support the likes of Donald Trump and Roy Moore, and they just follow along like good little sheeple..... sigh! Such faithful Republicans, they seem to think if the candidate has an R behind his name that must make him a good Christian. You hardly need Faux News to manipulate this bunch!

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Posted by prairie chix on 12/02/2017 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Dab Lounge closed after police execute search warrants

Can we say witchunt? Police and local authorities have a bad case of reefer-madness, they will never give up on their attempts to suppress the evil weed..... too bad because these clubs are important venues for cannabis users to congregate with other like minded folks. There is no harm caused by them.

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Posted by prairie chix on 11/22/2017 at 7:20 AM

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