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Re: “North Cheyenne CaƱon plan challenged, appeal to be heard by Council

Bensberg apparently hasn't read the plan. Rerouting the entrance roads, moving the picnic pavilion, charging fees, shuttles, are no longer part the plan. Some of that was left as "future ideas" that will take further public hearings and park board action to approve, but they're not authorized by the plan. Basically, the small group of noisy objectors (disgruntled land exchange opponents) have gotten what they asked for, but they're not interested in making a good plan, just in griping. Well, it's important that they keep the "controversy" going, they have lawyers to pay... The appeal of the plan by Bensberg is probably going to fail, since "I don't like it" isn't a valid reason to object.

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Posted by jrbd on 05/19/2018 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Reader: Is the Cog being held for ransom?

The Broadmoor has owned the Cog since 1925.

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Posted by jrbd on 04/17/2018 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Give bears their space

Many backpack waist buckles have whistles built in. Take a close look and you might find you already have one with you.

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Posted by jrbd on 04/14/2018 at 7:15 PM

Re: “The Bookman faces closure, as the trade struggles with challenges

I was just there, and heard that they've found a new location at 621 W Colorado. Yay!

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Posted by jrbd on 03/09/2018 at 2:29 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: “Broadmoor wants city land

This is a good deal for both sides (although your article fails to mention why, reflecting a clear anti-Broadmoor bias). Colorado Springs gets twice the acreage as the Broadmoor, including the private part of the Incline, a big chunk of lower Barr Trail, Muscoco Mountain and Daniels Pass, and the above-mentioned parcel next to Bear Creek Park. The public also gets trail easements for the tiny bit of Barr Trail remaining on private property, Hully Gully, and the possible future Chamberlain Trail (through the Strawberry Fields area). Which matters more: the lightly-travelled Strawberry Fields (which I'd guess most readers couldn't even find on a map), or Barr Trail and the Incline?

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Posted by jrbd on 01/15/2016 at 2:10 PM

Re: “This just in: left-lane driver offended

Everyone thinks traffic problems are somebody else's fault.

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Posted by jrbd on 04/23/2015 at 2:51 PM

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