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Re: “Strawberry Fields' appraiser faces penalties for his work on the city's land exchange

What happened to the appraisals for the Jenkins land swaps? Did that story die? They seemed really smelly too!

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Posted by leloupe on 12/01/2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Rallygoers agree white supremacy is bad, but disagree about everything else

Electra Johnson, this is your moment. Are you up for the job?

Posted by leloupe on 08/23/2017 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs Creative Collective releases preliminary results of ArtSpace survey

Hmm, the most affordable spaces in town are on Academy south of Austin Bluffs, and Fountain/Security, not downtown or Old Colorado City. This could be a problem. If they can find a way to be hip in those areas, hats off to them. But it's not really about art, is it.

Posted by leloupe on 07/31/2017 at 11:31 PM

Re: “Springs Utilities' reliance on coal drops by 26 percent

When we get started on rooftop solar, we won't need coal at all, and less natural gas, just enough to act as a backup until storage catches up. Then CS Utilities will be reduced to an energy broker. And that's what it should be doing- Encourage people to generate electricity from their own homes and sell it to the grid for the best price.

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Posted by leloupe on 07/31/2017 at 11:19 PM

Re: “Story Coffee barista/roaster Eliza Lovett recovering after roasting accident

It's wonderful the community rallied around this barista, and a great example of what our community can do, thanks to the Independent. But how many poor and/or minority workers in our community have had an industrial accident that we never heard about, don't have a support network like this young lady, or work in something less interesting to the Indy crowd than elite coffee, or are not in the downtown area near Indy staffers? If the answer is that they aren't interesting to Indy readers, we have a real problem.

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Posted by leloupe on 05/10/2017 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Yellow Face brings social commentary and comedy to the CC stage

I have to wonder, would this resonate with the marginalized communities of Colorado Springs? Colorado College, by median student family income, is the wealthiest private college in the nation with $277,500 in median family income. Now go drive by Chelton and Fountain and then drive around the neighborhoods south and east of there. Would the residents there find this article relevant to their lives? Are the sons and daughters of those Japanese sent to Camp Amache going to Colorado College, or is it the sons and daughters of Chinese government officials and corporate leaders? I can't help but feel this is elites lecturing other elites, and reinforces the perception that Colorado College is a bubble that aspires to claim moral heights, but ignores the application of those ideas in our own community.

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Posted by leloupe on 05/10/2017 at 10:22 AM

Re: “On Trumpcare, activists couldn't sway Rep. Lamborn. But what about Sen. Gardner?

Lamborn is smug and arrogant and not threatened in the least. Watch the video of his town hall up on the north end of town last month. He doesn't care one iota for his constituents who disagree with him. I stopped calling his office long ago. Those of us who voted against him are completely disenfranchised in the House. Until demographics in Colorado Springs change, the best we can do is to become unaffiliated voters, and primary him out. Indeed, the ideal outcome til then is to have a freshman representative every session of the House.

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Posted by leloupe on 05/10/2017 at 10:05 AM

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