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Re: “Cog Railway tax break should get voter scrutiny, Manitou Springs residents say

Seems to me if the Broadmoor was making a profit on the Cog Railroad for the time that they have been operating it they should have been reinvesting part of those profits into maintenance of their asset and not let it fall into total disrepair -that is if we are to believe their story about why they had to abruptly close it down without warning claiming it was "too old to keep running." If it wasn't profitable for them why did they keep it running prior to this year? It all just has a funny odor to the claim it needs taxpayer relief (i.e. public funding for their private enterprise) and for 50 years into the future to make them "fixing it" worth their while.....

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Posted by rms on 08/29/2018 at 3:18 PM

Re: “I-25 toll lanes and town halls: Filling in the gaps about the expansion

This is just another method the State uses to get local districts outside of Denver/Metro area to pay more for transportation because the Federal and State monies somehow always ends up disproportionally going to the larger metro area needs. Why is a light rail up the I25 corridor never discussed - or dismissed out of hand as being too expensive.

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Posted by rms on 08/23/2018 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Mayor: No vote needed for stadium to use tax funds

They have been trying for decades to make this happen - they do not want to put it on the ballot because they know it will not pass. The council doesn't care because the developers and big corporations in this community fund their campaigns. And all the developers care about is getting tax payer handouts so they can make even bigger private enterprise profits. Oh and I am sure they will figure out a way to undervalue the revenue so if they ever do pay any taxes on these projects it will be a fraction of what they get in return. We will pay them to build it and then we will be stuck paying to maintain it in terms of roads, infrastructure and police and fire protection. And if their venture fails we will be stuck with an empty stadium/event center to deal with.

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Posted by rms on 08/04/2018 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Colorado Sports and Events Center stadium, arena to host Switchbacks, Colorado College hockey downtown

Mr. Mayor lied when he ran for office and told us he would not support a downtown stadium against the will of the people who live in this community. Also that he would not use taxpayer money without a vote. These people always figure out a way to game the system and get around the reality to get what they want. Urban renewal dollars are tax money - money which will not be used for projects which would benefit ALL the people who live in this City. But I guess the only ones who are considered people by our mayor are developers and large corporations ( i.e. the Broadmoor and Colorado College.) Citizens of Colorado Springs have been subsidizing these private enterprises for decades. Doesn't matter what the regular working folks want. Wonder how much money Suthers was promised for his next campaign for working out this deal?

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Posted by rms on 07/26/2018 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Sky Sox could be renamed for edible testicles and you've got to be kidding us

This IS a joke right? Who came up with this list of "finalists" for the new franchise team name??? - a bunch of 7th graders?

makes one wonder what gems suggested did not make it on this list....

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Posted by rms on 07/19/2018 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Democrats line up for 2018 county races

It is a start to at least have someone except Republican candidates to vote for. You can't have a two party system when only one party holds control for decades......

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Posted by rms on 06/13/2018 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Unaffiliated voter numbers surge leading up to primaries

As an unaffiliated voter in Colorado I have just filled out my first ever primary ballot. It is a great step forward that our state now has open primaries so everyone can participate.

If you didn't get a ballot you should still have time to call the county clerks office and request one.

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Posted by rms on 06/11/2018 at 7:45 PM

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