Rocky Smith 
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Re: “Motion seeks dismissal of charges against former Sheriff Terry Maketa

Im sure I said he would walk when all this started. Politics! pure and simple.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/21/2017 at 6:06 PM

Re: “Reader: Why not choose clean, sustainable energy anyways?

Mr. Scuba fox: Here we go with the same government talkie talk. Starting a total make over of coal fired plants COST MONEY. Up front right now money. Is it better? Will it eventually pay for its self? YES. But up front is big money. The small Solar system we had at a house in the Springs cost us over $10,000.00 just to buy the equipment then about that much to get it installed. Yes our bills went to nothing most months afterwards and that was paying for itself but the up front was a bunch. Now imagine the scale your talking about and getting an elected official to sign off on those costs.GOOD LUCK! Some States and Cities passed the buck off on private companies and take a look at there rates.Peublo rates are nuts Denver ant much better. I wont argue that clean energy is needed and watching and breathing the green clouds over the cities I grew up in was terrible and we have made huge advances since the 60s and 70s but real life dictates what the reasons why things are not now moving faster.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/15/2017 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Reader: Support full investigation of Russian influence or resign

A few things that stick in my craw. Its been proven Russia has screwed with our election. It has yet to be shown that Trump or his buddies helped them out. And yes I said "YET" thats what the investigation is all about. But even if they didnt help or were involved. Why hasent the White House spoke out against there screwing around?I kind of understand the GOP stonewalling they dont need a black eye on another GOP President. But the Trump White house and his Cabinet have said nothing but praise for Putin and Russia. I wonder why? I personally think Trump may be the biggest present Russia ever gave the Democrats. The next Elections will tell.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/14/2017 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Reader: Support full investigation of Russian influence or resign

And thats wher the Phoney news comes from not main street media.

Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/14/2017 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Reader: Why not choose clean, sustainable energy anyways?

Miss White I think you answered your own question. COST! First there is no money. Yes they could raise the price of elect. service but that puts more of a problem on consumers and many cant afford it now. Second theres this thing called a lobby its where the owners of gas, oil and coal producers pay others to go pay and convince our lawmakers to continue using there products. The second one is a wide spread problem and happens in about every aspect of our lives everything from tobacco, guns, oil, booze, cars anything that may be regulated in the name of safety theres money flowing in Washington and Denver to counter it.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/14/2017 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Reader: Sen Gardner, show some spine and stand up

Ive seen the VA in action first hand Ive also seen Medicare work and in my life in my dealings a hell of a lot better then these private corporations and way way better then not having anything. At least with Medicare and the VA if you got sick or hurt twenty years ago and something came out of that infliction THEY STILL TREAT YOU.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/05/2017 at 8:15 PM

Re: “Reader: I'm fed up with the hate being spewed at the symbols of our history

Its got more to do with the groups that have adopted those symbols as there message of hate and bigotry that make them repulsive to many Americans in this day and time.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/01/2017 at 5:16 PM

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