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Posted by suesun on 04/12/2018 at 8:39 PM

Re: “The North Cheyenne Cañon plan must respect public

Sorry, the citation for the latter quote regarding shuttles should say (p. 67)

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Posted by suesun on 04/08/2018 at 9:58 PM

Re: “The North Cheyenne Cañon plan must respect public

First, apologies because I know this is long....

Thank you, Ruth, for expressing so well the reasons why this NCC Master Plan is a blank check instead of a real plan of recommendations, and why it is important to keep the Canyon open to all people. One of the items in the Parks Department's "toolbox" is the idea of entrance/parking fees. Another is the reduction of pullout parking from 43 to 12, and specifically closing ALL the pullouts in South Cheyenne Canyon. The parks department is, effectively, with this plan, telling its own citizens that it values tourists and the Broadmoor over the public that they should serve. Here's why:

From the Master Plan, page 67: "Of the conceptual site plans considered only 8.3 fully unifies South Caon to the rest of the Park as well as addresses all the concerns and recommendations outlined for the Park Use Areas." Here is what Conceptual Plan 8.3 has in it: 1. The destruction of the Mesa Picnic Pavilion behind Starsmore to build a giant parking lot for shuttles, 2. Closing/gating of Mesa Rd. at Evans so that ONLY Broadmoor shuttle buses to Seven Falls (and Strawberry Fields if Save Cheyenne's lawsuit is unsuccessful) may use it, thus also closing down the public pullout parking picnic areas along Mesa as well, 3. The closing of S. Cheyenne Canyon Rd to all traffic. It would make a path up S. Cheyenne Canyon along the creek, but not everyone wants to (or is able to) hike half a mile to have a picnic.

Another thing I would like noted: The Master Plan says that "Support for Park shuttles, either summer-only or year-round, was the strongest among the October workshop groups, relative to their support for the other four ideas to address traffic and parking" (p. One of the other choices was a gondola! Seriously. Your parks department, who can't even maintain open restrooms and trash cans at picnic sites, asked if we wanted a gondola to take us from Starsmore to Helen Hunt Falls. Who's gonna pay for that?! When they give you such choices, and say "Vote for Two", you will undoubtedly get skewed statistics. Other options were a two-way road but with significant widening, limiting car access, and a one-way road.

Ok, done now. Except, go here and sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-john-suther…

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Posted by suesun on 04/08/2018 at 9:55 PM

Re: “KRCC's cancelled "Wish We Were Here" radio show honored with Edward R. Murrow Award

stupidest decision ever.

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Posted by suesun on 05/08/2017 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Resident suggests plot be labeled 'Suthers Park'

Thank you for printing this! Satire is one of the truest art forms, and this letter is brilliant. Suthers Park has such a nice ring to it, and will preserve his legacy in perpetuity!

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Posted by suesun on 03/09/2017 at 4:46 PM

Re: “He's baa-aack! Mike Miles appointed to charter school board.

This man sees dollars and data instead of human beings. Education is not business. Harrison School District was a joy to work in before him. He does not belong in education.

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Posted by suesun on 06/22/2016 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Legal opinion released; Zoo urges approval of land swap

Apparently, NIMBY arguments are just fine when made by the CM Zoo, but not ok when made by "80906ers", as Mayor Suthers deemed the neighbors around Strawberry Fields.

But you know what, I was fine with their statement. Until.............

They made a demeaning assumption that our intention is simply "about winning". That is insulting, to say the least.

Do we want to win? Yes, of course! But what gives the zoo's board of directors the right to assume that our "intention is no longer about what is best for all involved"? Keeping public lands in public hands and out of commercial development? That matters! That is best.

The Chamberlain Trail is a great idea, but we still need to get more connections down through private properties, and you know what? Phil Anschutz, out of the kindness of his heart and concern for our city, could very easily have given the city those easements when the city first asked about them in December of 2014. But he didn't.

I'm never going to the zoo again. Ever.

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Posted by suesun on 05/23/2016 at 4:53 PM

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