Darryl Glenn’s astonishing march from obscure El Paso County commissioner to Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate was applauded by many conservatives — and even drew approval from liberals. “Tonight, the far right in Colorado once again picked a candidate who can’t win,” said Ian Silverii of ProgressNow Colorado, which describes itself as the state’s […]
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John Hazlehurst: Increase salaries for diversity A few decades ago Elliott Roosevelt, then the Mayor of Miami Beach, was asked whether the Mob ran the city. It wasn’t an impertinent question, given the Mob’s power in south Florida and Cuba during the1950’s. “No,” Roosevelt responded, “The Mob doesn’t run the city — they own it.” Who […]
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Let’s imagine a new couple, two people of long acquaintance who suddenly see each other with fresh eyes, fall in love and agree to wed. They’re utterly devoted to each other, but there are certain obstacles to their union — as there are in so many late-life marriages. She’s smart, beautiful and though far from […]
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Last Thursday evening’s Strawberry Fields “Town Meeting” at City Hall drew a standing room only crowd to City Hall, who listened intently as half a dozen opponents of the proposed land swap eviscerated the deal. It was an impressive turnout, especially for a hastily conceived evening event. I left early. At this late date, it’s […]
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So the Colorado party caucuses are over – and what have we learned/accomplished/settled/decided? Not much. The plodding, arcane party processes continue. On the Republican side, caucus attendees selected delegates and alternates to the county assembly, the congressional district assembly and the state assembly. Those so chosen will then vote for which candidates for office they […]
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On Sept. 4, 2014, Kathy Loo and Darsey Nicklasson hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for Blue Dot Place, a planned 33-unit apartment building at 418 S. Nevada. Friday afternoon at 3:30 they hosted another party — an open house for the newly completed building. Getting there hasn’t been easy. While scores, even hundreds, of apartment complexes have been […]
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Back in 1988, the city negotiated a special deal with the people who then owned Banning Lewis Ranch. Ever since then, new owners have tried to undo the agreement — which requires developers to pay for all infrastructure costs associated with the 17,760-acre property. The cost: $12,000 an acre. Secret negotiations to undo the agreement […]
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Did City Council actually decide to close the downtown Drake Power Plant, as the Gazette reported Thursday morning? Or did Council, acting as the Utility Board, simply adopt a feel-good statement of intent? City Councilor Tom Strand gave an impassioned speech from the dais (or, more accurately, from his seat at the semicircular table set […]
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According to the El Paso County Assessor’s website, JP Antlers LLC, a limited liability company formed by Perry Sanders and John Goede, paid $23.3 million for the downtown Antlers Hotel. The transaction, first reported by the Business Journal on October 27, was apparently financed by a $17,258,698 first mortgage, a seller’s note for $2.1 million […]
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It may be Election Day, but it sure doesn’t feel like it. As Angela Joslyn posted this morning on Facebook: “Sent in my ballot a while back when I got it and understand the ‘voter participation’ reasons for mail in ballots and send mine in early to give my side their count numbers. But I […]
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This little ad in the classified section of Wednesday’s Independent caught my eye. Investment Properties 7 Income Properties. Good condition. East. West. Central. Owner carry. 20 percent down. The phone number listed was a familiar one. It belongs to Douglas Bruce. Is the Dougster finally pulling up stakes and taking his act on the road? […]
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In politics there’s one simple rule: Never make enemies that you don’t have to make. Clever politicians refrain from engaging potential foes who might otherwise stay neutral, or from staking out policy positions that will unnecessarily energize your opponents. It’s hard to understand why Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush took up the issue of federal […]
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