Tag Archive | "El Paso County"

County press release toes party line

Monday, July 12, 2010


Here’s the text, in its entirety, of an El Paso County press release sent Friday afternoon. “Commissioners Encourage Citizens To Attend Upcoming Opportunity to Hear U.S. Senate Candidates on Jobs Trade and Economic Recovery Colorado Springs, July 9, 2010 – The Board of County Commissioners joins with the Greater Colorado Chamber of Commerce, the Colorado […]

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Commissioners get the job done

Friday, June 11, 2010

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For connoisseurs of political posturing, there was no better place to be than the June 8 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners. Item 6 on the agenda, titled “Comments by Elected Officials” drew a crowd of eager elected officials. One by one they took their turn at the mike, ready to bloviate, pontificate and listen […]

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Rocks, funerals, cemeteries and water

Monday, May 10, 2010

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“(___) couldn’t organize a one-car funeral!” “(___) is so dumb he could screw up a rock!” And whose name should we put in the blank space? Maybe we should forget the usual pantheon of politicians, businesspeople, entertainers and athletes. Maybe we should look in the mirror at our own feckless selves, the proudly cantankerous residents […]

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The Pikes Peak region needs a slogan

Friday, June 19, 2009


The estimable folks who brought us the “Dream City” project are searching for a slogan. Appealing to the public, they wrote that “The Pikes Peak region needs a slogan, words that suggest all the great reasons to visit or live here. As part of the community engagement project Dream City: Vision 2020, we’re collecting your […]

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Your tax money at work

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Press releases. They come. We delete. Life goes on. But every once in a while, we get one that piques our interest, like this one from the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments: Colorado Springs, CO-The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA) has released the 2008 Annual Report to the Citizens. The report highlights how […]

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Sheriff publishes puff piece

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


We all know that local government is in crisis, right? Thanks to the recession, not to mention the unavoidable constraints imposed by TABOR, our elected officials are finding it difficult to fund even the basic needs of government, right?  No money for frills-it’s just meat and potatoes at the city and the county, right? So how, […]

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