Tag Archives: Westside

Will Act of God close Drake coal plant?

[FULL TEXT OF LETTER SUBMITTED TO CS INDEPENDENT MAY 14] Two years ago Colorado Springs lost 346 homes to the Waldo Canyon fire which precipitated floods expected to haunt the westside and Manitou for years to come. The next year … Continue reading

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PICS: Saturday Night Colorado Springs Occupied. Whose streets? Our Streets!

COLORADO SPRINGS- The intrepid occupation of Acacia Park is 24/7. On Friday #OccupyColoradoSprings endured paint balls from two Texans in a pickup (direct hits, damn), but today only snow, which brought support in the form of drive-up donations of hot … Continue reading

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Colorado Springs corruption detectives sniff desperation of lottery ticket clerks

You’d think Colorado Springs’ many kleptocrats, considering our locale’s famously embarrassing lower than average IQ, must be stupid enough to get caught. Other than the odd treasurer with a gambling habit, law enforcement is not going after them. Instead, according … Continue reading

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Ballot Caging and the real difference between D and R

The R’s don’t want people to vote. More people politically active, means they lose. Very simple. You might ask yourself Self, what’s the worst that could happen? What’s the difference between a D and an R? What real difference does … Continue reading

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Update on the Vuvuzela ban in British Soccer

I mentioned the cheaply made plastic horns being banned on the ridiculous “public safety-homeland security” excuse that they could be a weapon. Now, I’ve a passing familiarity with weapons and the scars and record to prove it. If you could … Continue reading

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The Boy Scout Camporee at Glen Eyrie

Oh, but the Westside Pioneer played it up, General Palmers Castle, (built on treaty land that still doesn’t belong to him or his heirs) the site of a Boy Scout Camporee. For those unfamiliar with Scouting, it’s the regional version … Continue reading

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The water on the Westside is brown today, again.

Part of it being the antiquated water system here, the one that was last upgraded when Truman was president.Every time there’s excavation done anywhere near the mains, some of the increasingly toxic dirt gets in. Dirt, though, is a Farmer … Continue reading

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Local Propaganda paper, Westside Pioneer, praises County Commissioner and Real Estate Thief Sally Clark.

For passing a county ordinance criminalizing poverty. The fascist freak Clark said it makes “citizens” safer, well, Stupid, the homeless PEOPLE are citizens too, and you’ve now institutionalized Police Brutality against them on a massive scale. Based on the notion … Continue reading

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Weiss TABOR reform has votes to pass!

COLORADO SPRINGS- I attended a COS city council meeting today, lured by the prospect that Vice Mayor Larry Small was going to call the CS Independent publisher a liar to his face.   I’m always excited at the prospect of … Continue reading

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Putting Doug Bruce petitions on the run

WESTSIDE, COLORADO SPRINGS- A signature gatherer pushing Doug Bruce petitions was doing miserably well outside the Uintah King Soopers today, but I was able to interrupt for the quarter hour I could spare. Give him your 15-cents worth when you … Continue reading

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Support UFCW Local 7, shop elsewhere

UCFW Local 7 workers, the people who look after you at Albertsons, Safeway and King Soopers, may have to go on strike on Saturday in a bid to save their retirement, benefits and hours. As it is they’ve already conceded … Continue reading

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Good news, a back-range express, but is it too late to stop 24 West “vision”?

although there’s a rumor that the sudden lack of money in the Treasury is going to derail 24 West anyway… But the biggest boohoo about 24 is that the people from the back range somehow would benefit more from spending … Continue reading

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Some “Inflammatory” rhetoric…

About the Labor Day Fire on Pike’s Peak last year… And the Fascist editor at Westside Pioneer. You can tell whose pockets the El Paso County Fire Control District are in. The wealthiest of course. Y’all remember the fire, right? … Continue reading

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Free wireless spots in Colorado Springs

Where to plop your laptop if you can’t make it home to post a bid. Independents predominantly, by area, and hours. Please contact us if you’ve been omitted. Cheers! DOWNTOWN Antlers Hilton – lobby, restaurant 4 S. Cascade Avenue – … Continue reading

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Gold Hill blows arsenic and lead our way

Greedy developers finally got permission to build a suburban tract community on the tailings of a gold mill rich in toxins. Charged with keeping the mounds watered while the poisons were exposed by the earth-moving equipment, the developer let it slide to save money, until winds blew the carcinogens into the lungs of nearby residents. Continue reading

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Meth lab bust on undeveloped westside

Westside traffic was impeded Wednesday by a methamphetamine lab cleanup on Colorado Avenue. Police and fire trucks surrounded the old house while firemen removed hazardous substances in cardboard boxes. Likely the only recourse for this clapboard house will be demolition. … Continue reading

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John O’Donnell, the city’s organizer of St Patrick’s Day parade, now caught in his own lies and hypocrisy

John O’Donnell says that his ‘rules’ prohibit social statements from being made by participants, so he had to have city police assault pro peace parade participants and then have us expelled from the parade. John and the City of Colorado … Continue reading

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The Westside Pioneer

There’s a little publication on the Colorado Springs west side that’s notoriously non-political. Maybe I shouldn’t say notorious, it’s just a neighborhood weekly. Let’s say it persistently proclaims its non-allegiance. And it’s true, it won’t print anything controversial or having … Continue reading

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Come to a book burning!

The Bookman would like to announce, on the eve of its 15th Anniversary, a long overdue, grand attention-getting idea: A GET WITH THE PROGRAM- BOOK BURNING!   Let’s draw national attention and put Colorado Springs on the map for what … Continue reading

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