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Most Misunderstood Civic Booster Will Talk on Earth Day

Who IS This Guy? And Why Doesn’t He Want Our City to Grow and Prosper?Filmmaker Dave Gardner has been a highly visible figure in Colorado Springs for over a decade, yet to many he remains a mystery. Perhaps you’ve read his op-eds in the Gazette or the Independent, or his many letters to the editor. Could be you…See More
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City for What Kind of Champions?

The Colorado Springs City for Champions proposal in front of the Colorado Economic Development Commission this month represents a mix of intentions – some highly questionable - gone terribly awry. In spite of an embarrassingly desperate spin campaign by the Mayor and the daily newspaper, the current…See More
Dec 4, 2013
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Should Utilities Fund the Regional Business Alliance?

Tomorrow, Tuesday, at 9 a.m. Colorado Springs City Council, sitting as our Utilities Board, will convene in council chambers to take a close look at the…See More
Nov 11, 2013
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Myth of Prosperity from Growth Challenged by Local Film

On August 17 BlissFest333 will screen local filmmaker Dave Gardner’s documentary GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth. Released in late 2011, the film has been shown in Colorado Springs several times. Gardner feels this may be its last big-screen appearance for a while. “I’d like to think those who’ve wanted to see this film have done so by now, but it always surprises me the number of people who still have not checked it out.”…See More
Aug 10, 2013
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Gasland Part II & Filmmaker Josh Fox in Springs May 23 (free)

Sequel to Oscar-Nominated Gasland Digs Deeper into Science, Politics & MediaSee Gasland Part II and Josh Fox May 23, 6 pm., at Gallogly Center at UCCS.Gasland stirred up a lot of interest in the hazards of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) three years ago. The film could be credited with at least being the catalyst for the growing number of fracking bans and moratoriums around the world. So a great deal of attention is being riveted on director Josh Fox’s follow-up, due to have its television…See More
May 16, 2013
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Oil Industry Shill Offers Distorted View of Reality

This is in response to the guest commentary in the Gazette: Council that can't make the tough calls doesn't need a raise Leave it to Sean Paige to give the Gazette’s Wayne Laugeson a run for his money in the contest for village idiot. I apologize now for that insulting lead, but Sean has earned it with the insults…See More
Mar 27, 2013
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Failure to Protect: Fracking in Colorado at High Plains Church

February 9, 2013 from 4pm to 6pm
Free to the public:Shane Davis, research biologist and chairman of the Poudre Canyon Group of Sierra Club, shares highlights from the 4,000 hours he spent researching the safety record of the oil and gas industry in Colorado. His research documents cases of groundwater contamination associated with drilling and hydraulic fracturing, setback loopholes that endanger our health, incriminating photographs of illegal wastewater dumping, and spills which occur with alarming frequency.Davis found an…See More
Feb 2, 2013
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Last Call at the Oasis at Cinemark Carefree Circle

February 5, 2013 from 7:30pm to 9:45pm
Water is our lifeblood, especially here in the arid West. Last Call at the Oasis is an engaging documentary from the company that brought us An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman, and Food, Inc. It covers all aspects of our use and abuse of water. It includes appearances by Erin Brokovich and Jack Black (yes, you'll laugh).Learn about the threats to our most important natural resource. Stay for a post-film discussion of area water issues, including fracking.TICKETS FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT…See More
Jan 23, 2013
Dave Gardner commented on Dave Gardner's blog post 'Point of No Return: Will They Drill for Oil in Your Neighborhood?'
"Late breaking news: Council is expected Tuesday to vote to delay the vote on oil and gas regulations until January. That's all we know at the moment, but it's good news."
Dec 10, 2012
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Point of No Return: Will They Drill for Oil in Your Neighborhood?

The Colorado Springs City Council is scheduled to make the most important vote in city history on December 11. It could send us down a tragic path, from which there may be no return.Banning-Lewis Ranch is a huge swath of land inside the city of Colorado Springs – about 22,000 acres that – before the housing bubble…See More
Dec 7, 2012
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Truth About Fracking Film Fest at Max Kade Theater, Colorado College Armstrong Hall, Rm. 300

December 8, 2012 from 1pm to 5pm
Find out for yourself whether drilling and hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas are safe and sensible, or dangerous and dumb. You deserve access to the truth, so we’re presenting films with both points of view. Admission is free.1:00 GasLand3:00 Truthland3:45 The Sky is Pink4:30 The Truth About FrackingSee More
Nov 25, 2012
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Who Ya Gonna Call?

When there’s something growing in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call?GrowthBusters! That’s not a typo. It’s the name of a locally produced documentary film and a movement to get the world into a recovery program for growth addiction. The GrowthBusters documentary will be screened twice in October at Colorado Springs area libraries. The first screening, as part of All Pikes Peak…See More
Oct 8, 2012
Dave Gardner posted a blog post

How to Have a Healthy Local Economy

Can a healthy economy be green?Employment and a healthy economy tend to go hand in hand, and they have been the number one public issue since the great recession began. While technically we've emerged from the recession, most people are not feeling the positive effects.I'm quite certain we will never see a return to the…See More
May 30, 2012
Dave Gardner commented on Dave Gardner's blog post 'GrowthBusters Film Puts Springs Under a Microscope'
"The festival was amazing, the films were awesome, and I'm proud to report GrowthBusters was honored for Best Colorado Feature. Thank you, Indie Spirit Film Festival!"
Apr 23, 2012
Dave Gardner posted a blog post

GrowthBusters Film Puts Springs Under a Microscope

This Sunday, Earth Day, the Indie Spirit Film Festival will feature a film produced by a Colorado Springs native - filmmaker Dave Gardner. The real local interest angle of this film, however, is that the film offers a critical look at the efforts of Colorado Springs to be a thriving, successful, prosperous city. This serves as a launching pad into some very crucial issues for all communities, and the…See More
Apr 20, 2012

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Most Misunderstood Civic Booster Will Talk on Earth Day

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Who IS This Guy? And Why Doesn’t He Want Our City to Grow and Prosper?

Filmmaker Dave Gardner has been a highly visible figure in Colorado Springs for over a decade, yet to many he remains a mystery. Perhaps you’ve read his op-eds in the Gazette or the…

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City for What Kind of Champions?

Posted on December 4, 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments

The Colorado Springs City for Champions proposal in front of the Colorado Economic Development Commission this month represents a mix of intentions – some highly questionable - gone terribly awry. In spite of an embarrassingly desperate spin campaign by the Mayor and the daily…

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Should Utilities Fund the Regional Business Alliance?

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments



Tomorrow, Tuesday, at 9 a.m. Colorado Springs City Council, sitting as our Utilities Board, will convene in council chambers to take a…

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Myth of Prosperity from Growth Challenged by Local Film

Posted on August 10, 2013 at 8:30am 0 Comments

On August 17 BlissFest333 will screen local filmmaker Dave Gardner’s documentary GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth. Released in late 2011, the film has been shown in Colorado Springs several times. Gardner feels this may be its last big-screen appearance for a while. “I’d like to think those who’ve wanted to see this film have done so by now, but it always surprises me the number of people who still have not checked it out.”…

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At 4:19pm on September 17, 2010, David G. Smith said…
Work is still slow but I am getting by. Have had some interesting assignments lately like shooting an interview with James Cameron for CNBC.
At 9:14am on May 9, 2010, Travis Duncan said…
I'm so glad you joined Fresh Ink, Dave! Please keep us up to speed with the projects you're working on. You can join the neighborhood where you live by clicking in the "Communities" box in the middle of the main page. I'm a site manager, so please let me know if you have any questions.
 
 
 

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