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Re: “Cliff Drive: perfect for running, biking, hiking – and driving your trash

The petition to close the gates requests permanent closure, although those behind the petition have offered a compromise of two years. It has created much controversy among Northeast residents, but it also forced a discussion on acquiring funding for park cleanup and maintenance, which is the silver lining.

I drive through Cliff Drive twice daily. I ride through there on my bike two or three times a month; sometimes when the gates are open, sometimes when they're closed. I hope a solution can be reached that provides funding for park cleanup that does not require gate closure. That should be last resort. It is a public park and the entire public should have access to it.

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Posted by Bryan Stalder on 09/03/2014 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Cliff Drive: perfect for running, biking, hiking – and driving your trash

So Parks and Rec are ticked off because volunteers(from across the entire metro by the way) are tired of their time and effort over the past couple of years to clean up the area is done in vane? Where is Parks and Recs counter ideas? As the article says, more people using it will help keep the dumpers and other crime down. Are they planning on marketing Cliff Drive to make it more visible? More families will come when they think it is safe for their children to be there. What is going to keep it safe enough to bring those people in?
If anyone is interested, here's the link to the petition. https://www.change.org/p/city-of-kansas-city-missouri-permanently-close-the-gates-on-cliff-drive-in-kessler-park

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Posted by Gingo S on 09/03/2014 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Cliff Drive: perfect for running, biking, hiking – and driving your trash

Seems like the police needs to patrol to stop the dumping and to keep the homeless out, seems simple to me. If KCMO isn't willing to send police to stop stuff like this then places like the North East will always be crime ridden slums, literally a dump with beautiful houses ruined by homeless people.

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Posted by nochains on 09/03/2014 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Cliff Drive: perfect for running, biking, hiking – and driving your trash

Cliff Drive is Cliff Drive. With the exception of a few improvements of the road and all the graffiti and and trees in the reservoir, it looks the same as it did when I was a kid.

You can close the gates, but can easily drive around them on the Paseo side or if you're feeling adventurous, you can drive up the hill and on to Cliff Drive from Chestnut.

You mentioned a tent above the waterfall. That's where the lid is that has the on/off valve inside it for the waterfall.

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Posted by Philly B Cheez on 09/03/2014 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Paid at the Pump

Excuse me, but I am Andrew Badgerow of the only Badgerow Family in Kansas City. On the date this article mentioned, I was in FT. Benning, GA, serving as a Cavalry Scout in the US Army's 3BCT, 3ID. I believe that you meant my older brother, Anthony, not me, as this is something he'd do.

Posted by andrewbkc on 09/03/2014 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Badda Bam!

YOU rest in pieces, bre bry! I hope you never have to go through the loss of a child.

Posted by Pat Cammisano-Wells on 09/02/2014 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Worst. Divorce. Ever.

She slept with Aaron for years. Two pathetic losers

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Posted by see ya on 08/31/2014 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Worst. Divorce. Ever.

She slept with Aaron every morning for years. Two pathetic losers.

Posted by see ya on 08/31/2014 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Joy Biggs watched her sister die in a jail cell over an ounce of pot

Its Bush's fault

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Posted by BobbyD on 08/31/2014 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Streetside: Five hours at the 2014 Missouri State Fair

Love this. Good work.

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Posted by barkerr on 08/27/2014 at 8:36 PM

Re: “Streetside: Five hours at the 2014 Missouri State Fair

Love the fair, and I probably have been to more than half the fairs that have ever been staged. It's my one chance to eat a corndog and have a beer while watching the mesmerizing Angus judging. But I have always found the Midway creepy. I'm sure the rides are inspected, but I just can't trust them. And the sideshows? Well, I just don't want to encourage any of that stuff. Other than the Midway, everything shuts down around 9:00, just when it is getting dark.

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Posted by Bob on 08/27/2014 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Streetside: Five hours at the 2014 Missouri State Fair

Tiny Tina was there last year. I'm sure she gets a disability check on top of everything she makes being a sideshow attraction. I found her booth disturbing as well.

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Posted by quityerbitchin on 08/27/2014 at 5:07 PM

Re: “Kinfolks Soul Food Festival has swindled several cities this year. Is Kansas City next?

All of the above true...you need to control what the vendors charges for food and simple water...expectly when the temp is over 105...there should of been at least free watering station for people to get free water when it's hot. Umbrella should not be allow people are so disrespectful when it come to others...vendors were terrible. If this guys is true to say he will bring a better show to KC I will attend, but allow the best vendors in not the ones that food taste awful and they want to charge 15 on items they sell in their resturants for $6.00...Kinsfolks I will not pay for this again in KC.. will be watching from the outside of the fence....selling food that will be reasonable. Jeffrey Osborne, Lakeside and MC hammer would been better than Shai(three songs)..Cameo lost me.

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Posted by Niecy Meeks on 08/26/2014 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Kinfolks Soul Food Festival has swindled several cities this year. Is Kansas City next?

Dolemite woulda shook dat shit up sometin fierce!!

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Posted by LEROY "CATFISH" THE 3RD on 08/26/2014 at 3:25 PM

Re: “Kinfolks Soul Food Festival has swindled several cities this year. Is Kansas City next?

Never in my wildest nightmares did I see this coming. This (so called) Soul Food Festival was so poorly planned after 2 days I'm still shaking my head. Had planned this past weekend as a little getaway for me & my wife as a 22nd anniversary gift to each other. Between hotel, tickets, food, drinks & extras, I spent around $ 500.00.But it wasn't about the money, it comes and goes, this was about spending time with my misses and music. I am a big Mint Condition fan(and was but not anymore a big Cameo fan),My wife is a Real big S.O.S band fan.To sit out in the extreme heat, and wait for over 5 hrs just to hear 3 bands play was not what I expected in the least. To add insult to injury, the service was poor, the drinks were hot as well as over-priced. $ 15.00 for a 5 piece wing dinner was on some bullshit. Where was the soul food ? Beer and sodas that were so hot they felt as if u just bought them at the store 10 minutes prior to being opened is insane.(Could have went 2 the local Church's chicken).No apologizes, no thank you, no encores by any group( guess they were just as hot and tired as the crowd....but they got paid( hope they got their's up front...lol). Wife was very disappointed, soon as we got outside the gate, The S.O.S. band came on. U wouldhave thought that enduring what the great crowd went through, they would have done more than 3 songs ( or let folks(pun intended) back in. Now have to find a way to make it up to my wife for this atrocity, (but who will make up for my time ?). I will never ever attended anything with the Kinfolks name attached 2 it. Kinfolks are supposed to be family, but this left me & my wife feeling like red-headed step-children.......

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Posted by Lee A Borden on 08/25/2014 at 9:54 PM

Re: “Kinfolks Soul Food Festival has swindled several cities this year. Is Kansas City next?

This concert was CRAP! Never been to something so poorly organized and ass backwards. After Mint Condition, it took one hour and fifty minutes before Cameo came on. No explanations. No apologies. Then another 45 minutes before SOS and they played three - yes three - songs! There set was a total of 20 minutes! Absolutely terrible. I know 107.3 had nothing to do with it but they should at least let people vent on the radio. Too many people were upset and booing the entire time because it was so bad. Never ever again.

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Posted by Old skool girl on 08/25/2014 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Kinfolks Soul Food Festival has swindled several cities this year. Is Kansas City next?

Damn------ St Louis got Morris Day??

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Posted by Al Sharpton on 08/25/2014 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Kinfolks Soul Food Festival has swindled several cities this year. Is Kansas City next?

First, I would like to affirm all the accusations mentioned in the above article. This is exactly what happened in K.C. Oppressive temperatures at or near 100 degrees and these FOOLS had the nerve to announce that all umbrellas (of approved size) must be closed because they were blocking the view of others who paid "good money" to see the show. Later, they announced the individuals were fainting and lectured about the importance of staying hydrated! Vendors were few and far in between. Lines were ridiculous! After 8 hours only 3/5 bands had played. We decided to leave the park at 11pm and watch the remaining acts from outside the gate. However, as a final slap in the face, we were stopped at the gate and told that we could not remove our $7 styrofoam (non-alcoholic) lemonade cups from the park. So we had to drink it all or throw it away. Keep in mind 3/4 of the content of the large cup was precious ice, which was being sold at $2 per tiny cup. I could rant on. Bottom line: SHAME on Kinfolks, SHAME on all the K.C. VENDORS and PROMOTERS, SHAME on the city of K.C. Parks and Rec. SHAME, SHAME, SHAME!!!

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Posted by Arunies Williams Jr on 08/25/2014 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Kinfolks Soul Food Festival has swindled several cities this year. Is Kansas City next?

Between my ticket, food, drinks, gas money and lodging...I spent $310. I feel as I have been RAPED. VIOLATED to the highest degree. It is VERY hard to deal with "black folks". We were treated like trash and criminals from entrance to exit. Very inhumane. They sold us $2 bottles of HOT water, then charged $2 for a cup holding 3 or 4 cubes of ice to make it cold. I am thoroughly disappointed. I feel disrespected deeply. At a time especially where we need to be united and showing each other love and deep respect and affection...we were treated WORSE than white people have been accused of doing. I can't believe this whole weekend was a total loss. I am truly agitated. Something must be done!!

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Posted by K'ralc Elanyt on 08/25/2014 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Kinfolks Soul Food Festival has swindled several cities this year. Is Kansas City next?

I also attended KC soul food festival. I was excited about the venue! People must b true fans of these groups because it was HOT! I was very disappointed! The "technical difficulties" were ridiculous! Too much time between acts! Due to them, we didn't even get to see Guy or SOS! We drove 3 hrs . I barely saw any performances due to the woman with the huge umbrella in front of me ! Preferred seating my ass!

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Posted by Teresa McCane on 08/25/2014 at 12:46 PM

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