OrangeCat5 (Melissa Kounelaki)


Comment history

So long to the Yacht Club; longtime night spot to become home to new bar and homestyle grill

The Yacht Club has been established since at least 1989. Before that, for a couple of years, it was a "private club" as some places were called due to the State liquor laws at the time. Dymnyz was an alternative dance club before the Yacht Club came in and made it like every other sports bar in Lawrence.

December 7, 2017 at 8:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Whitewater outdoor center at Clinton State Park 'on back burner' for now

Good news! Hopefully Wise and Craghead will realize this DOES NOT have public support and is not wanted here. Go spend your own money elsewhere.

September 5, 2017 at 11:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Coyotes more visible in area this time of year; some things to know about them

So much of the coyote's habitat has been destroyed in this particular area. I used to hear them in the evenings, now all I hear is gd traffic.

March 13, 2017 at 3:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Residents voice dissent at information session on proposed whitewater center

I was there, too, and Mr. Wise did seem to reiterate that his company supported a "lifestyle", not a "place". However, he didn't quite seem to understand that everyone there already subscribed to the same "lifestyle" as most of us were hikers/ runners/bikers/fishers etc. I, too, noticed that the "place" in NC did portray a lot of privileged (white) people in the videos, but I'm sure the camps of "underprivileged" kids that they supposedly support were not.
Even the 2 people people who said they think this place is a good idea, didn't necessarily think it was good in the proposed Clinton park area.
Not just no, but OH HELL NO!

March 10, 2017 at 2:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The confusing speed limit situation on the eastern edge of Lawrence, and whether it is set to change

Chad, do you know anything about speed reduction on Iowa street between 23rd and 31st? That's designated as 45 mph, which I imagine was fine when there wasn't as much traffic, but now with all of the businesses, stoplights, and high volume of cars, it's nearly impossible to get up to 45, (nor should anyone try to drive that fast). I wonder if Mr. Cronin is aware of this?

February 1, 2017 at 8:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Associated new development could support Clinton Lake outdoor center financing, Douglas County Commission told

“You can say it’s not a theme park, but it is,” he said. “The state of Kansas is broken. It is willing to take our most pristine property and bastardize it.”

This is the whole truth in a nutshell. This area is used by people *because* it's underdeveloped and want to have an experience of being in nature. We've already destroyed the habitats of the wildlife around Lawrence with trafficways and over building, let's not let someone looking for profit come in and do more.

There's plenty in Lawrence that needs work--as mentioned--street repair, infrastructure, etc. The focus should be on our needs first, not some outside party's wants.

December 15, 2016 at 1:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission to receive proposal for outdoor recreation center at Clinton Lake

What a terrible idea! The reason I go to the Clinton Lake trails is to enjoy the bit of "nature" that's left in Lawrence. I suspect that's why many people enjoy what's already there without more polluting of the water and destroying trees and displacing wildlife even more than has already been done. I hope the city commission does not consider this proposal at all.

December 12, 2016 at 2:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission denies incentives for downtown condo project

This is very good news, especially for the neighborhood effected by this monstrosity. Thank you City Commissioners, Larsen, Herbert and Soden. It may mean that Schumm builds anyway, but he can pay for it himself.

December 7, 2016 at 10:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas City firm purchases former site of Jayhawk Bookstore, redevelopment talk on its radar

Chik-Fil-A is, unfortunately, already on campus in the Underground. Other food options would be great. I'm sure whatever it is, this Axiom Equities will make buckets of money on their investment.

October 31, 2016 at 4:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission to review plans for another two-lane roundabout

There are so many streets in need of basic repair, yet the City commission and traffic engineers insist on needless projects like this one. Yes, that intersection needs something besides a four way stop, but it seems a traffic signal would make more sense.
Reducing lanes on Kasold is a ridiculous idea. What it needs is to be milled and repaved, like what is happening on Bob Billings pkwy.

August 9, 2016 at 8:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )