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Barry Noreen

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  • The Gazette's Barry Noreen: After 36 years in the saddle, time for happy trails

    Updated: Sun, Dec 8, 2013

    Deep into the last century, February 1982, I started working at the Gazette, covering the Colorado Legislature. Now, after almost 36 years working at Colorado newspapers, I am hanging it up. It has been a great ride. When you do this job for decades you start thinking of yourself...

  • Voice of the Reader: Turkey day is a special day to be thankful

    Updated: Mon, Nov 25, 2013

    Some like Thanksgiving because they think it is less materialistic than Christmas. Some like it because it can be viewed in a nonsectarian way - it's not linked to a single religious faith. Some love shopping on Black Friday; others wouldn't consider shopping on that day. There's...

  • Voice of the reader: Hey, did we lose an hour or gain one?

    Updated: Mon, Nov 4, 2013

    Have you adjusted to the change from daylight saving time? Some people don't like the notion of springing forward or falling back. We have trouble agreeing about the definitions: When you wake at 7 a.m. and it's really 6 a.m., did you lose an hour or gain one? Perhaps that depends...

  • Interstate 25, Cimarron project deemed crucial to safety in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Oct 23, 2013

    It might be a stretch to say the segment of Interstate 25 between Cimarron and Bijou streets is Dead Man's Curve, but many accidents there over the years prove it's a dangerous spot. Motorists were provided with another annoying reminder Tuesday morning, when a flatbed truck...

  • Voice of the reader: Kentucky won't help pay for our water

    Updated: Sun, Oct 20, 2013

    It raised eyebrows last week when it became known that as part of the deal that ended the federal government shutdown, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell was able to negotiate a nearly $3 billion plum for his neck of the woods - a project to upgrade locks on the Ohio River. The project...

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