Could have a positive effect
Regarding the City for Champions proposal submitted by the City of Colorado Springs, I want to see downtown become a place where young professionals can build their businesses and their lives.
I am always excited when I hear of new businesses and retail stores opening in downtown Colorado Springs, and I think about how that could have a positive effect. That being said, I think that The City for Champions proposal could be very good for everyone.
Within Colorado Springs, there is a visionary, trusted, active, and optimistic group of civic leaders. I think that the City for Champions is good for the whole community.
Scott & Roxi Graham, Colorado Springs
Blessings always surround us
My car broke down this afternoon at Centennial and Garden of the Gods. Two gentlemen, Jim and Troy, came to my assistance and remained with me until a tow-truck arrived, and I was safely secured with the driver and on our way.
We are overwhelmed today with sadness and unrest in our country and around the world, and I truly want people to know that blessings always surround us in a time of need. Jim and Troy made "all the difference" today, and I want to thank them again for their compassionate hearts and abiding presence.
Elaine Kunzman, Colorado Springs
Lyden shouldn't get a 'do-over'
I'm well aware that Lisa Lyden, co-anchor at KOAA, has had a long, successful and popular career at the station. However, unless a prior agreement was made when she retired, I feel it was a disservice to Jennifer Horbelt to rehire Lisa as co-anchor. Jennifer is a talented, articulate and professional anchor. It also appeared that she and the rest of the news team had a good relationship. Lisa chose to retire, and I don't think that someone who makes that decision should be able to then choose to do a "do-over." I miss Jennifer in her role as co-anchor.
Shirley Peterson, Colorado Springs
KRDO's forgotten service mission
Many of our citizens have been waiting with patience for the resolution of the KRDO boycott of Direct TV.
Looking at the four local channels, it is evident that three are meeting their commitment to the community to provide a quality product to their TV customers. Has Channel 13 forgotten the thousands of viewers of Direct TV that are affected by a forgotten mission. Typically that mission includes serving all of its viewers equally in delivering scheduled broadcast programming. I believe it is time the KRDO management get out of its sandbox and move forward to provide complete TV service for the Colorado Springs households.
Arthur H. Boisselle Jr., Colorado Springs
Doesn't sound like compromise
In regards to Tina Routhier's letter published October 23:
I find it startling that one would excoriate the "tea party" or the Republican Party solely because the representatives there were representing their constituents.
If memory serves me, it was Barack Obama and Harry Reid who said "no compromise". They wouldn't bring any of dozen plus bills passed by the House up for a vote. Obama promised to veto any bill that came before him that did not give him exactly what he wanted. That doesn't sound much like compromise.
It is disturbing when all logical arguments are exhausted one turns to name-calling . with "racist" being their champion. And "you people" is never taken in a good way. (It could be construed as racist when said out of the mouth of a white person.)
Routhier does not "want to pay taxes to support these tea party representatives and their states" and it's "time for the tea party to get over it". The exact reason why our Founding Fathers set our government up the way they did is so that everyone could feel represented. Our congressman was there representing his district's interests (as the majority vote here elected him into office).
Is it the suggestion that the Republicans and tea party members all just roll over and give in to whatever the Democrats want? That's why we have our government this way.
The "stunts" pulled by Congress for the past two years were indicative of a constituency that wanted the Obama agenda to stop. We have the right as citizens to stop the president from implementing his agenda if we desire.
Yes, I would agree it's time for compromise. But compromise requires two parties negotiating the pain....not just one giving in. Perhaps Obama and Reid could use some instruction on how to compromise as well.
Colleen Chiddix, Black Forest
Nation was founded on trust in God
I found your recent article "Phrase in cadet oath targeted" troubling. Our nation was founded on trust in God. Our president takes the oath of office with their hand on the Bible. I believe the root of our success as a nation, including success in battle, is our trust in God. I find it disturbing to have a military with the mission to defend our country refusing to take an oath of trust in God and basically saying we can defend ourselves without God's help and guidance.
When will we stop allowing a small minority to dictate our country moving away from our trust and dependence on God, which has, at least until now, been a cornerstone and part of the fabric of our great nation?
Steve Harper, Colorado Springs