LETTERS: Colorado Springs Airport; AFA cheating

By: Letters
March 5, 2014 Updated: March 5, 2014 at 8:40 am
photo - Travellers are seen cast in silhouette as they wait in line at the American Airlines checkin counter at the Colorado Springs International Airport in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Sunday, December 22, 2013.   (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)
Travellers are seen cast in silhouette as they wait in line at the American Airlines checkin counter at the Colorado Springs International Airport in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Sunday, December 22, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette) 

Spend money on the airport

I want to visit a friend in Phoenix. The last time I priced airline tickets, it was $112 from Denver to Phoenix. It was $469 from Colorado Springs to Phoenix (via Denver). You do the math. Since you cannot fly in or out of the Springs Airport to almost anywhere, it seems to me that money would be much more well spent on the airport than the C4C. Since most tourists cannot fly directly into the Springs, they will fly into Denver and spend their money on lodging, food and entertainment in Denver and just maybe, make the C4C, at best, a "day trip."

What makes more sense to you?

Andrea Hill, Colorado Springs


Need help in the food department

My husband and I always check the difference in price of flying out of Colorado Springs vs. Denver. We much prefer flying out of Colorado Springs, but when we save upwards of $50-$100 per ticket, we opt for Denver. We were so happy to recently find tickets for only $17 more out of Colorado Springs for our trip to Florida. Our flight was so early in the morning we planned to pick up something to eat at the airport. We first tried one location for a breakfast sandwich that was so dry and hard we could only eat the inside of the sandwich. So we thought we would buy a Danish to share. How can you ruin a Danish? It was so hard around the edges that we couldn't chew it. It wasn't like it was the end of the day where you might expect stale offerings! Never again will we plan to eat at the airport before heading out. The airport definitely needs some help in the food department!

GayHope Mayles, Colorado Springs


A glimpse of what we get

Say your senior citizen Mom has aches and pains and some other health issues that come with age. Visits by trained home health care workers suffice for many of her needs and are less expensive than doctors or emergency rooms. They may even enable her to live at home instead of a senior center.

As permitted by Obamacare, Medicare funding for home health care has been cut by the maximum amount allowed. So why would they cut funds for cost-effective home services? Why is it estimated that this will cost 498,000 jobs among home health care workers (mostly women)? Why is it that health care will be less accessible and convenient for Mom? Is this a glimpse of what we get when we pit real human needs against government central planning? We could ask our Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet. After all, when you vote for something, you surely know why it's so good for us.

If either Udall or Bennet had voted no, maybe Mom could put off looking for an assisted living facility and grow a bit older at home.

Jeff Yauger, Colorado Springs


All in the president's back pocket

I am amazed that people are just rolling over at everything this present administration of Democrats and Republicans are doing to this great nation. The president just makes up his own rules, doesn't even pay any attention to Congress. Our local government just pushes through agendas without having the people's say-so. They want to take away your health care rights, they want to take away your guns, don't let the name of the Lord our God be used but let the teachers teach about Islam all they want. And God forbid that the people vote for marriage between a man and woman and some liberal judge caves into pressure and overrides the people. No one has the guts to stand up and say enough is enough.

This present president and all his cohorts need to be gone. If we the people don't stand up, we are going to have a Ukraine on our hands. If we don't stand up and vote this election. This present administration is all for what is wrong, immoral and more taxes. Look at Venezuela, look at Ukraine. Crime is up in every country that takes away people's right to protect themselves.

Our governor, Sen. Mark Udall and Sen. Michael Bennet are all in the president's back pocket. They need to go. We need to pray and vote.

Jay Evans, Colorado Springs

Unnecessary (and expensive) chapters

The logic of not paying PERA for benefits already earned by Memorial employees escapes me. I thought the City Council members would come to their senses and send PERA the money that is owed. The optimist in me had hoped this ugly chapter in our great city's history would end with a check being sent to PERA. Sadly, it appears that more unnecessary (and expensive) chapters will be written before this sad political drama has played out.

Terry Alley, Colorado Springs


Getting a reality check

Re: Air Force Academy article - Freshman Cheating.

As a junior in a local high school, I also see a lot of cheating, not only in chemistry but in all classes. I think if you are caught cheating in high school they should make it a bigger deal so when students go to college they do not think cheating is what can get them by. These freshmen think that they can cheat their way through and not get caught like in high school, where there were no consequences. And now that they are caught, they are getting a reality check.

Kenzie Piggot, Colorado Springs

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