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  • LETTERS: Appreciation for state patrol; no to property tax increase

    Letters
    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Sincere appreciation for troopers We were horrified to learn of the trooper cadet who died while assisting at a crash site. This prompted us to share a short story with you. About two years ago, we were returning to our home in San Angelo, Texas, in our motor home. We encountered...

  • LETTERS: A time to remember heroes; questions on 'deflategate'

    Letters
    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    A time to remember heroes My wife and I were deeply touched by two front-page articles you published about the Air Force Academy Cemetery. On April 15, you paid homage to my classmate and dear friend whose remains were interred 45 years after his death in Laos. On May 24, you...

  • LETTERS: Where is the U.S. interest?; plan to improve city's streets

    Letters
    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Where is the U.S. interest? To say that Memorial Day elicits mixed feelings would be an understatement. It elicits only one feeling: anger. When I was a child growing up in the 1950s, Memorial Day was celebrated as an occasion to honor those fallen soldiers who had died for noble...

  • LETTERS: Still 'wicked' upset about losses; government functions differently

    Letters
    Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Still 'wicked' upset about losses I find it amusing that you would publish yet another baseless, one-sided Deflategate opinion in your paper, this one a hypocritical letter from Bob Simmons in the May 20 Gazette. First he takes a silly cheap shot at the New England Patriots...

  • LETTERS: Let's be fair to police; enough on the potholes

    Letters
    Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    Let's be fair to the police I am a retired police officer from a Southern California agency and now live in Colorado Springs. Regarding the article from the Tribune News Service "Demilitarizing America's Police forces, a smart move" in The Gazette's May 21 edition: First I agree that...

  • LETTERS: Plan for, pay for the future; change a bad idea

    Letters
    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Plan for, pay for the future It is time for Colorado Springs to grow up and stop living in Uncle Sam's basement! Almost every year recently, Colorado Springs has its hand out to the federal government for some kind of disaster relief. At the same time, a significant majority of the...

  • LETTERS: Show some patriotism; school policies

    Letters
    Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Show some patriotism I have written on this subject before and probably will again. On Friday, I attended graduation ceremonies at the World Arena for the UCCS Class of 2015. I attended in honor of Alexis Raye Bailey, who will go on to make this great country of ours proud. But, are...

  • LETTERS: Why does punishment take so long?; more on city's potholes

    Letters
    Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Punishment is too slow Well, here we go again - this is why this is so unfair to us that are for the death penalty.

  • LETTERS: School's remarkable achievement; flights from Springs too high

    Letters
    Published: Sat, May 16, 2015

    A remarkable achievement There have been some interesting articles about high school tennis in the region lately, but they have missed the most interesting and compelling elements about the underdog team triumph of a school that nobody would have expected to perform at the level they...

  • LETTERS: No more dancing elephants; observations on daily life

    Letters
    Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    No more dancing elephants I was saddened to see the image of the "dressed up and dancing elephant" in the paper today (Family, May 11). The article happily refers to thrills and fun in the circus, but these magnificent elephants are a shell of what they were meant to be: living free...

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