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  • LETTERS: Get regional park back on track; adults and marijuana

    Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    Get regional park back on track Re: Andy Meng letter to the editor (Oct. 29). If Initiative 1A passes, one half of the money slated for Black Forest's parks recovery would be used for the "Pineries Open Space." The other half has been designated for the Black Forest Regional Park,...

  • LETTERS: Troublesome school testing

    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    PARCC is unproven, expensive Parents, do you dread TCAP tests in school? Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is replacing TCAP and is going to happen twice a year! My 9-year-old was required to do a 147-page TCAP Test Prep Packet over spring break....

  • LETTERS: Don't need another hospital; money for parks

    Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    We don't need another hospital I am writing in response to the opinion piece in Sunday's Gazette entitled "52-bed hospital will improve access to quality health care." I am a firm believer that competition and the free market are good for our economy. At the same time, competition is...

  • LETTERS: Some election season laughs; background checks

    Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Some election season laughs Talk about how times change! My colleagues and I are getting good laughs from listening to our students comment about the upcoming elections. No, they aren't for or against any particular candidate, but they have plenty to say about the campaigns. My...

  • LETTERS: Positive feedback on the airport; remember sequestration

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Positive feedback on the airport I had a lovely morning at our Colorado Springs Airport. I recently joined the "COS Premier Lounge" and as I drove to the airport I eagerly anticipated my new travel experience. I pulled right up to the valet parking area, grabbed my luggage, locked my...

  • LETTERS: More on IB; Net neutrality

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Stormwater math, pound for pound Put the numbers to the proposed stormwater rates and then vote NO! City Council tells us the average monthly tax will be $8 to $12, but they never say how they arrived at that figure other than to say 
it is based on the amount of impervious surface...

  • LETTERS: AP history in Jefferson County; more on IB

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Reminiscent of the McCarthy era In the Oct. 8 Gazette, in the context of the Jefferson County AP History program controversy, columnist Walter Williams showed a blatant bias against public school teachers by insinuating that the highly inflammatory anti- American comments made in 2006...

  • LETTERS: Boogeyman around every corner; America's troops

    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Confused by apparent inconsistency A recent Gazette article (Oct. 1 by Jakob Rodgers) about the tragic killing of Sgt. David Dunlap and his pregnant wife included a statement by prosecutor Reggy Short. He was reported as saying that no murder charge for the 13-week-old fetus carried...

  • LETTERS: What people in Manitou really want; negative ads

    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    What people in Manitou really want Ballot question 2G is not an attempt to prohibit the use of marijuana in Manitou. It is legal now to buy, smoke, eat, grow, and share marijuana in Colorado according to amendment 64 and that is not going to change. If 2G passes, it will have no...

  • LETTERS: Storm water issue's pros and cons

    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Support a regional approach 
to stormwater Caring for your community means standing up for what you believe is right. And I, like all but one of our county commissioners, want to urge the voters of El Paso County to support 1B, the stormwater ballot question. In voting no on the...