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  • EDITORIAL: Mayor-elect makes solid first appointment

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    President Ronald Reagan had sound advice for government executives: "Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out." We would repeat this advice to Mayor-elect John...

  • EDITORIAL: City fails 'pro-business' survey

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Colorado Springs showed up on another "best of" list this week, and the news is not good. In a ranking of the country's "most pro-business cities," we placed 73rd. We can and should do better and have already made strides. MarketWatch, a national online sister publication of the Wall...

  • EDITORIAL: Election bodes well for Springs

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    The lyrics "go, Johnny, go!" played in the background as John Suthers prepared to give his acceptance speech Tuesday, and he should heed that advice. With Suthers grabbing nearly 70 percent of the vote, mandates don't get better than this. The election means more than just a changing...

  • EDITORIAL: Graduates face a world of possibilities

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    This is a special time of the year marked with thousands graduating from high schools or colleges. It's a time of the year filled with hope and possibility. All around us many young people are beginning their transitions to adult life with all of its challenges and opportunities. It's...

  • EDITORIAL: Suthers is poised to help the Springs move to the next level

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    On Tuesday, Colorado Springs will have a new mayor. Our second strong mayor will come from a field of candidates who obviously care about the community. But native Coloradan John Suthers has a proven record of leadership and ability to serve. From his early achievements as El Paso...

  • EDITORIAL: Colorado Springs City Council allowed pothole crisis

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    For the love of giant potholes, the City Council should let our next mayor lead. Had council members given outgoing Mayor Steve Bach the time of day, we might not have craters that can swallow Volkswagens. Our road problems are complicated and large, requiring strong leadership to...

  • EDITORIAL: Views are not property rights

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, May 12, 2015

    A small group trying to interfere with property rights has named itself the "El Paso County Property Rights Coalition." Under the guise of defending property rights, while challenging them in court, the organization seeks to stop a windmill farm that would produce sustainable energy....

  • EDITORIAL: All lives should matter

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, May 12, 2015

    This is a different kind of story about violence and the police. Another young black man has died on the streets. Another young life, senselessly lost. This time it was a young black man who had a special relationship with the police. Not because of his criminal behavior, but because...

  • EDITORIAL: Widen I-25 to Denver

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, May 10, 2015

    Anyone who drives between Colorado Springs and Denver knows about that narrow, dangerous stretch of I-25 between Monument Hill and a point south of Castle Rock. It's a bottleneck connecting two six-lane segments of the highway, regularly slowing and clogging traffic between Denver and...

  • EDITORIAL: Don't normalize using marijuana

    The Washington Examiner
    Published: Sun, May 10, 2015

    States are challenging the supremacy of federal law on drug policy, so the Drug Enforcement Agency is likely to be confronted increasingly with petitions to remove marijuana from Schedule One of the Controlled Substances Act - the drugs that have "no accepted medical use." Whatever...

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