• EDITORIAL: 'Colorado Wants You,' Pentagon

    The Gazette
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    From this point forward, Coloradans should make all reasonable efforts to protect the military's access to Colorado's unique terrain. Our natural assets are probably a factor in the Pentagon's decision this month to spare Fort Carson any immediate and devastating personnel cuts....

  • EDITORIAL: GOP should focus on the Springs

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Republican presidential candidates should make Colorado Springs a prime focus of their campaigns heading into the 2016 election. Come here, linger and campaign. The road to winning Colorado begins at the base of Pikes Peak - America's most famous mountain. Beloved by tens of...

  • LETTERS: Questions on local issues; no right to use lethal force

    Letters
    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Comments on city issues A couple of comments, if I may. First of all, the Bustang numbers in The Gazette are troubling. When on the average only 6 people ride every bus between the Springs and Denver on a bus designed for 50 people I have to question the sanity of the liberal, tax and...

  • EDITORIAL: First Amendment Defense Act deserves a vote

    The Gazette
    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    On June 17, Rep. Raul Labrador and Sen. Mike Lee introduced the First Amendment Defense Act in the House and Senate, respectively. Though the bill was introduced before the decision by the Supreme Court on same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges, it is a response to the recent...

  • LETTERS: Scores don't reflect knowledge; don't need vigilantes on guard

    Letters
    Published: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Scores don't reflect knowledge Friday, July 17, the Colorado Department of Education released the results of the new social studies and science test scores for fourth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. I wonder why The Gazette didn't put a picture of me next to my school's scores. This...

  • LETTERS: Striking the best cable deal; parents must take responsibility

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    Striking the best cable deal I read today that the Colorado Springs contract with Comcast is up for renewal after 15 years. Hopefully the City Council and Mayor John Suthers will take this opportunity to strike the best deal possible for our citizens. We need to look at successful...

  • EDITORIAL: Mayor Suthers off to a running start

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers met with The Gazette's editorial board Thursday, on his 51st day in office, and left no doubt this community is on the fast track to a new level of success. He has wasted no time improving the local political environment, proposing transportation and...

  • LETTERS: High costs of homelessness; Iran deal a nothing deal

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    High costs of homelessness The Colorado Springs/El Paso County Continuum of Care (CoC) annual homeless numbers taken in January 2015 were released July 9. This report is the 2015 PIT (Point in Time)/HIC (Housing Inventory Count) Report. CoC's homeless totals for our county are...

  • EDITORIAL: Deal with Iran has some major risks

    The Gazette
    Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    On Sept. 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain signed the infamous Munich Agreement along with French Prime Minister Edouard Daladier and German Führer Adolf Hitler. The pact ceded Sudetenland to Germany and forced Czechoslovakia to evacuate the ceded territory,...

  • LETTERS: Potholes and travel mercies; end drug prohibition

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Potholes and travel mercies I chuckled as I read the headlines this morning regarding the number of potholes in the city. Then I recalled my trip in March to visit my daughters who have been long- term missionaries in an African nation. I realized that the worse road for potholes in...

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