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  • EDITORIAL: Offloading Jones Park to feds means an end to local control

    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Local control has long been a popular theme in these parts. Coloradans trust friends, neighbors and local officials more than distant state or federal politicians and bureaucrats. So it's right and reasonable that El Paso County commissioners and county employees want to gain...

  • LETTERS: Mayor Bach not the bad guy; eliminate this evil

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Mayor Bach not the bad guy I have been holding my tongue and biting my lips; however, enough is enough of this dysfunctional City Council let by a narcissist President Keith King. Reminds me of some other presidents with the same attitudes. I was here when the last stormwater plan...

  • LETTERS: Looking out the rear view mirror; driving on ratepayer's dime

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Looking out the rearview mirror I felt a degree of amusement upon reading "The Gazette's Viewpoint" Aug. 15 that pot on the ballot will be a detriment to local emerging generations. I have some personal experience with legal drug use. I was born and raised within the city limits of...

  • LETTERS: A memory-making moment; opening a can of worms

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    A memory-making moment I am disappointed, dismayed and discouraged to learn that the Colorado Balloon Classic apparently is no longer welcome in Colorado Springs. I've lived here for over 30 years, and the Balloon Classic held over Labor Day weekend is one of the highlights of living...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Colorado Springs gets high marks in business friendliness

    Jon Lieber
    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Colorado Springs is known for many things - the natural beauty of the nearby mountains and the pleasant atmosphere of downtown have made it the number one city in America across many different surveys. But another superlative now can be added to that list: Colorado Springs has been...

  • EDITORIAL: Democrats concoct charges, create condemnation in a can

    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Ham sandwiches, biased reporting and political desperation. Mix them together to get the political prosecution of Texas Gov. Rick Perry and, by association, his Republican colleagues. Left-wing activists want big returns on this concocted dilemma, even in Colorado's gubernatorial race...

  • LETTERS: Littleton can be trusted; utility rate increases

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Littleton can be trusted We have watched Commissioner Peggy Littleton stand up for what is right for Colorado Springs and El Paso County. She refuses to back down. The people of our region know that Littleton fights for them and this community. Throughout her first term, Littleton...

  • EDITORIAL: Taxpayer funds misused to monopolize state tourism

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    A development planned near Denver International Airport will come at enormous cost to Colorado Springs and the rest of the state. The Gaylord Rockies hotel and conference center, a taxpayer-funded scheme to benefit one for-profit developer, will keep Colorado tourists from getting...

  • EDITORIAL: Community Health Centers vital to care, services across state

    Annette Kowal
    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    For the past 49 years, Colorado's Community Health Centers have provided a backbone of health services across our state. With a commitment to prevention and quality, Colorado CHCs are the health care home for one in eight Coloradans. But a projected 
70 percent cut in federal grant...

  • LETTERS: Misinformation, money lost; Pillars should be held accountable

    Letters
    Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    Much misinformation, money lost Well, from the facts, we can see that Sharon Beaman says that she is not a fan of Obamacare; that's because if you read her piece in The Gazette's editorial section, she must be a fan of a single-payer system. After reading Dr. Cynthia Tucker's guest...

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