• LETTERS: Guns aren't what's evil; sanity and civility hard to find

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Guns aren't what's evil Michael Brabec (Letters, July 29) "appears" to believe that a civilized and civil society is one where carrying firearms (i.e., keeping and bearing arms) within town limits is not permitted. For the most part - and I cannot emphasize that too much - we do have...

  • FAGIN: Ukraine's "Bloodlands" harbor horrible legacy

    Barry Fagin
    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Damn them. Damn them all. Perched 30 feet up a Ukrainian cherry tree on an idyllic summer day, I can see the Dnepr river off in the distance. In such a peaceful setting, how can I think such horrible thoughts? Thanks to Ukraine's legendary black soil, I'll gather over a thousand...

  • LETTERS: Common sense and civil society; Serenity Springs volunteers speak out

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Common sense and civil society What a sad commentary about our city, our state and our country. We have individuals who refuse to identify themselves, wear masks and appear on our streets carrying lethal military-level firepower, and our civil and elected officials apparently have no...

  • EDITORIAL: Fiorina doesn't mince words

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Republicans looking for an unapologetic firebrand - a candidate who speaks with Reagan-like conviction - should pay attention to former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. She handles the media like no others in the race. Mention "abortion" and Republicans typically run for cover. They...

  • LETTERS: Parks lack basic services; Clinton's credibility

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Parks lack basic services My wife and I are regular visitors to Colorado Springs to visit our three grandchildren and their parents who live here. We have always enjoyed our visits to your beautiful city, but a recent experience created some confusion on our part as to the treatment...

  • EDITORIAL: Regulate driving while stoned

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Rational adults know the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol. It stands to reason that anyone driving a vehicle should be clean and sober. But debate continues regarding the dangers of driving under the influence of THC - the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana...

  • Upward climb for tourism good news for the Springs

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Despite the abundance of bad weather this past year, tourism in Colorado Springs has been doing fairly well. Year to date, lodgers, campgrounds and automobile rental tax (LART) receipts are up by 14.53 percent and Chelsey Offutt, director of communications at the Colorado Springs...

  • EDITORIAL: 'Colorado Wants You,' Pentagon

    The Gazette
    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    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: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    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...

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