• EDITORIAL: Stop 'global warming' hysteria

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    President Barack Obama celebrated Earth Day at the entrance of Florida's Everglades National Park. "Climate change is threatening this treasure and the communities that depend on it, which includes almost all of South Florida. And if we don't act, there may not be an Everglades as we...

  • FAGIN: No place in military for an army of God

    Barry Fagin
    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    This May, students at the Air Force Academy will complete a four year experience that puts any Ivy League school to shame. They will then raise their hands and say this: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all...

  • LETTERS: Support for local police; the Inferno or the DMV

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Support for local police In response to the recent complaints of our local police officers, please let me add my opinion from the experiences that I have had. I want to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for our fine law enforcement officers. I want them to know that the...

  • EDITORIAL: TABOR end run a bad idea

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Colorado voters sent a clear message when they added the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights to the Colorado Constitution. The law, known as TABOR, must be respected or overturned. State government should not try to circumvent it with accounting games. With TABOR, voters ensconced in law the...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Human trafficking bill too important to be stalled

    Ashley McGuire
    Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    It's no secret that the Democratic Party is beholden to Planned Parenthood and the abortion lobby. But the recent efforts of some Democratic legislators to block a bill that would provide financial restitution to victims of human trafficking over abortion funding has ushered in an era...

  • EDITORIAL: Marijuana party embarrasses state

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    As Colorado's 4-20 "holiday" came and went Monday, our new identity was more clear than ever. We aren't best known as a high-tech hub, the Napa Valley of craft brews or the paradise of skiing, climbing and other outdoor sports. That image is just so yesteryear. Today, we are known for...

  • LETTERS: A new rail phenomenon; mess and congestion on the trail

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    A new rail phenomenon The Gazette's Sunday, April 19, front page article on hazardous material spills is correct, but it is flawed. Your data through 2012 shows pretty much a status quo, which is probably true. However, El Paso County and most of the Front Range has a new rail...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Local legislators work to bring balance to school testing

    Rep. Terri Carver and Rep Paul Lundeen
    Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Students, parents, teachers, and school administrators are fed up with the senseless overtesting driven by past bad decisions by Colorado legislators and education policymakers. We have introduced a bill in the Colorado House of Representatives (to be heard today) that will fix what is...

  • LETTERS: High speed rail is the future; most fatal one of all

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    High-speed rail is the future High-speed rail will do to the airplane what the automobile did to the horse and buggy. High-speed rail is used in many parts of the world. Apparently, the Colorado Legislature can't grasp this. One of the arguments used to shoot down state Sen. Leroy...

  • EDITORIAL: Bustang won't help in-commuters

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    First, the good news. The Colorado Department of Transportation's planned July 13 launch of Bustang will provide weekday mass transit between Colorado Springs, Monument, Denver, Loveland, Fort Collins, Frisco, Vail, Eagle and Glenwood Springs. In geographic coverage, it more than...

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