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  • 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...

  • LETTERS: Increased rail activity polluting Colorado; Colorado Springs' system has many deficiencies

    Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Increased rail activity polluting I understand a Mr. Tom Steyer, some billionaire from another state, polluted our state's atmosphere in Aspen on Tuesday. He's the guy pledging $50 million on a "climate change" political agenda. He supports Mark Udall. A question: "Which is better...

  • Gen. William Shelton to be commended for guidance of U.S. Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base

    Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    A historic change of command took place Friday at Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base. Gen. William Shelton, who redesigned our government's role in space, retired and helped usher in his deputy, Lt. Gen. John Hyten, to replace him. Shelton plans to retire in Colorado...

  • Editorial: Marijuana on ballot will be detriment to local emerging generations

    The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Parents don't need reports and studies to know what's obvious. State legalization of recreational marijuana has increased use among teens. Keeping children off the drug has become increasingly difficult. It's more widely available than ever, and children no longer fear any serious...

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