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  • LETTERS: A breathtaking photo: adults have failed our youth

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    Ballerinas photo was breathtaking The picture "Ballerinas Awaiting Their Cue" (Gazette Dec. 6) took my breath away. It was like viewing a painting by a Dutch master. The photos in The Gazette are often outstanding. I think you should create a curated gallery of them in your downtown...

  • EDITORIAL: Council considers another crotchety plan

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    The City Council will consider an ordinance Tuesday so extreme it will further reduce the chance of Colorado Springs achieving prosperity and keeping up with other Front Range cities going forward. The doctrinaire proposal originated with former City Councilman and political showman...

  • EDITORIAL: City Council gives lame stormwater excuse

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    Jan Martin was a shrewd politician. Voters had elected a new majority to the City Council in the spring of 2013. So, two weeks before they were sworn in, the councilwoman helped shove through the process a solar expansion program incoming members did not want. When new members undid...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Illegal Drugs and Civil Rights

    David W. Murray & John P. Walters
    Updated: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    The debate about enforcement of the drug laws has raised the question of what is required to support civil rights. Drug use is certainly an issue of social class. It victimizes the poor and vulnerable even more than it hurts the affluent, whose resources can be deployed to offset the...

  • GUEST COLUMN: The immense value of lessons learned at the USAFA

    Chad Hennings
    Published: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    I recently learned that I am the recipient of the 2014 Walter Camp "Alumni Award." It seems like yesterday (actually 26 years ago) that I was being recognized at this same event as an All-American defensive lineman from the Air Force Academy. Reflecting back upon my experience as a...

  • EDITORIAL: Student protester should find a better way

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    We don't buy it. Hundreds of Denver high school students did not suddenly cop social consciences about police tactics in New York and suburban St. Louis. Not one of them was there to witness the deaths of Michael Brown in Missouri or Eric Garner in New York. Perhaps they're just...

  • LETTERS: Good people still out there; voice of a generation gone

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    Need to move the city forward Mayor Steve Bach's efforts to move our city forward on infrastructure needs is outstanding. The mayor has placed on the table a solution to address some of our immediate concerns with the intention of continuing to work on a more long-term solution....

  • Expensive EPA rules affecting every utility

    Andres Pico
    Published: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    Your City Council will soon consider a modest rate increase to the nonfuel portion of your electric bill. Your local print daily has already weighed in on this increase a few weeks ago as a rate increase we all cannot afford. In their story, the editorial board noted a very productive...

  • EDITORIAL: Allow voters to decide on Bach's new plan

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    The City Council should let the public decide rather than block a reasonable plan from reaching the ballot. Voters trounced a large, comprehensive proposal in November to raise hundreds of millions of dollars to solve the region's stormwater infrastructure crisis. They determined it...

  • LETTERS: A senseless act of vandalism; vanishing journalists

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    What a pointless thing to do I went to church Sunday after being out of town. Pastor Bruce Caldwell was washing the church's front door windows. They were covered in what looked like salt spray. It turned out our church had been severely egged. Eggs on the roof, walls, windows; to...

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