• EDITORIAL: Planets align for region's success

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Our community - the region consisting of and surrounding Colorado Springs - rests on six pillars: business, government, nonprofits, military, education and the arts. When all function at optimum capacity, this former small town will be a world-class city at the base of Pike Peak. We...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Why a healthy food policy is essential

    Jill Gaebler
    Published: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Although we dearly love our cellphones and central air conditioning, there are actually very few things in this amazing world that we truly need to survive. These life-sustaining elements are the Great Trifecta of air, water and food. As we all know, policies ensuring the quantity and...

  • GUEST COLUMN: The CU-Boulder that might surprise you

    Philip DiStefano
    Published: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    As I travel around Colorado talking with individuals and communities about the University of Colorado at Boulder, I always try to tell people one thing about CU-Boulder that will surprise them. As the state's flagship university, CU-Boulder is often in the news, and people generally...

  • LETTERS: History does repeat itself; suicide prevention services

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    History does repeat itself Government has gone wild in California with California's Paid Sick Leave Law. We need to prorate three fewer vacation days immediately to get prepared for the government-mandated (forced paid sick days). Stop the $25 per month bonus for no days off....

  • EDITORIAL: Pro-community decisions lead to economic success

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Feel free to start dancing in the streets. After at least a decade of lackluster success in attracting state-of-the-art high-wage employers, Nevada-based Sierra Nevada Corp. announced plans Thursday to establish more than 2,100 high-wage jobs at the Colorado Springs Airport. The...

  • LETTERS: Fort Carson is for country's defense; a call to action

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Fort Carson is for country's defense I want Fort Carson to remain part of our Colorado Springs community. In fact, I would like to see more military missions transferred to Fort Carson. However, having said that: Fort Carson does not exist for the economic benefit of Colorado...

  • EDITORIAL: Fractivists can't control property for free

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Extreme anti-energy activists must be shown that property is not free. If it is free, none should feel secure in a business or home. None should count on keeping a car, if it is subject to uncompensated government reallocation. The notion that property belongs to the rightful owner,...

  • LETTERS: Misled by spin doctors, politicians; renewable energy

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Misled by spin doctors, politicians I believe it is time to get back to basic English and quit being led around by spin doctors and politicians. Here is my input: - Social Security is not an entitlement; I and my employers contributed for more than 45 years. Bad management and...

  • FAGIN: President must admit the genie is out of the bottle

    Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    I would rather live in a world where terrorists could kill my children than a world that thinks ignoring math will save them. Last month, President Barack Obama came out in favor of law enforcement having access to encrypted communications in smartphones, instant messaging...

  • Replay: Colorado Springs mayoral candidate Joel Miller meets with Gazette Editorial Board

    The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    Colorado Springs mayoral candidate Joel Miller met with the Gazette Editorial Board on Tuesday for a live video chat. Here's a replay of the conversation. More on Miller here.  Mayor candidates Mary Lou Makepeace, John Suthers and Amy Lathen have already met with the...

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