• GUEST COLUMN: Rallying around the Colorado Springs flag

    ALEX JOHNSON
    Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    If one passes by at the right moment, one might catch a glimpse of a weather-worn banner waving outside a downtown Colorado Springs building; it's an obscure flag, a hexagon on a white field surrounded on three sides by Air Force blue: This is the flag of the great city of Colorado...

  • LETTERS:

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Making being poor illegal I saw an article in The Gazette that has me deeply disturbed because I have seen it before only in a different place: "Downtown ban raises alarm." This same tactic to remove homeless from the city streets was used in Grand Junction, thus making the plight of...

  • WAYNE: M. Stanton Evans led revolution

    Wayne Laugesen
    Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    M. Stanton Evans - friends called him "Stan" - had more influence on the average American life than the average American possibly knows. He was the relatively obscure architect of a political movement that changed this country forever. He died Tuesday, at age 80. Stan is the reason I...

  • EDITORIAL: Deadly driver should have been stopped

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    At 32, Mistelle Martinez was happily married and bringing up two young boys. It was all taken from her in a split second the night of Jan. 25. A pickup slammed into the family's vehicle so hard it ripped the left passenger compartment from the minivan. Mistelle sustained minor injuries...

  • ENDORSEMENTS: The Gazette's editorial board's city council election picks

    The Gazette editorial board
    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    We are on the verge of greatness in Colorado Springs. Companies are moving in and creating good jobs. The population continues to grow. A massive water pipeline, coming in ahead of schedule and under budget, will soon transport water uphill from Pueblo Reservoir. All we need to...

  • LETTERS: Two different approaches to domestic oil

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Two approaches to domestic oil Last week, I was disappointed by President Barack Obama's veto of the Keystone pipeline and pleased with Gov. John Hickenlooper's oil and gas task force recommendations for fracking regulations. The two policy decisions represent different approaches and...

  • LETTERS: Plowing the city's streets

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Dancing takes a bad turn Throughout the years, the art of dance has taken a dramatic turn. The 17th century was characterized by long balls, filled with men in fancy suits and women in elegant dresses. Small orchestras would play, and a man would formally ask a woman to dance,...

  • EDITORIAL: Return of marijuana taxes will undermine promise

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Most have heard the stories about Colorado's disappointing revenues from marijuana taxes. At roughly half expectations last year, they serve as a cautionary tale in other states. When legalization advocates promise big new revenues for schools, anti-drug messaging and drug addiction...

  • EDITORIAL: Spock took us to strange new worlds

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Television star Leonard Nimoy, of "Star Trek" fame, died Friday at the age of 83, after a battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. "Star Trek," the TV series, lasted only from 1966-69 - three short years that would come to define a cultural movement that has spanned...

  • LETTERS: Trends in public education; negating an executive order

    Letters
    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Trends in public education As a retired teacher, I have watched with dismay a number of current trends in public education such as the growth of standardized testing and the movement in Colorado toward a Parents Bill of Rights. From teachers in the classroom I hear concerns that the...

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