• LETTERS: Stop new medical clinic; enforce gun laws in national parks

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    Stop new medical clinic The opening of a new medical clinic in the friendly town of Monument may sound like a great asset at a glance but the consequences will be ultimately damaging to this community, affecting residents and businesses. At the end of May, the local paper featured an...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Higher Energy costs will burden many Colorado families

    Dr. Charles Steele, Jr.
    Published: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    As the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, I frequently travel throughout the U.S. And in my journeys, I'm quite often struck by the fact that so many families are struggling to find financial security. I find it troubling that hardworking Americans are often...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Trauma can be healed

    Cassie Carrigan
    Published: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Trauma is defined as an unpleasant or difficult experience that can cause emotional and/or mental difficulties (Merriam-Webster, 2015). This is a broad definition of trauma, as any actual or perceived event can cause trauma in our lives. Events such as hurtful words, broken...

  • EDITORIAL: Activists should target Big Marijuana

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Some see it as a blessing, others a curse. Either way, environmental activists are vigilant in Colorado Springs and up and down the Front Range. Big Marijuana should be in their sites. The most dedicated environmentalists take to the streets to protest fracking, opposing more...

  • LETTERS: American Legion tradition continues; Islam remains a contradiction

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Urban sprawl spoils streets Overbuilt and underfunded are the streets of this city of Colorado Springs, and do you know why? Urban sprawl. Urban sprawl is a main reason we have problems with our streets. Too many roads spread out in too many ways. Solve the problem of urban sprawl and...

  • EDITORIAL: Focus on our families

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Anyone who lives in or near Colorado Springs knows it is a great place to live, work and bring up kids. But another survey has confirmed it. WalletHub, a personal finance website, surveyed data from 150 U.S. cities and ranked Colorado Springs the ninth best for families. No other...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Incline can't survive current misuse

    Cate Terwilliger
    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    I appreciated the recent Gazette article about the dangers of the Incline, but individuals hurting themselves should not concern our community near as much as the hordes of hikers who each day use - and sometimes abuse - this local treasure. My experience on a recent early weekday...

  • EDITORIAL: Stray-bullet victim deserves justice

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    The tragic loss of Glenn A. Martin of Monument should not remain a mystery. Martin was getting ready to roast marshmallows with grandchildren and other relatives Friday at a Pike National Forest Campsite in Rainbow Falls Park, between Woodland Park and Deckers. He fell to the ground,...

  • LETTERS: Park not wired for Philharmonic; guns are sort of the law

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Park not wired for sound It amazed me that the Fourth of July celebration at Memorial Park, featuring the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, wasn't wired for sound. In the large grassy area just west of the 7-Eleven Velodrome, which contained a large number of people as well as food and...

  • COLUMN: Legacy Loop is good idea for downtown Colorado Springs

    Joshua Romero
    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Colorado Springs ranked first in Gallup-Healthways' Lowest Obesity Rates. Gallup-Healthways determine obesity rates using self-reported height and weight to calculate each respondent's body mass index, or BMI. And according to Gallup, Colorado is the fifth most active state in the...

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