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  • LETTERS: Nation's great military academies; Victim of pot legalization?

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    Nation's great military academies Congratulations to the Air Force Academy on the occasion of its 60th birthday! Special note should be taken of the fact that in a relatively short history for an academic and military institution, USAFA has risen to the top several times in academic...

  • EDITORIAL: Obamacare imposes farmer tax on pre-existing ZIP codes

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    Despite President Barack Obama's Rose Garden jubilation Tuesday, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continues as a colossal policy failure. It neither protects patients nor provides affordable care for a majority of Americans. But it might secure even more support for...

  • LETTERS: Homelessness can happen at any time; national security

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    It can happen at any time It is painful to see my peers in high school spiraling into a bottomless abyss, dug by the addiction of alcohol and drugs. It is hard to imagine seeing someone who is top of their class or an athletic legend end up in the streets. Drugs and alcohol make...

  • LETTERS: There is a better answer; sheriff's office

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    There is a better answer I don't believe these words are coming out of my fingers! As a country in serious decline on so many levels it is difficult to identify a sector of our society that has inflicted more damage on us than the labor unions, at least in my lifetime. However, my...

  • GUEST COLUMN: How Colorado can boost its competitive edge

    Barry Farah
    Published: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    I love Colorado. I love to hike, snowboard and enjoy the great communities all over our state. And I have been blessed in business here. I moved my young family here from the Midwest in the early 90s in part due to the economic freedom Colorado offered. But over the past few years our...

  • EDITORIAL: Palmer Lake, just vote no on recreational marijuana

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Pristine, family-friendly Palmer Lake will go through an unfortunate transformation if a majority of voters choose to legalize recreational sales of pot in Tuesday's election. Voters, don't be fooled. Avoid this needless risk. The Town of Palmer Lake's website explains the community's...

  • LETTERS: A look back at the 'good old days'; devotion to animals

    Letters
    Published: Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    A look back at the 'good old days' I was glad to see The Joyce Hotel corner in "A Look Back." My great uncle Edward Joyce helped build the hotel. His family, my great- great grandfather had come from Ireland to rebuild Notre Dame after the Golden Dome burned down. Edward's father was...

  • LETTERS: Let's be proud of Colorado; nation becoming poorer

    Letters
    Published: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Let's be proud of Colorado What's with all the negativity about the "Colorful Colorado" signs? I, for one, enjoy their quaint and rustic character. This is "the West," not L.A., Hotlanta, or Zoo York. The signs speak to our heritage and sum up perfectly what Colorado has to offer; a...

  • EDITORIAL: Study finds loss of fracking would cost 68,000 good jobs

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Anyone who wants to ruin Colorado's economy ?- anyone who wants a dearth of jobs, a dying housing market and a low overall standard of living - only need sign a petition or otherwise support one or more ballot initiatives intended to further regulate fracking. A new study by the...

  • EDITORIAL: Council continues obstructing our city's need for progress

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    If Colorado Springs can't get much done - if our community continues lagging behind Fort Collins, Denver, Boulder and Greeley - we have mostly the City Council majority to blame. The latest shenanigans began Tuesday when the council let the routine confirmation of three volunteers,...

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