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  • Manitou voters should undo council's marijuana decision

    The Gazette editorial -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Manitou Springs - the quaint, picturesque town of about 5,000 residents just west of Colorado Springs - is at a crossroads. A flourishing future may depend on passage of ballot question 2G. Manitou can continue to embrace a diverse and peaceful mix of citizens that includes youthful...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Retail pot outlets in Manitou undermine its small-town charm

    Marcy Morrison
    Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    When Howard and I moved to Manitou Springs in 1966 with our two children, we fell in love with the community and knew it was where we wanted to raise our family and probably spend the rest of our lives. Though it was part of a growing metropolitan area, Manitou had a laid-back,...

  • Editorial: Ad of lies promotes Bloomberg/Merrifield agenda

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg took offense when voters recalled one of his puppets, then-Colorado Senate President John Morse. Bloomberg thought his money could buy Colorado elections. That's why the multibillionaire described voters in the state's most populous county as...

  • LETTERS: Fully support bluegrass project; views on half marathon event

    Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Fully support this project In light of the recent complaints in the media about the conversion of Wasson Park from traditional bluegrass, the Middle Shooks Run neighborhood would like to express its support to the Parks Department for its efforts to conserve our precious water....

  • Gardner adversaries outspend 
Sen. Udall's opponents 2-to-1

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Television and radio ads drone on about Senate candidate Cory Gardner and some nonexistent war on women he purportedly advocates. If it seems relentless, there's a reason. Outside Democratic special interest groups have spent 
$12.9 million trashing him, which is more than double the...

  • LETTERS: Commissioners doing other things; a community owned utility

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Commissioners doing other things I thought the Colorado Springs City Council was an arrogant bunch, but the story about El Paso County Commissioners is right there, too. Who are they to take away a right that the sheriff has. I think if the county commissioners were in charge during...

  • Gazette endorses Wayne Williams

    Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Free and fair elections are an essential democratic ingredient of our constitutional republic. A shared desire to facilitate and maintain fair elections has led two outstanding candidates to seek election as Colorado's secretary of state. After researching and meeting candidates Joe...

  • GUEST COLUMN: A more Christian conversation about Islam

    James W. Gonia
    Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    In recent months, public dialogue in the United States around Islam and the Muslim community has become increasingly tense. Extreme voices, claiming to represent primarily those of Christian faith, have proclaimed false and prejudicial conspiracy theories as fact: that Islam is an...

  • Vote 'no' on Amendment 68

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    Amendment 68 represents the most deceptive issue on November's ballot. It's verges on abuse-of-process to benefit one East Coast business, at a cost to El Paso County, cloaked as something good for us. The constitutional amendment would allow the Rhode Island-based owners of Arapahoe...

  • EDITORIAL: Tell candidates to support the ERA

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    When politicians come asking for your vote this fall, especially those seeking to serve or remain in Congress, ask them what they think of the ERA. It's alive and well and gaining momentum. We're not talking about the old Equal Rights Amendment that fizzled in the late 1970s. Today,...