• LETTERS: Reward offered by animal advocates; red-light cameras as money makers

    Letters
    Published: Sun, Feb 8, 2015

    Reward offered by animal advocates Three dogs shot, in our area, in the past month. What's with this? So Much for Pets, a local pet advocacy organization, is offering a $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person(s) who has (have) done these shootings. We have also been...

  • LETTERS: Concern for Garden of the Gods; embrace life

    Letters
    Updated: Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    Concern for a national treasure In response to "Neglecting a national treasure": We share in the concern for the maintenance and preservation of Garden of the Gods. With an estimated 2 million visitors annually, social trails, degraded trails and overall maintenance has been an...

  • EDITORIAL: Repeat drunken drivers should become felons

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    While the Colorado Legislature reviews marijuana regulations and attempts to rein in the many unpredictable results of legalized pot, a new bill approved last week by the House Judiciary Committee is long overdue. We've all heard the commercials about how tough Colorado is on drunken...

  • Springs shows support for Fort Carson; Legislature discusses assisted suicide; IRS cutbacks debated

    Published: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    A good, strong showing Kudos to Mayor Steve Bach, Lt. Gen. Ed Anderson, and Andy Merritt for the successful community presentation to the U.S. Army on Tuesday. I know from personal experience that these three leaders provided the energy behind organizing and executing the event. The...

  • EDITORIAL: Anchorman's lie stole valor

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    Few would claim never to have lied. Some lies are worse than others. "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." This infamous lie harmed the reputation of President Bill Clinton but had no serious public policy ramifications. "I'm not a crook." This notorious lie became the...

  • LETTERS: Islam is a political ideology; respectful people still exist

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    Islam is a political ideology In a thoroughly misguided effort to appease Islamic jihadis, the Obama administration willfully refuses to identify the nature of the threat we face ("U.S. struggles with language of terrorism," The Gazette, A1, Jan. 31). Abetted by a supine media,...

  • EDITORIAL: County should approve Calhan wind farm

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Just as the White House obstructs the Keystone XL pipeline with every environmental objection activists can contrive, slowing North America's march toward energy independence, a few in El Paso County want to stop a wind farm and transmission lines that will power 62,000 homes. Energy...

  • LETTERS: Trash throughout downtown; destroying food for sport

    Letters
    Updated: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    Trash throughout downtown I have been living in downtown for eight years and love it - mostly. Last Sunday afternoon, I decided to walk south from Monument Valley Park toward downtown. The trash on Bijou in the park across from the Marian House was incredible. There was also trash...

  • EDITORIAL: The Best Hometown in the Army

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    Welcome to Colorado Springs - the Best Hometown in the Army. Colorado Republicans and Democrats set aside differences for a moment near the beginning of last year's legislative session. On one thing they agreed. Colorado cherishes the military operations that call this place home....

  • GUEST COLUMN: Colorado: A home for innovation, a home for the Army

    By John Hickenlooper -
    Published: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    Colorado is fortunate to be home to a diverse mix of military installations and a vast array of civil and defense-related space companies, making the military a strong and critical economic force in our state. The military is an integral part of Colorado's vibrant, technology- focused...

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