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  • LETTERS: Amendment supports our heritage; pot's effect on Manitou

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Amendment supports our heritage I am a small thoroughbred breeder in Colorado and raise hay and horses. I would like you to help me support Amendment 68 to save Colorado horse racing and provide much-
needed funding to our schools' K-12 for education. Horses contribute greatly to the...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Response to Gazette editorial

    Michael Merrifield
    Published: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    The state of politics is pretty horrible these days. Campaigns are run by unknown and unaccountable interest groups due to Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United deciding that corporations are people and money is speech. The result - television and radio advertisements, mailboxes...

  • Obama deserves far better security than this

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    Tuesday's House Oversight subcommittee hearing on the debacle that is the U.S. Secret Service was framed by several recent and explosive stories about security breaches at the White House. It led to Wednesday's resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson. The Washington Post...

  • FAGIN: Crony capitalism or the free market? Congress must decide

    Barry Fagin
    Published: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    The good news: A crony organization promoting massive corporate welfare was scheduled to die this week. The bad news: Congress raised its zombie-like corpse back from the dead. Yes, the Export-Import Bank is still with us, staggering over the streets of international commerce and...

  • 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

    Letters
    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

    Letters
    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...

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