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  • LETTERS: Springs drivers running red lights; thankful for heroes

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Mar 22, 2014

    Springs drivers running red lights On Saturday, March 15, about 1 p.m., my wife and I were stopped at the light just before the I-25 overpass on Cimarron. Directly in front of us was a CSPD patrol car. As usual at this light, if you're heading west the traffic gets backed up so we...

  • LETTERS: Merrifield not more qualified; weak candidate

    Letters
    Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    Merrifield not more qualified Christy Le Lait, executive director of the El Paso County Democratic Party, claims that Michael Merrifield is more qualified to be senator of District 11 than Republican Bernie Herpin. ("Political race swirling in county this year", March, 18, The...

  • EDITORIAL: Fair will showcase region's wealth of private charities

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    Politicians gain favor by promising government solutions and gifts. As a result, Americans have grown accustomed to demanding and expecting government solutions for problems that are best resolved by friends, neighbors, churches, nonprofits and businesses. Government gives us health...

  • LETTERS: Black Forest fire report; if it was arson...

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    Responding to criticism My name is Bill Marchant. I am a director of the board of directors for the Black Forest Fire and Rescue Protection District. I was elected to a four-year term in May of 2012, and this is a voluntary position with no compensation other than the personal...

  • EDITORIAL: Greeley shows how fracking stands to improve our lives

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, Mar 19, 2014

    In a country slow to recover from the longest recession since the Great Depression, Greeley is a notable oasis. When a new jobs report came out Monday, in the form of revised payroll data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Colorado Springs was delighted to see the...

  • LETTERS: Stand against this tide of tyranny; gun registration danger

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Mar 19, 2014

    Stand against this tide of tyranny My hat is off to all USAFA cadets who participate in "civil disobedience" against the unlawful order to remove scriptures from personal white boards. Cadets and all officers took an oath to "support and defend the Constitution against all enemies . "...

  • LETTERS: Officers deserve more respect; immigrants Americans fear

    Letters
    Updated: Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    Officers deserve more respect Re: Scott Martin's view on extortion prices for traffic offenses: Mr. Martin, 13 mph over the speed limit is a violation of the law. If you feel the need for speed, find a racetrack. The $145 that you face is in no way compensation for the men and...

  • EDITORIAL: Republican Party continues showing new ability to win

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    State Sen. Owen Hill, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, told The Gazette on Monday he will bow out of the race to help ensure victory for U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner. He wants Gardner to unseat U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, a Boulder Democrat. "My passion is to protect the future for my...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Taking time to educate the public about importance of open government

    Jeffrey A. Roberts
    Published: Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    "Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants." Louis Brandeis wrote these words a century ago, before his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, to note the power of publicity as a cure for "social and industrial diseases" like the inequities fostered by the corporate monopolies...

  • LETTERS: Harmful effects of tanning beds; a cruel joke

    Letters
    Published: Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    Harmful effects of tanning beds Thank you for your article "To Tan or Not to Tan" regarding tanning bed use in Colorado and the efforts of Rep. Cherylin Peniston to sponsor a bill to restrict tanning salon use by those under 18 without a doctor's prescription. As a dermatologist...

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