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  • GUEST COLUMN: Business Alliance working to keep Springs' military presence

    Andy Merritt
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Thank you to all in the community who responded so quickly and strongly to the Keep Carson Strong campaign. With the involvement of many, we were able to distribute over 9,000 postcards with 3,700 being signed and returned to us and many more being mailed directly in. Many people sent...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Loveland's fracking vote not just a local matter

    Regina Thomson
    Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Residents of Loveland recently voted against a citywide ban on the energy extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing or "fracking." Far from being a local matter, their decision to reject the two-year drilling moratorium could have dramatic consequences for millions of Americans....

  • GUEST COLUMN: Israel has the right to protect its people

    Michal Uziyahu
    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    I am the Israeli "emissary" for JEWISHcolorado, an organization working to build and sustain Jewish life in Colorado, Israel and around the world. Before coming to Denver, I lived on the Israeli border of Gaza, raising my three children under constant rocket attacks, for six years....

  • GUEST COLUMN: Greater domestic oil production would solve U.S. energy needs

    Owen Hill
    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Anyone who thinks that our domestic policy and foreign policy are two separate realms need look no further than the current conflict between Ukraine and Russia to realize we live in a very small world. Just last Friday U.S. crude futures jumped more than a dollar a barrel, directly...

  • Long-term strategies help keep military in cities that prize it

    By name newspaper -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    I am waiting for the proverbial "Just kidding" from one or more of our community's leaders. The article on the front of last Wednesday's Gazette - "Springs Leaders Rally For Carson" (Aug. 20) - has to be a spoof. There is no way anyone with business acumen would believe that a...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Optics ugly, but officers deserve their protection

    Rod Bernsen
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Optics is a word you hear a lot these days. One could say, "looks like," but that would not sound nearly as cool as optics. Consider the optics of law enforcement looking like our armed forces; so-called militarization of our police. This is getting a lot of attention because of the...

  • GUEST COLUMN: New methods to consume alcohol open danger door

    Lois Langraf
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    The latest craze to hit Colorado is powdered or vaporized alcohol. Teens are experimenting with alcohol in gas and solid forms at increased levels. Denver Health Medical Center reports having treated over 24 patients recently who have gotten sick after inhaling alcohol vapors or...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Colorado Springs gets high marks in business friendliness

    Jon Lieber
    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Colorado Springs is known for many things - the natural beauty of the nearby mountains and the pleasant atmosphere of downtown have made it the number one city in America across many different surveys. But another superlative now can be added to that list: Colorado Springs has been...

  • EDITORIAL: Community Health Centers vital to care, services across state

    Annette Kowal
    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    For the past 49 years, Colorado's Community Health Centers have provided a backbone of health services across our state. With a commitment to prevention and quality, Colorado CHCs are the health care home for one in eight Coloradans. But a projected 
70 percent cut in federal grant...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Governor seems beholden to Washington operatives

    Tom Pyle
    Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Last year, Gov. John Hickenlooper, a geologist by trade, famously took a swig of fracking fluid to reassure the public that natural gas production is safe. His recent political maneuvering on hydraulic fracturing initiatives, wavering on the Keystone XL pipeline and his support for...

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