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  • EDITORIAL: City officials exceed promises with Southern Delivery System

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Congratulations to the Colorado Springs City Council and the staff of Colorado Springs Utilities. As completion of the Southern Delivery System draws near, the massive water pipeline project remains ahead of schedule and under budget. The project includes more than 50 miles of pipe...

  • LETTERS: Rockets in schoolhouses; parking fees downtown

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Ukraine means border In response to "Russia-Ukraine shenanigans": Mr. Edward's letter shows some ignorance and bias toward Russia and Russian people. Just for your knowledge, sir, Russia never annexed the Crimea from Ukraine in the lifetime of Rudyard Kipling for one simple reason: it...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Proposed 'waters' rule would drown counties in more red tape

    Sallie Clark
    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Coloradans have a special appreciation for the beauty of nature all around us. Everyone benefits from the beauty and bounty of America's rivers, streams, lakes and other waterways. Of course, these natural resources should be protected from irresponsible polluters, and regulations are...

  • LETTERS: Cory Gardner for Senate; bad Springs drivers

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Corey Gardner for Senate It is my opinion that we should elect Corey Gardner to the U.S. Senate. I grant that his views on birth control need to be substantially changed or negated, particularly if we are to believe what Mark Udall has quoted Gardner as saying. However, it is...

  • GUEST COLUMN: To help city's economy, end the war on business

    helen
Collins
    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Fourteen months ago, The Gazette printed my plan to end business fees. I later made major compromises. Liquor and medical marijuana fees and license filings, would remain, but other fees would no longer be collected. The annual "cost" of $400,000 was under 1/10th of 1 percent of City...

  • EDITORIAL: Polis endangers Democrats with uncharacteristic crusade

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Mr. Polis, end this crusade. That's a growing sentiment among mainstream Democrats who are dismayed by the continued support of U.S. Rep. Jared Polis for two anti-fracking measures he wants on November's ballot. Colorado's 2nd Congressional District is a safe seat for Democrats,...

  • EDITORIAL: New gun laws passed with exaggerated assumptions

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    Three state senators lost their jobs. A major employer abandoned Colorado. The governor faces a tough re-election bid that should have been easy. It's all because Democratic legislators took on guns in a state where gun rights are sacred on the left, right and all points between. And...

  • EDITORIAL: Eliminate fees to make the most of downtown Springs

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    If we want a flourishing downtown as the centerpiece of our metropolitan area, we should eliminate all possible barriers to entry and success. We should make downtown more inviting for new businesses and residences. It's common sense. Downtown is what defines a great city. It gives a...

  • LETTERS: Jariah Walker excitement; Myron Stratton Home

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Jariah Walker excitement This November, we will have an exciting opportunity to bring fresh ideas and passionate representation to our county government. I am thrilled that Jariah Walker is running for county commissioner in District 5. He is a man that I have known for many years. He...

  • EDITORIAL: Authorities should vet charges against Planned Parenthood

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    The most ardent supporters of Planned Parenthood should insist the organization maintain a reputation of integrity. Linked to the nonprofit's image are federal funds, donations and continued support of the public. So it's important that politicians and authorities find out what's...

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