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  • LETTERS: Two and half minutes is too long; pushing Christianity

    Letters
    Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Two and a half minutes too long I was reading the officer Allison Detwiler write up and about her award in last Thursday's paper. I am happy we have officers out there that go the extra mile to protect us. The article stated after she arrived and shots were fired it took two and a...

  • EDITORIAL: Routine rate hikes pose burdensome toll

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Just after the holidays, the Colorado Spring City Council plans to impose another electric rate hike of about $48 a year for the average residence. Yes, we know. At $4 a month, it's just the cost of a latte. But lattes are beginning to add up. Our community's utility rates are no...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Strip away the power of public school monopoly

    Steve Schuck
    Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Last week, The Gazette printed two interesting letters. One appeared on Nov. 14 from Frank Case, a self-identified public school teacher who wrote in opposition to teachers being paid on the basis of the performance of their students, defending what he characterized as a socialistic...

  • EDITORIAL: Stormwater suit a sign of what is to come

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    At some point, this community will do as ordered by a court. Let's not let that happen. As anticipated, the community's failure to resolve massive problems with stormwater infrastructure is becoming a legal burden that could prove costly. Just weeks after voters overwhelmingly...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Why are there so few arrests for marijuana violations?

    David W. Murray and John P. Walters
    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

     *   RAND: “In no Western country is a user at much risk of being criminally penalized for using marijuana.”  *   Arrests for marijuana are actually far fewer than the rates for other drugs would indicate.  *   One arrest for 34,000 joints...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Support humanely raised local food

    Eric Swafford
    Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    This morning, I pulled up to the barn that sits high on one of the many rolling hills of our family farm. I thought just how lucky I was that fall was finally here and I was able to look out over the same couple of hundred acres that my great-great grandfather did and see those new...

  • LETTERS: Discipline your children; world needs love

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Parents: Discipline your children In regards to marijuana edible packaging: I would like to know why it is the packaging that needs to be changed because parents can't teach their children to behave and to stay out of things that don't belong to them. If the parents are old enough to...

  • Give thanks for the safety provided by police officers

    Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    As we spend cold holiday-season nights with our families and friends, we should keep in mind the men and women on the streets who risk their lives so the rest of us can enjoy comfort, safety and peace. Remember, for example, Colorado Springs officer Allison Detwiler and her 22 years...

  • GUEST COLUMN: The moral case for fossil fuels

    Alex Epstein
    Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Here's a question for Coloradans to ponder: Is it good that your state generates 88 percent of its electricity from fossil fuels? I'd wager that most of you would say no. So would many of the politicians and bureaucrats directing America's energy policy. This was on full display this...

  • LETTERS: Questioning Pine Creek decisions; No need for brutality

    Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Air Force football in the cold David Ramsey, Re: Your story - nobody was there for the Falcon game: We are "Falcon Fans"! We love our team and have so for many, many years. My family was at the game until our faces were numb. We were dressed for cold weather, but nobody can dress...

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