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  • Conspiracy theorists thought Colorado Springs mayor was wrong about Rockies

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Let's not sugarcoat it. The Rockies abandoned Colorado Springs, and it blows. Our Triple-A Sky Sox will no longer be the top-tier farm team for a major-league franchise an hour away. Just more than a year ago, Mayor Steve Bach told The Gazette's editorial board he feared exactly the...

  • LETTERS: Wrong 'lesson learned'; understanding real world combat

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Column requires clarification David W. Murray's Sept. 11 guest column, "The mishandling of the 2014 National Household Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH report)," requires some clarification. During the press conference Sept. 4, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...

  • GUEST COLUMN: School board supports fiscally responsible issues

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    On Aug. 18, the Falcon School District 49 Board of Education passed a $107.4 million bond and mill levy override for voters to consider in November. 3A and 3B address our district's greatest needs to ensure our students receive an excellent education that will prepare them for college...

  • EDITORIAL: Colorado fracked its way to success

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Denver is booming. Drive through on Interstate 25 and the city's success can be seen. Cranes erect shiny new high-rises. Downtown sidewalks bustle with pedestrians, giving a once-sleepy cow town the slight vibe of Chicago or San Francisco. Housing prices soar. Sellers enjoy bidding...

  • EDITORIAL: Big trouble for Democrats should be cautionary tale

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    It's official: Democrats are in trouble. Start with a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday that shows Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez with an astonishing 10-point lead over Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, with less than a month before ballots go out. Not...

  • LETTERS: Regional approach to stormwater; temper your emotions

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    A regional stormwater approach It seems much of the opposition to the regional stormwater proposal is focused on the issue of how much each jurisdiction will pay and how much it will get in return. Mayor Steve Bach, for example, is afraid Colorado Springs will contribute some large...

  • GUEST COLUMN: The high cost of an anti-energy president

    Doug Lamborn
    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    We live in extraordinary times. The amazing technological innovations of America's scientists, researchers, engineers and leading minds have made available to us the technology to free America from dependence on volatile and foreign sources of energy. Yet, everywhere you turn, energy...

  • FAGIN: Putin wages covert wars abroad to increase popularity at home

    Barry Fagin
    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Ukraine's parliament has voted to give the Donbass, its Russian-backed war-weary eastern region, special autonomy and status. In return, Ukraine has signed the long-delayed political and trade pact with the European Union, and at least for now Russia has withdrawn most of its troops...

  • LETTERS: Stable funding needed; Where are the 499s?; What's offensive?

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Stable funding source is necessary For the past two years, I have attended the Stormwater Task Force meetings as an observer and as a participant on the Stormwater Engineering Team. The Gazette's Sept. 14 editorial was well-written and factual, and I agree completely that the Pikes...

  • GUEST COLUMN: U.S. Air Force Academy: A call to the future

    Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson
    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The U.S. Air Force Academy celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, coinciding with the 67th anniversary of the Air Force. It's remarkable to think how quickly the academy was established after the Air Force's founding. In less than a decade, Air Force leaders, with the support of...

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