• LETTERS: Statement about America

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Statement about America The whole country is in an uproar about the dentist, Dr. Walter Palmer, who shot and killed a beloved Zimbabwe African lion. The dentist is now paying a high price for his actions. Jimmy Kimmel even teared up and got emotional talking about it on his show. It's...

  • EDITORIAL: Green activists kill jobs

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Environmental activists may cost Colorado's economy hundreds of millions of dollars a year with a looming victory in the war on coal. They will cause hardship for more than 200 Colorado families, putting their breadwinners out of work. Here is how much one leading environmentalist...

  • LETTERS: Some facts about Greenbacks; criminals don't care about laws

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Use TABOR money for roads Everyone agrees that the city's roads must be a first priority for the new mayor and City Council. It sounds like a vote to increase taxes is in the offing on the November ballot. Also there will be a vote on allowing the city to retain excess TABOR money. I...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Legal marijuana and youth: New evidence

    John P. Walters
    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Reducing young people's access to marijuana was one rationale offered by the movement to legalize and regulate the drug. Therefore, a crucial question is whether that promise has been delivered - both in states that run "medical marijuana" programs and in states that have legalized...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Fear cannot move us forward

    Benjamin J. Broadbent
    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Over my 16 years of ministry as a Christian pastor, I have always believed that committed couples deserve to share in the joy of marriage - regardless of who they love, but until last month, our country did not treat all loving marriages as equal under the law. For this reason, I...

  • EDITORIAL: State trooper's action a lesson for us all

    The Gazette
    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    They say that one photo is worth a thousand words. This photo may be worth even more. The picture of a black South Carolina state trooper helping an apparent neo-Nazi to the cool of the State House seems to summarize in one image that which Jesus taught his disciples: "Love your...

  • LETTERS: Guns aren't what's evil; sanity and civility hard to find

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Guns aren't what's evil Michael Brabec (Letters, July 29) "appears" to believe that a civilized and civil society is one where carrying firearms (i.e., keeping and bearing arms) within town limits is not permitted. For the most part - and I cannot emphasize that too much - we do have...

  • FAGIN: Ukraine's "Bloodlands" harbor horrible legacy

    Barry Fagin
    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Damn them. Damn them all. Perched 30 feet up a Ukrainian cherry tree on an idyllic summer day, I can see the Dnepr river off in the distance. In such a peaceful setting, how can I think such horrible thoughts? Thanks to Ukraine's legendary black soil, I'll gather over a thousand...

  • LETTERS: Common sense and civil society; Serenity Springs volunteers speak out

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Common sense and civil society What a sad commentary about our city, our state and our country. We have individuals who refuse to identify themselves, wear masks and appear on our streets carrying lethal military-level firepower, and our civil and elected officials apparently have no...

  • EDITORIAL: Fiorina doesn't mince words

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Republicans looking for an unapologetic firebrand - a candidate who speaks with Reagan-like conviction - should pay attention to former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. She handles the media like no others in the race. Mention "abortion" and Republicans typically run for cover. They...

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