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GUEST COLUMN: Finally seeing an increase in viable alternative energy choices
GUEST COLUMN: Finally seeing an increase in viable alternative energy choices

By: - 0 Sun, Dec 10, 2017

During my 40 years serving in the Air Force, issues around energy were always present. We needed energy to power our bases, fuel our fleets of...

GUEST COLUMN: Close the postal loophole to stop influx of drugs
GUEST COLUMN: Close the postal loophole to stop influx of drugs

By: - 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

In just a few years, a nationwide crisis has quickly evolved from a once-ignored health issue into one of the largest epidemics we have ever faced....

City must address environmental issues with Martin Drake plant
City must address environmental issues with Martin Drake plant

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 8, 2017

I would like to talk about pollution. Notice - I did not say that I wanted to talk about global warming. So let's not get sidetracked. I do not wish...

GUEST COLUMN: CU's living communities welcome all
GUEST COLUMN: CU's living communities welcome all

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 8, 2017

After reading The Gazette's editorial (Dec. 4; "CU Boulder's 'separate but equal' segregated dorm"), the public is left with the impression that we are...

GUEST COLUMN: Water plan has become
GUEST COLUMN: Water plan has become "Colorado Dam Plan"

By: - 0 Wed, Dec 6, 2017

"Bait and switch is a sales tactic that tricks consumers into buying something other than an advertised item." - Merriam-Webster Dictionary You'd have...

POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Should government require a Colorado bakery to design cakes for gay weddings?
POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Should government require a Colorado bakery to design cakes for gay weddings?

By: - 0 Mon, Dec 4, 2017

Deb Walker It's not about cake. It's also not about religious freedom. At its core, the Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission...

Expressions can reveal a lot
Expressions can reveal a lot

By: - 0 Mon, Dec 4, 2017

The recent firing of Charlie Rose from CBS and PBS was a shock to many people, including myself. I have watched Charlie on PBS since the 1980s. One of...

GUEST COLUMN: Senate tax reform bill simply removes mandate
GUEST COLUMN: Senate tax reform bill simply removes mandate

By: - 0 Mon, Dec 4, 2017

Last week U.S. Senator Michael Bennet repeatedly said the Senate tax reform bill will cause 13 million Americans to lose their medical insurance. I...

COLUMN: Social dynamics key to a community's economic growth
COLUMN: Social dynamics key to a community's economic growth

By: - 0 Mon, Dec 4, 2017

While about 50 million Americans traveled recently for the Thanksgiving holiday, my family stayed put. Normally, as a military family, we're on the...

COLUMN: City must address the affordable housing issue
COLUMN: City must address the affordable housing issue

By: - 0 Sat, Dec 2, 2017

As an urban environment, Colorado Springs rates pretty high. We are No. 11 in U.S. News and World Report's 2017 ratings for cities across the country....

COLUMN: We will never resolve income inequality
COLUMN: We will never resolve income inequality

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 1, 2017

I am fascinated with the idea of income inequality. So here is how I understand the idea. Income inequality refers to the extent to which income is...

Suggestions to protect and preserve iconic Manitou Incline
Suggestions to protect and preserve iconic Manitou Incline

By: - 0 Thu, Nov 30, 2017

For some, it's a once-in-awhile brutal workout. For others, it's just a steep hill next to a hippy, happy town. For others, it's a daily obsession....

An opportunity to give back to the community

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 28, 2017

There are countless studies analyzing the correlation between brain activity and the act of giving. What powers it? What side of the brain drives...

GUEST COLUMN: Bob Costas' warning about football's future
GUEST COLUMN: Bob Costas' warning about football's future

By: - 0 Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Not many in public life and journalism are willing to cross swords with Bob Costas and for good reason. The long-time voice of NBC Sports has lost...

GUEST COLUMN: Giving thanks for the religious propensity to give
GUEST COLUMN: Giving thanks for the religious propensity to give

By: - 0 Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Ever since a group of Protestant religious refugees from England by way of Holland landed at Plymouth Rock, religion has been a cornerstone of American...

GUEST COLUMN: Savoring the snows of yesteryear at 50th college reunion
GUEST COLUMN: Savoring the snows of yesteryear at 50th college reunion

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 20, 2017

A 50th college reunion is a momentous mile marker along life's tortuous path that merits celebrating, which is what thousands of alums from hundreds of...

GUEST COLUMN: Restoring honor goes beyond Lebsock's removal
GUEST COLUMN: Restoring honor goes beyond Lebsock's removal

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Another dark shadow has been cast over the Colorado General Assembly giving citizens even more cause to "throw the bums out." Recently, State Rep....

GUEST COLUMN: Fathers are the key to ending sexual harassment
GUEST COLUMN: Fathers are the key to ending sexual harassment

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 20, 2017

"Go, go, go inside," said my father to me. I was in the outer room, where male guests who were not related to the family were entertained, as was...

COLUMN: How to solve the squatter problem
COLUMN: How to solve the squatter problem

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 20, 2017

The Gazette Editorial Board recently highlighted the problem of squatters illegally occupying someone else's home and the difficulty owners have in...

POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Question: Do Senate Republicans need new leadership?
POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Question: Do Senate Republicans need new leadership?

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Jake Viano The short answer: No! Now before you jump up and start screaming "hypocrite," I'd like to explain. As you may have read two months...

 POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Is Tancredo right choice for state's GOP in 2018?
POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Is Tancredo right choice for state's GOP in 2018?

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 20, 2017

There's one thing nobody can deny about Tom Tancredo. He's going to be a fighter for the little guy in Colorado. In a race filled with family names,...

GUEST COLUMN: Pilot's uncertain fate echoes in family's memory

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 20, 2017

By Peter G. Chronis Guest opinion - Around Veterans Day, classic war movies began turning up on television - "The Great Escape" aired in October....

COLUMN: Some heroic veterans have four legs
COLUMN: Some heroic veterans have four legs

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 20, 2017

While Veterans Day typically conjures up images of gray hair, cemeteries, and the flag flying through fall leaves, maybe our minds should make room for...

COLUMN: Veterans Day is about creating community
COLUMN: Veterans Day is about creating community

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 20, 2017

In 370BC a Greek Army ventured into Mesopotamia, lured into supporting a claimant to the throne by the promise of money and booty. How the Greeks...

The conflict between entitlements and rights
The conflict between entitlements and rights

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 20, 2017

I recently read about a bill being introduced to Congress by Diane DeGette, D-Colo. The bill in part read, "Every woman has a right to affordable...

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