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COLUMN: What the eclipse reveals about us
COLUMN: What the eclipse reveals about us

By: - 0 Sun, Aug 20, 2017

Tomorrow, just before noon, the sun will disappear. Well, almost. Locally, the partial solar eclipse begins at 10:23 a.m.; at the 11:47 a.m. peak, the...

GUEST COLUMN: Violence like that in Charlottesville can occur in any American city
GUEST COLUMN: Violence like that in Charlottesville can occur in any American city

By: - 0 Fri, Aug 18, 2017

As president of the Pikes Peak Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a chapter of the national SCLC that was co-founded and led by Dr. Martin...

COLUMN: Public paths don't belong to fitness fanatics
COLUMN: Public paths don't belong to fitness fanatics

By: 0 Thu, Aug 17, 2017

What is it about bicyclists that makes them so competitive and dismissive of anyone who isn't fit enough to look good in logo-emblazoned skintight...

GUEST COLUMN: Stories that heal: The Military Veterans' Community Dialogues
GUEST COLUMN: Stories that heal: The Military Veterans' Community Dialogues

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 16, 2017

There was a picture in The Gazette a couple of months ago that really got to me. The photo was front-page, full-color, and it was pure heartbreak. In...

Too many parents  misled on education
Too many parents misled on education

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 15, 2017

As fall approaches and it brings with it the reopening of our schools. Soon, more than 50 million elementary and secondary school students will be back...

Volunteering for the future
Volunteering for the future

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 14, 2017

By Max Wilson Guest opinion - For the second year, more than 30 Fidelity Investment volunteers and their families returned to Douglass Valley...

GUEST COLUMN: Protect children from marijuana but hope it helps kids with seizures
GUEST COLUMN: Protect children from marijuana but hope it helps kids with seizures

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 14, 2017

My son's first grand mal seizure came completely out of the blue. He was almost 2 and had been outside playing with his siblings. When they came in for...

GUEST COLUMN: Marijuana devastated Colorado, don't legalize it nationally
GUEST COLUMN: Marijuana devastated Colorado, don't legalize it nationally

By: - 0 Sun, Aug 13, 2017

Last week, Sen. Cory Booker introduced the Marijuana Justice Act in an effort to legalize marijuana across the nation and penalize local communities...

Measures to improve how Colorado prepares future teachers

By: - 0 Sun, Aug 13, 2017

By Jon Lehmann and Tom Brinegar Guest opinion - Colorado's natural resources - from our abundant natural gas to unparalleled open spaces - have...

GUEST COLUMN: Climate change opinion column rebuttal
GUEST COLUMN: Climate change opinion column rebuttal

By: - 0 Sun, Aug 13, 2017

Scott Weiser's recent column ("Michael 'hockey-stick' Mann headed for penalty box", August 8) subjected readers to falsehoods about the science of...

GUEST COLUMN: In Colorado's fracking debate, don't overlook national security
GUEST COLUMN: In Colorado's fracking debate, don't overlook national security

By: - 0 Fri, Aug 11, 2017

There are many reasons to support domestic oil and natural gas production in Colorado and the advanced drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking,...

COLUMN: Michael 'hockey-stick' Mann headed for penalty box
COLUMN: Michael 'hockey-stick' Mann headed for penalty box

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 9, 2017

Do you remember the "hockey-stick graph" published in 1999 that purported to show a recent catastrophic and rapid rise in global temperatures after a...

GUEST COLUMN: Mountain named for inspirational beacon
GUEST COLUMN: Mountain named for inspirational beacon

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 9, 2017

On May 10, the U.S. Board on Geographic Names approved Salida resident Wayne Iverson's application to rename Chipeta Mountain from a barely discernible...

COLUMN: Pie in the sky from Jared Polis
COLUMN: Pie in the sky from Jared Polis

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 9, 2017

Gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis is obsessed with making Colorado rely on "100 percent renewable energy by 2040." But as his obsession grows, the...

GUEST COLUMN: Keeping Manitou weird
GUEST COLUMN: Keeping Manitou weird

By: - 0 Sun, Aug 6, 2017

America is an angry place these days. Politics burn hot on both ends; cable news stokes the fire. Families choose sides, dividing the closest bonds....

GUEST COLUMN: Conservative Summit full of ideas
GUEST COLUMN: Conservative Summit full of ideas

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 1, 2017

The 8th annual Western Conservative Summit was held July 21-23 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The summit featured speakers from around...

GUEST COLUMN: Help the mayor tell the Colorado Springs story
GUEST COLUMN: Help the mayor tell the Colorado Springs story

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Please join me!! I will again lead a group of other community leaders on an important mission for the purpose of interacting with elected officials...

GUEST COLUMN: Governor's climate gambit reeks of Obama-style overreach
GUEST COLUMN: Governor's climate gambit reeks of Obama-style overreach

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 31, 2017

News accounts of Gov. John Hickenlooper's recent decision to accelerate renewable energy goals for Colorado and join the "U.S. Climate Alliance,"...

GUEST COLUMN: We need leadership not whiners and wimps
GUEST COLUMN: We need leadership not whiners and wimps

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 31, 2017

We're witnessing something historic and I don't mean that as a good thing. After decades of complaints and sabre-rattling, Republicans are in control....

COLUMN: Will Toor wants you out of your car
COLUMN: Will Toor wants you out of your car

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Former Boulder Mayor Will Toor is gunning for your right to use the public highways you paid to use. In an opinion piece at ColoradoPolitics.com Toor,...

GUEST COLUMN: Investing in early childhood development crucial
GUEST COLUMN: Investing in early childhood development crucial

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 31, 2017

There's good reason that the first few years of a child's life are referred to as the "magic years." During this time, more than 1 million neural...

COLUMN: President should launch the GlobalSuperTanker
COLUMN: President should launch the GlobalSuperTanker

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 31, 2017

We now know why the 747 firefighting jet is just sitting on the tarmac at the Colorado Springs Airport. Some federal government bureaucrat has...

Hickenlooper orders Colorado to start using less electricity
Hickenlooper orders Colorado to start using less electricity

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 31, 2017

When the U.S. withdrew from the Paris accord, Gov. John Hickenlooper proclaimed that climate change is "the single most pressing issue facing...

COLUMN: Drug dogs dealt a devastating blow
COLUMN: Drug dogs dealt a devastating blow

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 31, 2017

The Colorado Court of Appeals recently issued a ruling in a traffic-stop case from Craig, that puts a muzzle on the use of drug-sniffing police dogs...

GUEST COLUMN: So-called renewable energy wastes scarce resources
GUEST COLUMN: So-called renewable energy wastes scarce resources

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 31, 2017

A recent Gazette headline and story, "Renewable energy lab forges ahead" (July 10), contains much false information. If this information is believed...

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