Poor airline services to our airport
I love flying from the Colorado Springs Airport, when I can find a connecting flight to my final destination without making a connection through DIA. I refuse to wait at DIA for two or three hours for my connection home to Colorado Springs in the United Express (standing room only) livestock yards (DIA Gates B80-95) when I can drive home from DIA in less than 90 minutes.
Talk about poor customer service! There is nothing wrong with the service at the Colorado Springs Airport. It is the poor airline services to our airport
For my family, this is the major reason I don't fly more from the Colorado Springs Airport.
David Elwonger, MD
Time to take a hard look
The Gazette's Tom Roeder reported on Nov. 4 that Rep. Doug Lamborn supports cutting back on social programs by $30 billion a year to beef up the Pentagon budget with an extra $108 billion over a two-year period. Wow! We have between 900 and 1,100 overseas military bases, (nobody seems to really know). President Eisenhower warned in his 1960 farewell speech of the military industrial complex, which has morphed into the military industrial intelligence security state complex. Whew! We outspend the rest of the world on a military that benefits huge contractors more than it makes us safer.
In 2010, Adm. Mike Mullen, (Joint Chiefs of Staff) in an address to a "Tribute to the Troops" breakfast said "Our national debt is our biggest national security threat." Have things gotten any better?
These are things to think about before before we throw even more money into a bottomless pit. Time to take a hard look at harsh reality: We are broke, broke, and more broke and borrowing money that doesn't exist from the Federal Reserve and from China.
In the 1950s, we were at war in Korea with China. We had a "truce" not an armistice...
The war is on "pause," not "stop," yet we are becoming ever more dependent on our communist buddies. We are playing a very dangerous game here that should be a clear and present danger, instead of the nearly hopeless never-ending war on terror.
There will be a consequence
I'm a Boy Scout, and I'm writing to complete a merit badge. I am writing on account of the article on easy access to marijuana. I happen to agree that these groups are not just looking for easy access to "all things in moderation" with their marijuana, but they want access for their children and grandchildren, friends and family.
These people just want to have their drugs without having to get them illegally. All the lawmakers need to wake up and see the reality behind this; that drug users don't want to have to go through a doctor to get their marijuana but to have an easy way of getting it at a local pot shop. They need to realize that if they legalize it they will have most of the state high on marijuana and that the crime rate will go up after it is legalized. So they can go ahead and legalize it and see what happens but there will be a consequence and a rather large one that will more than likely outweigh the tax revenue from this plus the physical harm done will be great.
Gabriel Perry, Boy Scout of Troop 21
Felt the same way for years
My thanks to Willard Ronald for his comments about replacing "Merry Christmas" with "Happy Holidays." And he is not alone. I've felt this way for years and so do many others. I will not buy a Christmas card unless it says "Christmas Greetings" or something similar. So thank you, Willard, and warmest wishes for a joyous Christmas - Merry Christmas.
Karen J. Leitz
Thankful for the work of Utilities
During this cold weather, we can be thankful for the work of Colorado Springs Utilities. They supply the gas and electricity that ensure our survival. Electricity is not only essential for lighting our homes and powering or electronic devices, but is a critical part of our heating systems. These basic necessities must be reliably supplied 24/7. Our utility company has done this year-in and year-out, and we don't even think about it; that is, until it is down. I have lived here for 50 years, in times of scarcity and abundance. I've seen how our utility company has looked to our future needs and acquired the resources needed, such as the Southern Delivery System. They've done this while keeping our rates reasonable.
Our basic electrical needs are supplied by the use of natural gas and coal because these ensure 24/7 availability. Ask yourself what would your condition be like if Martin-Drake wasn't available and you were relying heavily on solar and wind energy? Would you feel as secure? So think about what is really required to keep the community safe when considering future utility options. These decisions should not be based on political considerations but public safety and jobs. Politicians come and go.
Our beautiful city
Our beautiful city is adored around the world because we are believers as well as champions.
We are the fearful & the fearless, we stand on both the right leg and the left leg. Blood and water. red and white.
We believe the majesty of Pikes Peak proclaims our father in heaven. He wanders his red-rocked gardens.
He shows us hope in the lake of future Prospects and we Focus on our Families. We can only swim to shore if we use both left & right strokes. We can only fly with both wings!
God Bless America.