When are people going to figure out that solicitations promising mega-riches aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on? If the latest news from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service is any indication, not any time soon.
Having watched the first Republican panel of presidential contenders, it seemed that an evil villain is running our country. They might have been talking about Syria’s Assad who “must go,” as they chanted about our own President. What happened to civility in public discourse? Think about growing up in a so-called typical American family. As […]
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Congratulations to our new mayor and City Council. I offer the following proven “Blueprint for Revitalization” as an entry point into our city’s future. It worked wonders for Milwaukee. I adapted it to our needs and confirmed it with them: • If you build it they will come. The concept of one or more Centers […]
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In the April city election, you will have the opportunity to vote on a proposal to amend the City Charter to prohibit the city from "planning, building, funding, or financing a convention center" unless a majority of voters gives prior approval to the complete project at a regular or...
Sixty years ago, my father took me duck shooting for the first time. He had given me a 20-gauge single-barreled shotgun a few months before my 12th birthday, and had carefully instructed me in its use. We spent weekends trap shooting and skeet shooting. He taught me how to lead the clay pigeon, estimate range, […]
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For those who have regularly attended the Southern Colorado Economic Forum for much of its 19-year existence, the annual keynote message on Oct. 23 at The Broadmoor came as no big surprise. Without fail, even during the darkest times surrounding the Great Recession of 2008-09, the guest speaker has painted...
On Monday, the National Federation of Independent Business sponsored a congressional candidate forum at the Broadmoor Golf Club. Six of the seven candidates seeking to represent Congressional District 5 were present. Republican John Anderson was the only absentee, having been called away to Washington on business.
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The market sometimes behaves irrationally. The latest example of this: Banks are turning away medical marijuana dispensaries, denying them the ability to open accounts and seriously hampering their ability to do business. This is more than merely illogical. If this practice is allowed to continue, it not only flies in the...
SALT LAKE CITY — If you really want to know how an area is addressing its biggest problem, the best approach should be to observe that situation from both sides. That’s exactly what the 40 attendees on the annual Regional Leaders Trip did Monday in Utah. The group had traveled from...
It’s about time. It’s about time for Mayor Lionel Rivera, the City Council and the city administration to come clean and tell us the facts. Nearly a year and a half ago, this newspaper reported that the U.S. Olympic Committee was actively considering moving its headquarters from Colorado Springs. The organization...
Throughout the business and nonprofit sectors of Colorado Springs, we’re seeing a transition now as we move away from the massive, immediate response to the Waldo Canyon fire. Now, and for weeks to come, the city will evolve into dealing with ongoing issues and needs on a more permanent...
I am in general agreement with Raphael Sassower’s recent opinion piece on “looking outside the military for a brand,” but his gratuitous comments about retired military people demand a response. He said (without any substantiation) that retired military people in our community “don’t like taxes because their kids are...