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To the Editor: Next month, voters in Colorado Springs and El Paso County have an opportunity to set the stage for significant improvements in our transportation and storm drainage infrastructure. As a volunteer on boards dealing with our region’s vital infrastructure, I support both initiatives. Colorado Springs question 2A asks for...
In a recent edition of the Colorado Springs Business Journal, John Hazlehurst suggested that Olympic City USA may not be the right brand for Colorado Springs. Really? Colorado Springs has a wonderful, small-town feel, but a heart and spirit as big as any top-tier city. We have Pikes Peak —...
John Hazlehurst is right on target. COS SHOULD have its own brand. We have been piggybacking on others’ accomplishments forever. If not the AFA, it’s the Olympic Training Center. And round and round we go. We have so much more to offer. Why doesn’t someone just look to the west for...
To the Editor:  Many of us who reside in the Highway 115 corridor a few minutes south of Colorado Springs were not surprised by Transit Mix Concrete Co.’s recent petition to the Mined Land Reclamation Board to reconsider the board’s Oct. 27 decision that denied a mining application on Hitch...
To the Editor:  Currently, too many Coloradans are either uninsured (370,000), or under-insured (870,000) — covered by policies with such high deductibles ($3,000-$10,000) that they cannot afford to go to the doctor anyway, except in a catastrophic medical emergency. Amendment 69, also known as “ColoradoCare,” would provide excellent coverage, with...
To the Editor: How wonderful that the Business Journal continues to promote projects like the 30- to 100- (his words) story apartment building proposed by Perry Sanders. Both of these gentlemen are perfectly comfortable with building a tower over the gentle, low buildings of downtown Colorado Springs, blocking the view of...
D-11: Don’t be fooled again To the Editor: Great schools are critical to the economic health of our community. Great schools are important to economic development and important to every parent in Colorado Springs. Our largest school district, D-11, is under threat from a slate of candidates calling themselves “reformists” and...
To the Editor:  As we move into August, we draw closer to the state’s largest agricultural summer event, the Colorado State Fair, where families learn more about where their food comes from, the role agriculture plays in their lives and how farmers and ranchers care for livestock and land. There have...

Other Voices

Supporting new chamber idea In response to “Let’s hear Chamber ideas,” the editorial in the Dec. 6 Business Journal: My experience of being the director of membership sales and selling memberships for organizations has been some of my most enjoyable work. The chamber of commerce division of our Regional Business Alliance (RBA)...
Why can’t we work together? The civic engagement trip to Omaha a few months ago, following those to Portland, Oklahoma City and Austin, brought forth an interesting comparison of statements: From former U.S. Sen. David Karnes, R-Neb., as quoted in the Business Journal: “Having business leadership and government leaders work together is...
When the president signed the “Continuing Resolution” to fund federal government operations for the rest of this year, it was a somewhat anticlimactic temporary truce in the ongoing Washington budget battles. But it was an important victory for a group we call the Regional Coalition for Strategic Federal Action and, more importantly, for all of […]
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Museums can make the city much better The Space Foundation certainly agrees with your editorial suggesting that Colorado Springs focus on museums — especially the idea that local museums should collaborate to magnify their impact on the community. We recently opened the Space Foundation Visitors Center, which currently comprises the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring […]
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