The other side of RTA

Both your letters backing issue 1A, the RTA, were untrue. As all will learn, RTA stands for Raise Taxes Again. The letter from Bill Knapp falsely claimed the 1984 half-cent city sales tax was voted-approved; it was not. It was the tax's repeal that was voted-approved, and in 1991,...
The Prospect Lake repairs began on April 6, including the installation of the new liner, which started on April 28. The city plans to have the lake filled by Labor Day for the annual balloon classic.Have you driven by Prospect Lake recently? The process of fixing the lake...
COLUMBUS, Ohio — More than 40 people from the Colorado Springs and Pueblo business communities came to Ohio’s capital city this week, primed for a strenuous agenda of meetings and presentations on the eighth annual regional leaders trip. Everybody had their antennae up and fully sensitized, hoping to glean plenty...
Recently, on a quick driving trip into the mountains, we made a conscious decision to inject Colorado Springs into every conversation with strangers, just to see what the reaction would be. It’s usually worth the effort anyway, even without an ulterior motive. But this time the intent was simply to...
The Colorado Springs City Council rolled the dice in its decision this week to approve an urban renewal plan for Copper Ridge at Northgate, a 2.5-million-square-foot retail development that’s proposed on 200 acres of undeveloped land southeast of Interstate 25 and North Gate Road. Let’s hope it all works out....
What do you get when you mix a former investment banker, a former state cabinet-level secretary and the president of the oldest independent institution of higher education in the Rocky Mountain region? Marc Holtzman is hoping you get the next governor of Colorado.Holtzman is president of ...
“Take away the mountains and the sun, and Colorado Springs looks like Cleveland,” said arts maven Bernard Ewell back in the early 1980s. It was a dull, dispiriting time — suburban development had sucked the life out of downtown, Manitou Springs and the Westside had yet to gentrify and...
I can’t believe I’m writing this, but public relations professionals aren’t the only ones who cut off their proverbial noses to spite their faces when it comes to interacting with the media. Some folks do a mighty fine job all on their own. Case in point: People who are quoted in...
Who’s going to be the first “strong mayor” of Colorado Springs? With 101 days until the April 5 election, and 80 days until voters receive mail ballots, it’s likely that the next mayor is among those who have already declared their intention to run. It’s a little late for any...
Another two weeks, another batch of fundraising reports from city council candidates. There’s something cruel and remorseless about these coldly competitive filings. If you can’t raise enough money to run an adequate campaign, it means you most likely have no chance. And if people aren’t willing to dip in their pockets and help fund your […]
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To say that 2007 was not a stellar year for the right reverend’s No. 2 son would surely be an understatement. I somehow managed to let my emotional side guide me toward becoming involved with three hot prospects that my logical side knew probably weren’t going to pay long-term dividends.
There is no shortage of opinions about the impact of Federal health care reform. For those of us who own or manage businesses, opinions are terrific material for water cooler speculation, but the real challenge we must face is to understand the practical impact of health care reform on our...