<em>Dear Editor:</em> As always, we enjoy reading Mr. Matejczyk’s opinion pieces. I would like to address his June 2, 2006 opinion, titled, “Deciding when to go full throttle or put on the breaks.” Under Half Throttle, Mr. Matejczyk recommends we, as a community, engage in “federal grants for work force, economic development and higher education.” We couldn’t agree more.
When did taking the easy way out become the way to do business? Or to boost the economy, build communities, improve our schools, raise our kids and solve our problems? When did we decide that being a leader was a cushy job?
Perhaps Phil Lane, the businessman leading Operation 6035, should meet the new Ted Haggard. “Everyone is welcome: Democrat, Republican, gay, straight, bi, addicts, tall, short,” Haggard said early this month as he announced his return to the pulpit. “Jesus’ arms are open to all of us.” Amen to that, and amen...
Believe it or not, Colorado Springs isn't one of the best places to live in America.Of course that's a subjective conclusion arrived at by Money magazine and CNN/Money based on data from OnBoard. According to the aforementioned authorities, the best place to live in America in 2005 is Moorestown,...
It looks as if Mayoral candidate John Suthers is bringing out the heavy political artillery. According to today’s campaign finance filing (available online at https://www.springsgov.com/CampaignFinance/Query/Filings) the former Colorado Attorney General’s campaign paid Colorado Media Group, a Denver media buyer, $147,000 for radio and TV ads. The Suthers campaign also paid the Starboard Group, a Denver political […]
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El Paso County Commissioners will decide next month whether they should skirt state law and use sales tax revenue from the proposed Copper Ridge shopping center to pay for an extension of Powers Boulevard. It’s a bad idea. And while the discussion next month will be about the legality of it...
Dear Lon: Thanks for the support against the proposed Wal-Mart location in Monument. We firmly oppose a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Monument. We do not need this kind of urban sprawl here. There already are two Wal-Marts located in close proximity to Monument: one is on North Academy Boulevard,...
The issue:  Can Colorado Springs and The Broadmoor take advantage of another opportunity to enhance our national image? What we think:  Hosting the U.S. Senior Open golf tournament in 2018 plays to the strengths of the famous resort and the city. Not many events deserve a promotional launch 49 weeks in advance. But...
It is vital to have a guiding vision by which to make decisions so that each decision moves you closer to achieving your ultimate goals. This becomes even more crucial when dealing with limited resources and challenging budgets such as our city currently faces. Allocating resources to projects that don’t align with your guiding vision is ineffective and counterproductive.
To hear its leadership tell it, there was nothing wrong with the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator’s success record — except the city’s culture. They said the 14-year-old organization had no choice but to change its name and location  and narrow its focus.  Colorado Springs just doesn’t have the same environment for...
Sometimes it’s smart to watch a City Council meeting on TV until the very end, even after most of the spectators have left. Such was the case Monday afternoon at the close of Council’s usual informal meeting, now known as “work sessions” before the regular formal gathering on Tuesday. The group...
Christmas in America is an exuberant display of human ingenuity, capitalist productivity and the enjoyment of life. Yet all of these are castigated as “materialistic.” The real meaning of the holiday, we are told, is assorted Nativity tales and altruistic injunctions (e.g., love thy neighbor) that no one takes seriously.