It may be a penny for your thoughts, but it only takes a tenth of that to help make Colorado Springs one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the country. When voters approved a tenth of a cent sales tax dedicated to Trails, Open Space and Parks...
Last week, the announcement of the name for the Colorado Department of Transportation's widening project of Interstate 25 here in Colorado Springs was a hot topic of conversation. Not only did the chosen moniker take some people by surprise, but also the cost that was reported to pick the...

Capitol Review:

For people who have a life, one of the more difficult aspects of following news about the Legislature is making sense out of the peculiar vernacular of the Capitol. Legislators and lobbyists speak in strange tongues about "fiscal notes" and "legislative declarations" or converse in acronyms (like JBC, DORA,...
Your editorial "On Bibles and newspapering" alarmed me. Your claims to be for free speech appear hollow. The Gazette made a contract with another free organization to deliver a book at no cost to the recipient. The Gazette has delivered to my door toothpaste, AOL discs, candy bars,...
By Jim GriesemerChairman Editor's note: Last month, the University of Denver announced the formation of the Colorado Economic Futures Panel to analyze the state's fiscal situation and provide a platform for informed discussion and possible solutions. Sixteen business and civic leaders from across the state comprise the panel, including...
This is the time each year that we reflect on the past year and plan for the next. From my perspective 2004 has been a good year for our community. And as we look to the future, there is plenty to be optimistic about.n The economy is rebounding-Council completed...
A major personnel cost for employers is the turnover of employees with less than one year of service. Research conducted by a number of companies shows that if an employee stays for a year, there is a strong likelihood that the person will remain with the company for a...
The Colorado Springs City Council is having a work session on Jan. 5 to hear presentations about the final cost projections and funding options for a downtown convention center. This is the perfect forum for our elected officials to show their wisdom and courage by throwing their whole-hearted support...
Recently, we heard about an employer who is a forerunner of what we believe is to come. A 120-person advanced manufacturing organization in Browns Summit, North Carolina literally fired its biggest client - refusing additional work. Sales with this household name client had grown rapidly to the point where...
The always fun, always promotional and not always political correct Tim Leigh has begun to promote the idea that we have too many holidays. He has a Web site www.nslap.org (National Speak Like a Pirate) that explains his idea. National Speak Like a Pirate Day is...
Thank you for writing an article regarding the two humane societies that had actual facts. I have been disgusted with Ed Sealover at the Gazette and Rich Tosches at the Independent for their scurrilous reports. (I need to get the Gazette because I use the paper to train...
This week, the Colorado Bankers Association made an uncharacteristic move by speaking out on a non-banking matter that has a significant impact on the Colorado economy by sending the below letter to elected officials. CBA takes this unusual step of speaking out on a non-banking matter since our member...