Playing 10 seasons in the National Football League is tough, just ask Randy Gradishar, one of the best linebackers to ever play for the Denver Broncos. But, being stationed in Kuwait for any stretch of time is tougher, something Gradishar now knows first-hand after visiting U.S. troops there last month.
Dear Editor: John Hazlehurst wrote that “we know” what a post conflict, or endless Depression, America would be like — a place of ruined desolation. And he calls Herman Kahn’s 1960 conclusion that the United States would survive an all out nuclear war “ludicrous.” Well, as a lieutenant colonel in the...
Making a comfortable living in the old world of book publishing might be over, as technology radically changes the business.
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Registry can be seen as a statute of limitations on deportation, or as a grant of legal status based on what we might call “adverse residence.” Longtime illegal aliens have made lives here, and consequently already are immigrants, practically if not legally.
True to his low-key form, Val Snider decided last week to break some news in a different way — on his Facebook page. With no fanfare, Snider made known his decision not to pursue a second term on the Colorado Springs City Council. Snider, a retired Air Force major with...
Perhaps it was the calm before the storm, but we were encouraged by how civil the state’s lawmakers acted leading into the Legislature’s 2015 session, which convened Wednesday. Yes, there will be friction over the next four months as the General Assembly works on the state budget and numerous other...
During a recent conversation, Col. Chris Crawford described a common experience in his role as commander at Peterson Air Force Base, talking with civilians in Colorado Springs who know surprisingly little about what goes on at the installation that leases most of its real estate from our airport. The colonel...
The issue: El Paso County isn’t great when it comes to mental health. Tell us what you think: Send us an email at editorial@csbj.com. What we think: Mental health impacts business too, and employers play a role in healing. While El Paso County and Colorado Springs have made national headlines for great...
There’s nothing wrong with building rapport around the office or instilling a sense of esprit de corps, but apparently some people are taking things to the extreme. When 250 advertising and marketing executives were asked, “What is the wackiest or most unusual team-building activity you’ve ever heard of a firm participating in?” the answers ranged from team skydiving to group Segway tours to line dancing on the beach to navigating a cornfield maze.
Resident involvement is essential in creating a strong community. In fact, civic engagement is one of City Council’s top five goals. Our city government is only as effective as the people who engage in it. It is the city’s mission to be accessible to all residents, keep the public informed about local issues and encourage everyone to be involved in creating a stronger, better Colorado Springs.
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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This journey started more than 16 years ago in 1999 when a whirlwind of energy and thought walked into my office at the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce — that whirlwind was John Weiss, owner and co-founder of the Colorado Springs Independent. Like most people who meet with John, I did...