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Dear Editor: In your last “At Issue” editorial you answered your own question – whether or not the Army is important to the “vitality” of Colorado Springs. Of course it is – economically. But the Army does not station its troops in places such as Fort Carson for the economic welfare of the local community.… Continue Reading Army’s focus is on training soldiers, not local economic impact

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Dear Editor: If there is one truth that we hold dear in the world of advertising and communications, it is that perception is reality – and as the president of a large advertising and communications firm in Colorado Springs, one of my jobs is to help shape perception on behalf of our clients. However, as… Continue Reading Comment about Waste Management not meant to be disparaging

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Dear Editor: Re: Lon Matejczyk’s article “We might as well cede to Pueblo” Mr. Matejczyk’s statements are completely wrong, starting with “What is Colorado Springs economic development budget?” He says it’s a measly $800,000 for city staff and program support. But what do we, the citizens, get for the $800,000 city slush fund? Not a… Continue Reading The city really can’t be trusted with another slush fund

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Dear Editor: RE: Will the real leader please stand up? (April 3, 2009) Colorado Springs exists solely due to leadership, the vision of a few people at critical times in our history. Starting with Gen. William Palmer, count Spencer Penrose and Charles Tutt, the small team (including El Pomar Foundation resources in each case) that… Continue Reading What we’re lacking is a sense of community, not leadership

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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 Army Staff during 1964… Continue Reading Americans are resilient, and we don’t cower in times of crisis

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