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Dear Editor, I am in full agreement with Lon Matejczyk concerning the Wal-Mart that is trying to destroy a peaceful way of life on Baptist Road. Growth is going to happen, but I would rather see some quaint shops and nice condos there instead. Wal-Mart will be, to say the least, an eyesore. And to… Continue Reading Growth going to happen, but should be controlled

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Dear Mr. Matejczyk, Thank you for your support of our efforts opposing the rezoning for Wal-Mart on Baptist Road. Appended is a copy of my letter to all five El Paso County Commissioners on that subject. To date only Commissioner Bensberg has offered a reply. As a member of the Tri Lakes Coalition I appreciate… Continue Reading Thanks for your support, here is what I sent the commissioners

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Don't need urban sprawl in Monument

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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, about 10 minutes away and the second… Continue Reading Don't need urban sprawl in Monument

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Dear Mr. Matejczyk, I strongly oppose Wal-Mart’s new store at Baptist and I-25 for the same reasons you do. I live about seven miles to the east of the proposed location and the addition of yet another big box in a pristine area is too much, not to mention the added traffic, killing of competition… Continue Reading Wal-Mart might win, but retailer will lose at least one shopper

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Some workers (the top talent) are engaging in more exploratory job seeking. We’re hearing from employers that the rate of flow of resumes and query letters and calls has increased, a sign of restlessness and hopefulness on the part of unhappy workers. Sensing the improving economy and new job opportunities that will be opening, the… Continue Reading Herman Trend Alert: Exploratory Job Seeking

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Dear Readers:

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The Peak Opinion section of the Colorado Springs Business Journal is an outlet for you, as readers, to inform others of your opinions on a variety of subjects. Whether your comments reflect on our publication specifically, current political issues, or business and social issues that affect the community in which we live, we would like… Continue Reading Dear Readers:

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When we decided to conduct the Best in Springs Business survey, we hoped that the categories would distinguish our poll from the other “Best of” lists that various print publications produce. Since we’re a business-focused publication, we chose categories that were, well, business-focused. We were hoping to find out who and what our readers thought… Continue Reading The best (and worst) of conducting a reader's poll

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Baptist Road Wal-Mart stinks to high heaven

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Wal-Mart’s desire to build a supercenter on Baptist Road near the intersection of Interstate 25 has been stirring a good deal of controversy. And no matter what decision the El Paso County Board of Commissioners make in regard to the company’s request to rezone the proposed building site property, somebody’s not going to be happy.… Continue Reading Baptist Road Wal-Mart stinks to high heaven

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The terrorist threat is still a reality

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Re: Campbell’s article in your June 18, 2004 edition. I agree wholeheartedly with Sen. Campbell. On September 11, 2001 the United States was the victim of a terrorist act that resulted in the loss of several thousands lives. It showed us that there are terrorists and regimes that support terrorism who want to harm us… Continue Reading The terrorist threat is still a reality

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Renewable Energy Initiative launched

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“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” – Bertha Calloway Here in Colorado we can’t control the weather, but we do have the power to harness whatever Mother Nature sends our way. We have come together to co-chair the Renewable Energy Initiative campaign because it is such a common sense idea.… Continue Reading Renewable Energy Initiative launched

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