Guest Columns

DOTY: A POLITICAL AGENDA AT WORK?

‘Modernization of Elections’ bill is a bad joke

Late last week state Rep. Terrance Carroll (D) proposed legislation at the capitol titled “Modernization of Elections.” I have several comments about this proposed legislation.

LANDWIRTH: WAVE OF BABY BOOMERS WILL SOON CREST

Bill pushes for fresh approach to elder care funding

The approaching wave of baby boomers in Colorado and the expanding ranks of individuals who will be 65 and older has been named the “silver tsunami” for its size and impact. Nowhere will this surge be felt more dramatically than in our state’s health care system. While many have been debating the issues, planning and beginning to make adjustments to our health care delivery system, if we keep tweaking along the edges and don’t make strategic changes, other important public services — schools, prisons, transit and more — are going to be crowded out.

HUDSON: MAMA HATED DIESELS; DEARLY DEPARTED

A slice of Americana comes to Denver with two delightful productions

• “Mama Hated Diesels,” by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman. Directed by Randal Myler. Playing at the DCPA Stage Theater through May 9.

• “Dearly Departed,” by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones. Directed by John Ashton. Playing at the Aurora Fox through April 17.

STULP: HOMEGROWN PRIDE

Colorado agriculture: enriching our lives

American agriculture is the envy of the world because of its remarkable productivity. But that productivity brings with it many, often unheralded benefits for American society. Besides the abundant food it produces, Colorado’s farms and ranches add value to our lives in many ways.

DORSCHNER: REMEMBRANCES FROM HER SON 10 YEARS AFTER HER DEATH

In loving memory of Sherry Keene-Osborn

It is hard to believe that just over 10 years ago my mother, Sherry Keene-Osborn, passed away. She was 54 years old when she died, and was a contributing editor at The Colorado Statesman. She was known to many as a professional journalist with the utmost integrity and professionalism. What I want to make sure people remember, however, is her personal side.

HILLMAN: HOUSE BILL 1021 IS ILL ADVISED

More health care 'help' we can’t afford

Legislators talk frequently about the Law of Unintended Consequences but rarely seem to recognize when a bill they support will, if passed, inevitably collide with that law.

LOWE: Here’s how legislators can craft effective medical marijuana legislation

Being a Colorado legislator right now probably is harder than ever as, on top of the usual litany of matters that claim your attention, you’re really up against it with medical marijuana. Amendment 20 requires that you do something. But, you cannot do whatever you want to do. And, whatever you do will conflict with current federal law.

LEVY: HILLMAN OUGHT TO COME CLEAN AS TO WHO HE REPRESENTS

Hillman's column about HB 1168 is filled with inaccurate and inflammatory charges

If Mark Hillman is going to carry the water of the inaptly-named “Civil Justice League” in The Colorado Statesman, he should at least have the honesty to reveal that he is the paid executive director of that organization. Instead, he has submitted a diatribe full of inaccurate and inflammatory charges regarding House Bill 1168 while hiding behind his former position as Republican state senator and treasurer.

MASON: DETERMINED TO SAVE THE SOUL OF THE NATION

We're on our way to restoring dignity to every human person including the pre-born

Across the country, groundswells of Personhood efforts have already altered the focus of the pro-life movement, and over the President’s Day weekend, those efforts were realized.

HUDSON: PLAY SET IN SMALL RURAL COLORADO TOWN

Charm — and problems — of small town America played out in DCPA?production

“Eventide” by Eric Schmiedl, adapted from the novel by Kent Haruf, and directed by Kent Thompson. Playing through Feb. 27 at the DCPA.