Signing off as Publisher after 35 years

After more than 35 amazing years at The Colorado Statesman, I have made the difficult yet exciting decision to turn over the reins to allow me to focus on some other writings and to build on my relationships to further shape our community. These years have been filled with incredible experiences, political drama and deep […]

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Obamacare site a casualty of the Internet Age

Obamacare site a casualty of the Internet Age

HUDSON: POLITICIANS & TECHNOLOGY — A MATCH MADE IN HELL Several years ago while visiting Los Angeles, I found myself trapped on a gridlocked freeway, not an unusual predicament in America’s strip mall utopia. The car idling immediately in front of mine sported a bumper sticker that suggested, “FOR A LISTING OF ALL THE WAYS […]

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Denver protestors express misplaced blame of police

Denver protestors express misplaced blame of police

For those too young to remember the treatment of Vietnam veterans as they returned to civilian life, a reminder is in order. There is a reason why so many veterans subscribe to the admonition that, “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another,” whatever their opinion of the wisdom of our current conflicts. I […]

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Flyover countryside offers lives of significance & dignity

Flyover countryside offers lives of significance & dignity

Born in Pueblo in 1943, Kent Haruf has emerged as the premier chronicler of life on our eastern plains through the vehicle of his fictional creation: Holt, Colorado. Based on his years as a schoolteacher in Yuma, also Senator Cory Gardner’s hometown, Haruf published three novels that earned him critical acclaim as the Plainsong Trilogy. […]

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Contractual voyeur killers

Fifty Shades of Grey Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford; directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson Kingsman: The Secret Service Starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Michael Caine Sofia Boutella; directed by Matthew Vaughn The following contract must be signed in order for potential moviegoers to view the films Fifty […]

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Letter: In opposition to Senate Bill 15-093

Dear Editor, This bill would require taxpayers to reimburse owners of mineral rights for the property value lost where hydraulic fracking has been banned or limited. My name is on two US patents for hydraulic fracking technology. I worked as a consultant to major oil companies, DOE, DOD and major corporations. I own stock in […]

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Letter: In support of Vic Meyers

Dear Editor, I am all for Vic Meyers to take over the helm of the Colorado Democratic Chairmanship position. Vic’s philosophy is working from the ground up and not the top down. Vic is a maverick and not a green horn. Our present state party leadership totally lost its bearings in the latest November election. […]

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