Tag Archive | "Sean Paige"

Lisa Czeladtko makes a canny move … maybe

Friday, January 7, 2011


There’s nothing quite as fun as watching the transparent maneuvering of our local would-be politicos. Consider Lisa Czeladtko’s apparently bizarre decision to abandon her at-large bid for city council, and run instead for the District 3 seat. At first glance, it makes no sense. Czeladtko is a hard-working woman who has worked diligently to engage […]

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Paige vs. Merrifield?

Friday, December 17, 2010


Sean Paige vs. Mike Merrifield for the District 3 city council seat? Now that’s a race that might eclipse the mayoral contest, except for one insignificant detail. It’s a race about nothing. In its post-strong mayor incarnation, city council will have little power, and will find it difficult to exert that power in any effective […]

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City Council: Nighttime is the right time?

Monday, December 13, 2010


Councilmember Sean Paige would like to see city council meetings moved to the evening, when more citizens could conveniently attend them. That’s an idea that gets floated every few years, and abandoned after council members actually try evening meetings. Here’s what happened back in the 90s, when I was a proudly idealistic member of that […]

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Some good advice for Sean Paige

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


We’ve all gotten good advice in our lives, whether from parents, peers, or wise elders. Twenty years ago, as a rookie city council member, I got some from an experienced peer, Mary Lou Makepeace. After some hesitation, I took it – and it helped me make the slow transition from being noisy and ineffective to […]

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Sean Paige, Mike Kazmierski and High School Confidential!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Remember high school? Remember the cliques, the jealousies, the maneuvering to become one of the popular kids, the incredible nastiness over trivia? Remember how distressing it was when two or three of your friends got into a particularly nasty fight, and all of them demanded that you take their side? Remember wishing that your parents […]

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Tonight: Debates, dispensaries and the demon weed

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


For free entertainment, head for the downtown library to listen to Sean Paige, Tom Gallagher, Mark Waller, and Dan May square off in passionate debate at 7:00 p.m. The subject:Marijuana dispensaries. Will there be tendentious position-defining? Meaningless posturing? Bewildered, clueless politicians and/or law enforcement officials? A packed house, thanks to folks with a dog in […]

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Council members plan to ditch Mayor’s speech

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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As Eddie Cochran once sang “There ain’t no cure for the summertime blues.” The blues may be affecting at least two council members, who plan to skip Mayor Rivera’s June 30 “State of the City” address. In an e-mail to chamber president Dave Csintyan, vice Mayor Larry Small not-so-regretfully said he wouldn’t attend. “It has […]

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Gazette’s editorial policy to change?

Thursday, April 29, 2010


It’s no secret that many of the progressive voices in our community would like to see the Gazette become another Denver Post. They’re not yearning for the depth and breadth of the Post’s news coverage – the just want the Post’s editorial page. They’d love to have a local rag which reliably supports taxpayer-funded projects […]

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An alpha dog for the city?

Friday, March 19, 2010


On February 10, our 15 year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever, Bucky, left this mortal plane. I was heartbroken. Bucky had been with me since he was a puppy. He was constant, loving, irascible and untrainable. Our friends learned to put up with Bucky, the quintessential Alpha dog. Somehow, he never quite understood that I was the […]

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Who will buy the Gazette?

Thursday, March 4, 2010


The Gazette’s parent, Freedom Communications, is expected to exit from bankruptcy within six weeks. Under the company’s plan for reorganization, secured creditors led by JPMorgan Chase & Co. will own all of the company’s equity. That won’t last. The banks must, by law, divest themselves of their interests in the company within five years. In […]

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