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Relief as gov signs ‘body broker’ bill
June 1, 2018

Katharhynn Heidelberg
 

A bill that largely precludes mortuary and crematory owners from also operating non-transplant tissue banks officially became law Wednesday.


The Human Remains Disposition Sale Business Act was introduced after the raid of a Montrose funeral home whose proprietor also operated a business [more...]

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New law a boost for rural broadband
May 26, 2018

Katharhynn Heidelberg
 

If high-speed broadband is, as Gov. John Hickenlooper put it, “like oxygen” for opportunity, the bill he signed here Friday stands to breathe life into rural areas.


“I believe broadband is like oxygen to small communities,” Hickenlooper said after formally inking Senate [more...]

The importance of reliable internet in rural Colorado
May 26, 2018

Somewhere in Colorado, a farmer can lose tens of thousands of dollars in one day, a broken hip can take a week to get the right diagnosis, and children flock to schools at night. Not because they want to and not for after-school activities. They flock to the [more...]

Coram: A very productive 71st session
May 6, 2018

As you read this article, the 2018 General Assembly will only have three days left. In general, I had a very productive session.


As I reflect back, I am very proud of my accomplishments during this session. Senate Bill 2, the Rural Broadband Deployment Act has [more...]

Coram: Being responsible with our water
April 21, 2018

Most people do not realize that managing water in the West is larger an effort than putting a man on the moon.


The wells, reservoirs and ditches needed to direct water for both agriculture and municipal uses have been a major feat of mankind. Many forget [more...]

Coram: Bringing justice to the victims
April 7, 2018

I do not and have never tolerated sexual harassment in the workplace.


This last Monday, the Senate was asked to consider expelling a member of our body because of allegations of sexual harassment.


Justice for victims of sexual harassment is needed, but when the [more...]

Coram: A victory for rural broadband
March 24, 2018

In rural Colorado, a farmer can lose tens of thousands of dollars in one day, a broken hip can take a week to get the right diagnosis and children flock to schools at night.


Not because they want to and not for after-school activities. They flock [more...]

Coram: A Colorado all citizens deserve
March 10, 2018

It is not often that newspapers in Denver cover stories unraveling on the Western Slope.


It is also not often the FBI has to investigate crime in Montrose. This caught my attention, and that of other Western Slope legislators, and we are taking action.


[more...]

Note to my constituents
January 27, 2018


We are now into the third week of the 2018 legislative session and things are beginning to move fast. To start the year off we successfully passed a bill that continues an interstate compact allowing nurses from neighboring states to practice in Colorado. Being surrounded by three [more...]

Israel’s water strategy could aid Colorado
December 5, 2017

By Katharhynn Heidelberg katharhynnh@montrosepress.com
 

In looking for solutions to water and energy issues, state Sen. Don Coram casts his net wide — most recently, to Israel.


Coram was among legislators and policy leaders selected by JEWISHcolorado for its recent Jewish Community Relations Council Public [more...]