Our city has lost two giants

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Groff

Our city has suffered two great loses this week. Regis Groff and Henry Lowenstein have passed. Both epitomized the spirit of the Athenian Oath: to “…transmit this city not only, not less, but greater and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Regis and I served in the Colorado Senate together. But he always said that his greatest calling was as a teacher, not an elected official. He and I had that in common. We both served in the legislature and we both taught. But he had wonderful accomplishments in the Senate. He and I (along with Rep. Wilma Webb) worked hard to pass legislation creating the Martin Luther King Holiday in Colorado.   As a teacher, his life was a lesson. Regis was a wonderful man and I will miss him.

AE28THHENRY_CM02I first met Henry Lowenstein at the old Bonfils Theatre on Colfax. Helen Bonfils, of course, had been…

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