Letters: April 20, 2023



When Taylor Swift tickets went on sale last November, the experience highlighted problems in event ticketing.

Colorado has the chance to bring transparency to event ticketing by requiring ticket holdback disclosure and bot reporting via Senate Bill 60.

It’s time for event ticketers to be transparent with fans about the number of tickets for sale. When I tried to buy tickets for a Skrillex Red Rocks show, I was offered premium dynamically priced tickets between $475 and $800 each.

If event ticketers don’t want to be transparent about holdbacks and report bots, lawmakers should look at ending exclusive contracts on publicly owned and financed buildings and stopping dynamic pricing.

— Arthur Lewis/Denver


76,000 Coloradans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to rise by 21% in the next few years. As a Coloradan whose parents were both diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, I know firsthand how devastating the disease can be. I look to our Members of Congress to support important legislation that will make a difference for families like mine.  

Congress is considering reauthorizing two laws that have helped our nation make progress in research, care and awareness about Alzheimer’s disease – the National Alzheimer’s Plan Act and the Alzheimer’s Accountability Act. These important laws have helped researchers and providers understand the disease and the needs of the families struggling with it.

Additionally, the Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer’s Act would streamline the ever-changing healthcare maze that Alzheimer’s families must navigate to get care for their loved one. Coordinating the delivery of Alzheimer’s care can reduce costs while providing improved quality of care.

Thank you to Sen. Michael Bennet for his quick work in cosponsoring these bills and joining the Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease. 

— Tim Jordan/Denver