October 25, 2021

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Memorial set for former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm

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A public memorial service is planned later this month for former Colorado Gov. Richard “Dick” Lamm, who died on July 29 at age 85.

Lamm’s widow, Dottie Lamm, said in a statement the service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 31 at Wings Over the Rockies Museum in Denver. The service will also be livestreamed.

Lamm was a state lawmaker from 1966 to 1974 before serving three terms as governor from 1975 to 1987. As a legislator he campaigned against having Denver host the 1976 Winter Olympic Games, arguing it would damage the environment and cost the state. Colorado voters rejected spending state funds on the Games, and they were relocated to Innsbruck, Austria.

The former Democratic governor oversaw a landmark abortion rights law and state ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in…

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2021-08-06 13:25:18

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