Backpackers have a saying: Leave it better than you found it.
For generations, Coloradans have done exactly that. Ranchers and farmers, rural residents and city dwellers, businesses large and small, they all dreamed big and invested in themselves and their children's future – in our future.
They built schools, they built colleges, they built hospitals, they built roads through the mountains, they built dams, they irrigated fields, they built parks, they built cities.
If you missed the premiere of Colorado: Boom or Bust, you're in luck. It will be repeated at 5 p.m. Saturday on Channel 12.
Our television special, produced with Colorado Public Television and ProgressNow Colorado, provides some history about the state we built and some of the fiscal challenges we face, but our goal is to kick-start a conversation about our state's future.
Previous generations dreamed big and invested in themselves and their children's future. How are we doing now? What kind of legacy will we leave?
TBD Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper's effort to listen and learn about issues important to Coloradans, has reached a milestone. The group's board of directors today released policy recommendations, based on "an important conclusion: the state is on an unsustainable fiscal course." (See below)
That's a conclusion we share. What to do now? Since the decision ultimately will be up to Colorado voters, we believe the path forward starts with a broad conversation about our state's future.