Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinJanuary 13, 201714min330

The smaller, rural counties of Colorado often experience a different - many would say less healthy - economic reality than most of the state's population in the more heavily populated Front Range counties. While that may not be news, a recent study details what residents of those smaller counties have found helps them be economically resilient. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado - Boulder and the state demography office developed the "Rural Economic Resiliency in Colorado" study. Funded by Anschutz Foundation, El Pomar Foundation, Gates Family Foundation, and Telluride Foundation, the primary purpose was to study why some rural communities in Colorado grow and thrive while others struggle.

Joey BunchJoey BunchJanuary 12, 20173min298
Rep. Jim Wilson knows Colorado education, especially poor, rural schools, better than anyone in the Capitol. The fiscally conservative Republican from Salida spent 40 years as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent before he entered politics. He was educated in a two-room country school in Corwin, Kan., through the 8th grad and grew up on a wheat and cattle […]

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