Colorado is expected to nearly double in population by the year 2050, but the number of people living in eastern Colorado has been dwindling for decades. While some communities have managed to grow, many others are aging and have little new growth. This poses an ongoing challenge for local schools that are struggling to stay open with fewer students each year. Bente Birkeland has this look at one lawmaker’s plan to try and turn things around.

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