Skip to main content area Skip to institutional navigation Skip to sub-navigation

2004 Report Card

The 2004 Colorado College State of the Rockies Report Card

The 2004 State of the Rockies Report Card launched our effort to provide a comprehensive and accessible annual statement on what is happening in the eight Rocky Mountain states.

Colorado College is perfectly positioned to become the source of such information and provide an independent, private perspective on challenges and controversies. The contents that follow are rich and varied, including essays on the “state” of the region by experts; a “Rockies at a Glance” section to put the region in perspective; an overview essay on the economics and demographics of the eight-state Rockies region; 15 indicator sections that rank counties based on cultural, demographic, economic, and environmental characteristics, including thumbnail sketches of innovative communities; and an essay that highlights the distinct differences for three sub-regions within the Rockies: the Continental Divide Spine, the Eastern Plains Agricultural Heritage Zone, and the West and Southern Mountain Amenity Zone.


View an electronic version of the 2004 Report Card

Download the entire 2004 Colorado College


Table of Contents

View the Executive Summary

Region at a Glance - Statistical Profile

Challenge Essay - Ed Marston

Perspective Essays

Regional Analysis

Grading the Rockies