Last week we were back on the road to hear from folks about the issues most important to them, see how our communities are growing, and celebrate some of our recent accomplishments in Washington.
In Idaho Springs we chatted with Clear Creek County leaders to learn about the challenges facing their communities and how we can help. Our rural health care providers are a literal lifeline, and Clear Creek County Health and Wellness Center is no exception. We recently helped secure $1 million for the new facility, and we look forward to ensuring they are able to provide critical services the community needs.
Next we headed to Grand County. The East Troublesome wildfire was the second largest in Colorado history. We saw mitigation and recovery work and talked with wildfire experts about how our Inflation Reduction Act is going to make our mountain communities more climate resilient. We even saw a helicopter drop mulch on a burn scar – check it out!
We ended our trip in Steamboat Springs at Colorado Water Congress. As climate change warms the planet, Colorado’s water supply is top of mind and hundreds of water leaders gathered to talk about how we can address water shortages and drought. We must continue working together to manage, protect and conserve the West’s precious water supply.
Traveling throughout Colorado and hearing directly from you is one of the most important parts of this job. Stay tuned for more updates from the road. See you soon!
Senator John Hickenlooper