rural Budget Breakdown: Rural Schools Fear Consolidation By Megan Verlee Apr 22, 2011 Here’s a fact of budget life: it costs the state more to educate kids in small towns. As budgets keep shrinking, some rural districts are worried they may be pressured to consolidate. But closing Read More Med Students Get Taste of Rural Life By Eric Whitney Jun 29, 2010 CPR News One of Colorado's biggest health care challenges is simply staffing clinics in rural parts of the state. There's a chronic shortage of doctors and nurses. Read More Hide Take CPR With You Wherever You Go Stay connected to CPR while you're on the go, with the free Colorado Public Radio app for smartphones and tablets. Get details Thank You For Your Gift On Colorado Gives Day CPR received over 1,800 donations during yesterday's Colorado Gives Day, raising over $270,000 to support the news and music you rely on. Thank you for making yesterday a huge success.