Colorado Capitol from front April 2009According to the Denver Post, the state Capitol dome is in serious need of repair. And because of a lack of funds, officials are thinking of asking for donations from corporations.

It’s sad when the state government can’t afford to repair one of the major symbols of government in Colorado. If they’re going to ask for private donations, I think they should ask individual Coloradans to contribute.

My posts on my tour of the Colorado Capitol building are here and here.


Pridefest is happening this weekend at Civic Center Park on Saturday and Sunday. There is a parade Sunday morning from Cheesman Park to Civic Center Park.

The Cherry Blossom Festival takes place at Sakura Square, between Lawrence and Larimer and 19th and 20th Streets. I went last year and had a good time.

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  1. BernardL June 26, 2009 at 11:45 am - Reply

    I think they should learn how to budget the money they’re already extorting. What would really be amazing to you is the vast amounts of taxpayer money federal, state, and local governments throw away due to ignorance, waste, and outright theft.

  2. Beth Partin June 26, 2009 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    Bernard, you may be right about the waste, but the truth is Colorado has been underfunded for a couple of decades at least, due to a variety of conflicting constitutional amendments. We’re near the bottom in education and other measures, yet we have a well-paid, highly educated citizenry.

    I too would love to see an end to waste, though I have a feeling that you and I would define “waste” rather differently. 🙂
    .-= Beth Partin´s last blog ..Juneteenth* in Denver: Three Conversations =-.

  3. Amber June 28, 2009 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    It’s funny. I’ve lived here six years and yet have never been inside the Capital. I already slated it on my family’s must-see list this summer!
    .-= Amber´s last blog ..Twilight Tourin’ and Other Olympic Peninsula Highlights =-.

  4. Beth Partin June 28, 2009 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Amber, maybe you should go sooner…before it starts falling on people. 🙂
    .-= Beth Partin´s last blog ..Downtown Denver Restaurants: Alto Restaurant and Lounge =-.