The state is changing whether you like it or not. Best to welcome our new neighbors with open arms …

The state is changing whether you like it or not. Instead of whining about something you have no control over and acting like an ass about it, embrace the opportunity to grow as a community while our new neighbors settle in for the ride.

Don’t say: “Go back to where you came from.”
Say this instead: “Welcome to Colorado; try the beer.”
Why? We’re not really going down this road right now, are we?

Don’t say: “You probably moved here for the pot.”
Say this instead: “What brings you to our neck of the woods?”
Why? Stop blaming the weed. It proves you haven’t read much about a city's growth.

Don’t say: “The Rockies suck.”
Say this instead: “The Rockies really suck.”
Why? Because the Rockies really fucking suck.

Don’t say: “Thanks for making my rent go up, asshole.”
Say this instead: “You want to move in? Three to a room ain’t bad.”
Why? You want to live in the hip part of town to feel cool? Deal with it.

Don’t say: “Gentrification”
Say this instead: “Complex socioeconomic and cultural discrepancies.”
Why? You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.