When will this end?

Essay by Hal Walter Mountain Life – June 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine I knew I was on the edge when I actually sat down with paper and pen to diagram how I could spell out a certain two-word expletive using wrecked car bodies.

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It’s time for the rural West to put up or shut up

Essay by Ellen Miller Politics – June 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Newt Gingrich has riled people again, which isn’t real news. What is news is that maybe a Washington beltway politician might be getting a glimmer about the rural West. His remarks came recently on a network talk show and he put out the […]

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Summit inspires both hope and cynicism

Sidebar by Marcia Darnell Growth – June 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine I have to credit Roy Romer. Most government officials faced with a problem huddle with their cronies in the locker room and say, “What are we gonna do?” Romer is, at the least, making a show of talking to The People. At best, […]

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A View from the Valley’s Growth Summit

Article by Marcia Darnell Growth – June 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Gov. Roy Romer’s fifth Smart Growth Summit in Alamosa began with the introduction of an obscure journalist named “Ed Quillian,” who presented a compelling argument for his assertion that Chicago won the Mexican War.

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Soundbites from a day in Gunnison

Sidebar by Martha Quillen Growth – June 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine About the governor’s conferences on “Smart Growth”: “Since this is the third in a series, how smart are we getting?”Jerry Swingle, Western Colorado Congress

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Visions, summits, conferences … to what end?

Essay by Martha Quillen Growth – June 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Visioning conferences. Smart Growth Summits. Meetings. Committees. Symposiums. Seminars. Last month, Ed and I attended three conferences concerning growth — and thereby missed dozens of similar gatherings.

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San Juan Partnership

Brief by Central Staff Growth – June 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Colorado’s population is growing at a faster rate than Africa’s, which means a new Denver in five years, and New Mexico is growing faster than Brazil or India.

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New roadside markers seek adoptive parents

Brief by Central Staff Highways – June 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine We’re all familiar with the adopt-a-highway program, wherein a civic group agrees to pick up trash along the road. Now the Colorado Historical Society and the Colorado Department of Transportation are looking for some volunteers to adopt a new generation of roadside historical […]

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Where do we go from here?

Brief by Central Staff Growth – June 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine “It is nuts around here. We have been discovered.” So said Julie Hupper, town manager of Buena Vista, in the April 23 edition of the Denver Post.

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Additional evidence that Crestone is the vortex

Brief by Central Staff Politics – June 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine A recent edition of National Review reports that Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt, secretary-general of the United Nations, has endorsed Maurice Strong as a potential successor when his five-year term expires in 1997.

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