As the West's housing boom fades, natural resource extraction surges, and a defunct housing development on the east side of Colorado Springs, Colo., may soon face drilling by Ultra Petroleum.
by Sarah Gilman,
Nov 13, 2011
Custer County, Colo., used to be the third-fastest-growing county in the United States, but no longer.
by Hal Walter,
Mar 09, 2010
Outside Delta, Colo sits yet another rural subdivision that was never completed -- a sign of the West's housing bust and of the difficulty of regulating rural growth.
by Paul Larmer,
Mar 04, 2012
Lack of planning rules and the housing bubble led to dead subdivisions plaguing the West, especially in Teton County, Idaho, where locals are trying to deal with the impacts of the real estate bust, yet still arguing if planning even works.
by Allen Best,
Mar 12, 2012
At last -- a place to put utility scale plants that won't ruin the desert. But will politics and the economy get in the way?
by Judith Lewis Mernit,
Jun 04, 2012
As the West's population and real estate boom stumble to a halt, the once fast-growing Southwest is filled with foreclosed homes and undeveloped lots.
by Jonathan Thompson,
Nov 30, 2011
The recession has afforded a unique opportunity for land trusts to protect more of the West’s private open land through direct acquisitions and, increasingly, conservation easements.
by Jon Christensen, Jenny Rempel and Judee Burr ,
Dec 13, 2011