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  • Growth boundary grows

    The growth boundary to limit sprawl on Colorado's Front Range, originated five years ago by concerned business leaders, developers and government officials, has been revised periodically to accommodate more growth, which critics say defeats the purpose.

  • No ranchettes for the rest of us in Jackson

    Jackson, Wyo., citizens have rejected a development planned for a ranch near the town, but the problem of where to house people in resort towns - especially working people - won't go away.

  • Town Shopping

    With all the formerly cool, "undiscovered" small towns now caught up in the New West’s booming real estate frenzy, it’s getting hard to find an affordable place to call home

  • Saving open land — a taxing problem

    In Missoula, Mont., and other Western communities, activists search for the winning formula to pass new open-space bonds in November

  • 'I hope other states don't do this ...'

    Renee Ross weighs in on the pros – and cons – of Oregon’s Measure 37

  • 'Great recreation value ... and great economic value...'

    Jim Miller weighs in on the pros – and cons – of Oregon’s Measure 37

  • 'I kick myself for being so naive...'

    Ted Schroeder weighs in on the pros – and cons – of Oregon’s Measure 37

  • 'It's clear out of control ...'

    Bill Roses weigh in on the pros – and cons – of Oregon’s Measure 37

  • Land deal, New Mexico style

    In booming Albuquerque, N.M., the former Atrisco Land Grant – now the Westland Development Corporation – wants to sell land to developers, but not all the land grant heirs are pleased with the prospect

  • The noisy democracy of the West

    The revised edition of Peter Decker’s Old Fences, New Neighbors examines the changes that population growth has brought to remote Ouray County in western Colorado

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