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    The road to no sprawl

    Colorado Commons and its new quarterly of the same name seek to be a voice for sane, environmentally sound planning in the state.

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    The last undiscovered place in Colorado

    Developer Evan Melby in his own words talks about his plans for building a subdivision in Costilla County.

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    'I saved Jack Taylor's life'

    In his own words, San Luis mayor and saloon-owner Joe Espinoza talks about the community's problems with the Taylor Ranch owners.

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    Chaos comes to Costilla County

    Costilla County, Colorado's attempts to rein in logging and gain access to the Taylor Ranch their Hispanic forebears used as a commons are frustrated by a wave of mostly Anglo newcomers who want no part of any planning regulations.

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    For urban dropouts

    John Clayton's book, "Small Town Bound: Your guide to small-town living, from determining if life in the country lane is for you, to choosing the perfect place to set roots, to making your dream come true," is reviewed.

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    Beauty prized above all

    A survey of the Grand Canyon region's lower-income residents shows that they favor protecting the environment over promoting economic growth.

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    Three voices on Lake Tahoe

    Three quotes from three individuals involved in the Lake Tahoe controversy.

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    Here come Clinton and Gore

    Back in 1997, President Clinton and Vice President Gore came to Lake Tahoe for a summit on the lake's environment and development.

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    The mission is simple: restore Lake Tahoe

    The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency was created in 1969 to protect and restore Lake Tahoe.

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    Planning under the gun: Cleaning up Lake Tahoe proves to be a dirty business

    Is the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency going to clean up beleaguered Lake Tahoe and its surroundings - or simply drive a wedge between the elite and the working class in the community?

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    This rancher wants to stay

    Rancher Rob Blair in his own words on why he intends to keep raising cattle on the Mojave Preserve.

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    The Mojave National Preserve: 1.4 million acres of contradictions

    California's new Mojave National Preserve, touted as "a park for the 21st century," seeks to remain primitive and to avoid alienating the small communities in and around the preserve.

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    A miner turns host

    Jerry Freeman, owner of the tiny town of Nipton, Calif., in his own words on why he thinks the preserve will be a good - and profitable - thing.

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    Let's work with the situation

    Gerry Rankin, mayor of Big Water, Utah, in her own words describes her town's high hopes for Andalex's mine, but says she is willing to work with the new situation the new monument is bringing.

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    This monument was just plain stupid

    Roger Holland, a Kanab town councilman, in his own words on why he hates the new national monument.

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