Tag Archives: Colorado

The Town That Was Moved Four Times!


The first of our new “Frontier Towns” series is about the historic Great Plains town of Julesburg, Colorado. At the crossroads of multiple important and historic transcontinental routes lies the quaint Great Plains town of Julesburg, Colorado. This classic western … Continue reading

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Ten planning lessons from Colorado’s Front Range


Below is my list of ten planning lessons learned from multiple visits to Colorado’s Front Range in the past 18 months. Some are positive, some are not. They are presented in no particular order of preference. Cheers! A large, auto-centric city … Continue reading

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Scaling 8,144 foot Green Mountain in Boulder, Colorado


Last Saturday (October 11th), just 12 hours after arriving from Michigan, we undertook an arduous hike to the top of Green Mountain, Colorado. The weather forecast was poor for Sunday, so Saturday was our best opportunity to enjoy the splendid … Continue reading

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DIA – Denver’s incredible airport


I have had the pleasure of flying through Denver International Airport (DIA) three times now. Each visit  to Denver I am more and more impressed by this enormous 35,000 acre facility. Not only is the airport  designed to be functional, … Continue reading

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Winter scenes on the Boulder Creek Path


Below are series of photos from my morning hike with my middle son this past Monday, January 6th, along portions of the 5.5 mile long Boulder Creek Path near the campus of the University of Colorado. It was absolutely gorgeous on this … Continue reading

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Tackling the continent’s great divide by foot


I finished reading an interesting and enjoyable book last week that was written by Jennifer A. Hanson. Entitled, Hiking the Continental Divide Trail; One Woman’s Journey, the book documented a multi-month long hiking journey she and her husband (for most … Continue reading

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A bolder thesis from Boulder


I finished reading an excellent economic development planning and entrepreneurship book a week or so ago. It is entitled Startup Communities by entrepreneur and author Brad Feld. In the book, Mr. Feld adeptly describes how the Boulder, Colorado startup community began, … Continue reading

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Ideas for Stapleton’s iconic control tower


On our way back from Boulder to Denver International Airport on Sunday morning, Brendan and I stopped by the Stapleton development in Denver to see the old Stapleton International Airport control tower. This handsome and historic structure is pretty much … Continue reading

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Ten planning lessons from Boulder


I had the great pleasure of visiting Boulder, Colorado for the first time over an extended four-day weekend. As an urban planner, I was able to take away many useful lessons for many communities across the nation, including here in … Continue reading

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Day-hiking Boulder’s gorgeous Flatiron Trail


Below are a series of photos from this afternoon’s (Saturday) amazing day hike on the Flatiron Trail #1 at the Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark in Boulder, Colorado. The gorgeous October weather and CU’s homecoming had many day hikers joining … Continue reading

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