Essay by Ed Quillen
Demography – May 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine
SEVEN YEARS AGO I attended a conference in Denver, sponsored by the Center for the New West. It concerned a common topic: what’s happening to the Mountain West as our traditional extractive economy (mining, ranching, logging) fades away.
Someone said “urbanization” was a threat to our way of life in the hinterlands, and I took issue with that. I said it was “suburbanization” that looked like the bigger threat.