Mining and Resorts

Column by George Sibley

Small-Town Economies – August 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine

ED WILL BE GLAD TO HEAR that the community of Crested Butte in the Upper Gunnison River Basin – a community which he has tended to place just outside of “Central Colorado” along with Vail and Aspen – is attempting to confront its past and possible future. Later this week, on July 8 — a few weeks before you’ll get this magazine – the Upper Gunnison’s environmental organization, the High Country Citizens Alliance (HCCA), is sponsoring a forum: “Is there room for mining in a historic mining district?”

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