Big Bucks for Builders

Westword | January 26, 2009
The Colorado construction industry is banking on $1.4 billion of President Obama's bailout bucks. Governor Ritter plans to use that economic stimulus money putting jobless builders back to work on road repair projects. Commendable, sure, but the plan lacks excitement.


Back in 1977, Denver was booming. Thousands of Baby Boomers were fleeing the coasts, lured to Colorado by the climate, the scenery, the promise of endlessly flowing Coors. But with the deluge came a dilemma: so many young, active people...
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