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2004 Colorado College State of the Rockies report card

  • Holmes, F. Patrick, III, editor
  • Colorado College. State of the Rockies Project
  • Weaver, Stephen G., photographer
  • Hecox, Walter E., editor
Date Created
Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • English
Topic Geographic
  • conference publication

The 2004 State of the Rockies Report Card launched an effort to provide a comprehensive and accessible annual statement on what is happening in the eight Rocky Mountain states. The contents include essays on the “state” of the region by experts; a “Rockies at a Glance” section to put the region in perspective; an overview essay on the economics and demographics of the eight-state Rockies region; 15 indicator sections that rank counties based on cultural, demographic, economic, and environmental characteristics, including thumbnail sketches of innovative communities; and an essay that highlights the distinct differences for three sub-regions within the Rockies: the Continental Divide Spine, the Eastern Plains Agricultural Heritage Zone, and the West and Southern Mountain Amenity Zone. Edited by Walter E. Hecox (CC professor of economics) and F. Patrick Holmes III (CC class of 2003).



Original Adobe InDesign files saved as PDF. Converted to PDF/A1.b using Preflight function of Adobe Acrobat Professional, version 9.

Table of Contents: An Introduction From the President -- Executive Summary -- Rocky Mountain Region at a Glance -- Challenge Essay - Home and Hope in the Rockies / Ed Marston -- Rockies Perspectives. The Sonoran Institute / Ray Rasker -- The Center for the Rocky Mountain West / Daniel Kemmis -- The Mountain Studies Institute / Ellen R. Stein (CC class of 1987) -- The Gunnison Headwaters Conference / George Sibley -- Regional Analysis. The Rocky Mountain Region - An Overview / Walter Hecox and F. Patrick Holmes -- The Rockies Divided: Three Sub-Regions That Make Sense / Walter Hecox and F. Patrick Holmes -- Grading the Rockies / F. Patrick Holmes and Walter Hecox -- Land and Environment. The Rocky Mountain Playground -- Subdivisions and “Ranchettes” in the New Rockies -- The Jewels of the Rockies -- Social & Cultural Capital. Native Born or “Cappuccino-Cowboy”? -- Managing Immigration -- Civic Engagement -- Healthy Places to Live and Work -- Education Attainment -- Arts, Culture, and Employment in the “Creative Class” -- The “Graying” of the Rockies -- A Good Place to Raise Kids -- Income, Employment, & Equity. Balanced Employment Composition -- Small Business Vitality -- Balanced Income Distribution -- Distressed Counties - Grading the Rockies: Final Grades - Vibrancy and Vitality.

"An Outreach Activity of Colorado College 2010: The President's Action Agenda"

Administrative Notes

Original Adobe InDesign files saved as PDF. Converted to PDF/A1.b using Preflight function of Adobe Acrobat Professional, version 9.

Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project for permission to publish.
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Digital Origin
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72 pages : color illustrations, color maps