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How We Got Here, in Part

How We Got Here, in Part

For newcomers, here is Al Bartlett's account of the citizens' efforts to establish Boulder's first growth boundary, back when Boulder had fewer than 40,000 people. This piece was originally posted to the Blue Line with Al's permission in [...]

Al Bartlett’s Legacy

Al Bartlett’s Legacy

On Tuesday (Nov. 1), City Council will consider landmark designation for the home of the late Albert and Eleanor Bartlett. Their children have generously applied to landmark the 99-year old home, preserving their parent's legacy forever. [...]

Coloradan Magazine Archives | Open space

Coloradan Magazine Archives | Open space

Emeritus professors Al Bartlett, left, of physics and Lynn Wolfe (MFA’48) of fine arts stand on Boulder’s Bobolink Trail "Hordes of veterans flocked to CU to attend school on the G.I. Bill after World War II. The Bureau of Standards moved to [...]

Remembering Al Bartlett

Remembering Al Bartlett

Editor's note: On Tuesday, November 1, the Boulder City Council will hold a public hearing to designate Professor Albert A. Bartlett's home a city historic landmark at the request of the Bartlett family. To mark the event, we're running a letter [...]

Theory in Practice: PLAN-Boulder County’s Blue Line

Theory in Practice: PLAN-Boulder County’s Blue Line

Editor's note: This article was adapted by the author from a paper written for an urban planning course at Cornell Driven by a localist philosophy of city planning, in 1958 a group of City of Boulder residents initiated an enduring shift in [...]

Greenbelts are for Children

Greenbelts are for Children

Mavis and Bob McKelvey were a close knit team as they worked to establish the Blue Line (1959) and later the Greenbelt-Open Space Program (1967). Bob was the public speaker and organizer; Mavis operated behind the scenes, offering advice, [...]

WATCH: Postwar Boulder

WATCH: Postwar Boulder

From 1947 to 1967 Boulder experienced unprecedented growth, and the city's population boomed from 18,000 to 60,000 people. The post-World War II years saw the completion of the Boulder Turnpike, the opening of Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant and [...]