Gordon Wickstrom on Boulder Creek

May 19, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

In a self-described diatribe, Gordon Wickstrom traces the history of Colorado’s Boulder Creek and asks the question, Do we need to continue decades of desecration, or should we treat the creek and others like it as our friends? “Boulderites were of two minds about our local mountains. They were resorts of beauty and wonderful places to go, but they were also resources to exploit. If miners were using and abusing the creek’s water in the mountains, farmers out in the valley were fighting for it for their crops, while we town folk drank and washed in it as it ran down little ditches in front of our homes.” In the Boulder Daily Camera.