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Reader: Denver is not your grandfather's Denver anymore

Bree Davies is a native, one who loves Denver with a passion -- and is understandably protective of this city. And so this week she offer this advice "from a Colorado native to a transplant: Your altitude problem is my attitude problem."

Although some didn't appreciate the sentiment -- or get the jokes -- others definitely did.

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Says plpllawson:

Denver is not your grandfather's Denver anymore.

When Stapleton closed down, it immediately killed what was the small-town Denver area metroplex and the extraordinary environment of the Front Range and turned it into the long-awaited, greedy real estate developers' dream that will destroy it.

As Jethro Tull sang, "God stole the handle and the train won't stop going....No way to slow down."

How do you feel about the changes in Colorado? Post your thoughts below, or join the conversation already under way here.


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