Anna Scott is the executive director of the Ernest and Lillian E. Campbell Foundation, based in Julesburg. “We've always been a way station,” she said. “We've always been a stop on the way to somewhere else.”
“We could become a day destination,” she added. “A nice spot on the road where travelers can pull off and perhaps they can see a nice little town. Come into town, think that they could retire here, bring their family, or provide a service. It is amazing how just one person can make a difference. Just one person."
One possibility: a big new rest and service area to lure travelers off I-76. “That could really make a difference. Sterling still wants the welcome center, and that's just not gonna happen."