Bill Koch’s Wild West

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[Photos: Kelley McMillan]

On the Western Slope, near Paonia, is a town straight out of the Wild West. There are streets made for carriages and several old-fashioned saloons, but the town is actually new. In fact, it’s still under construction. The town won't be open to the public anytime soon. It’s a private retreat for the controversial energy magnate Bill Koch, and the project is drawing ire from its neighbors. Kelley McMillan writes about the place in this month’s 5280 magazine.