The New West Festival in May brought together an eclectic group of Rocky Mountain enthusiasts and entrepreneurs who examined the quality of life, work and play in the region. From an opening keynote about climate change, with practical solutions for reducing carbon footprints, to a closing session about entrepreneurism and the funding of new businesses, the day was packed with interesting ideas for personal and professional growth.
The hallways were alive with vibrant discussions, and the participants shared a deep interest in and great respect for this region. Lacy Roberts, an independent radio producer, spent some time with the speakers and panelists. A mix of those recorded conversations can be found at the link below. If you missed hearing from Jim Nichols, Diane Smith or Courtney Lowery Cowgill, this audio file will give you some highlights of who they are and how they view the Rockies.