Forgive us if this sounds a little bit like sour grapes, but maybe losing out on a chance to get the federal Bureau of Land Management’s headquarters wasn’t such a big deal after all.
For months, there had been discussions within the federal government about moving the BLM headquarters out of Washington, D.C., to a location somewhere in the West. That made sense to us. After all, most of the federal lands managed by BLM are west of the Mississippi River.
Naturally, we thought that Pueblo would make a great location for a new headquarters. And the prospect of several hundred highly paid federal workers relocating here seemed like it could have a substantial impact on the local economy.