Paul Romer, son of former Colorado Governor Roy Romer, was one of the people just awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. Did you know that Conifer Mountain was a development by Roy Romer and that many of the roads on the mountain, including Paul's Drive, were named after his family? A little historical tidbit from Frank Fransioli who alerted us to this news! Read more below!
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2018
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2018 was divided equally between William D. Nordhaus "for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis" and Paul M. Romer "for integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis."
"The area's best views are seen from Conifer Mountain...include Denver city lights, Denver International Airport, Pike's Peak, Mt. Evans' and the Continental Divide. Many of the roads on Conifer Mountain were named after Governor Romer's family members including Bea's Drive named after his wife. Other roads include Christopher Drive, Mary's Drive, Paul's Drive, Thomas Drive, Nancy's Lane, Timothy Drive, Edward Drive and Barney's Gulch to mention a few."
Photo of Pike's Peak from Conifer Mountain by My Mountain Town