May 17, 2007
Gov. Bill Ritter, third from right, shovels ceremonial dirt at Wednesday's groundbreaking at the Peetz Table Wind Energy Center, which will become the nation's second-largest wind farm. Located near the northeastern Colorado town of Peetz in rural Logan County, the wind farm will generate 400 megawatts of electricity with 267 wind turbines. Alongside Ritter are officials with Logan County, XCel Energy and Florida-based FPL Energy.
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Logan County's agricultural community is rebounding from years of drought, thanks to a new kind of crop - wind.