Not About This!
I bet you didn't know that some folks might define McCook as being just over half a hamlet. Now to come to this conclusion, I read an online article on the Denver Post website... http://www.denverpost.com/allewis/ci_16164516?source=rsshomecol
The article is about a "tiny town" and "remote hamlet" that has attracted a multi-national company to add 300 jobs. It's an interesting article, and I think folks in this area should be trying to do more around here to attract new types of business, but I digress.
hamlet: a community of people smaller than a village
village: a community of people smaller than a town
town: an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city
city: Aw heck, we all know what a city is, but my point is that based on the author of the above cited articles dictionary, McCook would be just over half a hamlet since the "hamlet" he wrote about has over 15,000 folks living there.
The real story though is about outsourcing jobs to rural America. If you read the story, there apparently is some backlash about jobs shipped overseas. About time!