Translating Ute place names

Article by Jeanne Englert Ute Language – August 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Editor’s Note: As this article will explain, the Southern Ute language, as currently written, employs many letters that are not in the standard computer character set. Until we can figure out how to display them in HTML (we used an equation editor […]

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The Search for Mexican Spotted Owls moves to Colorado

Article by Chas S. Clifton Wildlife – August 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine The fluffy young owl made its begging call, something between a rising whistle and a puppy’s whine. Its plumage was a combination of a hatchling’s down and more mature feathers — it could fly, but it was not likely to go far, […]

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The Bill of Rights is Dead

Essay by Gary Norton Constitution – July 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine As a former teacher of American history, I apologize to the students I put through the torture of retaking tests on the Constitution and Bill of Rights until they could earn an 82% or higher grade. A rebellious student was right (and I, […]

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The Colorado Pass Book, by Don Koch

Review by Ed Quillen Transportation – July 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine The Colorado Pass Book: A Guide to Colorado’s Backroad Mountain Passes by Don Koch Second edition Paperback edition published in 1992 by Pruett ISBN 0871088797

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Land purchase isn’t the only route

Sidebar by Marcia Darnell Nature Conservancy – July 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Ownership isn’t always practical. Sometimes holding land can tie up resources better spent elsewhere. For that reason, the Nature Conservancy takes several avenues to preserving land and rare species.

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The Nature Conservancy at work in Central Colorado

Article by Marcia Darnell Land Use – July 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Ah, summer. When a hiker’s fancy turns to untrampled land, unusual plants, and a vista free of condo developments. The Nature Conservancy holds four such areas in central Colorado: High Creek Fen Preserve, Mishak Lakes, Mexican Cut Preserve, and Hoosier Ridge Preserve.

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Poncha: The Pass between the Rockies

Article by Ed Quillen Geography – July 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Since the Rocky Mountains trend along a north-south line, the major passes across the ranges naturally run east and west: Trout Creek, Cottonwood, Independence, La Veta, Cochetopa, Monarch. A north-south pass like Poncha is an exception in this crowd.

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We put our toes in, and the water wasn’t bad

Article by Clint Driscoll Arkansas River Forum – July 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Attending the second annual Upper Arkansas Watershed Forum in Ca├▒on City April 19 and 20 felt like riding a raft down the river during spring run-off. There were as many differing opinions and expectations among the participants as there are rocks […]

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Briefs from all over for July 1995

Brief by Central Staff Rural Life – July 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine No Secrets To demonstrate that keeping anything secret in a small town is nearly impossible, we present a portion of a letter that appeared in the May 25 edition of the Wet Mountain Tribune:

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The last straw hits the fan

Letter from Clay Warren Local law – July 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Editor: I don’t know if it was the “growth” piece in your issue No. 16 that got me primed, but the Mountain Mail editorial of June 8, about how it’s not too late to Plan, was the last straw. I guess it’s […]

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Crystal mine was a great tale

Letter from Bill Epler Mining – July 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed, As you will readily understand, we found the story on the Sweet Home crystals fascinating. A fabulous story very well told.

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Obscure the 14ers

Letter from Myrna Schrader Environment – July 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed & Martha: I am so glad that you printed those three articles on the plight of the Fourteeners [in the May edition], or more aptly, the pathetic state of the crowds who are addicted to them. For many years, all kinds […]

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