Briefs from the San Luis Valley

Brief by Marcia Darnell San Luis Valley – February 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Baca Buy? The federal government is actively negotiating to buy the Baca Ranch as part of the Great Sand Dunes monument-to-park deal. Steve Chaney, superintendent of the monument, said Bruce Babbit’s staff is in active negotiation with Farallon Corp., which owns […]

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Guess that intersection

Brief by Central Staff Local Lore – February 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine In the January edition, we published a short quiz about slogans, and promised to run the answers if we remembered. Our mental circuits did suffer greatly from the shock of the monthly bill from the Greedy Gas Co. (which was once owned […]

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Everybody’s a Doctor in the Back of Beyond

Essay by Rebecca Clarren Rural Life – February 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine I NEVER WANTED to be a nurse. I never dressed up like Florence Nightingale for Halloween. I never even took care of my dolls — my idea of tender loving care was washing Barbie’s hair with turpentine. But I live in a […]

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Western Water Report: 10 February 2001

DRINK MORE WATER! We all know that water is important but did you know that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half world pop.) In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as […]

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