Western Water Report: 1 August 2001

ANOTHER WATER ELECTION In a hotly contested election, Jeff Ollinger defeated Lloyd Johnson by a vote of 456 to 335 for an open seat on the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District board. This is only the 4th such election in Colorado’s history, but the 3rd in 3 years. About 4,500 people were eligible to vote.

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Taking diversity to extremes

Column by Hal Walter Mountain Life – August 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine I ONCE REMARKED that you really need a good reason to live here. And it’s true. This is my 11th summer here in the Wet Mountains. It is by far the longest I have ever lived anywhere, actually nearly twice as long […]

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From the Great Beyond

Letter from Slim Wolfe Modern times – August 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine From the Great Beyond Editors: Thought you might like to know, I’ve been channeling Ed Abbey. In fact we sat down over Negra Modelo and came up with a gringo lyric for Cielito Lindo, like this: No faxes, no Elvis, no President, […]

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Watch out, Central Colorado!

Letter from Joanna Sampson Growth – August 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Watch out, Central Colorado! Ed & Martha: A pesky varmint is overrunning the mountains and plains of Eastern Colorado and appears to be spreading to other parts of the state. This varmint multiplies rapidly. It ruins its environment, destroying as it advances. It […]

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Developments in greater metropolitan Cotopaxi

Letter from Charlie Green Geography – August 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Developments in greater metropolitan Cotopaxi Editors: OK, Ed. I was pretty ticked to find that you made Cotopaxi the east edge of your Central Colorado diamond. I had always visualized CC as an approximate rectangle: Parkdale; Trinidad; SW corner of the San Luis […]

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Working to Live, Living to Work

Column by George Sibley Mountain Life – August 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine A SPECTER IS HAUNTING the mountain valleys — _not the specter of a working-class revolt against the owning class, but the specter of no working class at all. Well, it will probably never be quite that desperate. But for the past half […]

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The New Royal Gorge War

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Transportation – August 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine In 1878, two railroads battled over the right to run trains through the Royal Gorge. Now, 123 years later, two railroads are again fighting over the same piece of track. The 19th-century battle was between the Denver & Rio Grande and the Atchison, […]

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Want to ride a train?

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Transportation – August 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Want to ride a train? It’s hard to find a freight to hop, and besides, that’s dangerous and illegal. Fortunately, there are some legal rides available. All you have to do is buy a ticket and show up at the depot:

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For More Information about Tennessee Pass

Sidebar by Ken Stitzel Transportation – August 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine More information: Primary sources for this article were agents within the Tennessee Pass Underground, a super-secret spy organization of railroad fanatics who have nothing better to do than monitor the Tennessee Pass rails with an array of high-tech surveillance equipment that would make […]

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What’s next for the Tennessee Pass line

Article by Ken Stitzel Transportation – August 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine THE RUSTY, WEED-GROWN TRACKS of the Union Pacific Railroad run along the Arkansas and Eagle rivers from the Royal Gorge over Tennessee Pass and down through the I-70 ski valleys. The empty rails hardly resemble the transcontinental mainline that boasted 15 to 20 […]

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Blood on the Wind, by Lucile Bogue

Review by Martha Quillen Utes – August 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Blood on the Wind The Memoirs of Flying Horse Mollie a Yampa Ute The Story behind the Meeker Massacre by Lucile Bogue Published in 2001 by Western Reflections ISBN 1-890437-50-6

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Money and Morality don’t mix well

Essay by Martha Quillen Politics – August 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine MORALITY AND MONEY. Personally, I wouldn’t think those two subjects had much in common, but modern politicians always manage to highlight both of them in every speech. Recently, I was reading a Newsweek article about the current political arguments regarding stem cell research […]

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