A Custer County fire drill

Column by Hal Walter Wildfires – June 2002 – Colorado Central IN APRIL, AS I was jogging through what is normally a grassy park but is now a sandlot punctuated by sun-scorched, wind-parched, flat-grazed bunches of dead grass, I thought it odd that clouds of grasshoppers flew with every step. There were hundreds of them, […]

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Colorado water belongs to the people of Colorado

Letter from Phil Doe Water – June 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: While our state’s Constitution declares in clear language that the water in our rivers belongs to the people, that declaration has been pushed aside over the years to serve the unfettered appetite of the state’s water development interests. Perhaps most telling is […]

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Lots of funny stuff goin’ on

Letter from Clay Warren Current events – June 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors, Imagine mah suprize when ah got back from several months worth o’ dressin’ up funny to find even funnier stuff goin’ on within’ the pages o’ mah favorite magazine. Combine thet with irrational statements made on facetious radio, factual irresponsibility in […]

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Using the products of mining to protest against mining

Letter from Ed Rogers Mining – June 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Hi Ed, Enjoyed your article on the Mica mine [May edition] very much. Being a geologist and in minerals exploration for twenty years it hit a home run with me. Nothing galls me more then folks who drive a low gas mileage SUV, […]

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Misinformation campaign on the proposed mica mine

Letter from Paul Martz Mining – June 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors, I suppose given the circumstances I’ve put myself into through the agency of a big mouth and my own free will, I’m required to respond to Hal’s diatribe against the proposed mica mine on Poncha Pass, and to try and reconcile fact […]

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Pah pops up often in dry country

Letter from Jeanne Englert Ute vocabulary – June 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Hello there. Timothy Englert, his older sister, our Havana Brown cat and I went on a trip to California. On the way, to and fro, I noted more pah words that might be of interest to readers, pah being in its […]

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Design & Drought

Column by George Sibley Climate – June 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine THE ARGUMENT about evolution goes on and on. Is the earth and its abundance of life the product of “an intelligent design,” a “vast eternal plan,” or is it just the fractal unfolding of an exfoliation of things that started happening in the […]

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Conservation Easements put money in wrong pockets

Essay by Dave Skinner Land Use – June 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine LIKE NEARLY EVERYONE, I am concerned with the gradual, and sometimes not-so-gradual replacement of our wide-open West with housing. I’ve seen more than a few of my favorite hunting and fishing spots, and my favorite neighbors, disappear forever. It’s a bad situation, […]

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Local Land Trusts

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Land Use – June 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Conservation Easements involve two principals: the landowner who sells the easement, and the non-profit corporation (generally known as a Land Trust) which acquires and administers the easement. Different Land Trusts have different goals. Some want to preserve relatively pristine environments and therefore […]

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Grazing and Location Theory

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Land Use – June 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine – 5ERN4Q62K64Q Why all the interest in Conservation Easements? One reason is that we’re undergoing an economic and cultural shift. The economic part of the transformation starts with classical economic geography and something called “central-place theory,” which is a branch of “location […]

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Conservation easements and Walley World

Essay by Ed Quillen Land Use – June 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine WHEN HALF A DOZEN PEOPLE strung across our state tell me I really ought to attend something, even if that something is 50 miles away on a weeknight, eventually I run out of excuses. That’s the best way to explain a trip […]

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Hell’s Belles, by Clark Secrest

Review by Abby Quillen Vice – June 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Hell’s Belles: Prostitution, Vice, and Crime in Early Denver by Clark Secrest Revised edition published in 2002 by the University Press of Colorado. ISBN 0-87081-633-0

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Confessions of a planning commissioner

Essay by Forrest Whitman Land Use – June 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine RECENTLY I VOTED with the Gilpin Planning Commission as we sent a gravel pit and reclamation project down to the Court House for decision by the County Commissioners. During the break I swear I heard some of the neighbors muttering “Kill the […]

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Fund established for assisting St. Elmo

Sidebar by Ed Quillen St. Elmo – June 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine The town hall and jail in St. Elmo, along with outbuildings and several other historic structures, were destroyed by fire on April 15. What happens next is still up in the air, according to Melanie Milam-Roth of Nathrop, whose family owned several […]

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