Hay and the Stock Market

Column by Hal Walter Livestock – July 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine If there’s anything I don’t like about my small-time dealings in the stock market — the livestock market — it’s dealing with hay. The basics are bad enough. The stuff is heavy and getting it, especially a decent supply of it, to my […]

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Creede Repertory Theatre plans a busy summer

Article by Marcia Darnell Drama – July 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine After a year on the job as creative director of the Creede Repertory Theatre, Maurice LaMee is feeling confident. “I’m starting to think I’m beginning to have an idea of what’s going on,” he says. “The learning curve was steep the first year.” […]

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Is democracy possible?

Column by George Sibley Politics – July 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine I’m sitting here tonight feeling guilty about missing a meeting, an educational forum with the “Pathfinder Group” that is working with the Forest Service to try to peacefully and sensibly resolve the problem of in-stream flows for waterways in the local National Forest.

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Wildfire history isn’t the kind that comes from books

Article by Allen Best History – July 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine The wildfire history of a landscape is arcane knowledge. Various government agencies assiduously record people and their doings, and several state and federal agencies have tried to determine “what is natural” for wildlife. But for fires, which we now understand balance our landscapes […]

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Chainsaw Landscaping in the Stupid Zone

Article by Mick Souder Wildfires – July 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine By 10 a.m. yesterday morning, I heard two chain-saws doing whatever it is they do when the neighborhood is a ponderosa forest during a drought on the edge of the San Juan Mountains and the Colorado Plateau. By 10:05 I only heard one […]

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Lessons from the Wildfires

Article by Patricia Nelson Limerick Wildfires – July 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine from the Wirth Forum, Feb. 16-17, 2001, Center of the American West For the West, the Summer of 2000 added up to a prolonged reminder of the untamed power of fire. Money, public attention, and firefighters were directed to a number of […]

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Possible marmot lore

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Wildlife – July 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Even though marmots are relatively common in our mountains, they don’t appear much in our history or lore. There’s a tale I read somewhere once upon a time, and it goes like this:

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Almost everything about yellow-bellied marmots

Article by Lynda La Rocca Wildlife – July 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine What animal sleeps more than half the year, emits unusual noises, gobbles cookies by the bagful, and is often referred to as a “pig”? If you’re thinking the answer is the family dog, think again. These are all characteristics of Marmota flaviventris, […]

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We still haven’t figured out how to talk about this war

Essay by Martha Quillen War – July 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine In February, I wrote that we needed to figure out how to talk about America’s war in Afghanistan. That letter got a lot of responses, some favorable — and some vociferously angry. Then, for months after encouraging everyone else to talk about the […]

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Property owners should learn about mineral rights

Letter from Dave Delling Mining – July 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed: I enjoyed your May issue very much but especially the two articles on the proposed mica mine on Poncha Pass. Your article presented a realistic and balanced appraisal of what might be expected if this early stage exploration project ever developed […]

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Calculations & spelling

Letter from Roger A.C. Wiliams Colorado Central – July 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Editor: That Tonto Mine in Poncha Pass (p. 46, May edition) would draw 109.57 million gallons of water over 25 years @500 gal/min., not 15.6 M, my hp-28C tells me. BTW I can’t read the fine print in the “Public Notice” […]

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Filling up with refugees

Letter from Slim Wolfe Modern life – July 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors, It was great to read the June entry of Tony Malmberg. I’ve lived 22 of my 55 years in ranch country but haven’t often got inside the mind of a cattleman, and Malmberg is articulate and insightful. I envy anyone born […]

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Perhaps not really “forever,” but certainly long enough

Letter from Paul Snyder Conservation easements – July 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed: I think you just sold a lot of subscriptions to Colorado Central here in Custer County. As I pass around copies of the June issue (illegally violating copyright laws, no doubt), I do make sure to mention that those not reading […]

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