A Long Summer on the Pack-Burro racing circuit

Column by Hal Walter Mountain Life – September 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine It’s the morning after the Buena Vista pack-burro race, and when I put my feet down off the bed I wasn’t sure that I would be able to stand, much less walk. There’s a sharp pain on the inside of my left […]

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Perhaps we’ll find a cure for our pridefulness

Letter from Slim Wolfe Culture – September 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Here’s a local example of how easy it is to be smug in one’s ignorance and misjudge an alien situation: During Salida Artwalk I sidle up to a mud-show dancer of indeterminate sex and exclaim, “nice legs, lady.” This is a moment […]

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Just a concidence?

Letter from Ed & Mary Rogers War on Terrorism – September 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Hi Ed and Martha, Just received [the August] Colorado Central. The article read very well and we actually laughed at my own writing. Those win-wins are never a win-win; the taxpayer is always the loser. Ed your article in […]

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Has it happened yet?

Letter from Kate Donithorne Real-estate – September 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Editors, Having recently theorized, was pleased to discover verification in a back issue of Colorado Central #10, December 1994. “Want To Elevate Real-Estate Prices? Geographer says it’s easy; just invite some artists to move into the neighborhood.”

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The Butterfly Effect

Column by George Sibley Philosophy – September 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine I keep getting these flashy come-ons from The Economist magazine that say in bold white letters on the front of a big blue envelope: “When a butterfly flutters its wings in one part of the world, it can eventually cause a hurricane in […]

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San Luis residents get back their grazing rights

Article by Kay Matthews Land Grants – September 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine The people of the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado had much to celebrate at the July Fiestas de Santa Ana y Santiago: It took 21 years, but they finally won their fight to retain grazing, firewood gathering, and timber harvesting rights […]

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Scare stories may be worse than the drought

Essay by Martha Quillen Drought – September 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine This year, George Sibley coordinated the 27th annual Colorado Water Workshop at Western State College. From July 31 to August 2, WSC hosted serious presentations on water law, water policy, environmental issues, and various dams and diversions. The primary subject this year was […]

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Big Flash Floods can come from Small Catchments

Article by Paul Martz Geology – September 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine With one eye on the storm and running late, I was driving way too fast for conditions. But I needed to catch a shift of drillers before they left a remote drillsite an the southeast flank of the Pilot Mountains east of Mina, […]

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Do Mountain Goats belong here?

Article by Allen Best Wildlife – September 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine If tradition is served on the first weekend after Labor Day, 200 to 250 people will draw round their tents and RVs in a large meadow at the base of Mount Shavano. There they will play cribbage and croquet, toss tall tales and […]

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Angela Manno’s Interplanetary Enterprise

Article by Marcia Darnell Local Artists – September 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Few artists are good at business. Few business owners are good at marketing. Angela Manno is great at all three, which is how she’s able to spend part of every year in the South of France. “Next year I’m having a one-woman […]

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Water reformer wins primary

Brief by Central Staff Water politics – September 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Paul Weissmann, a former state senator from Louisville in Boulder County, may be going back to the statehouse. He won the August 13 Democratic primary for legislative House District 12.

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