Fall reflections in a lake going dry

Column by Hal Walter Drought – November 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine It’s fall at timberline and I am camped high in the northern Sangres at a lake that shall remain nameless though by context the observant reader may be able to guess. In checking the register at the trailhead, it appeared fewer than a […]

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Trading our birthright

Letter from Slim Wolfe Modern Life – November 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: The passing stranger wondered how I was celebrating September 11; at first I wrote off the odd bit of usage since she had an overseas accent, but in a sense, America this past year has been in a state of perverse […]

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Larger legislative maps

Letter from Bill Eichelberger Redistricting – November 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Hi Ed & Martha: As usual, a great issue of Colorado Central (October). I was interested in the maps on page 8, showing the old and new legislative districts for Colorado. I have been trying to find good maps like that for a […]

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Where’s the coltan?

Letter from Dave Delling Minerals – November 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Articles by Writers on the Range authors are usually the first thing I read when Colorado Central arrives. I’ve found them to be generally credible and factual and that’s important since some of your readers are impressionable and take whatever is laid […]

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Flattered by the opposition

Letter from Dave Skinner Conservation easements – November 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed and Martha: Gee, I wish I HAD gotten that letter from Mark Weston. There are a couple of things Mark doesn’t mention, actually a bunch.

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Fish Farm not that old

Letter from Dick Scar Highway 17 – November 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed & Martha, In the last issue, p.36, the story about the fish farmin the San Luis valley, you state that the fish farm started 50 years ago? I thought it was more like 20 or 25 years ago.

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Water numbers don’t agree

Letter from Kathleen Curry water – November 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed, Just wanted to let you know that some of the figures in your article on water in the October edition of Colorado Central should be adjusted. On Page 13 you state that there are 309,000 acres of irrigated land in the […]

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Problem Solving

Column by George Sibley Community – November 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine “Problem solving” in the West has historically been a matter of applying science and technology to “tame the land” and make the wild West more people-friendly. This problem-solving process has significantly rearranged a lot of western ecology, especially in the vicinity of surface […]

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Up Here, by Mary Stigall

Review by Martha Quillen Small-town life – November 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Up Here by Mary Stigall Western Reflections Publishing Company Copyright 2002 ISBN: 1-890437-69-7

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The Western Paradox, by Bernard DeVoto

Review by Wayne Sheldrake The West – November 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine The Western Paradox: A Conservation Reader by Bernard DeVoto Edited by Douglas Brinkley & Patricia Nelson Limerick, Published in 2001 by Yale University Press ISBN 0300084234

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What makes Curtis run?

Article by Ed Quillen Politics – November 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine It was one of those September days that make you wonder how you ever lived anywhere else, or even ventured outside of Chaffee county. A couple of days of off-and-on autumn rain had greened the valley floor, temporarily hiding the stark brown of […]

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Taking negativity to new heights

Essay by Martha Quillen 2002 election – November 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Decisions, decisions. The 2002 election is still nearly a month away, but I’ve made quite a few decisions already. First, I’m going to vote against all of the Amendments: 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31. Consider Amendment 27. Although campaign finance reform […]

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CWD: the mysterious malady

Article by Martha Quillen Wildlife – November 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine As Chronic Wasting Disease spreads across our state the question arises: Is our government doing too much or too little to halt this deadly epidemic? A fatal brain disease found in both deer and elk, Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was first identified in […]

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