Water in the driest of years

Column by Hal Walter Drought – January 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine IT’S A NEVER-CEASING SOURCE of amazement for me when I turn on the faucet and somewhere from about 150 feet underground, comes water. In fact, it is so much an amazement, that a major home-improvement project I tackled one particularly icy weekend this […]

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What we don’t know is hurting us

Essay by Martha Quillen Media – January 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine BOB EWEGEN, deputy editorial page editor and columnist for The Denver Post, says “Journalism is the art of relentless oversimplification,” and Ed often quotes him on that. But if they’re talking about journalism today, their assessment may be too optimistic.

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Some personal favorites

Review by Lynda La Rocca Literature – January 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine I’M PROBABLY THE LAST PERSON in the world to catch on to the fact that Willa Cather was an incredible writer. A friend who has never traveled outside New England has urged me for years to read Cather’s works. She rhapsodizes over […]

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Some basics about photovoltaics

Sidebar by Slim Wolfe Solar Energy – January 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Some basics about photovoltaic and other power systems Do solar panels work under a cloud? Yes, but slowly: allow about twice the time as you’d need on a sunny day. What about wind generators? They’re best when mounted on a 40-foot pole […]

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Scrounging for solar

Article by Slim Wolfe Solar Energy – January 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine As the Russian said when visiting the modern cabin on a Canadian lake: “This is nice for a town house, but where is your place in the country?” THE DECEMBER ARTICLE about solar-powered living was excellent for those who want to borrow […]

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Back to the basics? Or a new hustle?

Article by Allen Best Skiing – January 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine AS BEST I CAN FIGURE, the story at Silverton is about how much sex you can have before you cease being a virgin. Aaron Brill professes near virginity with his new Silverton Mountain Ski Area, and if I sound skeptical, perhaps even cynical, […]

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Welcome back, Cotter?

Article by Gail Binkly Environment – January 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine LAST WINTER, when Deyon Boughton read in her local newspaper that 470,000 tons of “mildly contaminated soil” might be coming to rest at the uranium mill near her home, she winced. Her husband, Lynn, had been a chemist at the mill from 1958 […]

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With the plutocracy

Column by George Sibley Politics – January 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine BECAUSE I HAD the good fortune to grow up in one of the few historical moments in which democracy — government by the people, for the broadest benefit of all the people — was actually realized to a great extent, I naturally took […]

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Pack-Burro Racing

Central Staff by 1.GEN Sidebar – January 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Here are the official, and more or less complete, results of the 2002 races, as reported by the Western Pack-Burro Racing ASS-ociation. Tom Sobal and Bullwinkle took the men’s triple-crown title. Sobal just moved down to Salida from Leadville; we hope the thicker […]

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Racing at the top

Article by Columbine Quillen Pack-burro racing – January 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine IT’S A SHORT SEASON for a professional donkey racer; the pack burro racing season is not nearly as long as the football, basketball, or hockey seasons. And the profession is not nearly as prestigious — nor as lucrative. But to keep winning […]

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Where the Rockies end

Letter from Roger Kirkpatrick Geography – January 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Hi, While reading “There is Much to be Done, But Not by Me” in the Colorado Central Magazine for Nov.’02, I noticed a 200+ mile mistake!

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