Diversification

Column by Hal Walter Mountain life – October 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine I’VE HEARD IT SAID that in today’s economy one must diversify. The assumption, of course, is that there is an economy in the first place. The trouble is, when one has spent 20-odd years writing and editing for a living, and lives […]

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Water on the Ballot: Yes on 1A, No on A

Essay by Ed Quillen Water – October 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine OUR STATE CONSTITUTION says that the water of Colorado belongs to the people of Colorado, but the people of Colorado seldom get to vote on water matters. You get the idea that water is just too important to be controlled by mere citizens […]

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Bob Calder: Capturing Leadville’s Past

Article by Lynda La Rocca Local Artist – October 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine AT FIRST GLANCE, the alleys separating Leadville’s weathered, wooden outbuildings from the backs of its Victorian, shotgun-style houses might seem an unlikely subject for artistic endeavors. But in the hands of artist Robert W. “Bob” Calder, these scenes of the Cloud […]

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How big is the Aurora threat?

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Water – October 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine There are three major and growing Front Range cities which use water from the Arkansas River: Pueblo, population 102,121 in 2000; Colorado Springs, 380,890; and Aurora, 275,393. How much do they threaten flows in the river?

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What’s a use tax?

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Water – October 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine In essence, it’s a sales tax that isn’t collected at the point of sale, and Chaffee County voters will decide about a use tax on motor vehicles at this election. Let’s suppose you live in Chaffee County and buy a used pickup off […]

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The Slimbo award

Letter from Slim Wolfe Colorado Central – October 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: The September Slimbo Award (most cynical and defeatist item to appear in September’s Colorado Central) goes to Cactus Jack for his cartoon about the firehoses. Every other contribution to the magazine was superlative, so there were no other nominees.

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Mistaken identity

Letter from Kate Donithorne Colorado Central – October 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Editors: Though I was expecting the combined delivery of the August and September Colorado Centrals, I dropped them into the waste basket so thoughtfully provided by the Post Office for junk mail, before I realized the mistake I’d made due to […]

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Distracted writer?

Letter from Laird Campbell Railroads – October 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Distracted writer? Dear Ed: I think you must have been distracted when you approved the map which appears on page 30 of the September issue. It shows the South Park line to Baldwin on the Rio Grande Route between Gunnison and Crested Butte. […]

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Don’t believe them

Letter from Edward Hawkins Economy – October 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Don’t believe them Martha: Great letter from the editor in September issue: “Divided and Conquered.” But I dasn’t let you continue life believing all those quotations, information and other junk from Kevin Phillips, Donald Bartlett, James B. Steele, and others. But I rather […]

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Good job on the South Park

Letter from Dave Primus Railroads – October 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed, Nice articles on the DSP&P in the recent Colorado Central. Also, thanks for mentioning our annual convention in Leadville. We had a great time, even on Saturday when the weather didn’t quite cooperate. One correction, though. We had members from across the […]

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An old mystery solved on the line to Climax

Letter from Roger Henn Railroad history – October 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed Quillen: Thank you for the article on the isolated C&S track [in the September edition]. Just what happened in railroading in that country, I have always wondered.

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Feeling some paranoia about water

Column by George Sibley Water – October 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine EITHER I AM GETTING PARANOID, or the way we develop and distribute water in Colorado is undergoing an assault. It may not be an intentional assault directed by some shadowy behind-the-scenes Fu Manchu; it may just be a trend compelled by several uncoordinated […]

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Cadillac Desert, by Marc Reisner

Review by Ed Quillen Water – October 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Cadillac Desert – The American West and its Disappearing Water by Marc Reisner First published in 1986 Revised edition with afterword published in 1993 by Penguin ISBN 0-14-017824-4

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