This ain’t no disco

Column by Hal Walter Ranching – April 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine IT’S BEEN A COLD WINTER, but by all signs it’s ending early. Calves were born in early February and mares started cycling with the March full moon. A mourning dove arrived the first week of March, and flocks of robins followed in the […]

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The literature that gets no respect

Essay by Lynda La Rocca Poetry – April 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine POETRY IS THE Rodney Dangerfield of literature: It gets no respect. Never mind the protests of those who claim to love verse or the fact that many of us “mature” folks can still quote lines from beloved poems memorized in grammar school. […]

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De-seeding cannons aimed at preventing hail

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Cloud-seeding – April 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine If you can make snow fall by shooting particles into the sky, can you prevent hail from falling by dispersing particles? Hailstones, like snowflakes, begin as tiny particles that attract water in clouds. The difference is that snowflakes fall quickly, whereas hailstones get […]

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Does cloud-seeding rob Peter to pay Paul?

Sidebar by Allen Best Cloud-Seeding – April 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Are cloud seeders stealing your water? No, say scientists, but legal issues of cloud seeding are not yet sorted out. One of the most frequent questions asked about cloud-seeding programs is whether, by drawing extra moisture from storms, areas downwind will be deprived […]

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Experiments will help Denver decide

Sidebar by Allen Best Cloud-seeding – April 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Random experiments will help Denver decide whether to continue cloud seeding In pioneer days promoters of homesteading in the arid West said that rainfall follows the plow. While there is little evidence that those promoters were right, it can be said conclusively that […]

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Wringing the clouds with artificial insemination

Article by Allen Best Water – April 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine LAST OCTOBER a committee from the National Research Council issued a lengthy report that found “no convincing scientific proof of the efficacy of intentional weather modification efforts.” In other words, cloud seeding doesn’t work.

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The Pilgrimage writing contest

Sidebar by Lynda La Rocca Pilgrimage – April 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine THE PILGRIMAGE WRITING CONTEST FIRST PRIZE IS $1000 Pilgrimage, a bi-annual literary magazine, invites Colorado Central readers to enter a writing contest. Here’s what the magazine has to say about its aspirations and rules:

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Dealing with Pilgrimage

Sidebar by Lynda La Rocca Pilgrimage – April 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Pilgrimage, circulation 600, is available by subscription for $15 a year (two issues). In Chaffee County, it is sold at The Book Haven, 128 F Street, Salida 81201 for $8 an issue.

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Pilgrimage Magazine gets a new editor and a new home

Article by Lynda La Rocca Local Arts – April 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine If a “pilgrimage” is a journey to a sacred place, then Pilgrimage — the magazine — is the vehicle that gets you there. After finishing the most recent issue, I was reminded of these lines by poet T.S. Eliot:

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With Bo Callaway and a Sane Environmentalist

Column by George Sibley Enviroment – April 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine THIS IS MOSTLY A STORY about David Orr, an educator, environmentalist, and a hero of mine for the past decade. But it is also a story about Howard “Bo” Callaway, a major owner of central Colorado’s biggest ski area until early March of […]

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More about the Yellow House and Maysville

Letter from Doris And Larry Wills History – April 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: On a whim, I typed “Oscar Chapin” into an Internet search engine and what happened, but the article on the Yellow House in Maysville showed up, from your October 1997 edition! Ebenezer Chapin was my husband’s great-great- great grandfather — […]

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Poverty is relative

Letter from Slim Wolfe Economics – April 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Ah, February, the month to strike doom and gloom into the hearts of the Quillen Pundits Society, as reflected in the March issue: Walter on death and depression; Martha on Democracy; Sibley on the Silent Majority; Wolfe the indecipherable.

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