Once a tree

Column by Hal Walter Mounain Life – May 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine IT WAS A VICTIM of the drought. That much must be understood. The smallish ponderosa pine, maybe 20 feet tall, had turned brown over the last two years, then dropped nearly all of its needles. Its upper branches showed telltale signs of […]

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TSE, CWD, BSE: What do we know?

Sidebar by Martha Quillen Agriculture – May 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine We’d be remiss not to notice that Clint’s article once again brings up some controversies originally inspired by Hal Walter’s February column, A Regional Answer to the Food Supply Questions.

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Healthy land makes healthy critters

Article by Clint Driscoll Agriculture – May 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine DECEMBER 23, 2003 was not a day U.S. cattle producers will remember fondly. On that date the USDA announced a dairy cow in Washington state had been found to have Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, more commonly known as Mad Cow Disease. BSE is a […]

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No end in sight

Essay by Martha Quillen Politics – May 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine I’M GENERALLY a pretty confident armchair politician, but at this point I’m really glad I don’t run this country — and I’m not in the least bit sure why John Kerry (or Howard Dean, John Edwards, Joe Lieberman, Dennis Kucinich or Wesley Clark, […]

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Musical variety along the Arkansas

Article by Sue Snively Local Arts – May 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine THOSE WHO TRAVEL north from Buena Vista toward the Colorado Midland tunnels and Elephant Rock may experience an unexpected treat. There could be some musical accompaniment to the scenery. Just before crossing the Arkansas River, as you go past a driveway with […]

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All ill wind that blows our way

Column by George Sibley Power – May 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine THE CITY OF GUNNISON is about to climb onto the “wind power” wagon, and I’m opposing it. Huh? How can I be so retro as to be against renewable energy?

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The off switch helps

Letter from Kim Washmon Modern Life – May 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed: I only turn my cell phone on when I want to make a call. I don’t feel I can be disturbed with the phone off. My brother and my stepson are the only people with my cell number, also. So […]

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Planned obscolescence may apply to more than goods

Letter from Slim Wolfe Modern Life – May 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed, Maybe our American overseas interventions have a certain planned obsolescence to them, just like your technology: every so many years (or months) we need a new toy in the office and a new chance to free the world from an oppressive […]

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What some folks did during Prohibition

Letter from Adelina Taylor History – May 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Editors, Mrs. Quillen asked what people did during prohibition. I wonder if most people did as the old timers did in Pitkin. There were stills all over the mountains and races to determine who could produce the best flavor, the biggest kick, […]

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How to find out who owns what’s beneath you

Letter from George Newman Land Ownership – May 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: The brief article in the March edition regarding federal ownership of minerals under private (fee) surface was good. Some people may wonder if they are in this situation. Here are some simple (cheap) ways to find this out:

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Creede Magazine, by Marcia Darnell

Review by Marcia Darnell Media – May 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine THE UNIQUE TOWN of Creede has a mere 377 year-round residents, but its rich mixture of colorful history, creative arts, and beautiful scenery makes it vital enough to inspire a new periodical.

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New census estimates suggest a way to reduce growth

Essay by Ed Quillen Politics – May 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine EARLY IN APRIL, the U.S. Census Bureau released its most current population estimates, with what its statisticians believe is the population of each county in the United States as of July 1, 2003 — almost a year ago, but certainly more current than […]

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