About the UAWCD

Sidebar by Martha Quillen Water – June 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine FOR NEWCOMERS unfamiliar with local politics, the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District was formed back in 1979 to help develop water in the Upper Arkansas Valley before rapidly growing front range communities could purchase it. In Colorado, special taxing districts can be formed […]

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Just whom does the UAWCD represent?

Essay by Ed Quillen Water – June 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine KEEPING UP WITH THE Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District could turn into a full-time job, and one that could require considerable travel, even though the district’s headquarters are in Salida. The major current issue is a proposed expansion to include all of Fr√©mont […]

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Wildflower photographer blossoms in Salida

Article by Cheryl Tischer Local Artist – June 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine IT’S NOT THAT FAR from the manicured green neighborhoods of Ames, Iowa, to the snowkissed peaks of Chaffee County. But when measured in creative leaps and personal gains, the change in location has been an incredible journey for Carol Cartwright. For Cartwright, […]

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Confusion and outrage

Letter from Slim Wolfe Democracy – June 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Martha, I enjoyed your editorial and particularly your conclusion about us not being followers. There were, however, a number of confusing items I found there. First, was the assertion that the U.S. is exporting democracy to Iraq and Afghanistan. Maybe that was […]

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Let’s get past finger-pointing

Letter from Kathleen Curry Water – June 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Editor, Recently, Representative Ray Rose [a Montrose Republican] published an article regarding legislation I carried earlier this year regarding protecting the rights of surface users when oil and gas is developed on their property. I would like to set the record straight […]

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Oil and Compost

Column by George Sibley Gardening – June 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine THE HOT NEW ITEM on the home front is a shredder. Not a shredder like the Enron folk or various government agencies have used to cover their tracks, but one that you shovel leaves, grass, moldy MacDonald wrappers, soggy Shoppers and other rakings […]

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Naming the Indian group of the Sawatch Range

Article by Virginia McConnell Simmons Geography – June 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine THE SAWATCH RANGE on the west side of Chaffee County is a visual knock-out, and the names of some of its peaks offer a reminder of the area’s past history. Among alien labels like Princeton and Harvard, a handful of mountains in […]

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Resorts keep trying to use biodiesel

Sidebar by Allen Best Agriculture – June 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Buses in Crested Butte were scheduled to start burning biodiesel in April after a winter devoted to using only petroleum-based diesel. Biodiesel use was suspended for the season after bacteria in the winter fuel supply was blamed for clogged fuel filters which caused […]

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About biofuels

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Agriculture – June 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine When it comes to biofuels, you could start with firewood – it can be locally grown, it’s renewable, and it can cook your dinner and keep you warm. But most current talk of biofuels focuses on blending a liquid fuel made from farm […]

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Will it pay to grow our own diesel fuel?

Essay by John Mattingly Agriculture – June 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine BLUE SUN PRODUCERS will be making canola-based biodiesel in the San Luis Valley. The company hopes to bring the price of biodiesel in line with the cost of petrodiesel, and bring economic benefit to Valley farmers and consumers. The full story on Blue […]

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More growing resources

Sidebar by Martha Quillen Gardening – June 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine With Wann and Tweit advising, you should be able to get your garden up and blooming, but both books are in black and white. So you may well want one of those gorgeous, full-color manuals that shows brilliant pictures of garden vegetables, and […]

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