Eminent Domain

Column by Hal Walter Public Lands – November 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine IT STARTED OUT as a peaceful fall morning. I had the place to myself — a wife- and baby-free zone — and a fresh cup of steaming coffee in hand. I glanced out the window to see a very large porcupine lumber […]

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Changing times in the high borderlands

Column by George Sibley Mountain Life – November 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine TRYING TO FIGURE OUT the geography of history — the way ideas and ideologies get worked out down on the ground — is as fascinating as it is complex. Living in Central Colorado most of these past 40 years, I only gradually […]

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Two more web sites

Sidebar by Chas S. Clifton Evacuation – November 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine After Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, a lot of people are thinking about disasters, and putting something like “Go bag” or “go kit” into any search engine should yield interesting results.

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Thinking like a refugee

Article by Chas S. Clifton Evacuation – November 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine IN 2002, WHEN THE Hayman Fire rampaged southwest of Denver and the Iron Mountain Fire burned a swath along the Custer-Fr√©mont county line, I took the first step: I gathered up my wife’s and my insurance policies, birth certificates and other vital […]

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An ode to all the fine doctors

Letter from Edward Hawkins Medicine – November 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine ODE TO ALL THE FINE DOCTORS A Veteran’s Thoughts on Quiet Evenings By Edward Hawkins World War II — U. S. Merchant Marine

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Withholding involvement

Letter from Slim Wolfe Politics – November 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Editor: There comes a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick, that you can no longer even tacitly take part – and you put your bodies on the gears, on the wheels and levers…. More or […]

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An update from the graduate

Letter from Ray James Modern Life – November 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Martha and Ed: Thank you for using my essay in the October issue. I wanted to assure you that it’s extremely unlikely that its publication will prove to be an embarrassment to y’all because of current or future behavior on my […]

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Getting around

Letter from Roger Williams Access – November 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: On my way to Chaco Canyon and other points, I investigated the old road that descends from some old cabins below treeline on the slopes of South Parry Peak or nearby, at the end of Mt. Elbert’s long southeast ridge, to Route […]

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Deadwood should heat our houses

Letter from Simon Halburian Public Lands – November 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed, The tourists aren’t looking past our mountains here in Central Colorado and this may be the case statewide. In the last few years I have seen a noticeable decline in hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, etc. And while I don’t have […]

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Democracy depends on discussion

Letter from Christy C. Bulkeley Politics – November 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Martha: This is mostly so you’ll know you’re not writing to a vacuum. Your commentary debunking the frames/ metaphors/stereotypes involved in George Lakoff’s Don’t Think of an Elephant and his earlier Moral Politics, the fuller, academic treatment of the topic, prompts […]

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It is pretty weird

Letter from George Sibley Resemblance – November 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed & Martha: Reading around in the October Colorado Central instead of working on my column, I came across the “Department of Strange Coincidences” item that I’d missed the first time through (my eyes apparently going straight to the comics). I did see […]

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Better ways to expend energy

Letter from Jim Forrest Politics – November 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Editor, I frequently learn something each month by reading Colorado Central magazine. For example, in September’s issue, I learned that Viagra is dangerous and addictive (“Appalled by the law,” p.36). I did not know that.

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