Western Water Report: May 7, 2006

FLY FISHERS EMERGE FOR COLORADO CADDIS HATCH The annual caddis hatch that brings fly-fishers out onto Colorado’s Arkansas River and the fish looking up is also a boom to local retailers who feed and house the anglers and provide them with flies, scotch and cigars. Denver Post; April 12 <http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_3700264> <http://durangoherald.com/asp-bin/article_generation.asp?article_type=news&article_path=/news/06/news060425_2.htm>

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The coming problem with hay

Column by Hal Walter Agriculture – May 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine IT IS A LOT OF STUFF to focus on at once, especially for someone with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and perhaps mild dyslexia — a steering wheel, clutch, double brake pedals, hand throttle, gearshift, three-point hay fork, a buggy whip, a swinging gate […]

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Perfecting escapism

Letter from Slim Wolfe Immigration – May 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: After reading Hal Walter’s excellent bit of political hackery (as he calls it) on immigrant labor, three questions come to mind which rarely get asked: 1) Why do we in the U.S. think we deserve more drudge labor than we can provide […]

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Immigration is purely an economic issue

Letter from Paul Martz Immigration – May 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors My first reaction to reading Hal Walter’s column in the April edition, even after reading the postscript apology, was one of disbelief. I quite frankly found his apparent conclusions about the current illegal alien situation to be abhorrent. He seems to be […]

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Makes one thirsty

Letter from Roger Kirkpatrick Beer – May 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed: Your guess of 150 microbreweries in Colorado [“The New Colorado Spirit” in the April edition] is about 60 too high!

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No longer sleepy and rural

Letter from Charlie Green Development – May 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Regarding Pagosa Springs’ future [“Another town that doesn’t want to be like Aspen,” April edition], the last time I passed through the town some years back, my immediate reaction was “Woodland Park Southwest.” Same strip malls and commercial development along the highways. […]

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Designing for a Better World

Article by Sue Snively Local Artists – May 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine “The people who give form to our mass produced products have fallen into a visual habit of cubic shapes, chrome trim, and dark-tinted plexiglass to solve all imaginable design dilemmas. The modern office, for example is tantamount to a sensory deprivation chamber […]

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Into the Phoenix Zone

Column by George Sibley Water – May 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine SPRINGTIME IN THE ROCKIES is the cruelest season: melting followed by freezing, short bursts of sun routed by volleys of snow, all staged around dirty piles of pushed-up snow melting down to an even layer of assorted trash.

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Same song, different tempo

Essay by Deric Pamp War – May 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY of America’s invasion of Iraq was March 19. Whatever its strengths may be, this Administration does not cheerfully seek out opinions that differ from Administration policies, so I would not expect our elected leaders to respond to protests against the […]

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Adventures in Xeriscaping

Article by Ray Schoch Water – May 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine ALL RIGHT CLASS, it’s time to review. Back in May of 2003, you read an article in this very magazine advocating the use of xeriscape, or “water-smart” landscape design. No peeking, now — who was the author? Where did he live? What were […]

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Salone Italiano, by Kay Niemann

Review by Lynda La Rocca Immigrant Life – May 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Salone Italiano – The True Story of an Italian Immigrant Family’s Struggles in Southwestern Colorado by Kay Niemann Published in 2005 by Western Reflections Publishing Company ISBN 1-932738-25-8

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Talkin’ ’bout our immigration

Essay by Martha Quillen Immigration – May 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine ON THE NATIONAL FRONT, immigration has clearly been a leading issue. But in Salida, it hasn’t quite caught up with Christo’s curtains. Hal Walter’s last column, however, sure brought it home to us. Hal wrote, “To me, any opposition to immigration seems rooted […]

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Who really needs to go?

Essay by John Mattingly Environment – May 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine WHENEVER I HEAR about the scourge of salt cedar, also known as the tamarisk, I can’t help but notice how similar Tamarix aphylla is to Homo sapiens. Both species transplanted to the southwestern United States for what seemed like good reasons at the […]

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