Leadville all over again

Column by Hal Walter Environment – October 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine I’D NEVER REALLY SEEN my child bleed before, but there I was, locked in a chair, and hugging him tightly with both arms as two lab technicians drew a tiny amount of blood from his arm. Despite my efforts to hold him still, […]

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A farmer far afield

Column by John Mattingly Agriculture – October 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine WALK INTO ANY FOOD STORE in the United States — be it a species of super box store, a supermarket, or a gas-n-go shop on the highway — and you have to be impressed with the magnitude of selections. The old mom-and-pop grocers […]

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The phantom railroad of Tennessee Pass

Article by Kendal Stitzel Transportation – October 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine ONCE A TANGLED WEB of silver rails, Central Colorado has enjoyed something of a railroad renaissance at the turn of the 21st century. Despite the numerous ghosts of abandoned railroads, a streamlined passenger train now leaves every day from Ca├▒on City to ply […]

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No lessons from the Old West

Letter from Slim Wolfe Old West – October 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine In September’s edition Martha doubts that the Old West has any lessons for the troubles in the Old World. I’ll up the ante here: I doubt if a nation which can’t maintain order in its own refrigerators has any business trying to […]

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Don’t give in to the UP

Letter from Name Withheld By Request Transportation – October 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed: While I certainly agree that a dead railroad is a much better place to walk the dog than a living railroad, I cannot believe that such a reason constitutes your admission of defeat at the hands of Union Pacific.

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Hockey Stick graph is for real

Letter from Leslie Willoughby Climate – October 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed, How wonderful it is to find among your readers several who would take the time to write cogent letters regarding Global Climate Change. While I agreed with Ide Trotter’s recommendations and conclusion that “dependence on imported crude oil should be reduced,” […]

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Gone with the flow

Letter from Ray Schoch Water – October 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: There have been some unusually wet periods in the upper Arkansas Valley this summer, if I remember correctly, but I think folks in Central Colorado should not think old water issues have gone away. On September 1st, a Friday, I noticed that […]

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Setting Constellations

Letter from Tim Kregel Colorado Central – October 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Concerning the “Bears in myth and legend” sidebar by Lynda La Rocca in the August 2006 Colorado Central Magazine:

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Progress and Labor Day

Column by George Sibley Labor – October 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine LABOR DAY will be long gone by the time you are reading this, dear reader, but it’s when I’m trying to write it. “Plan ahead” isn’t in my nature, so I seldom manage to think a month ahead to what’s going to be […]

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Bonnie the teacher

Essay by Deric Pamp Life – October 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine OUR FAMILY INCLUDES an aging Golden Retriever, a smart and loving female named Bonnie. She is 12 years old now. She has thyroid trouble and arthritis, and last year diabetes took her sight before we could get it regulated with insulin. Even so, […]

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Learning when it’s good enough

Essay by Reggie Morton Judgment – October 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine “Perfection is the enemy of the good.” I don’t regularly go around quoting Voltaire, mainly because I know Jack about him aside from this one blurb that I found while looking for something else. But the idea implied seems worth discussing among intelligent […]

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More than a water fight in Chaffee County

Essay by Ed Quillen Local Politics – October 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine ALTHOUGH MOST COUNTY OFFICES — clerk, treasurer, sheriff, etc. — are up for election this year, there’s only one hot race in Chaffee County. That’s the commissioner contest. You can tell from the proliferation of yard signs, either “Tim Glenn Again” or […]

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