Lucky to have known him

Column by Hal Walter Mountain Life – November 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine THE BLACK COWS arrived as only these cows could, stepping timidly out of the trailer and putting their heads down to the fresh grass. The weathered rancher told me he had kept them penned overnight before delivering them so they would not […]

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The Frog in the Pot

Column by George Sibley Politics – November 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine I DIDN’T KNOW what else to do, so I went out among the aspens and cut some firewood. I cut down a dead-standing aspen, then sat on it, looking around amazed and wishing I belonged to a species that measured up to it […]

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Combining Art and Activism in the San Luis Valley

Article by Marcia Darnell Local Artists – November 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine SOME LUCKY ACTIVISTS in the West are able to mix their jobs (what we do for money) and their work (what we do for ourselves). Landscape painter David Montgomery blends the hues of his life into a passion for land both in […]

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Soliciting our opinions

Letter from Slim Wolfe Politics – November 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Let ’em all vote! Two years ago the Colorado legislature made it a misdemeanor to recklessly give out false information that would affect either an issue or a candidate. Seems to me that National Security and the alleged War on Terror were […]

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Action on global warming

Letter from Gary Minke Environment – November 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed, I appreciated your practical analysis of the global warming problem several months back. As someone who worked in the energy-minerals industry for nearly 30 years I feel somewhat qualified to toss in my comments.

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A healthy community

Letter from Andy Burns Community – November 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Colorado Central,: George Sibley was quoted in High Country News October 2: “I judge the health of a paper and its community by the quantity and quality of the letters it gets….” I notice lately that Colorado Central has a heck of a […]

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Water thoughts and questions

Letter from John Mattingly Water – November 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed, Enjoyed your October “A Letter From The Editors.” Several thoughts and questions. 1. RICDs are an in-stream flow right, and must be filed for and administered by the CWCB (Colorado Water Conservation Board). Most in-stream flow rights are in reaches of the […]

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The legacy of Earl Butz

Essay by John Mattingly Agriculture – November 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine DRIVE ACROSS the Great Plains and Midwest of the United States in summer, and you’ll notice a vast quilt of wheat, corn, and soybeans, their tidy rows stitching fencerow to fencerow, from eastern Colorado through Ohio. Every thirty miles or so, white silos […]

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Protests and Military Morale

Essay by Deric Pamp Politics – November 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine THE EVIDENCE IS MOUNTING that America’s invasion of Iraq was a lousy idea from the start, badly planned and badly executed on a strategic level, and has only gotten worse. More Americans are calling for a halt to this ongoing disaster. The Administration […]

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Place of Entrancement

Article by Kate Booth-doyle Rio Grande Natural Area – November 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine THE RIO GRANDE NATURAL AREA, which was officially designated on October 12 when President George W. Bush signed S. 109-56, winds through an isolated corridor of basalt rock and sand from the Alamosa Wildlife Refuge southern boundary to the Colorado/New […]

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The Long and Winding Ballot of 2006

Essay by Martha Quillen Politics – November 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine ACCORDING TO the national media, this is a great election season for Democrats. A family values Republican resigned after it was revealed he’d been sending erotic e-mails to young male pages. The war in Iraq is going abysmally. Kim Jong Il is celebrating […]

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Pike in November 1806 and November 2006

Article by Central Staff History – November 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine WHEN WE LEFT ZEBULON PIKE at the end of October, 1806, he and 15 men were camped on the bank of the Arkansas River near present Kinsley, Kansas, between Dodge City and Great Bend. The days were growing colder and shorter, with ice […]

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