Fighting Nature Deficiency Syndrome in Central Colorado

Column by Hal Walter Nature – June 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine MRS. HAVEY GAVE THE WORD and the children poured out of the classroom onto the playground and charged toward Spike. I feared the worst, as Spike has not been known for his predictability, despite winning four World Championship Pack-Burro Races.

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Colonel Pfeiffer’s Grave

Article by Marcia Darnell Roadside Attraction – June 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine CALLING THE COLONEL PFEIFFER grave site a roadside attraction is a bit inaccurate. Although the signs guiding visitors to the site begin on U.S. 160, the trek is a little more challenging than just pulling off the highway. But that’s only fitting […]

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Food for thought

Letter from Slim Wolfe Agriculture – June 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors, John Mattingly’s continuing series on small farm economics has been most welcome and given us much food for thought. Several subsidies and benefits he describes might seem like a good thing — and yet they are probably small potatoes indeed compared to […]

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Keeping it simple

Letter from John Sturtz Colorado Central – June 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed and Martha, An excellent Letter from the Editors in your May 2007 edition. Salida retains its small town simplicity because it is still somewhat isolated from the cities of Colorado Springs and Denver.

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Last steam was in 1969

Letter from Neil Reich Transportation – June 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Enjoyed your article in the May issue on the return of steam operations on the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad. This should help build ridership on what is already a beautiful railroad experience.

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Can’t let it slide

Letter from Hal Walter Colorado Central – June 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Mr. and Mrs. Quillen, This is to inform you that I have consulted my team of legal experts regarding potentially libelous statements published in the “Correspondence” section ofColorado Central Magazine in the May 2007 issue. Dennis Sprecher of Centennial “Ranch” made […]

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Lead Astray, by Peter Samuel

Review by Annie Mueller Environment – June 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Lead Astray: Inside An EPA Superfund Disaster by Peter Samuel Published in 2002 by Pacific Research Institute ISBN 0-936488-86-7

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Unexpected lives

Column by John Mattingly Agriculture – June 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine AFTER HE GRADUATED from college, I offered to give my son a circle in the San Luis Valley. Farmers in the Valley refer more to how many circles they’re farming than how many acres. A circle is a 120-140 acres irrigated by a […]

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With the indentured generation

Essay by George Sibley Education – June 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine I’M FINISHING UP a couple of decades in higher education this year. Yes, after 19 years at Western State College in Gunnison, I’m finally graduating. For the most part, this has been an excellent experience. Teaching has been interesting and usually enjoyable; the […]

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Maglogging along, or is it C-Clogging?

Essay by Ed Quillen Mountain Life – June 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine EVERY NOW AND AGAIN, someone tells me I should take up “blogging.” The term comes from “web log,” wherein somebody posts relatively brief observations and invites comments. Readers add their comments, then there are comments on comments, etc. Some blogs are pretty […]

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Creede Repertory Theatre turns 42 with 7 plays and a wedding

Article by Marcia Darnell Theatre – June 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine CREEDE REPERTORY THEATRE is celebrating its 42nd season in regal — and matrimonial — style. CRT longtime regular Diana Dresser will marry on the stage May 26. CRT Creative Director Maurice LaMee says the company and the town of Creede are agog over […]

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Central Colorado Water Update

Brief by John Orr Water – June 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Aurora water storage and exchange contract not popular with everyone The city of Aurora owns extensive water rights on the Arkansas River and often uses exchanges to manage its water assets. But Aurora is on South Platte drainage, so sometimes the city’s plans […]

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