The short but happy life of 51R

Column by Hal Walter Agriculture – August 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine I’D NEVER BOUGHT A BULL, but there I was, standing in a pen of 11 yearling Red Angus at Smith Land and Cattle near Fort Garland, trying to choose one out of the crowd. After looking over all the red bulls carefully, three […]

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Water in the San Luis Valley

Column by John Mattingly Water – August 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine WATER! WATER! IN THE SAN LUIS VALLEY, yelling WATER! is almost like yelling FIRE! in a crowded theater. Valley people have a history of getting excited when there is talk of exporting Valley water to Colorado’s Front Range, or worse, to Las Vegas […]

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We should use our skills

Letter from Slim Wolfe Colorado Central – August 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: It’s time for a shot across George Sibley’s bow: Give us some grounds for your insinuation that Europeans are lacking in creativity, sir, or retract your slander.

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Saguache Mosquito Hunt may be re-instated

Letter from Asa Watcher Wildlife – August 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Saguache Mosquito Hunt may be reinstated by DOW since numbers are up in ’07 Dear Ed; With an almost back-to-normal amount of rain up here on the Saguache this spring, the Division of Wildlife is reconsidering its ban on mosquito hunting this coming […]

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Multiple gauges

Letter from Kenneth Jessen Transportation – August 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: I was fascinated by the July edition covering the history of railroads in south-central Colorado. Otto Perry’s 1952 photograph taken of a Rio Grande passenger train clearly shows the dual gauge used in the Salida yards to accommodate both standard and narrow […]

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No public transportation

Letter from Roger Williams Transportation – August 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Not only has the “Ark Valley” lost all its trains, it has also lost its bus service. When I first visited it in 1973, passenger trains were long gone; but Continental Trailways still served the Valley, from Leadville to Buena Vista. With […]

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A welcome eye-opener

Letter from Ted Foureagles Horse Slaughter – August 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: The essay in your June edition “They shoot horses don’t they? No, they don’t” by Sharon O’Toole is a welcome eye-opener, with perhaps some points unaddressed.

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Consider the transportation

Letter from George Chandler Horse Slaughter – August 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: In her article about horse slaughter [June 2007] Sharon O’Toole has some very valid points about the waste of valuable horse meat and the existing regulations about humane handling of the horses at the slaughter house.

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Intimations of Mortality

Column by George Sibley Medicine – August 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL HOT DAY here — what some would call droughty — as I try to weed around a few semi-coherent thoughts that seem to be growing like the stuff in the garden these days.

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Central Colorado Water Update

Article by John Orr Water – August 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Arkansas River Basin Roundtable The July meeting of the Arkansas River Basin Roundtable was held in Poncha Springs. The meeting, normally held in Pueblo, was moved to increase attendance from and better represent the upper basin. The Colorado Water for the 21st Century […]

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Not far enough from the madding crowds

Essay by Martha Quillen Modern Life – August 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine PEOPLE ARE MAD, and they don’t want to take it any more. So they’re fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and Darfur; saber-rattling in Iran, Korea and Pakistan; marching against Hugo Chavez in Venezuela; demanding justice in Indonesia; taking back the West Bank; and […]

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