A Dose of Reality

Column by Hal Walter Wildlife – November 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine THIS MORNING, while I was disposing of the first cup of coffee off the back deck, I heard the pitiful trumpeting alarm of a deer in distress. I walked around the side of the house in my boxer shorts to see what the […]

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Genetically Modified Crops

Column by John Mattingly Agriculture – November 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine I admit it, hands in the air: I’ve not only grown genetically modified (GM) crops, I’ve produced GM seedstock. To the surprise of some, I haven’t yet grown horns. Many people argue that modifying and recombining the genetic material of various plants is […]

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Resorts and Resilience

Column by George Sibley Government – November 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine I’M WRITING FROM JUST OFF U.S. 50, the east-west highway for Central Colorado, but I’m well beyond Central Colorado — out in La Junta, sitting in the shade of some big old trees in their city park, while my partner does a grants […]

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Charles Ewing: Livin’ the life

Article by Marcia Darnell Local Artist – November 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine CHARLES EWING has the life. Now 60, he’s been a working (and selling) artist most of his adult life. He lives on a beautiful patch of earth, surrounded by the rolling hills and gentle mesas of Conejos County, in a large, comfortable […]

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Water Developments

Column by John Orr Water – November 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Groundwater Groundwater is on everyone’s radar recently. Over in Colorado Springs the Arkansas Basin Roundtable sponsored a two day conference on recharge, which included sessions on water law, successful recharge efforts, groundwater science and engineering as well as on impediments to recharge efforts. […]

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Colorado Wild, by Grant Collier

Review by Ed Quillen Outdoors – November 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Colorado Wild – An Intimate Portrait of the Centennial State by Grant Collier Published in 2007 by Collier Publishing ISBN 0976921847

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Water on the ballot

Essay by Ed Quillen Water Politics – November 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine WHEN IT COMES TO water conservancy districts, elections are something of a rarity, since their directors are almost always appointed by district judges. But this fall in our part of the world, there are two elections related to water conservancy districts. Both […]

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Professional hubris?

Letter from Slim Wolfe Agriculture – November 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Colorado Central: “Don’t try this at home, sonny?” John Mattingly’s recent essay discouraging non-farmers from food production sounds a bit like he’s not quite far enough afield to be rid of a bit of professional hubris. I have gardened in a backyard in […]

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Answers to questions raised last month

Letter from Ray Schoch Modern Life – November 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Martha: You’ve included a couple of questions in “Survival of the Fittest” (a depressingly apropos title for this month’s “Letter from the Editors”) that I want to briefly address. First, on page 28, you asked, “But do conservatives really want to eliminate […]

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Wolves and wayword words

Letter from Roger Kirkpatrick Colorado Central – November 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Wolves and wayward words Howdy Editors, I have a small bone to pick with Bryce Andrews concerning his wolves and cattle essay on page 2 of the October issue. He sets the stage for the story as “a ranch” but the main […]

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What’s in Piñon Canyon?

Letter from Ken Jessen Piñon Canyon – November 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: In Doug Holdread’s letter in the October issue of Colorado Central Magazine titled, “Modern-day range war,” he points out the danger of letting the U. S. Army take over much of south-central Colorado for the expansion of its already large land […]

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Surprising statement

Letter from Mark Cole Biology – November 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Surprising statement Ed and Martha, I just finished reading the October issue of your great magazine. There is something unsettling about reading the October issue in September. At my age, time speeds by too quickly and this does not help.

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