Gutting the Hantavirus Hotel

Column by Hal Walter Rural Life – December 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine The Hantavirus Hotel, which is what I not-so-lovingly call my garage, has now been gutted and converted to something that resembles a giant, wood-sided beer cooler. Allow me to explain. When we bought this place more than 16 years ago, one of […]

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The spreading epidemic of pine bark beetles

Article by Allen Best Forests – December 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine THE BARK BEETLE EPIDEMIC along Interstate 70 and regions northward has received broad attention, and rightly so, with concerns that the outbreak might move south into Central Colorado. While epidemics have come and gone in decades past, this is unlike anything in recorded […]

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Working Landscapes

Column by George Sibley Environment – December 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine THIS COLUMN STARTS with a strange moment on Kenosha Pass. I’ve always loved that moment when you come around the curve at the top of Kenosha, and suddenly there’s South Park and the mountains that are the spine of Central Colorado, all the […]

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A long strange trip

Letter from Slim Wolfe Democracy – December 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: When was the last time you heard mention of the National Endowment for the Arts? For that matter, when was the last time you heard a serious discussion of the proper function of government? While other nations past and present, rich and […]

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Hydrogen cannot be the fuel of the future

Letter from Stephen Glover Energy – December 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: I feel compelled to write to you with regard to the energy crisis coming our way. I guess the last mention I heard of hydrogen as the “fuel of the future” finally did it.

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If you go to the Victorian weekend

Sidebar by Lynda La Rocca Event – December 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine IF YOU GO . . . Reservations are required for Leadville’s Victorian Days Weekend dinner and holiday tea. They must be made no later than November 26, as space is limited.

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Leadville’s annual Victorian Days weekend

Article by Lynda La Rocca Event – December 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK a lot like Christmas. And in Leadville, that means it’s time to deck the halls– and the doors, windows, mantelpieces, and sideboards– and celebrate the season at the 24th annual Victorian Days Weekend.

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America, America: Who are we?

Essay by Martha Quillen Modern Life – December 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine IT SEEMS LIKE only a short time ago President Clinton was talking about that metaphorical bridge into the 21st century. Yet 2008 is right around the bend, and it’s been more than a decade since Clinton said, “At this last presidential inauguration […]

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Upstream with a shovel

Column by John Mattingly Water – December 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine When the subject of Colorado water rights comes up, one of the first things that comes to mind is, “First in use, first in right,” or the legal principle of Vested Rights. While this principle articulates the First Commandment of the Doctrine of […]

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Central Colorado Water Roundup

Article by John Orr Water – December 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Rising Water in the Leadville Mining District Water levels are rising in the Leadville Mining District and officials are hoping to get a handle on the cause and find a solution. At this point, a collapse of the Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel appears […]

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Synergy meets Chaos: The Art Thing

Article by Marcia Darnell Artists – December 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine “If I come in here and say, ‘I’ve discovered something that will change the face of art forever!’ and you don’t give a flying monkey’s crap about it, you don’t have to be part of it!” That was Denny Wallace, aka The DenMan, […]

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