Water Update

By John Orr November Election Recap Normally this column deals with water issues and water folks in Central Colorado, but in the aftermath of the weirdest election season in my lifetime this iteration will take on a statewide and national flavor. Del Norte rancher Travis Smith, currently serving on the Colorado Water Conservation Board, likes […]

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Keeping the Darkness at Bay

By Hal Walter In the wake of the recent election, I found myself pondering the future and reading a book called Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity. We’ve all heard of the Holocaust in which six million Jews were killed by the Nazis. One piece of history I was not aware of […]

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America’s Candidates Keep Running the Wrong Way

By Martha Quillen So far this season, the 2016 candidates have insulted immigrants, refugees, environmentalists, Muslims, Christians, the unemployed, undereducated, and whoever else was handy. And in the least charitable campaign ever, Donald Trump promised to kick out Mexican migrants; forsake homeless refugees; keep out Muslims; and arm our southern border against exploited children trying […]

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Election Season Blues

By Ed Quillen In ways, I miss the old-fashioned Election Day. Our precinct polling place was across the street from our house, and I work at home. I’d look out the front window, and when I didn’t see many cars parked, I knew there wouldn’t be much of a line. Now we have “voting centers,” […]

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Down on the Ground with the Ecology of Fear

By George Sibley Cruising into election time, I find myself thinking about wolves. And fear. I have been following, in a layman’s way, the wolf restoration project in the northern Rockies. One thing I’ve learned is that wolf restoration is credited with restoring the unraveling valley ecosystem in and around Yellowstone National Park. Without going […]

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Election Day is really Election Season

Brief by Central Staff Election – October 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine The old Chicago joke encourages people to “vote early and often.” In Colorado, the “vote early” part is legal. Election Day is Nov. 2, when the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. However, registered voters can cast their ballots […]

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Central Colorado shows no real pattern in 2002 voting

Brief by Central Staff Election – December 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine On the national and state levels, this year’s election had a pattern — basically, a Republican sweep. But in Central Colorado, some Democrats got elected, as did a lot of Republicans. Some tax increases passed, others failed, some term limits were retained while […]

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