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Uranium mill for the River of Sorrows?

22. February 2010

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The first new U.S. uranium mill in three decades could be coming to Colorado and the rugged valley of the Dolores River in the southwestern corner of the state. The river — originally named Río de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, or River of Our Lady of Sorrows, by Spanish priests in 1776 — and […]

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Clustershucked!

10. February 2010

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Clustershucked!

More than 80 percent of oyster reefs are in severe decline due to overfishing and habitat loss, which spells bad news for coastal water quality and marine life, not to mention our future appetites on the half-shell. A short article from Winter 2009.

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Zinn and Ludlow

10. February 2010

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Zinn and Ludlow

Howard Zinn Among the many recorded moments of American history impacted by Howard Zinn, who died at age 87 in late January, one of the most significant is the Ludlow Massacre, a 1914 labor skirmish between Colorado’s militia and the families of striking coal miners. Calling Ludlow a skirmish is putting it gently: In April […]

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Obituary: Good Spirits Bar and Grill

9. February 2010

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Obituary: Good Spirits Bar and Grill

My first piece for Mountain Gazette, from August 2003: An obituary for -- and defense of -- a short-lived bar in Paonia that had (re-)opened its doors just as I arrived in town.

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Winter Diversions

5. February 2010

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What I'm doing when I'm not doing what I'm supposed to be doing (and other recent bad habits and personal obsessions).

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Review: Killing for Coal

5. February 2010

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Review: <i>Killing for Coal</i>

A review from Earth Magazine of Thomas G. Andrews' enviro-rooted history, Killing for Coal, of the Ludlow Massacre and Colorado coalfield wars of 1913-14.

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