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Jul 20, 2010 - Logger Day Festival in South Fork

Accuracy Fall. Choker Race. Plunge Cut. Wrapper Throw. Two-man Cross Cut. These were some of the events at the 20th annual Logger Day Festival competition at South Fork. It seems appropriate that an area surrounded by millions of acres of forest land would hold such an event even though logging is no longer prevalent in the area. The cash prizes were small but some of the contestants came quite a distance and had been participating for years. The event was very laid back. As I watched the contestants, I couldn’t help saying “Why aren’t the...

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Jul 13, 2010 - Playing Tourist in Southern Colorado

We are playing tourist in the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado. It is a rural, desert terrain. It is primarily agricultural with potatoes as one of the main crops. It is surrounded by mountains which is what most people think about when you mention Colorado not a flat desert. Since this area is in a valley, we thought that the seasons would be milder then most of Colorado. We’ve since found out that the growing season is around 90 days. Yet long enough to produce carrots, potatoes, spinach, alfalfa and barley. The summer season has a...

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