Peak & Prairie

Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Sierra Club
Volume XXIII, Number 2, April / May 1998

Online Newsletter


Features                              Departments
Earthweek Kicks Off Sierra Club Voter Education Campaign Capitol Report
Save Colorado's Canyon Country! View From the Chair
To Vote for the Environment You have to Register To Vote! Lifystyle Bits
Continental Divide Trail Alert Pesticide Bits
Controversy Over An Endangered Mouse? Wildlands Update
Sierra Club Activist Outings - A Fresh Breath Calendar
New Gear Makes Cross-Country Skiing More Fun Grassroots Volunteers Needed
U.S. Forest Service to Spray Herbicides in Colorado
Earthlaw Racks up Successes in Protecting Colorado Environment
Expose Senator Campbell
Ten Back Country Essentials
Wetland Work Projects



Rocky Mountain Chapter Officers & Ex-Com Members

Alfalfa's/W ild Oats or Whole Foods Market Grocery Certificates

View From the Second Floor

Public Officials

Thank You to Peak & Prairie Volunteers

Colorado Hiking Certificate

Sierra Club
Rocky Mountain Chapter
1410 Grant Street, Suite B205
Denver, Colorado 80203

Mary Romano-Office/Communications Manager
Sandra Eid-Legislative Coordinator

Phone: (303) 861-8819
Fax: (303) 861-2436
WWW site:

It's not too late

(it's never too late) to give to the Chapter's annual fund appeal. We still need your help to continue our campaigns this year.

Send contributions to:
Sierra Club
1410 Grant St., Suite B205,
Denver, CO 80203.

If you have already given, thank you for your donation.

Stop Junk Mail!

If you want to help the environment and get rid of junk mail, see the tips listed on the EcoFuture™ website:

The Sierra Club's Statement of Purpose is: To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Give to Wildlife with Nongame Tax Checkoff

With tax season here, remember the Nongame Tax Checkoff on your Colorado state income tax returns. This is an easy way to give to Colorado's wildlife that are not hunted, fished or trapped: just check the box. Near the end of the 1996 tax form is a line for Coloradans to donate part of their tax refund or to include a donation with their tax payment for Colorado's wildlife.

The Division of Wildlife receives no state tax money. It relies on hunting and fishing licenses for most of its funds. Donations from the checkoff fund go to the nongame program. In 1996, taxpayers donated more than $300,000 this way.

Bald eagles, river otters, native fish and boreal toads and other species have benefitted from the checkoff. Please help Colorado's wildlife by giving a little on your 1996 return.

1998 Schedule
Chapter Executive Committee

Date Host Group
April 18-19, 1998 Pikes Peak Group
(Colorado Springs)
July 11-12, 1998 Trappers Lake Group
(Steamboat Springs)
October 10-11, 1998    Blue River Group
(Summit County)

Chapter Retreat (Don't Miss This One!!)

September 25-27

Glacierview Ranch

Melanie Guerra (303) 715-1838





Peak & Prairie Guidelines

Peak & Prairie is published 6 times a year by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Sierra Club, dedicated to the exploration, enjoyment, and protection of the wild places of the earth. For reprint permission, which is freely granted with credit, contact the editor.

Opinions expressed in the pages of Peak & Prairie are not necessarily those of the Sierra Club or the Rocky Mountain Chapter. The editor reserves the right to edit material for length, clarity, or content. The Chapter reserves the right to approve all advertising before publication. Readers are invited to contribute, but please limit your article to 750 words. Articles, announcements, and letters for Peak & Prairie may be submitted in any of the following ways, but computerized submission is preferred.

Computer Media
Articles and news items may be uploaded to the RMC bulletin board system (BBS), by Telnet at (set terminal emulation to ANSI) or via the World Wide Web at This accommodates virtually unlimited numbers of users simultaneously. You may still get on by modem at (303) 420-6905. Use 300-28.8k baud, no parity bit, 8 data bits, and 1 stop bit. Place your item into the SUBMIT file directory of the Peak & Prairie Production section of the file library, preferably in ASCII text file format. Include your name and phone number in the file.

Mail or deliver a computer diskette with your material to the RMC office. We can handle Macintosh or PC compatible diskettes, preferably in ASCII text format. Include your name and phone number in the article and on the disk and enclose a printout.

Announcements of meetings, outings, and other events should be entered directly into the Calendar of Events subboard on the BBS. Each event must be entered separately.

Hard Copy
Mail or deliver typed announcements or very short articles to the RMC office at the address above, Attn: Peak & Prairie or Peak & Prairie Calendar Editor, or fax to (303) 861-2436. Include your name and phone number.

Membership subscriptions are $1 per year (included in the annual Sierra Club dues). nonmembers may subscribe for $5 per year.

Peak & Prairie is printed on recycled paper by Barnum Publishing, Denver.




Submission Deadlines:

Issue Articles Calendar
June/July May 3 May 8
Aug/Sept June 28 July 3





Editor Fran Baxter - (303) 238-8817
Co-Editor Kevin Mackessy (303) 471-1594
Layout Sean Mueller (303) 377-7503
Co-Layout John Driscoll (303) 832-8168
Editorial Assistants Karen Wharton (303) 642-3117
  Kirk Cunningham (303) 939-8519
  Christine Carr (303) 722-4525
  Pam Sherman (303) 444-0622
  Barry Satlow (303) 442-1006
  Lu Snyder (303) 861-9680
Calendar Editor Reginald Allen - (303) 795-2121
Media Diane Drekman (303) 861-5783
Photos Dwight Allen (303) 770-8445
Grassroots Editor Mike Gizzi - (970) 434-6048
Circulation / Mailing Parties Angela Medbery (303)433-2608
Advertising Mary Romano (303) 861-8819



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