Peak & Prairie

Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Sierra Club
Volume XXXIII, Number 5, October / November 1998

Online Newsletter


Features                              Departments
Rocky Mountain Chapter Endorsements View From the Chair
Major Candidate Info Capitol Report
Colorado Amendment Info Online Activism
RMC Ex-Com Candidates Calendar
Section Ex-Com Votes? Grassroots
Mosquito Range a Conservation Priority?
San Luis Valley Water Initiative Opposition
Stop Environmental Riders
Pikes Peak Highway Update
Educating Citizens About Senator Campbell's Anti-Environmental Voting Record Continues
The Colorado Wild Lands and Rivers Raffle is Underway
Amazon Books and the Sierra Club Join Forces



Rocky Mountain Chapter Officers & Ex-Com Members

Wild Oats-Alfalfa's Grocery Certificates

Public Officials

The First Annual Conference on Environmental Protection & Growth Management in the West

Wildlife Watch

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

Mary Romano
Office/Communications Manager

Sandra Eid
Legislative Coordinator

Phone: (303) 861-8819
Fax: (303) 861-2436
web site:
BBS: (303) 402-6905


To make a substantial gift to protect the environment. If you do not have a will, the state decides how your property and other affairs are handled. Decisions made now can later provide financial security for family, friends and the Sierra Club. You may even direct your bequest to a specific Club program or your home Chapter.

For more information and confidential assistance, contact the Sierra Club Planned Giving Program, 85 Second Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, (415) 977-5639.


Are You a Wordsmith?

Co-Editor and Grassroots Editor needed for Peak & Prairie

Call Kevin Mackessy, 303-471-1594





1998 Schedule
Chapter Executive Committee

Date Host Group
Oct 10-11 1998 Blue River Group
(Summit County)
January 16-17, 1999 (tentative dates) High Plains Group (Aurora)

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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
Dec/Jan Oct 25 Oct 30
Feb/Mar Jan 3 Jan 8



Editor Fran Baxter - (303) 238-8817
Co-Editor Kevin Mackessy - (303) 471-1594
Layout Sean Mueller (303) 377-7503
Editorial Assistants    
  Kirk Cunningham (303) 939-8519
  Barry Satlow (303) 442-1006
  Lu Snyder (303) 861-9680
Calendar Editor Reginald Allen - (303) 795-2121
Media Diane Drekman (303) 861-5783
Photos OPEN  
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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