Letter from Mark Emmer
Code of the West – November 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine
Localizing the Code of the West
Some suggested local additions to the Code of the West:
The climate varies considerably throughout Central Colorado, from heavy snowfall and long winters in Leadville to Salida’s semi-desert. Reduce your expectations if you’re a serious vegetable gardener — cold mountain nights don’t count as full growing days. When planning your building design and site layout, consider the winter winds, which often blow from mid-morning until dusk and can make outdoor activities unpleasant.