Localizing the Code of the West

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.

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