Welcome to the sixth, and final, entry in this series in which I’ve been examining the Great Renewable Energy Land Rush in Yuma County. You can read the previous entries by clicking these links: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5.
Gregory Hill lives, writes, and makes odd music on the Colorado high plains. He can be reached at [email protected] Hill’s first novel, East of Denver, received the Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction.
Howdy. This will be my second-to-last piece on the Great Renewable Land Rush in Yuma County. Read the previous pieces: part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4.
It begins with a large white envelope, delivered to your mailbox. Within that envelope is a folder whose cover depicts a flat landscape and endless blue sky familiar to anyone living on the High Plains of Eastern Colorado. Except, in this iteration, the prairie-grass sea is punctuated with a series of slender white towers, each of which is topped by three delicate-looking blades whose design simultaneously evokes a peace sign and the logo of a Mercedes-Benz.
In this, the third piece in my series on The Great Renewable Land Rush in Yuma County, Colorado (read the first two here and here) I’ll provide some background on the logistical machinations behind what could prove to be the most significant revolution in land use since the homestead act invited thousands of settlers to break sod in a semi-arid region that had never before seen a plow.
Wind power is heading to Yuma County, and it’s a big deal. After reading some of the silliness in the Pioneer’s Letters to the Editor and otherwise getting a sense of the local gossip, I’m endeavoring to assemble a series of columns with the aim of clearing up misconceptions that have arisen due to the fragmented manner in which the details of this matter have been unveiled.
This concludes a series wherein I was lucky enough to debate various issues — nominally socialism, but in reality everything — with a conservative reader named Leona. Read the previous pieces here and here. After this piece, I’m gonna take some time off. See you in a month or two.
For several months, I’ve been attempting to engage in an in-depth political discussion with Leona, one of our loyal readers. Leona’s worldview is formed out of an evangelical Christian ecosystem that seems to have a particularly strong grip within certain realms of the political right. This is in contrast to my worldview, which is not. For a quick primer on the previous four entries in this discussion, head here.
Editor’s Note: This piece is part of a series where Colorado Times Recorder contributor Gregory Hill asks readers to email him their concerns about the Biden administration in order to engage in meaningful conversation. Read the first “Conversation About Socialism” here, read part 2 here, and read part 3 here.
Editor’s Note: This piece is part of a series where Colorado Times Recorder contributor Gregory Hill asks readers to email him their concerns about the Biden administration in order to engage in meaningful conversation. Read the first “Conversation About Socialism” here and read part 2 here.