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Alt. Water Transfers

Cover HW Fall 2017

Water sharing and banking, coined "alternative transfer methods" or ATMs, could provide flexibility for stretched water supplies —but not without marked challenges. Read the Fall 2017 issue of Headwaters magazine and explore options to:

  • keep water in farming
  • help municipalities plan ahead
  • share between ag and environmental uses
  • bank water on the Colorado River

Browse articles and find a flipbook of the magazine here.

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Sweet Medicine
A Collaborative Poem

Down from Denver
Down to Kiowa County
And into Kiowa country.
Ancient cottonwoods, gnarled junipers
Prairie grasses, sweet sage
Cover dry cracked plains.

Down 287, past Kit Carson
Mist tah yeots: Mists of Death
Vision of past.

Western winds whisper: Tsis Tsis Tas*
Eroded sand dunes
Sad songs of past.

Venemous veho: Shi shi kneh woh ees
Look! On ridge! Blue snake:
Coiled for Attack!

White Antelope unfolds
White flag of surrender.
History recoils
In minds of visitors.

Frozen moon touches
Soul of The Land
Bloody rivers flow
Misery at hand: Massacre.

White Antelope sings
Death Song: ‘Nothing Lives Long. Only earth, only mountains remain.’

Skulls stare skyward:
Look! See! Seven Brothers!
And beyond: Seyan!

Sun rises red.
Mochi: tenacious si seyouts,
Buffalo Calf Woman: Sings! Shouts!

‘I will be a warrior! And a warrior I will remain Forever’


Translation of Indian Words

mis tah yeots Mists of death
Tsis Tsis Tas people who were precursors of the Cheyenne
veho the white man
shi shi kneh woh ees snake
‘Seven Brothers’ the seven stars in the Big Dipper
seyan the place of the dead
si yeouts spirits

Written by Luisa Romero and Students in Ethnic Literature Class Eleventh and Twelfth Grades. Teacher: Kathleen Kelleher, North High School, Denver, Colorado

First Place, Colorado River of Words 2004,
High School Division

Editor's Note: The 1845 map of John C. Fremont's survey from Independence, Missouri to the Great Divide in Colorado shows the Front Range from Wyoming to New Mexico as being inhabited by the Sioux, Arapahoe, Cheyenne, Comanchee, and Kiowa Indians.

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