Purgatoire River

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Pur·ga·toire River

 (pûr′gə-twär′, -tôr′ē)
A river, about 290 km (180 mi) long, of southeast Colorado flowing northeast to the Arkansas River.
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In his recent exhibition, "Hardscrabble," at the redcat, Dave Hullfish Bailey reflected on four sites within the western American landscape that bear a particularly vexed and complex relation to matters of human usage: the Purgatoire River drainage in southern Colorado, former setting of Drop City, a hippie commune housed in geodesic domes; a nearby square mile of land in Huerfano County, government earmarked for purposes of public education; the ad hoc library in Slab City, an extant squatter's community built on the foundations of a decommissioned army base in Imperial County, California; and the Nebraska Sandhills, which fell into the "path of totality" during the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017.
We sampled pallid bats along the uplands of the Purgatoire River valley in northern Las Animas County, Colorado, south of the Comanche National Grasslands (37[grados]30'N, 103[grados]45'W).
Roosts were within 1.5 km ([+ o -] 1.2 km SD) of the Purgatoire River and within 820 m ([+ o -] 360 m SD) of the nearest water trough.
Topography consists of broad, moderately sloping uplands bordered by the Purgatoire River Canyon on the east, limestone hills on the west, and a basaltic hogback on the south.
(1995, 1997a, 1997b), pattern-class D is still known from only four sites, all north of the Purgatoire River in, and peripheral to, Ninemile Valley.
tesselata D south of the Purgatoire River in Las Animas County, another area where pattern-class C is not known to occur, indicates that the two parthenogens represent different adaptive complexes that limit their syntopy to the narrow ecotone between Ninemile Valley of the Purgatoire River and surrounding elevated areas (Walker and Cordes, 1998).
Pioneer's award-winning monitoring program eyes the watersheds of the Apishapa and Purgatoire rivers to ensure that water quality meets permit standards and to improve knowledge of coal bed methane discharges.