Graced by Pines, by Alexandra Murphy

Review by Ed Quillen Natural History – February 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Graced by Pines: The Ponderosa Pine in the American West by Alexandra Murphy, Illustrated by Robert Petty Published in 1994 by Mountain Press Publishing Co. ISBN 0-87842-307-9

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Border Country

Article by Ed Quillen History – February 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine From 1819 to 1848, the Arkansas River was part of the western boundary of the United States of America. On the other side lay Spain, then Mexico, perhaps the Republic of Texas, and other claimants included the Bear Flag Republic of California.

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High-Country Composting

Sidebar by Sharon Chickering Composting – February 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine I have always been frugal at heart, so the possibility of turning garbage and sewage sludge into a valuable resource like compost excites me. It’s like getting something for nothing. And when I look around my mountain home and see the abundance of […]

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Rebuilding Mt. Elbert

Article by Sharon Chickering Reclamation – February 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Some hikers bag Colorado Fourteeners the way others bag trout. But what happens when trails are used to death — spreading to widths of forty feet with gullies four to five feet deep?

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CHAOS: Maybe it was an apt name after all

Article by Marcia Darnell Local Publishing – February 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Let’s say a few dedicated people in your community decide to band together to do good. They join forces in a volunteer project aimed at promoting art and culture in the area. Sounds great so far. No payroll, no government, only altruistic […]

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Putting Shep Down

Essay by Clint Driscoll Rural Life – February 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine When I first moved to Buena Vista, one of my neighbors was a 12-year-old Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix with the unoriginal but practical name of Shep. His owners, retired ranchers, had sold their property near Nathrop and settled in town, raising vegetables […]

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We can run but we can’t hide

Essay by Ed Quillen Rural Life – February 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine “He moved here to get away from that.” Those words, spoken by a friend, served as something of an epitaph for Richard Ellis, murdered on Jan. 3 in his convenience store on the west side of Poncho Springs. He moved to the […]

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Notes and Commentary for February 1995

Brief by Central Staff Around Central Colorado – February 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Art ups and downs SALIDA — An update on the local art and cultural scene would show some Seasonal Affective Disorder. Concerts Plus will not present concerts this winter. The Art of the Rockies Coöperative Gallery lost its home because the […]

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Time for a new homestead act

Letter from Slim Wolfe Rural Life – February 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Once again the American electorate seems to have proved itself about as intelligent as the glue that congeals in the nozzle of your glue jar. Not that the rest of the world is in any better shape, but we as a nation […]

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Everything is fabricated

Letter from Michael Dzubinski Literature – February 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine In your review of Mysterious Places of the West in January’s issue of Colorado Central, you called The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield a “fabrication” that stays on the ~non-fiction bestseller lists for æons.”

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