A Bit of Explanation

Sidebar by Jeanne Englert Ute Language – August 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine A BIT OF EXPLANTION You may have seen some Ute words in print (they pop up in romances, histories, and Westerns), and the Ute words published here look rather exotic by comparison. That may be because the words you saw were from […]

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Western Slope Wonders

Essay by Gen. Kashmir Horseshoe Local humor – August 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Are you planning a visit to the Western Slope this summer? If so, here is a preferred selection of attractions even you won’t want to miss!

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You can’t run and you can’t hide

Essay by Ed Quillen Tourism – August 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine This past June was pretty dismal — literally so, because sunshine was a rare novelty, rather than a customary blessing. Looming dark clouds dropped moisture constantly in every known form: rain, sleet, hail, snow. Some streams jumped their banks, and if hot weather […]

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Big Diversion?

Brief by Central Staff Water – August 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Until quite recently, we were under the impression that the Arkansas River was a tributary of the Mississippi, and that it thus generally flowed toward the rising sun, thereby placing it on the Eastern Slope of Colorado.

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Around Central Colorado

Brief by Central Staff Regional Briefs – August 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine It Will Look Much Better Once The Drapes Are In World-reknowned artist Christo has announced his plans to suspend nylon fabric over several miles of the Arkansas River between Ca├▒on City and Salida.

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47 years of getting an ass up the pass

Article by Hal Walter Pack-burro racing – August 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine How could something as ridiculous as the sport of pack-burro racing go on for 47 straight years? In 1999 — just four years away — the only sport indigenous to Central Colorado will be half a century old.

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Explaining where you live

Essay by Lynda La Rocca Mountain life – August 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine “Your roots are here,” my father always insisted, referring to the greater New York metropolitan area where I was born and raised. So when I yanked those roots out by the, uh, roots, and transplanted them to the distant dirt of […]

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