The invasion of the birds

Column by Hal Walter Wildlife – March 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine If you’re going to feed the birds, you might as well do it in a big way. There’s a flock of ravens here at my ranch that I’ve been spoiling all winter. It’s actually inadvertent. They come in the morning to pick at […]

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Where to find out more about Pike

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Pike expedition – March 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Any study of the Pike Expedition should start with Pike’s journals. The most accessible edition is an unabridged Dover reprint of The Expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery Pike, edited by Elliott Coues, and originally issued in 1895.

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The adventures of Zebulon M. Pike

Article by Ed Quillen Local history – March 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine This hard winter marks the 190th anniversary of the first winter spent in Central Colorado by American citizens. History knows this as the Pike Expedition, named for its commander, Capt. Zebulon Mont gomery Pike, who left his name on 14,110-foot Pike’s Peak, […]

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Opposition is just a ruse to attract protesters

Letter from Clawy Warren Mosquito Hunting – March 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Opposition to Skeeter Hunt is Really just a Ruse to Get Insect-Right Protesters to Spend Big in Saguache Dear Editor, Ah wuz all set to ignore Riff Fenton’s pinko, commie, Insect Rights attack on this year’s Winter Skeeter Shoot in Saguache as […]

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Where to find the book?

Letter from Fraces Mccullough Book review – March 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Thanks for the Review, But Where to Find the Book? Dear Ms. Quillen: Thank you for the well-written book review of To Catch a Star by Florence McCarty printed in your December 1996 issue of Colorado Central. Your observations and comments of […]

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Vail Trust may be sacred, but is it responsible

Letter from S. Voynic & L. La Rocca Vail sale – March 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Vail Trust may be `Sacred,’ But is it Responsible? Editors: We were touched by the Vail Resorts’ full-page ad, titled “A Sacred Trust,” which appeared in regional newspapers Jan. 7. Vail Resorts’grand plans seem to include “improved facilities […]

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Park County has the answer: Delay

Letter from Linda Spielman Local government – March 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Park County has the answer: Postpone, Delay, Study, Examine & then File a Suit A Follow-up to Charlie Spielman’s letter, from Mrs. Charlie Spielman Editors: Although I agree completely with Charlie’s analysis of our problems, both past and present, I completely disagree […]

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Government agencies must learn to cooperate

Letter from Charlie Spieman Local Government – March 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Government agencies must learn to cooperate To the Editors: Your editorial and articles in the February 1997 issue provide eloquent analyses of Central Colorado’s problems with uncontrolled growth — a theme presented so frequently in the pages of Colorado Central Magazine that […]

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How “Calf Rock” appeared at Red Hill in 1947

Letter from Ruth Weeks Sparling Roadside Attraction – March 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine How `Calf Rock’ appeared on Red Hill Ranch in 1947 and once fooled the owner To the Editor: Re: Your January 1997 edition, Page 4, “Calf Rock Remains a Mystery.” Our family has been amused for years that the public seems […]

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Tell me it just ain’t so

Poem by Martha Quillen Education – March 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine I used to read the papers, I used to watch TV, But there’s a lot of things now That I just don’t want to see.

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Ignorance may be bliss, but it’s also impossible

Essay by Martha Quillen Education – March 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine It’s that time of the year, when people get seasonal depression disorders, the post-holiday blues, cabin fever… Well, whatever you want to call those syndromes, it seems like a good month to write about something unabashedly cheerful.

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Uranium mining may return

Brief by Central Staff Mining – March 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine A hitherto remote part of Central Colorado could see both development and mining as a result of the sale of a 10,000-acre ranch. The ranch, in the Tallahassee Creek area south of Florissant, had belonged to Cyprus Minerals, a corporate ancestor of today’s […]

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