Does ‘ABC’ stand for “Always Burn Colorado”?

Column by Hal Walter Hunting – May 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine I recently became an investor in a magazine venture, though the publisher didn’t ask whether I wished to be involved, and collected the start-up capital under the somewhat questionable pretense that it was going to be used to further wildlife management in Colorado. […]

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Colorado Byways, by Thomas P. Huber

Review by Ed Quillen Colorado tours – May 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Colorado Byways – A Guide Through Scenic and Historic Landscapes by Thomas P. Huber Published in 1997 by University Press of Colorado ISBN 0870814419

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The difference between growth and invasion

Essay by Martha & Ed Quillen Growth – May 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Recently the U.S. Bureau of the Census released the July 1996 estimates of population. These census figures reflect a little more than six years of change since the official census on April 1, 1990. So what do we find in the […]

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Conspiracy? It’s more like a confederacy of dunces

Essay by Ellen Miller Federal government – May 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine It seems the John Birch Society, ever vigilant in its quest to guard liberty, has announced it plans a blitz of Wyoming to educate the wind-swept masses about the conspiracy threats that face us. The society contends that a huge conspiracy involving […]

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Pottery from the Blue Earth: Blair Meerfeld

Article by Ed Quillen Local Artists – May 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Outside the big south-facing windows, nature was providing a full dose of springtime in the Rockies — steady strong wind mixed with rain, snow, sleet, sporadic sunshine, the first hailstorm of 1997 — all in about ten minutes.

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The deskunking recipe

Sidebar by Central Staff Skunks – May 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine The deskunking recipe was formulated by Paul Krebaum, a chemist in Illinois, and publicized by the Colorado Division of Wildlife. It appeared in our September, 1996, edition, and it goes like this:

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Deskunking recipe works again

Letter from Clay Warren Skunks – May 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed and Martha: Ah’m writing this letter of thanks on behalf of my hound, Blotch. Blotch, as you may recall, is the one which was once described as what a cross between an Appaloosa stallion and a black-and-white paint mare would look […]

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Commodity Prices and Cultural Frontiers

Letter from Jim Ludwig April 1997 edition – May 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Some Issues from the April issue: Commodity Prices & Cultural Frontiers Editors: Your 1928-1997 price comparisons in the March edition are interesting, but it is obvious (from the photocopy) that Charlie Fitzsimmons did not or could not afford to pay the […]

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Buena Vista and Saguache museums get new buildings

Brief by Central Staff Museums – May 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine BV and Saguache musems get some new old buildings Museums in both Buena Vista and Saguache have acquired new buildings. With help from the Colorado State Historical Society, the Buena Vista Heritage Museum has acquired the Turner farmstead. The Turner family bought the […]

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What Spanish missionaries?

Brief by Central Staff Salida’s representation – May 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Perhaps he should have named it El Pueblito del Ratos del Rio At first we were worried when we saw the Spring 1997 edition of Snow Country, “the magazine of mountain sports and living.” Inside the travel guide was an article about […]

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The Nature Conservancy (finally) arrives in the SLV

Brief by Marcia Darnell Nature Conservancy – May 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine The Nature Conservancy (Finally!) arrives in the San Luis Valley After months of delays, The Nature Conservancy has finally established a field office in the San Luis Valley, run by Nancy and Chuck Warner in Alamosa. The Nature Conservancy, based in Arlington, […]

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Guffey gets a newspaper

Brief by Central Staff Media – May 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Growth in Greater Guffey Since we are concerned with Central Colorado, we dare not neglect developments in Guffey, which is about as close to the center of our state as any place that has electricity and a post office. Guffey, which sits in […]

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