There are some people you can count on

Column by Hal Walter Rural life – September 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine There are two things you can count on here in the mountains — two snow-free months and the guy in the brown truck. So when the Teamsters Union representing United Parcel Service drivers voted to walk at the beginning of August, I […]

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How to save Salida

Letter from Jeff Donlan Salida life – September 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine How to save Salida Editors: You printed a brief letter from a “Laird Campbell” last month, but I don’t think Laird exists. I think you invented him, or her, to ask this question and draw knee-jerk responses from readers like myself. Clever. […]

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An official announcement of non-candidacy

Letter from Ed Quillen Salida politics – September 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine An official announcement of non-candidacy Editor: Many good people have urged me to run for municipal office, especially the mayor’s position, this November. So many, in fact, that I was actually motivated to ask the authorities at The Denver Post, for whom […]

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Added joys of country life

Letter from Marianne Katte Rural Life – September 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Added joys of country life Editor: Other humans seem convinced that we who live in the countryside need cats and more cats for the barn, or dogs and more dogs to help us with our chores. So they open their car doors, […]

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Sangre book review was flawed

Letter from Dale Hendrix Book Review – September 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Or maybe even worse than disappointing Dear Editor: Martha Quillen’s admission in your August issue that she was not the right person to review Living on the Spine by Christina Nealson is surely the most perceptive insight she came up with. And […]

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Review of Sangre book was disappointing

Letter from David A. Lillie Book review – September 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Review of Sangre book was disappointing Editors: I was very disappointed in your review of Christina Nealson’s book, Living on the Spine. If I had written a review like this and submitted it to you, I doubt that you would have […]

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Call me a Sagebrush Patriot

Essay by Ken Wright Rural West – September 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine I live in a fantastic corner of the American West, on the edge of where mountains fall away into canyon-carved desert. I live in one of this area’s mountain valleys, but at mid-morning on this day I find myself on a high […]

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Colorado Flora, by W.A. Weber and R.C. Wittman

Review by Martha Quillen Botany – September 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Colorado Flora, Eastern Slope Revised Edition by William A. Weber and Ronald C. Wittmann University Press of Colorado, 1996 ISBN 0870813870 Also a companion volume: Colorado Flora, Western Slope ISBN 0870813889

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Getting the Government that we keep asking for

Essay by Martha Quillen Salida politics – September 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Lately, phrases from the beginning of A Tale of Two Cities have been popping into my mind more readily than popular tunes from the top ten charts. I suppose that’s because times are good hereabouts. Property values are up, tourists are plentiful, […]

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Braids

Poem by Jeri Mcandrews Local artists – September 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine BRAIDS Some people pat the earth as if it was a pet no kidding… listen, if you have long hair you live in a waterfall

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Jeri McAndrews: A woman of many muses

Article by Marcia Darnell Local Artists – September 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine ERI McANDREWS is cruisin’. Her new dance studio is up and running. Her new book is finished and ready for publication. Her poetry readings are becoming more popular, and she has completed her first year as a certified teacher. She also finds […]

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If we must have corporate welfare, spread it around

Essay by Ellen Miller Colorado politics – September 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine If we must have corporate welfare in Colorado, then we should spread it around by Ellen Miller Once again, the big city is throwing itself at the feet of a corporate suitor who promises thousands of jobs and good pay, great things […]

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Results of 1997 Pack-Burro races

Sidebar by Central Staff Pack-Burro Racing – September 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine 1997 Races’ Results Fairplay: 29 miles 1. Tom Sobal, Taco Bell 4:47:38 2. Hal Walter, Clyde 4:48:54 3. Curtis Imrie, Peckinpah 5:45:53

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