Is Colorado promoting hunting or habitat destruction?

Column by Hal Walter Wildlife – May 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine IT’S APRIL, the cruelest month, as I write this, and I feel like a grumpy old bear waking up from a cold winter’s nap. And nothing makes me grouchier than examining the Colorado Division of Wildlife’s annual regulation rags, especially the one pertaining […]

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Starting your own folklore project

Sidebar by Marcia Darnell Folklore – May 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Do It Yourself To start your own folklore or oral history project, call the Colorado Endowment for the Humanities or the Colorado Historical Society for information. Some grants are available for art projects, but money is drying up for oral histories.

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Kathi Figgen, folklore collector

Article by Marcia Darnell Folklore – May 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine The Fine Art of Collecting Folklore by Marcia Darnell KATHI FIGGEN is a folklorist. What, exactly is a folklorist? “That’s an ongoing joke with folklorists,” she says, “how to explain ourselves.” She pauses for a moment, glancing around her narrow office, which is […]

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Moose have a lonely lifestyle

Sidebar by Lynda La Rocca Wildlife – May 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine A Lonely Lifestyle The moose, the largest member of the deer family, can be found from Siberia, Scandinavia, and the Baltics, to Canada and the northern United States. An adult bull may stand six to seven feet high at the shoulders, reach […]

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Moose: Coming soon to a valley near you

Article by Lynda La Rocca Wildlife – May 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine THROUGHOUT MY 16 YEARS in Colorado, I’ve been on a quest. I am determined to log at least one sighting of every major form of native wildlife. Zoo views don’t count. I want my wildlife wild, and in its natural state.

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February edition was easy to devour

Letter by Ray Dangel Colorado Central – May 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Easy to devour, with no indigestion Ed and Martha: Just wanted to say the February issue was great. I devoured every word and had no indigestion. Special backpats to: Marcia’s SLV briefs (that poor coyote), Nancy Ward’s excellent and informative piece on […]

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El Nino must have killed the winter mosquito hunt

Letter by Clay Warren Wildlife – May 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine El Ni├▒o must have killed Winter Mosquito Hunt in the marshes near Saguache Editors: Man! I’m out of it for a little while and everybody goes and gets delusions. First off, Ken Olsen crosses that range we’re all gonna have to cross someday, […]

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The Namesake of Mt. Elbert

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Geography – May 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine SAMUEL HITT ELBERT, whose name adorns Colorado’s highest peak, was born in Ohio on April 3, 1833. He grew up in Iowa, and was graduated with honors from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1854. He then studied law, and was admitted to that state’s […]

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A mountain by any other name would soar as high

Article by Ed Quillen Geography – May 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine THE SAWATCH RANGE AND Lake County could be getting another 14er — Mt. William and Mary. It’s a 14,134-foot summit about a mile south of the 14,433-foot apex of Mt. Elbert, highest point in Colorado and indeed, in all 3,000 miles of Rocky […]

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Mountain Counties: the rich get richer, the poor get poorer

Article by Allen Best Economics – May 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine FOR THE THIRD YEAR, Russell George’s plan to alleviate some of the disparities between the rich and poor counties has failed to make it through the Colorado House of Representatives –killed by a narrow vote in committee. George, a Republican attorney from Rifle, […]

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Why do we fish?

Essay by David Petersen Wildlife – May 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine SINCE THE PHENOMENAL popular success of Robert Redford’s film treatment of the Norman Maclean classic, A River Runs Through It, fly-fishing mania has swept North America, converting the “quiet sport” into a flashy growth industry.

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Unlicensed radio in Salida

Brief by Central Staff Media – May 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Up in the Air Salida’s FM dial has gained another signal: Free Range Radio at 101.1 megahertz. It’s a local volunteer effort, and when we checked, it was on the air from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. Our informant advised […]

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